Delta 194 Recruit Journal Week 04

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Delta 194 Recruit Journal

Formed: February 14, 2017

Graduates: April 07, 2017



“Reveille, reveille, reveille!” Yeah, that’s the wakeup call for every single recruit in boot camp every day. Mmm, what can I tell you guys about this week? I’m just going to put a bunch of words in a sentence for you. As you read these words, I want you to think of every word turned up 10 times. Alright, let’s see; destroyed, annihilated, obliterated, smoked, and punished. Now you people might be thinking that this is unfair how Delta company is getting treated. Unfortunately we continue to do it to ourselves day in and day out. We continue to fail to meet time objectives, we do not get loud, and paying attention to detail apparently does not apply to Delta. That’s why for most of this week we were in the “position of pain”. I know those words sound familiar. If I could tell you and show you the dead cockroach position you would probably laugh. The problem is that while Delta company was in this position for what feels like forever, I heard more frustrations than I’ve heard. Every day we wake up and try to piece ourselves back together then after we think we’re making progress we make the same mistakes. Then, Chief Robertson and his assistants, Petty Officer Coleman and Petty Officer Abascal, punish us into pieces all over again. Sometimes the recruits of Delta-194 try to figure who is worse. Majority still look at it as any of them are just as bad to make angry. At the end of the day, punishment is punishment. Until we start working as a company and finally make progress, these will be our days. I’ll let you know when we are doing better, if ever, haha.



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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