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Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by TrumpetTennis, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. TrumpetTennis

    TrumpetTennis Member

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    Hey I'm a 2017er (current 4/c). Any 2018ers out there with questions I'll be happy to answer them.
     
  2. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    ^ I feel like either I didn't know about you being in 2017 or if I did I complete forgot. If its the latter, I apologize. Any chance you ended up continuing with your music?
     
  3. USCGA13STN

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    We're getting phased out Ms. T&F, we're out the door or heading out the door, the youngins are taking over SAF for us :yllol:
     
  4. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    How I probably should feel: http://www.reactiongifs.com/quite-sad-baby/

    When I remember I finally have my shopping list: http://www.reactiongifs.com/u-mad/

    As much as I love the people here, I am so ready to be out the door!

    But seriously, like TrumpetTennis said, I would be happy to answer questions as well. The USCGA board definitely needs to be a little more active.
     
  5. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Same goes for me! Happy to answer any questions (particularly about the flight school process), but looking forward to getting out there.

    Never see BR2011 around anymore...hope the fleet is treating you well STN!

    It looks like a pretty good list to me T&F. :wink:
     
  6. Big B's Dad

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    How do you guys find the ingress and egress from the campus on breaks? I noted when my son did his Cadet for a day he had to Amtrak it in from another city after a plane ride.

    Not like he would turn down USCGA over it but curious about how others handle the logistics.
     
  7. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    Overall, departing or returning from leave depends on two things:

    1. Your Class
    2. Mode of Transportation

    As a firstie, going on leave is pretty easy for me since I have my own car and live pretty close to the Academy so I just drive home. Others just drive their own cars to the airport and then pay to park them there for the week. Its a little pricy but worth it when comparing the cost to say a train or a taxi. The other classes are a little harder but firsties are really good about offering rides and filling up there cars with the max amount of people because we remember that its no fun trying to split a taxi.

    However, for the longer leave periods such as Thanksgiving, Winter Leave, and Spring Break, Echo Company usually organizes buses to drive people at set times to Providence airport. I don't remember if the Hartford Airport is included in the buses but its usually not too difficult to find a firstie heading southbound on 95. Before my car, I usually took the train followed by a $5 taxi to the Academy. Returning from leave is the same process.

    Hope this helps!
     
  8. USCGA13STN

    USCGA13STN Member

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    Thats probably because he's out to sea... Like Im going to be! Hold down the fort for me ladies and gentlemen, I'll check in when I can.

    T&F and SamAca10, keep your head down and your nose clean for your last semester at the Academy.

    As we say in the redhull fleet: "Fair Winds and Opening Leads."

    Stay safe and stay smart and if you need anything... Im in Global.
     

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