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Do you miss your old service?
Last Post 10 Jun 2017 11:11 PM by Schregkl07. 2 Replies.
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05 Jun 2017 03:57 AM
    Just wondering if any other prior service applicants like me, or currently or formerly active Coasties who started in another servicestill missed it? What else do you feel? Regret maybe for leaving or that you couldnt finish in your original service? Relief that you made the switch or not missing it at all? How are you coping with the choices youve made regarding leaving and joining in a new service generally and the Coast Guard specifically?

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    The USN is the one that got away, but I think the USCG might be the 'one'.
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    05 Jun 2017 01:26 PM
    In my personal opinion, navy AM for 5 years. Now switched over to the coast guard as an AMT, I don't miss it at all. My work life is way better, it's a much smaller service so you get to know people a lot more, and you are directly involved with the daily operations in a way I never was in the navy. You also get to see the fruit of your labor a lot more often. For example I work on the aircraft, and also fly aircrew which is a a requirement so I'm involved with both sides of aviation.
    That's my opinion, being in coast guard aviation. Can't speak for anyone else.
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    10 Jun 2017 11:11 PM
    I was prior Navy, looked into the coast guard reserves for over a year now. I worked in aviation on the flight deck, prior ABH. Everything about the USCG seems better than Navy!!
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