Recruit Journal Kilo 189: Week 02

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Recruit Journal Kilo 189: Week 02
Formed: Jan. 28, 2014
Graduates: March 21, 2014

As soon as we stepped off the bus it was below 30 degrees and began to snow. Our first few days were spent completing paper work and getting issued the gear we would need for training. Then we got to meet our Company Commanders, very loudly. Petty Officer Martinez, Petty Officer Fairburn, Petty Officer Russell and our Lead Company Commander Petty Officer Luedecke. The first few days with them was extremely tough, we had no time to think and they never let up on us. It was go-go-go and still is even now; Although we have grown more accustomed to it. Transition from civilian to military is very difficult, learning how to walk, write, talk all over again with people screaming at you. We have begun attending different classes as well learning about rates and ranks and how to address military personnel properly. As of 10FEB14 we are officially in week 03.

Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by a recruit currently involved in Coast Guard basic training. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this Journal do not necessarily reflect those of Training Center Cape May, the U.S. Coast Guard or the federal government and are the sole opinion of the author. Recruit Journals are written by personnel in a high-stress environment with little time, so please excuse grammar and punctuation in the above article. The staff at Training Center Cape May do not edit the journals in any way, so as to ensure authenticity of the content and messages.

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8 Responses

  1. Elizabeth Olson Gronager says:

    I have been looking for the this. Let the Blog begin! Best wishes Kilo 189. You have chosen this path as young adults and will do great. Your best life is ahead of you. This will make you strong for whatever life brings to you. I know my daughter. She is a strong lady. And I am sure you are strong people too to find your self in this place and time. Be great!@!!!

  2. Elizabeth Olson Gronager says:

    What is happening here? One initial comment then nothing since….

  3. Cindy Sojka says:

    What is going on? Plz tell

  4. Cindy Sojka says:

    This mother wants to know why there is so many other blogs but only one on kilo

  5. Elizabeth Olson Gronager says:

    Sarah Gronager. You are a college graduate, Can you keep the blog????

  6. Seaman Jennifer Nease says:

    Ms. Gronager, the journals are updated weekly.

    Respectfully, Seaman Jennifer Nease

    Social Media Team

    Semper Paratus!

  7. Richard Lack says:

    Hoo Rah! Go Kilo Coasties go! Miranda Yohe is my better half, I was in Mike 167 exactly 10 years ago with a weeks difference. Funny how that works. Hope all is good with the company Semper P recruits! Get ready to save lives, be hero’s, and get almost no credit for it. The best thing to understand is to do accomplish the mission and play your part, no credit is needed your just simply doing your job. Lock it up!

  8. Richard Lack says:

    Week 03 in the bag as of Feb 22, 2 more weeks and they will know where they are getting stationed, hang in there recruits you’re almost half way done! Semper P Hoo Rah!
    Sincerely, an ex Coastie
    Mike 167