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Last Post 31 Jul 2013 07:45 AM by Gears. 4 Replies.
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31 Jul 2013 04:16 AM
    My son will be shipping out in Sept, he is very excited.  He is looking at District's for his dream sheet.  He would be happy anywhere, but Texas, Alabama, panhandle, gulf area would be great.  But included in District 8 is the midwest, what does the Coast Guard do in these states?  Thanks for your help.
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    31 Jul 2013 05:52 AM
    Are you from around that area? I suggest he looks further, broaden his horizons. The CG affords them the opportunity to go and see places they may never otherwise get the chance. Why stay close to home? Home will always be home. There is no reason he can't go back home for vacation but for the CG go to Maine, try Alaska, Seattle, Hawaii, Milwaukee.... Go someplace new, different, exciting, have the adventure he would not be afforded in just any old job.
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    31 Jul 2013 06:29 AM
    Tell him if he asks for d8 to have fun on his River tender!
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    31 Jul 2013 07:36 AM
    We live in the New York area, how is the great lakes area District 9?
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    31 Jul 2013 07:45 AM
    The majority of D8 units are situated along the Gulf Coast. There are some units along the Mississippi River, the Ohio River Valley, and a few other places, but they're not common assignments. D9 is the entire Great Lakes region. It's mostly small boat stations and ice breakers. I've spent time in both districts.. If he wants long, brutal winters D9. If he prefers decent year round weather D8.
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