Golf 194 Recruit Journal Week 07

International Maritime Signal Flag Golf

Golf 194 Recruit Journal

Formed: March 21, 2017

Graduates: May 12, 2017

 

Grad Program link http://www.forcecom.uscg.mil/Portals/3/Documents/TCCM/Documents/G194.pdf

 

THIS IS THE FINAL OFFICIAL JOURNAL ENTRY FOR G-194 COVERING WEEK 07 OF TRAINING FROM MONDAY-FRIDAY AND GOOD GOD WHAT A WEEK. LETS GET STARTED.

 

MONDAY WAS A SHOCKER TO MANY OF US BY BEING WOKEN AT 0500, THOUGH WE KNEW IT WAS COMING. WE RAN ALL THE WAY TO THE GYM TO BEGIN A CIRCUIT WORKOUT UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF OUR COMPANY COMMANDERS. FROM THERE WE HAD CLASS ON LEADERSHIP AND ANOTHER ONE ON BASIC FIRST AID AND CPR. NOTHING CAN DESCRIBE HOW DISTURBING IT WAS TO LOOK AT FULL BODIED BABY MANNEQUINS WITH HOLLOW EYE SOCKETS AND OPEN MOUTHS I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HE WROTE HERE. WE WILL HAVE NIGHTMARES FOR WEEKS. WE ALSO PRACTICED A MOCK COD/MOA TEST FOR OUR TEST THE END OF THIS WEEK.

 

TUESDAY WAS MORE OF THE SAME. WE WOKE UP AND DID A WORKOUT THEN ATE AND WENT TO CLASS AND CONDUCTED A SWIM CIRCUIT TO PREPARE US FOR OUR UPCOMING TIMED

100 METER SWIM TEST.

 

WEDNESDAY WAS JUST PLAIN BORING OVERALL SADLY. WE EARNED THE SEAMANSHIP PENNANT.

 

THURSDAY WAS ACTUALLY VERY INTERESTING. WE ACTUALLY GOT TO SPEAK TO THE MCPOCG STEVEN CANTRELL ON TELECOM. VERY NICE MAN. LATER ON WE GOT A CLASS ON ALCOHOL AND DRUG POLICY IN THE COAST GUARD, BACISALLY ERO TOLERANCE.

THE STRUGGLE WAS REAL.

 

FRIDAY WAS THE DAY WHERE WE WOULD SEE IF OUR HARD WORK FOR OUR FINAL AND COD/MOA TESTS WOULD PAY OFF. WE NAILED IT. BOTH OF THEM. WE SCORED 9/10 ON BOTH COD/MOA AND ABOVE AVERAGE OF 90 PERCENT FOR THE FINAL. WE EARNED THE SECTION COMNMANDER PENANT UNOFFICAILLY BUT TO US IT DIDN’T MATTER WE HAD ALREADY PROVEN OURSELVES. ALL WE HAD TO DO IS PROOVE OURSELVES ON OFF BASE LIBERTY AND WE WILL EARN IT. AS FAR AS WERE CONCERNED WE WILL PROVE OURSELVES AND OUR WORTH.

 

I WANTED TO ADD SOMETHING SINCE THIS WILL BE THE LAST ACTUAL POST BEFORE WE GRADUATE. IT’S BEEN A LONG 07 WEEKS BUT IT’S ALL BEEN WORTH IT. LOOKING BACK AT THE AMOUNT OF PROGRESS WEVE MADE AS A COMPANY IS AMAZING. AND IT’S ALL THANKS TO THE COMPANY COMMANDERS WHO DEVOTE THEMSELVES FULLY TO FORGING US INTO THE COASTIES WE NEED TO BE. WITHOUT THEM NONE OF THIS WOULDVE BEEN POSSIBLE. SO BE SURE TO THANK THEM WHEN YOU SEE US FRIDAY.

 

PS CHIEF WHEELEY ACTUALLY ALLOWED US TO RELAX FRIDAY NIGHT AND ASK QUESTIONS AND ACT LIKE NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS FRIDAY NIGHT FOR ONCE.

 

 

 

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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