Foxtrot 191 Recruit Journal Week 06

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Foxtrot 191 Recruit Journal

Formed: April 21, 2015

Graduates: June 12, 2015

 

 

So this week I’m going to do things a little different, and from the feedback I received from all of you Foxtrot-191 fans out there you won’t mind. Week 06 where do I start…well for one thing it went nothing like we planned it was going to go, at all. From the 100 meter swim sprints, back to back firefighting classes/training and everything else I’m about to write down in this book. Foxtrot-191 came together as a team yet again and far exceeded our goals and expectations! The beginning of the week, what an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to participate and experience the Memorial Day 21 gun salute in memory of all the brave fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives and children that gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live and come home to our families. It was just an awesome experience to be a part of.

 

Now that I’ve had my moment with that let me get into about mid-week. I find it odd that we were able to go into a dark room filled with smoke that you couldn’t see two inches in front of you with air respirators on and decked out with about 80lbs of firefighting equipment just fine. But when we see a little tiny needle its game over, yeah we got more shots. I’m pretty sure every time we hear the word shots we get flashbacks of when we were nine years old and you parents would tell us, “load up were going to CHUCKY ‘E’ CHEESE!” mhmm, funny how chucky wears a white coat and has two very stout nurses behind him slowly closing in on you, back against the wall with nowhere to go. Meanwhile, we’re just thinking to ourselves “ok, I hope they pay you extra for this because I’m not going down without a fight and I had an unsafe amount of candy before I came here!” Yeah parents you all know what I’m talking about…thanks for permanently making CHUCKY ‘E’ CHEESE a no fly zone. Nonetheless, we got it out of the way. Now throw in workouts almost every day and Foxtrot-191 passing all of our classes this week along with pugil sticks fights! For those of you who do not know what that is, imagine a very awkward looking football ninja with a giant Q-Tip and that’s about as cool as I can describe the way we looked, lol! I don’t know why beating the snacky cakes out of each other like confused gladiators brought us so much joy but if you’ve never tried it I would make a note to put it on your bucket list. Last but not least, on base liberty. Yeah we told you all about it yesterday so it’s nothing you haven’t heard. Foxtrot-191 received 06 outstanding performance trackers this week, which are like unicorns to us, and a recruit from Foxtrot-191 was sent back to company from RAMP because he was out working everyone else which is also unheard of. Just saying #best company on the regiment#

 

Now I told you this log was going to be a little different and this is why. On behalf and by request of all of Foxtrot-191 we would like to take a moment to thank our Company Commanders for all of their hard work, dedication, time and vocal cords they have gave us over the past 06 weeks. We wouldn’t be the people we are or you heard on the phone yesterday if it wasn’t for them.

 

HONOR-RESPECT-DEVOTION TO DUTY.

ITC Kilduff – OS1 Wasowski – BM2 Allen

 

That’s all for this week so stay tuned for the adventures of week 07 “Foxtrot-191 signing out”

S.R. Hill

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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