India 192 Recruit Journal Week 05

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India 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: December 15, 2015

Graduates: February 5, 2016


As WEEK 05 search and rescue week grinds to an exhausting end we find our heroes battle worn but not destroyed. Although this week’s battle came with casualties all was not lost. Many new battles were fought the newest of which pitted one of India’s finest warriors in a one on one grudge match against a senior opponent. The beast as she has come to be known screamed her opponent in to submission. This was a shining moment in the ongoing war between the seemingly endless overwhelming might of the company commander and the ever dwindling yet resilient power of the seaman recruits united front. In this week’s episode we find the seaman recruits having survived yet another wave of the company commander ocean of an onslaught, but at the cost of 03 brethren. Our heroes were warned of a coming storm. Warned of the coming of an opponent so powerful that with the whisper of their lips and the points of their fingertips they could make you disappear from the ranks of India without a trace. These bringers of instantaneous judgment are known as Section commanders; more powerful and unforgiving is there wraith. The arrival marks the beginning of the end for some but those who referred to the sacred text that is the Recruit’s Rules and Regulations and abide by its teachings would be spared. Our heroes scrambled to prepare for the coming battle, moving meticulously to ensure their survival and that of their shipmate prepared for battle when without warning they arrived. Like sentinels they moved slow and deliberate scanning the horizon for their prey. Our heroes back literally pressed to the wall awaited their fate. The section commanders prowled the traverse landscape devastating rack after rack right or wrong but many recruits remained intact. In a show of force the section commanders challenged the recruits to battle with their worst enemy themselves. They were made to push the earth and reach for the heavens until some succumb to their own inequities transforming into a mere poodle of sweat on the deck. Then as quickly as they came, they vanished leaving behind our surviving few to fight another day. Our heroes picked up each other and moved forward together, but shortly after their battle something amazing happened. They received word that a wise and experienced warrior would be arriving soon to advise and mentor them to help them for battles to come. His name Commander Del Rosso , he spent hour upon hour informing and enlightening the recruits equipping them with knowledge that would certainly prove useful in battles the recruits had yet to even imagine. With this boost of morale the recruits rallied again to face yet another crucible this time in the form of a dungeon were one of the scariest and unyieldingly vicious section commanders Chief Duncan resides, Healy hall. Heads held high yet again our valiant heroes walk headlong into defray. Though sustaining large blows they continue to overcome and triumph any adversary or adversity that may come their way ready to fight another day. That said the war continues.



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.