Delta 198 Recruit Journal Week 06

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Formed: October 29, 2019                                                                                       Graduates: December 20, 2019

The morning before parade day was exciting but nerve racking for Delta-198 as the company marched around the parade field practicing “Semper Paratus” and learning different cadences from Chief Milligan at 0545 in the morning.

After morning chow, with the sun barely over the horizon Delta hopefully received the last round of vaccinations for various diseases by some very unforgiving Doctors. The rest of the morning everyone made an immense amount of progress on Manual of Arms, getting sharper, more crisp and in sync after every session. Speaking of progress, almost all of the recruits sent to the Recruit Aptitude and Motivation Program passed and were able to return to Delta today. Some returned with a red reflector belt signifying being placed on Probation but still very determined to prove to their Company Commanders they are willing to give it 100%.

There was only one class today learning about personal fitness plans. After noon chow seeing Foxtrot right after forming, with their stressed, anxious faces determined to make their way around the galley and failing to avoid the observant eyes of their Company Commanders. Delta tried to set the example of how to properly move about the galley without getting “Jacked up”. Delta then made their way to the Gym to some cardio and weight lifting exercises with the small but very much appreciated privilege of choosing to either do Cardio or Weights.

Friday night Delt-198 had another informative Dress Uniform inspection from petty officer Aulph. After mail and shower time, all recruits made sure their dress uniforms were in perfect condition, without a single thread out of place for the big parade in order to prove to our Company Commanders how far we have come.

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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