Hey! I was just accepted to the Coast Guard Academy this week. I have also applied to the Air Force Academy (still waiting for a response). I want to earn a mechanical engineering degree and was thinking about specializing in areospace engineering. I was wondering if anyone could tell me a bit more about what an engineering career would be like in the coast guard; what kind of projects I may work on, where would I be stationed (ship, land etc.),and possibilities for advancement. I am not particularly fond of the idea of living on a ship for months at a time. That is one of my primary concerns about the coast guard, if anyone has some advice or input on that it would be much appreciated.