Kilo 191 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Kilo 191 Recruit Journal

Formed: June 2, 2015

Graduates: July 24, 2015

As my Company Historian it is my duty to log our day to day life here at Training Center Cape May. I’d like to preface this weekly entry with an apology, as there is no conceivable way to summarize the pure, mental, physical and emotional anguish that our Company has been through without the reader having firsthand experience. Week 02 was a blur of sweat and tears, what I personally believe to be the fuel that drives our maniacal Company Commanders. We are currently in the midst of being broken down and losing our identities in the sea of sweat that constantly floods our quarterdeck. Learning all the required knowledge this week makes our brains feel like our full sea bags. This week our company started pool workouts at the gym. I would believe that the pools water was a collection of our sweat that our insane Company Commanders have worked out of us this week, but they would need at least 03 pools to hold it all. I feel foolish for doubting the intensity of our training and week 02 was no joke. Whether it was the constant physical training, the seemingly impossible time objectives or our now-plentiful classroom courses, there is always a reason to dread what is next. However even through the torture we are experiencing, I am certain that we, Kilo-191, will prevail. We are Semper Paratus.


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.