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Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by PAFJ, Aug 27, 2006.
That is sick. I really plan on being Reserve for some branch of the military when I get out of college.
The coast gaurd kicks ass....
Coasties are the D.O.T. non D.O.D.
Actually the Department of Homeland Security now...
Killer video...USCG rules!
Coast Guard is now Department of Homeland Defense. DOT pay scale, Been in 19 years and still love the Guard.
Did nine years active, Grand Haven MI, Kodiak AK, Station Monterey Ca. Been a reserve for the last ten at Motor Life Boat station Morro Bay, sorry had to throw in the (MLB).
I've got a buddy that was in the CG, did dive/rescue then drug enforcment in the Caribbean. Man he has some great stories.
Nice. Thanks for sharing. My biggest regret in life was not joining after high school. One of my uncles was a coastie during 'Nam and I talked about it but never pulled the trigger.
For those of you still young enough that want to join, do it.
For those that did, thank you for your service. Semper Paratus.
In the seven years I spent as an Alaskan fishermen they rescued me two times. They rock and have the coolest toys. On the other hand when I was on a 58' fishing boat travling between Seattle and AK. our boat went down in Canada, their Coast Guard refused to respond. Then when we were brought back to dry land, they held all of us in custody because we had no I.D. The worst part was they refused to render medical services to two of the injured crewmen. F Canada
This has been my screensaver for the past year or so....
Textron 47' MLB
another day at the office
Those are cool pics. I took the family on a tour of the 47 at USCG Station Noyo River when they got their 47 a few years back. Those 47's are great.
I work with an old salt who spent his time on a 44 for many years working Point Reyes, the Farallons, and down through the S.F. Bay. He was telling me today about a Skipper he had back in the 1950's. The Old Man used to tell tales about growing up working on a tall ship whaler in Norway in the 30's and 40's. He said that the Skipper had some wild tales to tell. We have a good time talking boats and such.
On another note,
I thought that you guys might like this picture. It is a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco, V126, Douglas RD-4 Dolphin. This particular plane was lost off the Farallon Islands on patrol on August 5, 1941. The plane struck a stone pinnacle on the edge of one of the islands in heavy fog, and the plane went down with all hands. One crew was recovered in the water, the other two were not. I was thinking of them and their sacrifices for others, so I thought I'd post up the old, but not forgotten picture of their bird.
Hey guys. Not to hijack but this is chat. One of you guys that are currently active in the guard; I would like to speak with you about it. Since I went on a mission trip in 8th grade ive been interested in the military and think that the Coast Guard would be something that I could do well in. But I would like to discuss this further because of course I have some questions and other things that the coast guard website can not answer. So if someone could float me a PM that would be awesome.
Thanks White Shark for the great pic! The saying back in those days was...you have to go out, but you don't have to come back. Old Coasties are some amazingly brave people...my hats off to them.
Cube Dweller, Thanks and Semper Paratus!!
Send me a PM with any questions you might have.
My brother just joined, I am really proud of him. He seems to be very hapy with his choice to join the Coast Guard.
He Currently is in Monterey California, and enjoys wheelin, although he is into toyota mini trucks.
Here is a photo or two of his graduation ceremony from boot camp.
Cameron is in the middle.
This is part of his class, at Boot Camp.
2 of my best friends are CG academy grads. Both loved their service in the Coast Guard