Yankee 194 Recruit Journal Week 03

Yankee 194 Recruit Journal

Formed: Aug 8, 2017

Graduates: September 29, 2017

 

Yankee-194, Week 03 Summary                                                             27AUG17

 

Holy crap, this week has been insane! The main focus this week was “Pain”. Physical fitness took a major upswing, we ran the track a couple of time. In fact, Saturday night, Chief Brost had us run the track while signing in and out of a log. The whole thing was designed so that we would learn how to sign-in and out of the log book correctly. Some people had not entered the information correctly and so we all had to sweat for it. That’s one thing we still have to learn, teamwork. We fail and succeed as one. “We are only as strong as the weakest link”, as Chief Grote has told us.

Our training has also been progressing in practical areas such as seamanship. In class, we learned about the duties of a lookout, how to tie various knots that we’ll need to know in the fleet, and we even got to use the helmsman simulator where we got to operate and drive a boat. I think we enjoyed the break from the regular routine.

We even got to meet our Section Commander, Chief Perez, this week too. Chief Perez is a man who does not mess around! You had better hope that you are 100% squared away or he will notice and make you pay for it!

We also learned more about our manual of arms. Petty Officer Jarman took the time to teach us our nomenclatures as well. In later weeks, we will have to know this as a company and be able to perform the movements correctly or we could get in trouble.

Most of the routine this week has been physical training in the mornings (which is still hard to do at 0530) and in the evenings, with classes and cleaning time in the middle of the day. We had a couple people from another company, X-Ray-194; join us this week as well. They had been reverted for various reasons, but they have become a part of the Yankee Company Family. We are glad to have them, as well as our Company Commanders. They are extremely hard on us because they want us to be strong. Right now, we may not like them that much, but I know we will be grateful in the end. Till that time comes, Yankee-194 will tackle each day as they come.

 

Very Respectfully,

 

SR Bornarth, G. R.

 

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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