India 195 Recruit Journal Week 02

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India 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: Oct 31, 2017

Graduates: December 21, 2017


Parents, family, and friends of the recruits of India-195; we thank you, first of, for your support. The first week at Training Center Cape May was just filled with paperwork and reception of our gear. The indoctrination weekend, however, is one beach weekend we’ll never forget. Upon meeting our Company Commanders, we were rushed to Munro Hall, our home for the next 07 weeks. In those few days, we got in some cardio work, our calves all grew from stairs and our shirts were soaked with sweat, but we are still here.

Now, it hasn’t all just been physical. In fact, we’ve had a large number of great classes. We’ve learned more than the booth camp basics, though. We have been taught the family benefits, the college help, and even a class on the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ, which gave me a whole new idea of the show J.A.G.). These classes are all practical. Not a single one will be useless when we get into the world.

Responsibility is something every parent tried to drill into their child’s brain. The training staff of Cape May is happy to continue this. Owning one’s mistake was one of the first values we had to pick up. As future life savers, it is essential that we learn this by the means of Coast Guard recruit training. High stress is a proven process, and we are all driving hard through it.

I wish I could tell the funny stories we have, but I just don’t think a “yum yum” screensaver would crack y’all up like it does us. The truth is, we’re all still adjusting. Moms, Dads, Nanas, and Papas; we all appreciate what work you did to prepare us for our new challenge. We have the leadership to stay motivated, the mentors to learn, and each other to lean on. We will make you proud.

SR Dallas, T. B.


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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