Kilo 195 Recruit Journal Week 03

International Maritime Signal Flag Kilo


Kilo 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: Nov 14, 2017

Graduates: January 05, 2018


02 Dec 2017

Week 03

“Wake up call”


The crazy echo one’s have endured a lot in week 03 and for some, it was merely a wake-up call. Kilo-195 started taking seamanship classes; some recruits saw the face of probation for the first time, and others saw the face of screaming Company Commanders and Healy Hall Section Commander, Chief Machinery Technician Milligan. As the Lead Company Commander, Chief Maritime Enforcement Specialist Orlowicz and his assistant Company Commanders Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Wilderman and Boatswain’s Mate 2nd class Sanchez, teach Kilo company in their creative ways, recruits stay focused and continue to battle through company failures and the success on a day to day basis. The “Grim Reaper” Petty Officer Wilderman and “The Predator” Petty Officer Sanchez help do the job the majority of time with Incentive Training; also they help prepare recruits for the standard they will have to meet while they are in the fleet. Recruits Learned and chose which G.I. Bill would best suit them for their educational needs. Swam in the orange inflatable rescue swimmer mustang suits. Ran some laps and took an assortment of classes that are required in order to graduate. Some recruits got Military ID’s for those discounts everyone dreams of getting, and the “Fearless Leader” Chief Orlowicz let go of some ropes so the recruits were able to march themselves to and from classes, and even earned the right to drink chocolate milk. The term “Adulting” is how the fearless leader likes to put it, and the recruits have had to grow up and mature in order to accomplish a job that will help them succeed. Sickness has done a number on Kilo-195, but luckily with the medical staff, and the great galley service, recruits have been able to get through the day, and push the limits of the mind and body. The “Grim Reaper” takes great pride in “assisting” the recruits when they mess up and teaches them memorization with the decoy M-16. He also like us when we hold heavy objects and “The Predator” teaches us how not to be weak through the constant Blood, Sweat, and Tears. With all this stress in mind, and the challenges we face (literally), Kilo-195 thanks everyone for the prayers and we are blessed to read letters of encouragement at the end of our days. Have a good week.


Very Respectfully,

SR Carpenter, T

Company Historian


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.