Kilo 194 Recruit Journal Week 04

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Kilo 194 Recruit Journal

Formed: April 18, 2017

Graduates: June 9, 2017




Week 04 Summary


What a week it has been for Kilo-194! We started the beginning of week four with a BANG, by fighting fire in a simulated scenario, in full gear, with no less than six shipmates supporting each other, holding firmly to the fire hose. We literally could not see our own feet!


This week we also took the physical fitness test needed to meet the Coast Guard standards and over 90% of the company passed all portions. We also had to take our Midterm which is required to move into week 05, and again, over 96% of the company passed with flying colors!


Last but not least, Kilo-194 got to put in our “dream sheet” of the top 4 locations and/or jobs we would like to be at for our first unit. Sometime next week we will be calling you, our loved ones, to tell share with you all the places that KILO-194 will journey to.


So, as you can imagine the spirit of KILO-194 is riding high. Everyday KILO-194 gets faster, gets stronger, and of course, tortured. But hey, no one came here to have a good time. We came here to become better then who we were the day before, and each day KILO-194 is evolving, growing, and developing. Each of us here left out loved ones to be here, to be a part of something greater than ourselves and serve not ourselves, but our loved ones and the people of the United States. To protect, defend, and save at the drop of a dime, therefore any discomfort KILO-194 endures is welcomed with open arms, because what KILO-194 endures is preparation for what we may deal with out in the fleet.


Anyhow, as KILO-194 progresses into week 05 our heads are high, prepared to meet the new challenges ahead, or so we think. Either way, we will march on to victory, with our Company Commanders leading the way. Yelling and screaming at us, with pride and purpose we march.


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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