India 192 Recruit Journal Week 06


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India 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: December 15, 2015

Graduates: February 5, 2016


India – 192 Historian Log (Week 06 Summary)

Now that we have completely transitioned into Healy Hall, we are now considered a senior company, your footsteps will be heard, your mistakes will be magnified, and you are now held to a higher standard. For once these words did not go through one ear and out the other, this time it got stuck in the earwax. These words sounded through the recruits minds this week, like the beat of a heart; it motivated us to stick to the higher standards that Healy Hall represents.

At first when we moved in, we did not understand how serious these standards have become. The beginning of these long days of this week had shown us that we had some progress to make. An example of this would be: how would you feel marching into the galley, to come to find out our Section Commander is there to greet us? His lengthy stride and click of his heels to the cold deck had chills running down our spines; his presence is never a good sign. As our company silently chewed our food, terror overwhelmed all of these Coastie recruits. At the blink of an eye, Chief Duncan began to revert recruits like it was a holiday sale, buy one get one free; like a liquidator it was everything must go. Probation was also given out like fruit roll-ups. This kind wasn’t five feet of fun. As we got back to our barracks, we walked with heavy feet, as we just lost part of our family, but some people just need more time.

As the week progressed, we valued the mission our company, even though we lost fellow shipmates, India-192 stayed the course. At the end of week 06, the progress of our company has shown. India has been keeping their squad bays cleaner, moving faster, and meeting more time objectives. We are about to jump into week 07, we are no longer acting like a week 03 company as we have heard too often.

Although everything is serious; at times our company was challenged to keep a poker face, although the company commanders try to make everyone laugh, especially Petty Officer Hardy. I wanted to let you all know what these recruits think of our experience thus far and some of their favorite quotes from our company commanders; here is our way of giving you a conversation topic for two weeks later. Some of the things India has said is: “Is that good to go India” “That’s my sweat India”! “I don’t give a crap about your long, drawn out explanations” “Move faster get louder” “Seaman recruit your face” “ You know that you are going to sweat for that right” “Gross” “I will destroy you” “Blood, Sweat, Tears” “tracker” “Did we just have a moment?” “Inspection ready, always ready” “Boot camp is funny, Ha, Ha.” “You look like someone Mike Tyson’d your face, “Ahhh” “You tryna weaken me?” “Fly away” “Chow-chow” “Did you just touch your face” “Ramp, Ramp, Ramp!” “Clams”; family, brutal, devotion, teamwork, extreme, intense, snowpocalpse, homesick. We will survive India-192, will graduate February 5th.


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.