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Reserve and bootcamp
Last Post 23 Sep 2009 05:41 PM by chukles. 5 Replies.
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21 Sep 2009 08:30 PM
    Maybe someone can help me out. I'm 18 years old and a freshman at college. I always wanted to join the uscg but decided on college first. Is there anyway I could go through with bootcamp during the spring/summer and then follow through with the reserve program later on?
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    21 Sep 2009 10:02 PM
    Just enlist and have the government pay for your college :)
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    22 Sep 2009 01:33 PM
    That doesn't really help. My college is already paid for by the state I'm in because of foster care.
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    22 Sep 2009 08:31 PM
    The reserves have a program where you go to boot during the summer and then your technical training the following year. You are a member of the reserves and still drilling between this time. Check with a local recruiter to see if a position is open in your area. We hire only for open positions in the reserves, if a position is not available, we will not hire you.


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    23 Sep 2009 03:39 PM
    Awesome. So you are saying I could do bootcamp during the summer. Go back to college then finish it the next summer? Then after I'm done I will be a reserve? What's the difference between reserve and active duty? Like how much difference?
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    23 Sep 2009 05:41 PM
    Jenni,
    There is a huge difference between Reserves and Active duty. Active Duty is full time, reserves are a 1 weekend a month and two weeks a year schedule. You wiull be a reservist from the day you graduate boot and will be required to drill even while in college. The split program will allow you to attend your "A" school the following summer.

    Get with a recruiter in your area and see what is available.


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    These poor, plain men, dwellers upon the lonely sands of Hatteras, took their lives in their hands, and, at the most imminent risk crossed the most tumultuous sea…and all for what? That others might live to see home and friends. — Annual Report of the U.S. Life- Saving Service, 1885

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    I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords. I'd like to remind them that as a trusted Coastie, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.
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