Is it possible to drill more than one weekend/two weeks in the Coast Guard Reserves?

I am posting this again, as I can't seem to find my question on the Answers page when I search for it. I am interested in knowing if there are ways (possibly as easy as simply asking) to drill more, if time is available and there is a need. I know that the Coast Guard actively integrates their reserve personnel into the workings of the units. If it matters, I do have a good civilian job, so this is not really a question of money. Thanks.

Asked By: Holcomb - 8/16/2010
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After you've completed your 48 IDT drills and your ADT, it's difficult to get more paid drills but it depends on your unit. Most will give you a special drill (no pun intended) for when you visit the dentist for semi-annual check ups or visit your doctor for annual flu shot or complete your annual periodic health... More
Answered By: dlwr300 - 8/17/2010
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You HAVE to do a minimum of 24 days of drill (48 UTAs) and 15 days of annual training a year. There are opportunities for more, called Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS), depending on mission requirements and more importantly money available. The only thing you are guaranteed is the 48 UTAs and 15 days of AT... More
Answered By: redleg - 8/16/2010
You can come in on your own time and work on your quals..just make sure you talk to your supervisor to clear it first..
Answered By: pr0carbine - 8/16/2010
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