Delta 190 Recruit Journal – Week 5

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Delta 190 Recruit Journal Week

Formed: July 22, 2014

Graduates: September 12, 2014

 

SEARCH AND RESCUE WEEK HAD STARTED. EVERYTHING IS A TIME OBJECTIVE. WE ARE TERRIBLE AT TIME OBJECTIVES. CORRECTION, WE WERE TERRIBLE. SOMEHOW, SOME WAY, WE MADE THE TIME OBJECTIVE OF WAKING UP, TAKING MUSTER, GETTING DRESSED AND GROOMED, AND UTILIZING THE HEAD. IT TOOK ROUGHLY 10 TO 11 MINUTES AND WE WERE OUTSIDE AND UNDERWAY. OUR FIRST INSPECTION CAME THAT MONDAY. WE LOST A FEW SHIPMATES, BUT WE STEAMROLLED ON. SEAMANSHIP CAME AND PASSED ALL TOO RAPIDLY; ALTHOUGH, IT LEFT US STARTING A NIGHTLY ROUTINE.

BRIGHT, TUESDAY MORNING OR NOT SO BRIGHT AT 0530 WHEN WE GOT UP AND GOT GOING TO MAKE THE TIME OBJECTIVE, AND WE MADE IT AGAIN. THE MORNING WAS SPENT FITTING AND RECEIVING OUR TROPICAL DRESS BLUES OR “TROPS” FOR SHORT. ALL OF DELTA WAS EXCITED FOR THIS DAY, SINCE IT MEANS WE’RE CLOSER TO BOTH LIBERTY AND GRADUATION. WE HAD ANOTHER SEAMANSHIP CLASS TO FINISH THE AFTERNOON OUT WITH WORKING ON THE BATALLION COMMANDER’S NEW TRACK TO CLOSE THE NIGHT.

WEDNESDAY PASSED BY QUICKLY AS WE WENT THROUGH A FEW CLASSES COVERING SMALL BOATS AND PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES. WE STOICALLY PRACTICED MANUAL OF ARMS, SEEING HOW OUR INSPECTION FOR IT APPROACHES RAPIDLY.

THE WEEK WORE ON SLOWLY AS OUR MINDS WERE SLOWLY FILLED WITH INFORMATION ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT; THAT’S SOMETHING MOST OF ANY COMPANY WOULD NEED. WITH THE E-LEARNING CLASS WUNDER OUR BELT, WE WILLINGLY DECIDED AS A COMPANY TO DONATE BLOOD FOR THE RED CROSS. WE JOINED A LIFE-SAVING SERVICE; THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO SAVE A PERSON.

THE DAY ALL RECRUITS WAITED FOR ARRIVED FOR DELTA-190. AFTER WE HAD FINISHED MOVING, WE RECEIVED OUR ORDERS. NO ONE WAS FULLY DISAPPOINTED IN WHERE THEY ARE GOING. WE AS A COMPANY, ONCE WE GET IN THE FLEET, WILL LITERALLY TOUCH THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE UNITED STATES; THIS INCLDUES ALASKA, HAWAII, AND PUERTO RICO.

SATURDAY WAS AN OVERCHARGED BATTERY. STILL PUMPED FROM GETTING OUR ORDERS, WE DOMINATED THE CONFIDENCE COURSE. OUR REWARD OVERALL FOR OUR BONDING, DEVOTION TO DUTY, AND ESPRIT DE CORPS, WE FINALLY EARNED OUR COLORS FASTER THAN ANY OTHERS ON THE REGIMENT. WE NOW SING CADENCES LOUD AND PROUD. OUR COMPANY MENTOR EVEN GAVE US WORDS OF WISDOM.

WE ARE DELTA-190, AND WE FINALLY MEAN BUSINESS; FIRST THE REGIMENT, THEN THE FLEET. WATCH OUT, WE’RE CHARGING THROUGH TO OUR GOALS.

 

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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