Hi all, I've been looking into the USCG. I've made calls to the Coast Guard main office in Boston along with the Civil Service department and have not been gettting any help at all ( it would help if someone answered a phone once in a while ). I also sent an e-mail to the USCG and got a generic " Thank you for your interest, please call...." What I wanted to know was what are the differences between full-time active duty and active reserves? A friend of mine is going into the Coast Guard as active reserve, and just wanted more info on what it's like, and also wanted to make sure you would receive vet status if you are in the active reserve. Thanks for all the information you may be able to offer!