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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-09-2002, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Question Hey Coast Guard guys......

I am taking my ASVAB on monday (16th) and enlisting in the Coast Guard. Before that i am tradign my 88 Jeep Cherokee on friday for a race preped 91 FZR with 96 YZF motor.

OK here is my question, what jobs do you do and have you done and that did you think of them?
I am tryign to decide that to be: Gunners Mate, Fire Control Tech, Electronics Tech, Electricians Mate, Avionics Tech, or Avionics Maintenance Tech.

I know my ASVAB scores dictate what i can do but, i have been studying for ti for a couple weeks and if i was able to pass the Navys Nuke entrence exam before that i should have a good chance of being able to do any of these.

Little about me... i am 20, college junior, but ran out of $$ and releized that the military is a good career choise for me. Took 4 years of electronics and auto shop in HS, did apprentis work at a car dealership as a Tech, and at Siemens working with there telecommuncatins equipment. In college i was studing Telecommunication and Computer Networking. In he past 3 years i have spent alot of my free time workign on Muscle cars, motorcycles, Jeeps/trucks. last winter i did a full restoration on a 78 vette in 3 months (while taking 15 credits and working 25-30hrs a week). And i HaTe desk Jobs.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-09-2002, 04:54 PM
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In short, easier said than done, but you have the bassis for it. Go AVAITION, no matter what! I'm not avaition, but I'm at Air Station Detroit. Then after you get out of Tech school, put your package in for Officer Canadit School. (sp) Then try to get into the pilot training. Like I said, easier said than done. But you have 3 years of colledge.

Shoot me an e-mail and I'd love to shoot the crap with ya!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-09-2002, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Problem with being a pilot.... I have bad eye sight. And even with corrective surgury i wont be able to be a military pilot (with the current technology for that surgery)
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-23-2003, 06:11 PM
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Coast Guard flight school is giving waivers for PRK surgery, if you want to have that done.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-24-2003, 10:42 AM
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For certain go Aviation. I love cars and am restoring a 59 vw bug, and just love anything with a motor. Its definatley not a desk job. I am a AMT aviation maint. tech and it was the best decision I ever made. Dont be intimidated by the wait to get into AMT "A" school. When you graduate boot camp you go to a unit as a non-rated person and from there you pick what rate you want............Im sure you know all this but................then they will tell you there is a long wait for aviation. Sometimes there is, but more often then not people just tell you that because it used to be a 3 year wait no matter what. Thats not the case anymore. If you need any help about any of this let me or Hellsnat know. Good Luck.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-24-2003, 06:40 PM
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Hey cooter! I waited almost two years for school. 11 years later it is worth the wait and the airman program gets you in the game a little early. If you have any questions give us a call. Later STocker
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