Members should report during normal working hours (0700-1530)
What is the normal uniform?
Operational Duty Uniform.
What is the climate in Galveston?
Summer: Tropical Winter: Warm with some cold spells
What Ratings are utilized at a MSST?
BM, GM, MK, MST, OS, SK, YN, ET, HS, DC, EM
What is the nearest city?
The city of Galveston is approximately 10 minutes away, Houston is
45-60 minutes away.
Location of the nearest exchange / commissary?
There is a small exchange/uniform shop onboard Sector Field Office
Houston-Galveston on Galveston Island, as well as a small Air Force
exchange onboard Ellington AFB.
Is government messing available?
No, however there are many restaurants in the area.
What is the cost of an average 2 bedroom apartment?
Varies by location, but well within BAH allowances.
Where do most team members live?
Most members live within 45 minutes of Galveston. Many live in League
City, Seabrook, Texas City, the Clear Lake Area, and on Galveston Island.
A good real estate website is www.HAR.com,
or you can go through USAA with the Movers Advantage Program. Also, here
a list of convicted sexual offender residences. You can search this by
address or area. http://records.txdps.state.tx.us/soSearch/soSearch.cfm
Where can I get additional information about the unit?
The unit maintains a website on CG Central. Your sponsor should also
be able to answer many of your questions.
What are the physical fitness requirements?
You should expect to perform the Commandant's revised MLE physical
fitness test shortly after your arrival. Anticipate a 500yd swim, pushups,
pull-ups, sit-ups, sit and reach, and a 1.5 mile run. As a unit, the PFT
is administered semi-annually. The unit pays for a membership to a gym
on Galveston Island. Members be at the gym by 0630 daily. Also, there
is a possibility that you will train on vertical insertion and both armed
/ unarmed law enforcement tactics. You should be comfortable with heights.
There are numerous physical fitness coordinators to assist you in the
development of a personal program, however you should arrive fully ready
to meet these challenges.