Homework for Parents of 2013

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by bossf51, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. bossf51

    bossf51 Parent

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    Just to lighten things up a bit, here are some terms/concepts/jargon that parents of the cadets going to the CGA for the Class of 2013 ought to get to know. Unfortunately for you, I am not giving the definitions. However these are guaranteed to get some conversatiosn going.

    Tighty-whities

    2% club

    Flag ceremony

    Bussing

    Squaring meals

    Clocks

    Shoulder boards

    Tax status

    Flag cases

    State flags

    Holly Ball

    Ensign edibles

    DOR

    Dry Dock

    Auto insurance

    Carry on

    Swiffers

    Libo van

    100 mile rule

    Sea trials

    Verizon, Nextel, Sprint?

    I could go on for days. :biggrin:
     
  2. mwbluebeard

    mwbluebeard Member

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    I know the definition of most of those... if only that would help

    my boy!!!
     
  3. J Collins

    J Collins Founding Member

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    I think my kid learned some at AIM... :shake:
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    2% club....I don't remember that. I do remember the Square Root Club though, which I thankfully was not a member of.
     
  5. J Collins

    J Collins Founding Member

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    is that anything similar to the 1% of us bikers that are bad???? :shake::shake:
     
  6. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Think "relationships." :wink:
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Oh...that must be a newer number.....the only thing we ever cared about was "Dark Siding"....and another word which isn't "bad" but probably isn't the best thing to put out there either.
     
  8. averx615

    averx615 Candidate

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    isnt 2% the number of relationship that last the four years at the Academy?
     
  9. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Ha! I guess I'm in the 0% club then.
     
  10. Sweetness62

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    FYI - Last summer we received word that the 100 miles had changed to 75.
     
  11. zachogden

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    Don't really worry about the 100 mile rule (I'm pretty sure it's 100 miles). All you really need to know is that Providence is technically "in the zone," Boston is well outside, and NYC is well outside. Keep in mind you can also be in civvies inside a private residence (aka sponsor family's house) in the zone.
     
  12. J Collins

    J Collins Founding Member

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    heyn can this apply to the class of 2014 too? :biggrin:
     

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