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Old 10-28-2016, 01:04 AM
Jcordell Jcordell is offline
Formerly "Checkman"
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Idaho
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They were expecting rain which was why the graduation was indoors. Instead it rained the next day. Marcus's company started with 150 recruits. Sixty of them were reverted (sent back to a company a week back). I had no idea that the Coast Guard's boot camp was so demanding. There are only 43,000 "Coasties". Very small branch and military, but it falls under the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime. The Coast Guard is the only military branch that has the legal authority to enforce Federal Maritime Law and has the legal authority to arrest civilians. Oh and for those who are interested the USCG uses for small arms the following arms:

SIG Sauer P229R DAK .40 S&W pistol
Remington M870P 12 gauge shotgun
M16A2 rifle
M4 carbine
M14 Tactical rifle
FN M240 machine gun
M2 heavy machine gun

Marcus didn't like the trigger on the Sig. But he's used to the 1911A1. Nevertheless he qualified so he figured it out.

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