Tango 190 Recruit Journal Week 05


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Tango 190 Recruit Journal

Formed: December 16, 2014

Graduates: February 06, 2015

Soldiers obey! In order to become a leader, you must learn to follow. Our company commanders have done everything to set TANGO 190 up for success to this point. The training wheels are off and we have become one of the senior companies on the regiment. The days’ leading up to our big move to Healy Hall was very strained. Those who continued to perform subpar found themselves in front of a section commander and eventually sent back 3 weeks in training. Our Lead Company Commander promised some would disappear before our move to Healy Hall and he stayed true to his word.

Healy Hall is where the senior companies live. This is also where we as a company are under a magnified glass and feeling the heat (much like we used to do to ants as children). Much more is expected and demanded of us, anything less will result in additional time in training, a.k.a. REVERSION. There are some good things about being a senior company such as on and off base liberty, confidence course, pugil sticks, and cadence. Oh, and let’s not forget about desserts in the galley.

Week 05 also consisted of the realization that upon graduation there are units that will be expecting us. Yes, that’s correct TANOG -190 has received are marching orders (assignments) and we’re heading to destinations as far as Hawaii, Alaska and everything else in between. Recruit training doesn’t let up though. We still have a multitude of classes to attend and the constant sweat sessions on the quarterdeck with our NEW high fidelity M16’s and on the ever so loved spin bikes increase without hesitation. Our company commanders are intense and they are not happy unless we are sweating.

Week 06 has commenced with 03 weeks to go. TANGO – 190 is coming together and moving forward with strength and determination! Hopefully we will graduate intact, and sail into calm seas. However, if Senior Chiefs words come to fruition we will probably still lose some who wish to buck the system and sail on their own course!

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.