Alpha 195 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Alpha 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: Aug 22, 2017

Graduates: October 13, 2017


Alpha-195 INDOC-Week02 “Yuck”


The first few days of training were honestly the most stressful simply because no one knew what they were doing. Everything we knew was wrong and everything we did was incorrect. This started the moment over 100 recruits stepped off the bus. After countless incentive training sessions, “positive motivation”, a few lessons on discipline, and marching, we were finally looking like a functioning company. Our company commanders would disagree completely, but we were all slightly proud because compared to when we first arrived to Cape May, because we went from “Yuck”, as MEC Orlowicz would say to “Yuck”. That had to be some kind of improvement. Before we knew it, Week 02 was already there and the remaining 109 of us were happy” or unlucky” we are still around. By this time everyone is losing their voice, but what shocked us the most was the amount of time objectives we all had to complete. It was no 100%, but getting even one completed was amazing and motivated us. Only to fail the next time objective, which we paid for with gallons of sweat. During are second week we started out classes which we found out to be an excellent stress reliever, even when are company commanders instruct us. Of course we still have to keep are military bearing but having your mind on anything other than pushups and sweat was amazing. Our classes are not solely academic either, we also have gym classes. It is if our company commanders were replaced with workout buddies, but the physical intensity is still there. Week 02 is almost over. Today is the last day Alpha-195 will be in week 02. The company has overcome drastic difficulties so far., but still have a long way to go. That is all for now.


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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