Joining the United States Coast Guard: A Handbook

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McFarland, May 1, 2012 - History - 233 pages
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This book is for the teenager or young adult who is interested in enlisting in the United States Coast Guard. It will walk him or her through the enlistment and recruit training process: making the decision to join, talking to recruiters, getting qualified, preparing for basic training, and learning what to expect at basic recruit training. The goal is to help young people who might be curious about serving in the Coast Guard decide if it is right for them, if they are qualified for and prepared for it and if the Navy, Army or Marine Corps would be a better fit.
 

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User Review  - kristincedar - LibraryThing

As a former active duty solider, and current reservist, I enjoyed viewing this book from two different sides. I recall the time that I had many of the same exact questions that were mentioned ... Read full review

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User Review  - laytonwoman3rd - LibraryThing

This handbook is part of a series, Joining the Military, with one volume for each of the branches of the U.S. armed services. Its aim is to provide young people contemplating military service with the ... Read full review

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Contents

Read This First
1
One Thinking About Joining the Military
3
Two General Information About the Coast Guard
47
Three The Enlistment Process
71
Four Coast Guard Basic Training
153
Glossary of Military Terms
205
For More Information
209
Resources
215
Index
221
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Snow Wildsmith is a former teen librarian now working as a book reviewer and writer. She specializes in comics for teens and children, reviewing for Booklist, Good Comics for Kids, No Flying No Tights, and more. Co-author of The Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics, Snow grew up in a military family and now lives in North Carolina.

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