what other countries do the USCG visit?

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  1. coffee4you

    coffee4you New Member

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    Last year, a cutter stationed at Alaska visited Yokosuka, Japan and CG officer I know was stationed at Puerto Rico.
    What other countries do CG visit/station?

    If this is inappropriate question, please delete this thread.
    Thanks.
     
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  2. USCGA13STN

    USCGA13STN 5-Year Member

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    Here are the ones I've been to in the last nine years...

    Colombia
    Curacao
    Mexico
    Australia
    Antarctica
    Thaiti
    Canada
    Grand Cayman


    Some other common ones...

    Cuba
    Panama
    El Salvador
    Costa Rica
    Belize

    Really there are so many places you might end up in your career.
     
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  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 10-Year Member

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    I went to....

    Germany

    Spain

    United Kingdom

    Greece

    Bahamas

    Haiti

    Curaçao

    Colombia

    Panama

    Cuba
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 10-Year Member

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    I’ll point out Puerto Rico is not a country... but Maine almost is...
     
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    Thank you for that clarification!!!
     
  7. LurkingQuietly

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    I'd like to point out that Antarctica is not a county, but Texas used to be.
     
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  8. Alaskan

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    Antarctica is indeed not a county....or a country.
     
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  9. LurkingQuietly

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  10. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014 5-Year Member

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    I'll throw my adventures in there for fun. In the last eight years (which is crazy to think about), I've been to:

    Ireland
    England
    Germany
    Italy
    Canada
    Honduras
    Panama
    Costa Rica
    Mexico
    Grand Cayman

    St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Island, not to be confused with the British Virgin Islands)
    Puerto Rico (U.S. Territory, I knew before this thread it wasn't a country;))

    You get a decent amount of travel INCONUS as well, for various trainings, conferences, business trips, etc. Point is, just because the Coast Guard is under DHS, doesn't mean we don't get the opportunity to travel. From my perspective, traveling by sea has been one of the best ways to see the world. A mentor of mine has been stationed in Japan for the last two years and has been to a large majority of the countries in Asia. Others are stationed in Europe and some are stationed in the Middle East. A lot of work goes into getting to those places because it's not a vacation by any means, it's your job, but it's so worth it.
     
  11. LurkingQuietly

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    Here's a travel tip.....never go near a stray dog in a foreign country. (Unless you want to get flown home for a series of rabies shots)
     
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