Oscar 194 Recruit Journal Week 05

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Oscar 194 Recruit Journal

Formed: May 16, 2017

Graduates: July 7, 2017


This week at Oscar Company was like watching a unicorn fly over a rainbow. You had to see it to believe it. Oscar Company looked like a band of GI Joe soldiers marching around the training center. For the first time in what feels like, well it was the first time for us, we looked pretty good. The first major event was the company has started to go on base runs which for Oscar Company made us feel like leopards in the savannah. For our first run we were led by our valiant lead company commander Petty Officer First Class Martinez a gracious man with high standards and the ever vigilant Petty Officer First Class Coleman a man with a mustache so great that it makes all recruit facial hair quake with fear. Making it that much more noticeable. During our sunset excursion, Petty Officer Coleman also proved his mustache could sense danger, because during our run a large black snake came out of the bush, Petty Officer Coleman stopped the company took the company flag, raised in high the evening light glistening on the tip and slew the beast, saving the whole company. It was the single most amazing moment in boot camp so far. Petty Officer Coleman looked like a hero in our eyes, and it looked epic. Oscar also got their dress uniforms and could only be described as looking dapper. Oscar Company also helped to save many lives this week, and by that I mean we were able to give blood to the Red Cross well what is left of it anyways.


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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