Chase Hall

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  1. JerseyJoe

    JerseyJoe Member

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    I've read the "Cadet's Handbook", and I've gleaned that the dorm rooms in Chase Hall do not have air conditioning? Something about turning the AC off in my house to acclimate....yeah, that will float like a stone balloon. Isn't Connecticut pretty hot in August? Now that's Old School ! CGA cadet's must be tough.
     
  2. AuxNoob

    AuxNoob CGA Admissions Partner

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    Yes, they are tough. But also, many sections of Chase Hall have AC. Those that don't have fans. But also, yes, you will somehow need to acclimate yourself to running up and down hill in high heat and humidity.
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Haha, WHEN I WAS A CADET..... we didn't have AC.

    Connecticut gets hot in the summer yes. Chase Hall gets hot too, but not as bad, because, one, it's dark, and two it's got decent circulation. That said, Chase Hall gets really stinky with all of those sweaty swabs running around.

    No need to acclimate yourself to sleeping in the heat (you'll be so tired, that sleep won't be an issue). But what you SHOULD get use to is working out (especially running) in the heat and humidity. You cadre will ensure you get PLENTY of water. Make sure you hydrate at home while you acclimate to the summer heat.
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    In the grand scheme of things, Chase Hall isn't a bad dorm. I lived in A, B and C annexes as a cadet, and having seen other colleges since, Chase certainly isn't the worst thing out there.
     
  5. JerseyJoe

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    The ring in your Avatar says "06"....is that 1906? Stinky Sweaty Swabs? Maybe I should ask about indoor plumbing? (Just Kidding)
     
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  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Haha, yes, 1906…. with the bow on aspect of the failed 123' cutters. HAHA.

    I think CGA is an attractive campus. I can't imagine it being better than USAFA, which the exception of appearance. The $$ the Air Force has to spend on USAFA…. is pretty… interesting. But I think the size of the rooms in Chase Hall, and the fact that everyone is in the same building is…. cozy.
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    And it it was 1906…. it wouldn't be Chase Hall….nor would it be CGA…. it would be the School of Instruction of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service.
     
  8. JerseyJoe

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    My sister did boot camp in Cape May one July, and she's a real cupcake, hippie chick. (Yes, she was traumatized, but has some real funny stories) She just never quit.

    Looking at the quality of Appointee's on the FB 2019 page, everyone of us should do well physically.
     
  9. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    My first cutter was homeported at Training Center Cape May. At the time two 210' cutters, USCGC VIGOROUS and USCGC DEPENDABLE were both located at TRACEN Cape May. Often, toward their end of their basic training, a recruit class would visit the cutters and talk to the seamen and petty officers about life on a cutter, their ratings etc.

    I remember a story of a new seaman or petty officer who lost it. They had to strap him down and remove him from the ship. This happened as they had lined up a recruit class on the pier to visit the cutter. As they wheeled him down the pier, he turned his head, looked right at the line of waiting recruits and screamed "The Coast Guard's going to KILL YOU! The COAST GUARD'S GOING TO KILL YOU ALLLLLLL!!!"

    I imagine that was a little traumatizing for the gungho recruits excited to see a bit of the real fleet.
     
  10. AuxNoob

    AuxNoob CGA Admissions Partner

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    Only distantly related, but my older son graduated from Cape May two weeks ago. My younger son was given leave from the Coast Guard Academy to come down and present his graduation certificate.
     
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    LITS, never stop posting here. Gotta love the story you just posted...I can almost see the poor kids' faces as they watched the crazy guy being transported. Geez. If that didn't weed out the weak hearted....
     

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