I Guess it's official

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by bossf51, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. bossf51

    bossf51 Parent

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    I, along with the rest of the 2009 parents, got a gradweek package today! Lots of info on all the events, hotels, pictures, etc. I'm gonna need a fourth job to pay for everything! :biggrin:
     
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    Wooooooooo- hoo! That is SO exciting! Do you know yet

    where your boy will be stationed?
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Make sure your kid doesn't let up until he's walked across that stage. Then he's got a little time off.

    I had classmates get the boot in the last week. More than one. Someone lose some focus there.
     
  4. bossf51

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    Agree with you on that one LITS...nobody is safe until...

    Thanks he is looking at Seattle but won't know until March 1st(billet night). My new avatar is the CGC Healy, the icebreaker...hint hint.
     
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    The Coast Guard Cutter HEALY (WAGB - 20) is United States' newest and most technologically advanced polar icebreaker.

    HEALY is designed to conduct a wide range of research activities, providing more than 4,200 square feet of scientific laboratory space, numerous electronic sensor systems, oceanographic winches, and accommodations for up to 50 scientists. HEALY is designed to break 4 ½ feet of ice continuously at three knots and can operate in temperatures as low as -50 degrees F. The science community provided invaluable input on lab lay-outs and science capabilities during design and construction of the ship. At a time when scientific interest in the Arctic Ocean basin is intensifying, HEALY substantially enhances the United States Arctic research capability

    As a Coast Guard cutter, HEALY is also a capable platform for supporting other potential missions in the polar regions, including logistics, search and rescue, ship escort, environmental protection, and enforcement of laws and treaties.
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I like the new avatar Boss...and HEALY is a great cutter. I think you could play a full field soccer game on the bridge of that cutter, it's HUGE.
     

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