Delta 192 Recruit Journal Week 07

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Delta 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: October 27, 2015

Graduates: December 18, 2015

 

Coast Guard Recruit Company Delta/Echo 192 Graduation Program

 

What a week Delta-192! So much has happened it’s hard to pick a starting point. Reveille is now at 0500 and soon after that it was off to the gym for an intense bike workout, burning around one thousand calories in an hour at high intensity and revolutions is brutal on our thighs. We then learned first aid and CPR, strapping fake wounds to each other and playing hospital. CPR was interesting to say the least, learning the different techniques for administering CPR to adults and children/infants. Wednesday was our last class at seamanship in which we learned line handling. It’s a miracle no one was injured with the way lines were being thrown around like beads in a Mardi Gras parade. While marching back to the house we got a major shock, all three company commanders in front of Healy Hall with looks of pure rage… Hello piece IT! It was agonizingly slow. We were then told to pack our seabags with all of our belongings with the exception of our dress uniforms and form it up mob style. We had to walk around looking at the ground with our hands in our pockets, saying “We’re a mob!” “We’re back on the block!” “We’re cool!” It was the most embarrassing thing we’d ever done. To go from being a week 7 company back to where we started because we wanted to let our military bearing slip away and forget where we came from. Then it was all aboard the pain train for a round of seabags around the regiment. We had a time objective and we crushed it! We were able to show our Company Commanders that we actually can work as a team and that were are now done acting like a bunch of civilians. Today we learned a valuable lesson in humility and that we have to be locked on at all times. We were then awarded our colors, a glorious flag of yellow and blue waving valiantly in the middle of the parade field, sprinting towards it screaming, “DELTA, DELTA, DELTA!”. We named our Guidon Elanore, after the car from “Gone in 60 Seconds” since she is our unicorn. Our next objective was the final exam. We studied hard and crushed it! We later learned that we earned the academic achievement pennant, which Echo didn’t get. I guess we aren’t “Dummy Delta” after all; huh Echo? Next was the COD/MOA test in front of a section commander, we were short handed but Chief Arseneaux gave us the benefit of the doubt and awarded us the section commander pennant! Next was our long awaited Pugil stick battle with Echo, I’ve never had so much fun watching people crush each other with giant q-tips! Saturday was a huge test for us, off base liberty. It was a chance to explore the town and do things that we haven’t been able to do in recent weeks. We proved to our CC’s that we can now represent the Coast Guard out in the public eye. All in all it was a great week for all of us. Let’s finish strong, stone cold Delta!

 

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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