Sierra 193 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Sierra 193 Recruit Journal

Formed: October 25, 2016

Graduates: December 16, 2016


Week 02
Week two has officially come to a close and sierra-193 is feeling beat, defeated, but still determined. We spend our day’s waking up to the screams of “Fire,Fire,Fire”, the endless hours of holding canteens over our heads. And our CCs have made us do so many pushups that at times it feels like we’ve pushed the earth out of its own orbit.

To put it plainly, the company is not where it is supposed to be. We have fallen behind the ball, and have a ton of ground to make up. We are not sounding off, we are not fast, and we are not learning required knowledge that we should have known a week ago. Our marching formations are never on time. There doesn’t seem to be much we do right. As far as this week has been we have learned about what jobs the coast guard does, the coast guard core values, how to march, and when to properly salute. A lot of information is being passed on to us very quickly, and it is our job to keep up with the program. The minutes seem to flash by, while the hours seem to drag on. And yet here we are, already about to kick off week 03. It seems like a task that is unachievable. Week three is a week closer to our goal. We as a company have a long way to go.

We are weak, we are sore, we are mentally worn down. We have so much to accomplish. We seem to be at a place where we are too nervous or too hesitant. We all need to step up and start working together. We are definitely capable of being the best company on the regiment. Our company has over 100 people; it’s hard to have a huge group like this to come together. We have a lot to get through and a lot to prove. Petty Officer Coleman wants us to succeed! He sets us up for success. All we have to do is show him we want it and prove to him we are ready to train. Get faster, get louder, get stronger, gain knowledge. We are set up for great success. We all just have to come together and get it. At the end of the day S-193 has not stopped sprinting for the finish line. Whenever we have any kind of free time, we’re studying out of our pocket guides. Trying our hardest to remember our Chain of Command and general orders, the highlight of our week however was when Petty Officer Coleman played Coast Guard videos for us, revitalizing all our hopes and dreams of being Coast Guard Members. Here we are becoming week 03 with our chins up high and spirits even higher, hopefully we can fix ourselves and become the best recruits to pass through Cape May.   —–Historian S-193



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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