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how do the different districts work?
Last Post 30 Sep 2015 11:04 AM by Old Guard2. 1 Replies.
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30 Sep 2015 09:26 AM
    After choosing a district to work in, my recruiter said you can pinpoint what city you'd like to work in. So my question is, would you be doing a majority of your work within that district? I was thinking district 8. Can anyone tell me about the type of boats in that area, what are the chances of being on a big cutter? Thanks for the help
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    Do you mean pinpoint what city you would like to be stationed in after boot camp? That answer, in the words of my very good friend Gears, is "that's a negative ghost rider." You can ask for 3 Districts on your dream sheet. Where you end up in that District, if you even get one of the 3 you request, is up to needs of the service. D8 is a CRAZY BIG AOR (area of responsibility). You can end up anywhere from Southwestern Wisconsin to the tip of Texas over to a smaller portion of the Florida panhandle. So D8 might not be a bad choice but if you ask for Memphis, don't be surprised if you end up in Brownsville. Depending upon your unit/ship, you might do the majority of your work within that district. My son was assigned first to D1, New England. He went to Panama, Columbia, Aruba, Honduras, Cuba, all over the place out of D1. When the boat was in port he stayed in his district. But once they cast lines and were sailing away, anywhere they needed the ship to go, that's where they went. You won't necessarily stay in your district.

    Chances of being on a cutter?? Just as good as the chances of not being on a cutter. Needs of the service come first. Where you are needed is where you will go.
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