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  • Fletc

    For someone who is currently at FLETC Glynco or graduated in the last couple of months,

    Are the Taj rooms now shared (non-cbp)?

  • #2
    Depends on your agency, but most rooms are shared rooms.

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    • #3
      I’m here now (1811) and I have a roommate in the taj

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      • GoldBadge
        GoldBadge commented
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        That sucks. I stayed at the Taj once for an advanced course and it was the best digs in FLETC. Single rooms, of course.

    • #4
      Taj roomies are the best. I remember the first words my roommate said as he walked through the door- "Just to let you know, I snore." Oh boy and did he. As in a full-blown sleep apnea you-need-to-get-an-operation snore. Within minutes of lights out, new roommie would begin a loud cycle of choking, then gagging, then a couple seconds of silence before choking and gagging again. His volcano of a mouth belched out sounds which I had never heard before, definitely not at 110 decibels and from three feet away.

      Every sleepness night became an exercise in how poor sleep hygeine can affect your day. The Powerpoints in class became more mind-numbing than North Korean shortwave radio. The half-cooked chicken at chow tasted like totally raw chicken. The smell of the men's locker room became almost unbearable- not that it ever resembled a mountain meadow in spring- but now the toxic cloud released by the syncronized evacuation of bowels was eye-watering and gag inducing. Even the cheap warm beer at the G bar brought no joy, only sadness and misery.

      At first, I searched for easy solutions. The little foamie ear plugs from the gun range would fall out after a few minutes. I bought a package of wax balls at Publix and would jam them into my ear holes before bedtime, creating a perfect soundproof seal which worked magnificently but within an hour the pressure caused excrutiating ear and jaw pain. For weeks, I would lie there hour after hour as rooomie bellowed and choked, eventually grabbing my pillow and blanket at 3am and stretching out on a bench in the brightly light reception area as the night receptionist watched incredulously. Good times.

      Options, and solutions, are limited in these situations. Forget about asking your class coordinator for new accomodations because you are halucinating from lack of sleep.... they couldn't care less if you included chronic masturbation and pornography viewing in addition to the snoring. But creative solutions do exist. Pick up a copy of the Express newspaper and query the classifieds for 'room to rent' or 'house to rent' because being a short-term landlord is as common at fletc as a thin blue line sticker on an instructor's Ford F150. And remind your roomie that unless he wants you returning, well, just make sure the bed cover gets russled a little every morning....
      Last edited by Ratatatat; 10-20-2022, 10:35 AM.
      The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.

      -Ernest Hemingway

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      • lunatico86
        lunatico86 commented
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        How was your roommate situation your second time around FLETC? Was it a better experience overall?

      • Ratatatat
        Ratatatat commented
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        No roommate for the first and second academies. Housing for the first academy (1990s) was in what was then called the crackhouses, or the former married housing apartments from the Glynco NAS era (they were converted into agency offices some twenty years ago). Housing for academy number two (early 00s) was a single room in the dorms next to the G bar, or what is now referred to as the crackhouses. Rodeo number three (late 00s) was doubled up at the Taj.

        Like so many other things in life, whether you end up in a single or a doubled up room is up to the fates, hence my tagline 'Be Lucky"....
        Last edited by Ratatatat; 10-21-2022, 09:27 AM.

    • #5
      Honestly, the townhouses were the best at FLETC. I was on the first floor, had a ton of space, my own sink (it was the former kitchen) and I had neighbors who really did there own thing.
      I don't answer recruitment messages....

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      • Ratatatat
        Ratatatat commented
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        The nice thing about the townhouses was the living room area in each unit where the residents could hang out, play cards, drink beer, etc. Plus you had a big lawn with BBQ patios, where often on weekend nights hundreds of students would party until 2am. Sometimes drunken brawls would break out, usually between classes, and then 5-0 would arrive and everyone would scatter to their units. Good times.

    • #6
      Originally posted by Ratatatat View Post
      Taj roomies are the best. I remember the first words my roommate said as he walked through the door- "Just to let you know, I snore." Oh boy and did he. As in a full-blown sleep apnea you-need-to-get-an-operation snore. Within minutes of lights out, new roommie would begin a loud cycle of choking, then gagging, then a couple seconds of silence before choking and gagging again. His volcano of a mouth belched out sounds which I had never heard before, definitely not at 110 decibels and from three feet away.

      Every sleepness night became an exercise in how poor sleep hygeine can affect your day. The Powerpoints in class became more mind-numbing than North Korean shortwave radio. The half-cooked chicken at chow tasted like totally raw chicken. The smell of the men's locker room became almost unbearable- not that it ever resembled a mountain meadow in spring- but now the toxic cloud released by the syncronized evacuation of bowels was eye-watering and gag inducing. Even the cheap warm beer at the G bar brought no joy, only sadness and misery.

      At first, I searched for easy solutions. The little foamie ear plugs from the gun range would fall out after a few minutes. I bought a package of wax balls at Publix and would jam them into my ear holes before bedtime, creating a perfect soundproof seal which worked magnificently but within an hour the pressure caused excrutiating ear and jaw pain. For weeks, I would lie there hour after hour as rooomie bellowed and choked, eventually grabbing my pillow and blanket at 3am and stretching out on a bench in the brightly light reception area as the night receptionist watched incredulously. Good times.

      Options, and solutions, are limited in these situations. Forget about asking your class coordinator for new accomodations because you are halucinating from lack of sleep.... they couldn't care less if you included chronic masturbation and pornography viewing in addition to the snoring. But creative solutions do exist. Pick up a copy of the Express newspaper and query the classifieds for 'room to rent' or 'house to rent' because being a short-term landlord is as common at fletc as a thin blue line sticker on an instructor's Ford F150. And remind your roomie that unless he wants you returning, well, just make sure the bed cover gets russled a little every morning....
      Why didn’t you just choke him out and send him to medical?

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      • Ratatatat
        Ratatatat commented
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        because he was Andre the Giant big

    • #7
      Originally posted by orlandofed5-0 View Post
      Honestly, the townhouses were the best at FLETC. I was on the first floor, had a ton of space, my own sink (it was the former kitchen) and I had neighbors who really did there own thing.
      When I was there, three of us shared a bathroom. If someone had to take a long morning dump, forget about it.

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      • orlandofed5-0
        orlandofed5-0 commented
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        Best part of having the first floor, I was the only one to use the bathroom.

    • #8
      I'm sorry, nothing beats staying on FLETC grounds for 14 weeks for CITP. The first two weeks were just quarantine weeks of eating and watching TV, couldn't even use the gym. Then once we finally started CITP it was the same spill for every class, "If you are caught off the grounds of FLETC, you will be dismissed from training, no exceptions, this means no outside gyms, hookups, or putting gas in personal vehicles".

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      • Ratatatat
        Ratatatat commented
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        Valid and excellent point. What's worse than getting doubled up at the Taj? How about 26 weeks of Shanghai lockdown....

      • RobPA4
        RobPA4 commented
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        Is this still a thing? I have 0 experience with Federal academies. I’ve only been through military boot camp and a County LE Academy. How does it compare? And are the rules so strict that you can’t leave the base or is that agency specific?

      • NTEUMember
        NTEUMember commented
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        @RobPA4

        FLETC is almost strictly a gentleman's thoroughfare, the few exceptions being DUSM or some other special program.

        Classes are held 7:30-16:30 M-F and you have complete free time after shift and the weekends .

        Back when Covid started and FLETC "reinstituted training", everything was kept the same and trainees were not allowed to leave campus, with sometimes being forced to stay in their rooms as well.

    • #9
      https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/lo...3c0c2e061.html

      FLETC 2020 lockdowns...

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      • #10
        we had some people from my agency get caught going over the fence during all that, dismissed from FLETC and fired from the agency. They weren't messing around. Sounds like its back to normal now though.

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        • #11
          Originally posted by Ratatatat View Post
          At first, I searched for easy solutions. The little foamie ear plugs from the gun range would fall out after a few minutes. I bought a package of wax balls at Publix and would jam them into my ear holes before bedtime, creating a perfect soundproof seal which worked magnificently but within an hour the pressure caused excrutiating ear and jaw pain. For weeks, I would lie there hour after hour as rooomie bellowed and choked, eventually grabbing my pillow...
          ....and pressing it firmly over roomie's nose and mouth.

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