New member looking forward to learning

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by the68, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. the68

    the68 Semper Gumby

    Hello everyone.
    I've been lurking on and off here for quite a while. I'm currently serving active duty in the USCG and before the military I was into prepping and preparedness quite a bit. I've been very busy with schooling and training but getting ready to head to my next permanent duty station and will be settling there for the next 3-4 years and am planning to get back into emergency/disaster preparedness, gardening, self-sustainability etc. even as some aspects of it apply to the nature of my work. I also may be living in a pretty remote location in the near future where this mindset will be a necessary part of my lifestyle. I also hope to contribute in whatever small ways I might be able to. Thanks to everyone and all the hard work that have obviously been put into these boards.
  2. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus Site Supporter

    Welcome and be welcome
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  3. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Welcome aboard , and Thank you for your service .
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  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to Survival Monkey and thank you for serving in our country's wonderful military. America appreciates your service and the sacrifices involved in that service.
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  5. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Remote location you must be getting ststiones in yank town
    Welcome aboard.
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  6. GOG

    GOG Grumpy ol' Munky Site Supporter

    Welcome from the great State of Jefferson.
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  7. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

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  8. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Welcome to the Survival Monkey, thanks for coming out of hiding!
  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to the Monkey, from the Pacific NW!!
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  10. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Welcome to the Monkey tree!
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  11. the68

    the68 Semper Gumby

    Thanks all! Yard Dart, my wife is from the PNW. Got to visit WA for the first time last winter and can’t wait to return. It’s a true outdoorsmans paradise.
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  12. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to our Monkey Tree... Are you Air or Blue Water.... We love the AirBoys here in Bush Alaska, cause they come get us when we screw up and need rescue... Not so much the Blue Water Boys cause they just harass the Fishermen...
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  13. the68

    the68 Semper Gumby

    I’m actually hoping to get stationed in Alaska! I was on 47 MLBs doing LE and SAR in Atlantic City NJ before going to school, didn’t do much LE even though I got LE/weapons qualified but plenty of SAR and tows. I’m in NC now attending “Tweet” school (Avionics Electrical Technician) so if I do get AK I’ll be arriving as a flyboy.
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  14. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    Welcome from INW, @the68 ..
  15. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I hope you get stationed there. I have watched the Alaska Coast Guard TV show. With the area they cover & the elements, preparedness and skills are needed. Glad you decided to stop lurking and sign up. Welcome to the monkey.
  16. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Welcome to the monkey from NC...
  17. Zimmy

    Zimmy Wait, I'm not ready!

  18. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    If you get a Southeast Posting let us know... Sitka is our USCG Ait Station...
  19. the68

    the68 Semper Gumby

    There's an equal possibility that I go to Sitka. I have a slight preference toward fixed wing rather than rotary and all the C-130s are in Kodiak, although I've heard so many good things about Sitka that I would not be opposed at all. So we'll see what happens with our class picks in a week. We compete against each other for locations and fortunately for me it sounds like only myself and one other student actually wants to go to Alaska. I grew up in the middle of Appalachia up north, everything about Alaska appeals to me. I'm so sick of living in cities since enlisting.

    Thank you all so much for the thanks and the warm welcome. It's good folks like you who remain supportive of those who serve that make this country worth putting our lives on the line for (though most of us in the CG haven’t got a lot to worry about compared to many in the other branches) and we appreciate you so much. I'm also so happy to see that this is actually a thriving, lively forum, so many forums like this one are dead nowadays. It's sad. They've always been such an incredible source of information for me.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2018
  20. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    You will find that this forum is full of former and current serving members of our great armed services!!!!

    Airborne.... US Army!!!
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