Delta 194 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Delta 194 Recruit Journal

Formed: February 14, 2017

Graduates: April 07, 2017


Delta-194 Week 02 Summary

The story Delta-194 started on Valentine’s Day and our company was not handed a Valentine’s Day card. At about 1000 we arrived at Sexton Hall and all 80 recruits were in for a rude awaking. When the doors opened on the bus and 02 company commanders came on the bus and I have a feeling that just about every recruit peed themselves. The atmosphere on the bus changed in a split second, and one recruit was already calling his mommy to come get him. For the next three nights the recruits of the forming Delta-194 stayed in Sexton Hall. On that Friday is when the real story of Delta-194 really began. Friday afternoon our company of 68 was given off to our Company Commanders that will be our role models throughout training. Within a few days we really began to find out that this isn’t Kansas anymore. About 03 days after our Company Commanders picked us up, the real fun began, and we learned all about “Fire, Fire, Fire”. At 0545 we were already pouring sweat and barely able to walk. We found that teamwork is the most important thing with our Company Commanders. If we aren’t loud and work together we will endure pain. We will be pushed to our breaking points and lose recruits on the way to graduation. Throughout the week we learned about the ways our CCs can punish us, and that took a toll on the newly formed Delta-194. Early in the week it felt like a slower start one morning, but this changed quickly because “Disappointing Delta” messed up. We will have to show and prove ourselves for our company not to have such a negative name. For the next 02 days it was like an avalanche. At 0545 both of these days started with the brutal ”Fire,Fire,Fire”. It was not particularly warm outside, but luckily we had our jackets. Delta-194 has a lot of work to do to become a solid working unit. It will take lots of pain and sweat, but we will become a team. Our Company Commanders will do whatever it takes to get us turned working members of the Coast Guard. To sum up this week on a positive note, today we meet our mentor Admiral Hayes. He brought us light in this dark place and helped to give us motivation to make it through. There are several weeks ahead of us, but how hard they will be is up to us. Let’s see if Delta-194 can improve next week.




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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