Oscar 194 Recruit Journal Week 07

International Maritime Signal Flag Oscar


For Oscar 194 Graduation Program:  Will be posted on Thursday http://www.forcecom.uscg.mil/Portals/3/Documents/TCCM/Documents/O194.pdf


Oscar 194 Recruit Journal

Formed: May 16, 2017

Graduates: July 7, 2017


We’re a steam roller baby and we’re used to rolling down the line. So you better get out of our way now before we roll right over you. Today was Oscar’s last day of divine hours, and it felt like leaving the life raft that saved your life on multiple occasions. And going to try to swim to land yourself. It’s a tough reality until you realize Oscar only has four days and a wake up before we graduate from pretend land and move on with our lives, taking with us the lessons given to us by the company commanders that changed our lives for the better. Today was rather calm for Oscar, with very little bloodshed. The first major thing that happened was an individual manual of arms test and no surprise, the Marine won. It’s like telling a black belt whose had years of training to train a bunch of white belts for a few days and then fight them to the death. The other somewhat major event that happened was an on base parade. Finally we got to learn about Petty Officer Coleman and the kind hearted man behind the mustache. It was like hearing life’s gate keeper give you the password. But unfortunately that’s Oscar information only.


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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