Recruit Journal Kilo 189: Week 02

International Maritime Signal Flag Kilo

International Maritime Signal Flag Kilo

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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