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  • 2019 FLETC INFO (Glynco)

    Lots of randomly placed information on here concerning FLETC. Can any of you throw some useful knowledge out concerning the most up to date FLETC information for personnel soon to attend? Looking for Glynco site specifically. Thank you in advance everyone.
    Last edited by NewPath; 09-15-2019, 08:54 AM.

  • #2
    FLETC sucks. Yes, you have daily maid service in your room and they have a big cafeteria, so what? I don't know why there is so much hype regarding that place. I learned more from a local academy I attended....

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    • #3
      Go for a run.
      Shoot the gun.
      Drive fast in the sun.
      It's all about having fun!

      Locker room gets a bit crowded. Hope you like pressed ham.

      The partying starts every Friday at 5pm and lasts until Sunday at 9pm.

      Chow hall is on par with the slop they serve at your average Sizzler.

      Romance is everywhere. Especially for married students.

      There's a freighter on its side off the wharf on St Simons. It'll take a year for engineers to right that ship.

      The only instructors you have to pay deference to are the ones in front of your class. Ignore the tools who think wearing a grey shirt gives them power.

      Boiled peanuts taste like salty boogers.




      “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”

      Hanlon's razor

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      • MsBeth
        MsBeth commented
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        partying? romance everywhere? lol is this really true?

      • waffledog47
        waffledog47 commented
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        yes it is true

    • #4
      I have attended FLETC in Artesia, New Mexico and Georgia. The Georgia facility definitely is better than Artesia, New Mexico. When I attended Glynco in Georgia it reminded me of college with dorm rooms and cafeteria food. At least the food is free so that’s a bonus. The toilet paper was like sand paper so bring your own. It’s good times depending on what Agency you are with. You will see some cadets marching back and forth like it’s the military while some are treated like adults and allowed to walk freely like it’s a college campus.

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      • #5
        At Artesia we had to wear the required pt uniform to work out at the gym off duty is Glynco the same?

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        • #6
          Originally posted by Merlyn0 View Post
          At Artesia we had to wear the required pt uniform to work out at the gym off duty is Glynco the same?
          The two times I have been it was this way at Glynco as well.

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          • Merlyn0
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            Okay, well I guess that makes for lighter packing.

        • #7
          Any updates on the current room situation?

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          • #8
            I will be starting soon! excited and nervous.. what should i expect In GA??
            dorms?
            transportation?
            roommates?
            classes?
            parties?
            hang outs?

            how will our weekends look like? are they are free time and what is there to do when we are not training? i dont have a car.. carpool buddies?
            any info helps Thanks in advance!
            Last edited by MsBeth; 09-25-2019, 01:01 AM.

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            • Dman1823
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              When is your start date? Are u going to one of the basic courses UPTP?

            • 9L81
              9L81 commented
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              Depends on what program you are there for. I drove out from CA. Having a vehicle was worth it to me. You may find someone selling one when you get there. Sometimes rooms or bathrooms are shared. Sometimes not depending on many factors. Weekends are usually up to you. I liked Savannah GA. Some people headed to FL every weekend. Some people went home most every weekend because they lived nearby. I went home for Christmas and that was it. I visited some old friends who lived on the east coast during the Thanksgiving break. Travel to and from the west coast takes pretty much all day so it's not worth going home unless you get 4 days off in a row. The islands can be fun. Some people just hang out all weekend and there will be parties on occasion.

          • #9
            Have car, will have fun.

            No car, will have no fun.
            “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”

            Hanlon's razor

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            • #10
              Originally posted by Ratatatat View Post
              Go for a run.
              Shoot the gun.
              Drive fast in the sun.
              It's all about having fun!

              Locker room gets a bit crowded. Hope you like pressed ham.

              The partying starts every Friday at 5pm and lasts until Sunday at 9pm.

              Chow hall is on par with the slop they serve at your average Sizzler.

              Romance is everywhere. Especially for married students.

              There's a freighter on its side off the wharf on St Simons. It'll take a year for engineers to right that ship.

              The only instructors you have to pay deference to are the ones in front of your class. Ignore the tools who think wearing a grey shirt gives them power.

              Boiled peanuts taste like salty boogers.



              The G Bar is basically the love boat on steroids. Well maybe not steroids, but other over the counter supplements

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              • #11
                I remember my first (of several) stints at Glynco, back when BP still trained there. On Friday nights, the green machine would take over the G bar like a motorcycle gang at a desert honky tonk. Pitchers of beer were two bucks then, and when 12am hit the dousing of classmates began.

                This will really date me: my first housing was in the crack houses, which were converted to agency offices many years ago. There were banks of payphones next to the buildings, and on any given night, students would be lined up ten deep, calling their families and honey boos.

                At the driving building there was a blind guy who worked the concession stand. Blind as night but he always knew how much money you tendered and gave exact change back. He abhorred cuss words and when students would swear, he'd yell, "Get on your knees!" and spout fire and brimstone. Students would intentional swear just to hear him shout and preach.

                There was a girl in my housing complex in a US Customs class. She chained smoked Camel cigarettes so much her lips and teeth were yellow. We nicknamed her the Highlighter. She almost got kicked out for too much *extra-curricular* activities. There are limits...

                Walked into the men's room in the locker room once and people were standing around a bloody scene. Medical devices were on the floor and people were getting interviewed. Turns out a 50-something guy had just died on his first day of class after the PEB. He had recently retired from Boston PD and gotten on with the US Mint Police.

                Once another student and I were walking down the sidewalk in front of the chow hall. A truck rolled up and the driver, an instructor, rolled down the window. "This is a driveway", he said. "Ok, cool", I said. He pulled out a notepad and a pen. "What is your name and class. I'm reporting this." I told him and we kept walking. He never reported anything, of course, but sure made a tool of himself.

                I remember when Sally's Cop Shop was a small t-shirt shop by the mall run by Sally and one employee. Sally's is now a police supply empire, and that woman epitomes the American Dream.

                There used to be a bar on the Island called Rafters. Oysters on the half shell were a dime each. Forty fresh oysters for four bucks... now they go for a buck.

                Once I did the casino boat thing where the ship goes out a few miles, parks on the ocean, and the gambling begins. I hit $500 on Caribbean Stud Poker. The dealer was also a role player at the center.

                My roommate on my last stint had sleep apnea. I maybe got fours of sleep a night, on a good night.

                Good times.









                “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”

                Hanlon's razor

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                • #12
                  Originally posted by DoD88 View Post
                  Any updates on the current room situation?
                  Pretty much all CITP classes are now doubled up in the Taj. I know definitively that two this FY stayed in the crackhouse type buildings which are shared bathroom but own (very small) room.

                  At Artesia we had to wear the required pt uniform to work out at the gym off duty is Glynco the same?
                  Yes, the pt gear or you can get away with an agency issued raid t shirt if you're an advanced student... not sure if this is the actual policy, or if they just don't bother you if you wear agency issued pt gear.

                  At the driving building there was a blind guy who worked the concession stand. Blind as night but he always knew how much money you tendered and gave exact change back. He abhorred cuss words and when students would swear, he'd yell, "Get on your knees!" and spout fire and brimstone. Students would intentional swear just to hear him shout and preach.
                  That guy may still be there or it may be another blind guy, but there is a blind guy working in the cafe of the driving building who knows the money/exact change when I was there 6 months ago.

                  My advise to anyone going to FLETC for a basic course is to just focus and get through it. Keep your nose clean, and don't get into trouble. It feels very slow each day, but when you look back on it, you'll realize it flew by. I

                  t's not all that difficult. There's a reason the failure rate is less than 1%. The instructors who are about to retire and are honest will remind you of that. The ones who are gung-ho and say "good to go" and ask if everyone's "tracking" every 5 seconds will tell you that you are all going to fail, and write the dates for remediation on the chalkboard before your PEs. Don't listen. Just put in effort, study (don't go nuts) and take it seriously. The people who don't graduate are those who get 1) injured or 2) do something so stupid that they get thrown out.
                  Last edited by waffledog47; 09-25-2019, 06:51 PM.

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                  • DoD88
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                    Any idea on if the rooms will go back to single rooms anytime soon?
                    I heard part of why they are currently double up was because of renovations from one of the hurricanes.

                  • waffledog47
                    waffledog47 commented
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                    Probably never. A guidance came out recently from FLETC to agency training coordinators that most basic students will be housed in doubled-up rooms from now on.

                • #13
                  What! Did you say two people to a room In Glynco? Please tell me that’s not true? I am going there soon for the BOP training again and I hope I don’t have to share a room with another person.
                  Last edited by pissedoff; 09-28-2019, 09:10 AM.

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                  • ChrisQuirolo
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                    I was in an offsite hotel for the BOP academy. Single bunked. They provide a bus to and from area hotels (its a nightmare) chip in with someone and get a rental car or if you live close enough drive down yourself!!!

                  • pissedoff
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                    I had my personal car when I attended in 2001 and will be driving my car again when I attend this year.

                • #14
                  Originally posted by pissedoff View Post
                  What! Did you say two people to a room In Glynco? Please tell me that’s not true? I am going there soon for the BOP training again and I hope I don’t have to share a room with another person.

                  You'll be there for three weeks, right?

                  You'll be fine.

                  “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”

                  Hanlon's razor

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                  • pissedoff
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                    I attended Glynco back on 2002 for 3 weeks and I stayed in some sort of town house. When I transferred out of the BOP I attended FELTC in Artesia for 10 weeks and I had my own room. Now I’m going back to Glynco as an 47 year old for 3 weeks and I have to bunk with some one else! Holy moly! I sleep naked! That’s going to be a huge problem.

                  • Levithane
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                    ****edoff Look at the bright side, you're still a more desirable roommate than a roommate who has sleep apnea.

                • #15
                  Originally posted by pissedoff View Post
                  What! Did you say two people to a room In Glynco? Please tell me that’s not true? I am going there soon for the BOP training again and I hope I don’t have to share a room with another person.
                  Imagine being there for 6 months with a roommate.

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