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Last Post 02 Sep 2012 07:52 PM by OreoLutz. 2 Replies.
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20 Jul 2012 09:05 AM
    Is there any fs out there? Was just wondering what your units are like and what your average day consist of? What units are you stationed at cutters/sectors/stations etc???? Thanks in advance
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    22 Jul 2012 04:57 PM
    I'm not an FS yet, but I just graduated from DEPOT and I'm going to FS A-School next month.  I'll be drilling at CG Sta Cape Disappointment (Ilwaco, WA).  Can't really answer your question since I haven't drilled as a full-fledged FS yet. However, at a land-based station, you'll generally be doing two days on two days off with alternating weekends off. The hours at Cape D for an FS are generally 7am to 7pm (give or take) and they are typically on their own with possibly one mess cook on scullery duty, etc.
    Keep your paratus semper.
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    02 Sep 2012 07:52 PM
    I am not an FS but i have Mess Cooked 5 times, meaning I've worked under them for 5 months, on a 378 and the average day underway is from 0600-at least 1830. They also have Mid Rats which is from 2000 till you've finished the baking. Something you will have to accept is you CANNOT please everyone. Our FS's on board know and accept that so they cook how they like it. A 378 for a first unit would be hard but in the end rewarding because you will: 1. travel 2. learn differnt peoples tastes and opinions. In port every boat is different and ours has a two on two off. meaning you get basically two days off when you don't have meals, you come in to work from muster till liberty. (generally 0700-1300). Hope this helps. Good luck
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