Kilo 192 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Kilo 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: January 12, 2016

Graduates: March 4, 2016


Kilo-192 Week 02


Week 02 is finally coming to an end for Kilo-192! Our company has come a far way and is just now beginning to show some glimpses of military bearing. Throughout the week we experienced much precipitation – more through sweat than through rain. We received our M-16 rifles, which have, thus far, been weapons of punishment.

Despite the hardships we faced, there were some positive experiences along the way. Petty Officer Vucetich had us getting our “rescue swimmer” on in the pool during our swim workout, which we all enjoyed. That fun came to a quick end though on Saturday when we began to misbehave while being locked in for a blizzard. Our Company Commander quickly came up with a way for Kilo Company to pass the time… by passing sea bags. We had 02 minutes to empty our racks into our sea bags and pass all 111 bags around the company spaces yelling, “HONOR, RESPECT DEVOTION TO DUTY!” Though difficult, it instilled a noticeable sense of teamwork.

We have had a great amount of stress relieved by the chaplain and mail from home. The chaplain’s good sense of humor reminded us that life is still normal outside of boot camp. The mail is a much needed reminder of why we are here. Please keep it coming. We love you all! Go Kilo-192!



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.