Bravo 195 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Bravo 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: Aug 29, 2017

Graduates: October 20, 2017

Bravo-195 is not your every day company. No, we are a whole different breed of recruits. We have special talents such as the ability to not understand orders, even after they are given for the 11th time. We also have the power to be so quiet it is like we are not even in there, even though we are supposed to be screaming our faces off. Make no mistake though; we are no scrubs when it comes to punctuality. We make sure to be late to all of our time objectives so our Company Commanders know we made sure everything was perfect. Yes, it was a rough week for Bravo-195. We have sweat enough gallons to drown fish, screamed until our throats have grown dry and soar, held canteens and demilitarized plastic M16s over our heads until our shoulders felt like they would promptly detach from our bodies. Yes, the rumors are true; boot camp is hard, very hard. On the bright side, Petty Officer Abascal, our Lead Company Commander, and his Assistant Company Commanders Petty Officer Madrid, Chief Pullen, Chief VanderJagt, and Chief Lynch are always helpful in reminding us how lazy, slow, and undisciplined we are and our ears are ringing from all the screaming we have been doing. At the moment, boot camp is a lot to take in and the process is slow. But if we are lucky we can come together now before our Assistant Company Commander Chief Pullen’s head detaches from his body and skyrockets into orbit.


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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