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87' Cutter Life
Last Post 09 Nov 2011 12:50 PM by ChiefQM. 3 Replies.
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07 Nov 2011 01:58 PM

    I report to my first unit (87' Cutter out of NJ) this week! Just wondering what I can expect... daily life/first day/how to report? Thanks

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    07 Nov 2011 06:25 PM
    Congratulations! I don't know anything about 87' cutters but I'm sure it will be fun and you will learn a lot! Best of luck!
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    07 Nov 2011 07:19 PM
    87's are great duty, IMO. I hope to go back to one sometime in the near future..

    Report in a dress uniform, Trops or Bravos depending on the weather. Your first few days you'll be checking in. Whether or not you'll be standing duty right away I have no idea. Depending on what part of NJ you probably won't be living on the cutter. Expect to be underway a couple of weeks a month minimum. Sometimes more sometimes less. I'm not going to speculate on operational schedules. It's a small crew, so expect to have lots of responsibility. You'll have lots to learn, you'll basically need to know the boat inside and out. If you have any specific questions, I'll try to help.
    “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” ― Bruce Lee
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    09 Nov 2011 12:50 PM
    Once ya get settled in and find your sea legs, it will be a blast. I did time on a 82' and TAD for a month on a 87' (DWO) and well...........it was heaven! Get qualed and make the most of it.
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