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day off in a contract
Last Post 20 Apr 2019 08:09 PM by FLtoNC1979. 13 Replies.
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24 Feb 2019 05:05 PM
    I am headed to depot next month to be an MK. I would like to take contracts for 6 months a year if possible. I am a working musician and am very flexible but I may have a date here or there that is a must. For example I have a coupleconcerts Aug 4-5. If there is an available contract at a base or station for June-Aug could I apply for it on a condition I have Aug 4-5 off? Do you have leave when you are a reservist working a 3 month contract?
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    25 Feb 2019 09:13 AM
    When you enlist in the Reserve, it is for an 8 year contract, initially. This is usually broken down as 6 years as a drilling Reservist, with the option of doing the last 2 in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR), or you can do the entire 8 as a drilling Reservist. If your recruiter has not explained this to you, they've done you a huge disservice.

    Are you asking about the possibility of receiving active duty orders as a Reservist ? If so, you must understand that these are NOT guaranteed, other than for your annual 2 week active duty period. There has to be a need to bring you on active duty, e.g manpower shortage, operational necessity, etc.

    If you do receive active duty orders, you will accumulate leave at the rate of 2.5 days/month. If you need the day off, and you have the time available, you can submit for it. Understand that when you're on active duty, the CG is now your full time job. Also understand that you may not be on active duty at your assigned unit.

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    25 Feb 2019 09:26 AM
    After I swore in the person driving me back to the airport was a reservist and said for the larger ratings (mk and bm) there are constantly plenty of available active duty spots ranging from 2 weeks to 2 years. He said there are even non-rate openings on a regular basis. I am available to work nationwide, worldwide, cutter whatever.

    Was this information not correct?
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    26 Feb 2019 08:10 PM
    There are several types of active duty available:

    Title 10- these are related to national defense needs. These are issued for a period of several months up to a year

    Title 14-these are issued in support of man made or natural disasters, e.g Deepwater Horizon disaster in New Orleans, 2010, or the recent hurricanes. These are for 60 day periods, with a 60 day break.

    Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS)- These are issued for 30 days to a year, with the option of extending that year, based on funding. These orders are to fill manpower vacancies at various units.

    You will not get any of these types of orders for just two weeks. The only two week orders you'll see are for your annual ADT (Active Duty for Training). From that aspect, your source is incorrect

    There is another type of active duty that Reservists may go on called Extended Active Duty (EAD). Under these types of orders, you leave the CGR and become a member of the active duty CG for set period, usually three years.

    The thing you must understand is that when you're on active duty under any of the above types of orders, the CG is your full time job, and your civilian career goes on hold. That means for you, no musical gigs. Kind of hard to do that if your section has duty, or you're underway on a cutter.

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    26 Feb 2019 08:24 PM
    Thanks for your in depth answer. Sorry to be a nuisance- that answers my original question (and a lot of other questions I had) - basically no - which is fine I just wanted the info ahead of time. The second question thougb was I was told that for large ratings like mk and bm, especially if you are okay to travel, there are plentiful opportunities to work as long of course if I am a diligent worker and getting qualifications. Is that the case? Are there lots of opportunities for a hardworking mk throughout the ywar or am I just looking at maybe a few months here or there every other year. I really really want to work with the uscg on a regular basis, not just one weekend a month 2 weeks a year.
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    27 Feb 2019 06:50 AM
    Then why not just enlist and not do the Reserve thing?
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    27 Feb 2019 10:48 AM
    because I am 39
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    27 Feb 2019 02:26 PM
    Ahhhhh
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    28 Feb 2019 07:32 AM
    Kungfu- Look into the Coast Guard Operation Summer Stock program. As soon as you are qualified (engineer on 29 RBS or 45 RBM usually) you can put in to work the entire summer at a small boat station on the Great Lakes. It is an awesome experience and can be very busy. You can work with your command on days off, but expect to be a part of a regular duty section.

    You can always try and augment a PSU deployment as well, but that will be mostly impossible to get off and fly home for a concert, however they are coveted Title 10 orders.
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    Posted By BuckyCop on 28 Feb 2019 08:32 AM
    Kungfu- Look into the Coast Guard Operation Summer Stock program. As soon as you are qualified (engineer on 29 RBS or 45 RBM usually) you can put in to work the entire summer at a small boat station on the Great Lakes. It is an awesome experience and can be very busy. You can work with your command on days off, but expect to be a part of a regular duty section.

    You can always try and augment a PSU deployment as well, but that will be mostly impossible to get off and fly home for a concert, however they are coveted Title 10 orders.

    I'll definitely second the recommendation for Summerstock!  I did it back in 2005 while I was still a blue suiter and had a blast!
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    16 Apr 2019 06:05 PM
    How was DEPOT at 39? I start DEPOT June 2. I'll be 40 soon...
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    16 Apr 2019 08:35 PM
    Posted By FLtoNC1979 on 16 Apr 2019 07:05 PM
    How was DEPOT at 39? I start DEPOT June 2. I'll be 40 soon...

    You really should have started a new thread for this.  The subject this is posted under has nothing to do with your topic, so chances are it won't be seen
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    17 Apr 2019 05:54 AM
    Gotta say I'm with Chief on this one. A thread about getting a day off guaranteed in a contract and hey how was it at my age... Not seeing any correlation. Chief and I just check and read almost every single thread, so we catch these things. Normally the mantra is post once and wait. In this case, find a more appropriate thread or just start a new one for yourself.
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    20 Apr 2019 08:09 PM
    I just saw the response from kungfu about being 39, so it sparked my interest. my bad.

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