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Snowman wrote:Darkguy- Thank you, that's exactly the type of information I was looking for.
Dickey-One of the rates I'm hoping the navy has open when I enlist is OS. What exactly does an OS do? I know that they are on a ship much of the time but beyond that, I'm not sure what else you guys do. How do you like the CG? Is boot camp and schooling afterwards difficult?
OS in the Coast Guard and OS in the Navy are pretty different. For us only about 20% is at sea. On land we mainly do search and rescue. We do other things such as security and a little intel.
I love the Coast Guard. Ive been in almost 7 years and dont regret anything. Boot camp is 8 weeks and in Cape May, NJ and wasnt too bad. They say Coast Guard is the 2nd hardest behind the Marines. Lots of learning. As for "A" school which is where you learn your job. It was pretty easy. OS "A" school is around 4-5 months long and is in Petaluma, CA
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