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Last Post 29 Apr 2017 12:57 AM by m1ashooter. 2 Replies.
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28 Apr 2017 06:40 PM
    Hi.  My son is planning to join the USCG after graduation in June.  Our older son is a USMC Veteran so the military world is not new to us, but it seems each branch is very different. Graduation - are the family events just the one day?  Is it an open graduation (meaning any number of family members can come)?  After boot and the initial leave they get, how does the first duty station and school work?
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    28 Apr 2017 10:17 PM
    Greetings..Graduation is an open event. As for first duty assignment, recruits will fill out their dream sheet in week five of boot camp. They'll have orders in hand prior to graduation. After they've been at their first duty station a minimum of four months, they can request their name be placed on the list of the A School of their choosing. After that, it's a waiting game.
    "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."-Jonathan Swift
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    29 Apr 2017 12:57 AM
    Graduation is a wonderful event but its not as elaborate as the Corps, there is no family day. There is a meet and greet for family members the night before but without your recruit. The next morning there is a breakfast, a briefing and then to the auditorium or bleachers for graduation. Unless you are very lucky that will be the first time you see your recruit. During the Summer they hold a Sunset Parade but I don't know the day of the week. After graduation the graduates have to clear out fast and many want to leave ASAP. Then the next stop is the WaWa to change into civis and then promptly falling alseep after lunch in the car.
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