Delta 195 Recruit Journal Week 03

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Delta 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: Sep 19, 2017

Graduates: November 09, 2017


Delta-195 week 3

Take a deep breath, survey the water, and take a big step out into the water. Delta 195 started our week off with a survival float class. Normally, our regular swim class is like swimming in a bowl of ice cubes and we are experience the first stages of hypothermia. After putting on our giant bright orange marshmallows looking like the Michelin tire man, we hopped in the water and had relaxing time floating around the pool. From there we went to our seamanship class.

At seamanship, we learned our 05 basic knots as well as more boat terminology. Some of us feel so “handy” pun intended, with tying knots that we’re starting to feel like little Popeye’s and skippers.

After untangling ourselves, we got to experience and have the privilege of marching in Zulu 194 graduation. Speaking of marching, we now feel comfortable with taking the quotations off as we are now actually beginning to form as a company. Our lead Company Commander Petty Officer Babot loosened the reins and let us attempt to march on our own, leaving it to one shipmate to lead cadence. As feet shuffled across the ground with the out of step march, we quickly learned that keeping rhythm without direction from our company commanders wasn’t as easy as we thought. Furthermore we began our journey into knowing the ins and outs of our “black rubber guns” or what we call piece nomenclature. None of us thought that we would know what a slip ring, bayonet lug, or ejection port dust cover was until now.

Its amazing the amount of information and detail we have to memorize in a short amount of time. Towards the end of the week we acquired and activated our military ID cards. We thought our freshman year of high school yearbook pictures look bad; we look like a bunch of decaying lifeless zombies. To end our week 03, we ran what was left in our little hearts out , screamed until dust came out of our lungs, and did pushups until our faces were embedded into New Jersey’s ground; you might as well serve us up at chow because we look and feel like a bunch of noodles. Week 04 get ready for Delta 195!



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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