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The Coast Guard Years Podcast

Tim Gonzalez

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The Coast Guard Years Podcast

The Coast Guard Years Podcast

Tim Gonzalez

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Welcome to The Coast Guard Years, 4 Years and 7 months of Coast Guard Life, through my point of view. Time in boot camp, first duty station until the last, and most of the time in-between.

Latest Episodes

Introduction To Gonzo The Coast Guard Years

EThe Coast Guard Years Podcast Introduction: Hi and welcome to Gonzo, The Coast Guard Years Podcast. My name is Nicholas Gonzalez, and my Dad, Tim Gonzalez, well he’s Gonzo, at least that’s what his Coast Guard friends that I met call him. Seems that nicknames stuck for life. This Podcast is about my Dad’s, time in the Coast Guard from October 1987 to May 1992. The hope of this podcast is to shed a little light on what it was like to be in the US Coast Guard, prior to 9/11. It’s not a recruiting tool, nor a pitch to join up or even an attempt to glamorize it at all. Although if you find that you’re interested in knowing more about the Coast Guard, feel free to put a question in the comments section. We will do our best to respond. Hopefully you will find this both entertaining and informative, the stories you’re going to hear are not usually spoken about publicly, or at least not outside of your local Coast Guard Watering hole. Please keep in my mind that these “tales” are be...

1 MIN2019 MAR 7
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Introduction To Gonzo The Coast Guard Years

Gonzo The Coast Guard Years: Boot Camp Episode 1 “I Broke The Toilet”

EDay 1 of Coast Guard Boot Camp My Trip from the airport to CG Boot camp and my first night there.

24 MIN2019 MAR 11
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Gonzo The Coast Guard Years: Boot Camp Episode 1 “I Broke The Toilet”

Gonzo The Coast Guard Years: Boot Camp Episode 2: “Haircuts and Drug Tests”

EForming Company Week “Haircuts and Drug Tests” It’s the first week of boot camp, known as Forming Company. It’s here where all the “boring” stuff is taken care of.

14 MIN2019 MAR 18
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Gonzo The Coast Guard Years: Boot Camp Episode 2: “Haircuts and Drug Tests”

Gonzo The Coast Guard Years: Boot Camp Episode 3: "Uniforms and Vaccinations"

EIt’s the first week of boot camp, known as Forming Company. It’s here where all the “boring” stuff is taken care of, and now it’s Uniforms and Vaccinations

13 MIN2019 MAR 25
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Gonzo The Coast Guard Years: Boot Camp Episode 3: "Uniforms and Vaccinations"

Gonzo The Coast Guard years: Boot Camp Episode 4: "How I Met my CC"

EForming company is over, we meet our Company Commander (CC). We have a company name now, Victor 126

32 MIN2019 APR 1
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Gonzo The Coast Guard years: Boot Camp Episode 4: "How I Met my CC"

Gonzo The Coast Guard years: Boot Camp, Episode 5: “Sink or Swim”

EWe’re in week two of boot camp and this is where things sort of start to take shape. We get to do our first Coast Guard Swim test.

27 MIN2019 APR 8
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Gonzo The Coast Guard years: Boot Camp, Episode 5: “Sink or Swim”

Gonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 6: “Inspections and Puda Jacks”

EThe day we came back to the squad bay only to find that our racks had been tossed. I also learned a new phrase, Puda Jacks. I really could have done without learning it.

32 MIN2019 APR 15
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Gonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 6: “Inspections and Puda Jacks”

Gonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 7: “White Belts-Black Belts & Sir You’re Wrong Sir”

ESometimes people don’t make it through boot camp, what happens to them, and also the day I totally lost my mind and said something I clearly shouldn’t have said.

23 MIN2019 APR 22
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Gonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 7: “White Belts-Black Belts & Sir You’re Wrong Sir”

Gonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 8: “Week Six and Duty Stations”

EWeek 6 Physical Fitness tests, where I try to rack up as many points as I can, and time to pick my first duty station assuming I survive boot camp

31 MIN2019 APR 29
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Gonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 8: “Week Six and Duty Stations”

Gonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 9: “Range Day & A Wolf Pack”

EGonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 8: “Range Day & A Wolf Pack” It’s time to go to the range, and Gonzo, that’s me runs into a Wolf Pack on Cape May.

25 MIN2019 MAY 6
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Gonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 9: “Range Day & A Wolf Pack”

Latest Episodes

Introduction To Gonzo The Coast Guard Years

EThe Coast Guard Years Podcast Introduction: Hi and welcome to Gonzo, The Coast Guard Years Podcast. My name is Nicholas Gonzalez, and my Dad, Tim Gonzalez, well he’s Gonzo, at least that’s what his Coast Guard friends that I met call him. Seems that nicknames stuck for life. This Podcast is about my Dad’s, time in the Coast Guard from October 1987 to May 1992. The hope of this podcast is to shed a little light on what it was like to be in the US Coast Guard, prior to 9/11. It’s not a recruiting tool, nor a pitch to join up or even an attempt to glamorize it at all. Although if you find that you’re interested in knowing more about the Coast Guard, feel free to put a question in the comments section. We will do our best to respond. Hopefully you will find this both entertaining and informative, the stories you’re going to hear are not usually spoken about publicly, or at least not outside of your local Coast Guard Watering hole. Please keep in my mind that these “tales” are be...

1 MIN2019 MAR 7
Comments
Introduction To Gonzo The Coast Guard Years

Gonzo The Coast Guard Years: Boot Camp Episode 1 “I Broke The Toilet”

EDay 1 of Coast Guard Boot Camp My Trip from the airport to CG Boot camp and my first night there.

24 MIN2019 MAR 11
Comments
Gonzo The Coast Guard Years: Boot Camp Episode 1 “I Broke The Toilet”

Gonzo The Coast Guard Years: Boot Camp Episode 2: “Haircuts and Drug Tests”

EForming Company Week “Haircuts and Drug Tests” It’s the first week of boot camp, known as Forming Company. It’s here where all the “boring” stuff is taken care of.

14 MIN2019 MAR 18
Comments
Gonzo The Coast Guard Years: Boot Camp Episode 2: “Haircuts and Drug Tests”

Gonzo The Coast Guard Years: Boot Camp Episode 3: "Uniforms and Vaccinations"

EIt’s the first week of boot camp, known as Forming Company. It’s here where all the “boring” stuff is taken care of, and now it’s Uniforms and Vaccinations

13 MIN2019 MAR 25
Comments
Gonzo The Coast Guard Years: Boot Camp Episode 3: "Uniforms and Vaccinations"

Gonzo The Coast Guard years: Boot Camp Episode 4: "How I Met my CC"

EForming company is over, we meet our Company Commander (CC). We have a company name now, Victor 126

32 MIN2019 APR 1
Comments
Gonzo The Coast Guard years: Boot Camp Episode 4: "How I Met my CC"

Gonzo The Coast Guard years: Boot Camp, Episode 5: “Sink or Swim”

EWe’re in week two of boot camp and this is where things sort of start to take shape. We get to do our first Coast Guard Swim test.

27 MIN2019 APR 8
Comments
Gonzo The Coast Guard years: Boot Camp, Episode 5: “Sink or Swim”

Gonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 6: “Inspections and Puda Jacks”

EThe day we came back to the squad bay only to find that our racks had been tossed. I also learned a new phrase, Puda Jacks. I really could have done without learning it.

32 MIN2019 APR 15
Comments
Gonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 6: “Inspections and Puda Jacks”

Gonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 7: “White Belts-Black Belts & Sir You’re Wrong Sir”

ESometimes people don’t make it through boot camp, what happens to them, and also the day I totally lost my mind and said something I clearly shouldn’t have said.

23 MIN2019 APR 22
Comments
Gonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 7: “White Belts-Black Belts & Sir You’re Wrong Sir”

Gonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 8: “Week Six and Duty Stations”

EWeek 6 Physical Fitness tests, where I try to rack up as many points as I can, and time to pick my first duty station assuming I survive boot camp

31 MIN2019 APR 29
Comments
Gonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 8: “Week Six and Duty Stations”

Gonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 9: “Range Day & A Wolf Pack”

EGonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 8: “Range Day & A Wolf Pack” It’s time to go to the range, and Gonzo, that’s me runs into a Wolf Pack on Cape May.

25 MIN2019 MAY 6
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Gonzo The Coast Guard Years Boot Camp, Episode 9: “Range Day & A Wolf Pack”
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