Coast Guard: Civilian to Guardian

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As a fire burned out of control, a team of seamen recruits struggled with heavy water hoses. They needed to drag them close enough to the raging flames to douse the fire. When they finally got into position, they sprayed gallons of water until the last of the flames died out. All that remained was thick, dark smoke.

Luckily, this wasn't a real emergency-it was a Coast Guard training exercise. Look inside to learn more about what it takes for ...

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Overview

As a fire burned out of control, a team of seamen recruits struggled with heavy water hoses. They needed to drag them close enough to the raging flames to douse the fire. When they finally got into position, they sprayed gallons of water until the last of the flames died out. All that remained was thick, dark smoke.

Luckily, this wasn't a real emergency-it was a Coast Guard training exercise. Look inside to learn more about what it takes for civilians to become Guardians in the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kris Sauer
Rescuing troubled boaters at sea; protecting the U.S. coastline from terrorists; stopping illegal immigrants, drug smugglers or criminals from reaching U.S. shores. Sound appealing? If so, then a career in the U.S. Coast Guard might be worth looking into. Part of a well-written five-book series titled, "Becoming a Soldier," this book focuses on what it takes for a civilian to become a U.S. Coast Guard Guardian. Telling the story of recruit John Patrone, readers of this third-grade level book will discover what basic training is like at Camp May, New Jersey. From intense physical training to first aid to knots to pistols to swimming to class time, the process taken to become a Guardian is detailed for the young reader. Large, full-color photographs taken by Coast Guard personnel enhance a controlled text featuring 85 words per two-page spread. Educators will appreciate the addition of an index, bibliography, glossary and table of contents while the inclusion of consultant Fred Pushies, a U.S. SOF (Special Operations Force) Advisor, lends authenticity to the content. Guardians live the core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty while living by the motto: "Always Ready." Readers looking for an example of unique community helpers, and students with an interest in military careers and/or with parents in the military will be drawn to the narrative text and excellent photographs that describe a world not entirely unknown to them. Reviewer: Kris Sauer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936088126
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Series: Becoming a Soldier Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 928,823
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 10.34 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Fire Drill 4

A New Recruit 6

A Noisy Start 8

The Company Commander 10

Getting into Shape 12

Class Time 14

Gun Training 16

Put to the Test 18

Graduation Day 20

Preparing for the Coast Guard 22

Glossary 23

Index 24

Bibliography 24

Read More 24

Learn More Online 24

About the Author 24

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