Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Coast Guard Nostalgia

I saw some things recently that made me nostalgic for my years in the Coast Guard. I served from 1988 to 1993 and served aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sweetgun (WLB-309) and the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WHEC-715). I was a Fire Control Technician while in the Coast Guard which means I worked on shipboard weapons electronics. The equipment that I worked on was the Close in Weapons System (CIWS) also called the Phalanx. The weapon I worked on was responsible for shooting down incoming missiles. Thankfully we never had to fire the weapon in hostility.

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