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I got boarded by the USCG this weekend and I brought it on myself.

Old 06-03-2019, 08:41 AM
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Default I got boarded by the USCG this weekend and I brought it on myself.

I was out this weekend, and stopped at a public dock to go into town for lunch. While we were eating, here come 4 USCG personnel for lunch. After they ordered, I asked our waitress for if they were done ordering, and if so I wanted their check. After I paid it, she asked me if I wanted her to tell them who paid it. I told her it did not matter to me. They were all very grateful, and thanked me. My response was, just remember when I am sinking come quick. When i got back to the dock they were still there, and asked if I wanted a boarding inspection, and I could say no if I wanted to, I was quick and they were all very courteous.

While I was not expecting to see them again after lunch it was fun talking to them while they did the inspection.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:59 AM
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Nice of you to do that for them
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:10 AM
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Humble brag is strong on this one.
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:11 AM
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Very nice of you to do. The USCG does a lot we should be grateful for.
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Humble brag is strong on this one.
I'm sure he posted it because of all the babies on here crying about the injustices of the Coast Guard and their illegal searches. While never knowing that you can legally tell them "No." if you don't want them boarding you. Then claiming what they are doing is illegal.
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Great job, we always try to take care of those who help protect and keep us safe.
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We got boared about a week ago first time I can ever remember being boarded by the coast gaurd. I dont think it took them 5 minutes to do the inspection they were pretty cool and we thanked them for their service and moved on.

People have to remember they are just doing there job.
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I thought you were going to say you brought a bunch of hot chicks in bikinis on your boat.

That draws them like moths to a flame every time.
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nice gesture for sure.

never been boarded by Coast Guard, boarded by Texas Game Warden too many times to count.
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My son was in the CG . I believe his starting pay was a little over minimum wage. You made their day for sure
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Very nice gesture on OP's part. Thanks for sharing as it allows us all to maybe be a bit more aware and appreciative of those folks who quietly yet steadfastly serve & protect us in the armed forces.
Coasties deserve our respect. They are the guys who will drop everything to come get us if things get seriously sideways.

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Nice gesture.
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Those who mention their service are unworthy of recognition. That's my take anyway.

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The boys on the boat do what their told. If station says make 30 boardings , that’s what they do. When the budget gets cut, there is no money for anything but SAR. They report to station if aids are off station. Then a different crew and boat solve that. That boat may be 100 mile away. You can blame the boat crew for having a bad attitude or coming on too strong , but the mission is determined by higher up.

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Sorry that you feel picking up an extra lunch is constituting bragging.
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The coasties are great people I have several friends who retired from the coast Guard, all great people. Thanks for treating them with respect!
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Originally Posted by fireisland1 View Post
My son was in the CG . I believe his starting pay was a little over minimum wage. You made their day for sure
The "military poverty min wage pay me so poor" argument is old and stale. Being in the military does require many sacrifices, that's for sure...but sacrificing pay and benefits is not one of them.

Using Jacksonville Fl and single for the data (married gets higher allowances), here is the truth (and officer pay is way way higher): https://militarypay.defense.gov/Calc...MC-Calculator/
GradeE-2
Years of Service<2
Tax Filing StatusSingle
Living OCONUS or Not Receiving BAH?false
Living OCONUS?N/A
ZIP Code of your Permanent Duty Station32009
Annual Basic Pay$22,608.00
Annual Basic Allowance for Housing$12,060.00
Annual Basic Allowance for Subsistence$4,432.68
Non-Taxable Allowances (BAH + BAS)$16,492.68
Number of Exemptions for Previous Calendar Year1
Personal Exemption Amount$0.00
Standard Deduction$12,200.00
Total Deductions$12,200.00
Taxable Income (Annual Basic Pay - Total Deductions)$10,408.00
Tax Rate12%
Gross Up$18,741.68
Tax Advantage$2,249.00
[center=left]Total Regular Military Compensation (RMC): $41,349.68[/center]
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Originally Posted by davepjr71 View Post
I'm sure he posted it because of all the babies on here crying about the injustices of the Coast Guard and their illegal searches. While never knowing that you can legally tell them "No." if you don't want them boarding you. Then claiming what they are doing is illegal.
Been boarded. Love and respect the coast gaurd and am thankful for all they do and the risks they take. Its still a humble brag.
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Originally Posted by johnny.dollar View Post
The "military poverty min wage pay me so poor" argument is old and stale. Being in the military does require many sacrifices, that's for sure...but sacrificing pay and benefits is not one of them.

Using Jacksonville Fl and single for the data (married gets higher allowances), here is the truth (and officer pay is way way higher): https://militarypay.defense.gov/Calc...MC-Calculator/
GradeE-2Years of Service<2Tax Filing StatusSingleLiving OCONUS or Not Receiving BAH?falseLiving OCONUS?N/AZIP Code of your Permanent Duty Station32009Annual Basic Pay$22,608.00Annual Basic Allowance for Housing$12,060.00Annual Basic Allowance for Subsistence$4,432.68Non-Taxable Allowances (BAH + BAS)$16,492.68Number of Exemptions for Previous Calendar Year1Personal Exemption Amount$0.00Standard Deduction$12,200.00Total Deductions$12,200.00Taxable Income (Annual Basic Pay - Total Deductions)$10,408.00Tax Rate12%Gross Up$18,741.68Tax Advantage$2,249.00
Total Regular Military Compensation (RMC): $41,349.68
Holy crap! Where do I sign up??

come on man, they need housing and sustenance allowance with a base pay of $22,600.
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Dear judgemental community ... perhaps it was a humble brag but he did a nice thing. Personally, I have done the same (please praise me) and would feel awkward if the officers knew that I did it. Anonymity is best, except you all know that I’ve done it, so sing me praises.
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