Recruit Journal Echo 189 Week: 04

Recruit Journal Echo 189 Week: 04

Formed: November 19, 2013
Graduates: January 10, 2013

International Maritime Signal Flag Echo

International Maritime Signal Flag Echo

 

       14DEC13

 

This week in Echo-189 was compiled of up and downs.   Emotions reached new levels as well as the pressure our company commanders placed on us.  We started off the week horribly but then by the middle of the week we had it together, or we thought we did.  Then Wednesday morning after breakfast the “Petty Officer Aulph” bomb dropped and it was bye bye James Hall, hello Munro Hall.  And of course we only had about 6 minutes to pack all of our gear and move out.

 

Yeah, I know right?  In the middle of our stride he sunk our battleship.  Petty Officers Aulph, Fairburn, Shay, and eventually Petty Officer Castle all had it in for us and they unleashed the beast.  We had no idea what we had in store for us and it felt like we were pushed and pulled through the mud; but in the end we all made it, no one quit, no one gave up, and we survived.  Echo-189 Will live to fight another day. 

 

 

 

            On the positive side of things our company as a group qualified marksman with the basic pistol course and we earned a ribbon to go on our colors (company flag). We also filled out our “dream sheets” this week and everyone was so excited, but nervous at the same time.  We finally took our midterm exam and everyone did well.  So in the end maybe this week wasn’t so bad, the end is finally in sight, but we still have a long road ahead.  We have all committed ourselves to something far greater than anything we’ve ever done and to stop now would be unthinkable.  God speed echo.  God speed!!!

 

 

 

   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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