Congrats 4/C - Full Carry-on!

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  1. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Congrats to the Class of 2012 - full carry-on privileges granted today! :thumb:

    I hear a celebratory BBQ at the Stonington Lodge is on schedule for tonight!

    Enjoy the last full week of school (before finals) without bussing to class or squaring!

    It was a long tough year, you all can be proud of your accomplishments.

    Congrats again to all the soon-to-be-3/C Class of 2012!!

    :rockon:
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Carry on before graduation......hmmmmmm..... :rolleyes:


    Stonington is great, by the way!
     
  3. J Collins

    J Collins Founding Member

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    Please explain Carry on ??!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. jamzmom

    jamzmom Founding Member

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    WHOOT! for c/o 12. Congrats to each & every one!
     
  5. averx615

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    it means that they no longer have to square their meals and can look around when at attention and stuff. oh and they dont have to walk to classes in a formation, they can walk around alone.
     
  6. J Collins

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    Thanks Avery.. that's what I thought... but wasnt sure... :)
     
  7. zachogden

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    Stonington was LEGIT. Also, see below.

    Subj: RULES FOR FULL CARRY-ON FOR THE CLASS OF 2012

    1. The following are the rules and regulations concerning full carry-on for the Class of 2012.

    a. Fourth-classmen are no longer required to brace up, square corners, keep their eyes in the boat, or march in section to classes and military obligations. Fourth-classmen must use the sidewalks when transiting to class. Use of the road is strictly prohibited.

    b. Fourth-classmen must still greet upperclass and address all upperclass, including 3/c, as sir/ma’am.

    c. Fourth-classmen must still perform morning orderlies and take out the trash and must still ask permission to come aboard or shove off if requesting to enter or leave an upperclassman’s room or officer’s/chief’s office.

    d. Fourth-classmen must still call attention on deck and come to attention when an upperclass enters their room.

    e. Fourth-classmen may speak to one another at will.

    f. Fourth-classmen may listen to music out loud, but must maintain appropriate volume.

    g. Fourth-classmen may use social networking and instant messenger services, but may not violate any fraternization policies, such as Facebook “friending” any upperclass.

    h. Fourth-classmen may play video games and watch videos on their computers but must follow all computer usage policies.

    i. Fourth-classmen are no longer required to double-time and may transit through the quads.

    j. Fourth-classmen are no longer required to wear backpacks or carry laptop cases to class and may hand-carry books, but must still render proper salutes with their free right hand.

    k. Fourth-classmen are still required to only use their last name on their whiteboard.

    l. Fourth-classmen must maintain a professional manner as is expected of cadets and officers.

    m. All normal fourth-class liberty privileges and fraternization policies still apply.

    2. Any deviations from the aforementioned will result in revocation of the privilege.

    3. Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.

    #
     
  8. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    BACKPACKS!


    Zach, I assume you've heard the entire "backpack" story, right?
     
  9. beatkp

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    Early Carry-on= Even year luck?
     
  10. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I was an even year....


    ....it might just be that odd years "suck at life". :wink:


    That #2 on the list, about losing the carry on.....always had people scared, and it has been done too. AHHHH! :eek:
     
  11. J Collins

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    and what have they done in order to earn this carry on?
    and is this earlier or later then normal???
     
  12. Sweetness62

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    They completed the Challenge of the Guardian. A nice description can be found on the iCommandant webblog at http://uscg.mil/comdt/blog/
     
  13. zachogden

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    LITS: i don't think so, care to fill me/us in?
     
  14. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Not too long ago....maybe 2003 a member of the class of 2005 routed a memo to allow cadets to carry back packs. The memo wasn't high on anyone's list, but it became a big thing when the Commandant of Cadets responded. At the end of a fairly "rough" email was the line "Backpacks? No Sir." (this coming from a CG captain). Well, needless to say, that email spread very far, including into the fleet. It made it's way to "Fred's Place" (the Coast Guard's precursor to Military.com, which was eventually bought by Military.com and that why the Coast Guard has such high member numbers on there).

    It wasn't until after that Commandant of Cadets left in 2006 or 2007 that the "backpacks decision" was reversed. That last line "Backpacks, no sir." was pretty big though, and eventually evolved into many other things compliments of the Corps of Cadets "Morale, no sir.....Civies, no sir....etc etc etc.
     
  15. zachogden

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    haha that's pretty funny that we've gone from that to not using backpacking being considered an upperclass privilege.
     
  16. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Hahahaha, I love it. :thumb:
     

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