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06 Jul 2011 09:31 AM
    Hello!

    I am starting this forum for friends and family of Coast Guard Recruit Company Juliett 185 (ship date June 28th, graduation date August 19th).

    Please share any information here about this company!
    I will start by sharing the mailing address for the company. They are in James Hall, so their address is formatted as:

    SR ____________ (son's or daughter's name here)
    Recruit Company J185,
    James Hall
    USCG Training Center
    1 Munro Avenue
    Cape May, NJ 08204-5083


    A Facebook page for this company has already been established. Login to Facebook, search for "USCG Juliett 185", and you will find it. It is a "closed" group, which means you have to ask permission to join, which is done to keep out those with no relation to this Company.

    My name is Larry, and I have a son in this company. I would love to hear from other parents or spouses or friends.

    Hope to hear from you all soon!

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    07 Jul 2011 06:25 AM
    Hello Friends and Family of Juliet 185. I am Master Chief Joe Harold and I have the honor of being selected as the Recruit Company Mentor for J-185. I will be meeting with the Company two times during their training and I will also attend their graduation.

    I have been looking forward to this opportunity for quite some time and am very excited. This weekend is my first session with the company and it is going to be a pleasure to meet the men and women of Juliet 185.

    The company has been working pretty hard this week as they start the process of learning the basics. They are probably still a bit stressed and in "adjustment mode" and I am hoping my two hour session this Saturday will help them de-stress a little and maybe sit back and hear my version of what it takes to have a successful career. I hope they ask a lot of questions.

    If anyone wants to get in touch with me I can be reached by the following two emails:
    joseph.e.harold@uscg.mil
    johar923@yahoo.com

    Your recruit are most likely having the experience of a lifetime during these next eight weeks and your support will most definitely contribute to them being successful in their training and their career as a Coast Guardsman, whether it is a four year tour or thirty years.

    I look forward to corresponding with the friends and family of Juliet 185.

    Respectfully,
    ETCM Joseph Harold
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    07 Jul 2011 07:31 AM
    Welcome Aboard Master Chief. Please, look around our little forum home and anything you have to add helping new recruits or family members will be a very welcomed addition. A perspective from your point in a career would be really terrific to have. Not to mention I'm sure you have more than one interesting sea story. Feel free to share. Thank you for your service and your time to J-185.

    Out of curiosity, what company were you in Master Chief? Its fun to see how far back some classes can go. Again, welcome aboard.
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    07 Jul 2011 09:16 AM
    Thanks OldGuard2. I appreciate the welcome.

    I have been reading some of the other company threads and I will probably be adding my comments to some of them. Reading the posts from the wives and girl friends really brought back some memories. I was single in boot camp, but I met my wife in Cape May when I was stationed there as a young ET3 (She was from Philly and was spending the summer at the shore). I can relate my wife's point of view and share the things I felt when I was deployed and away from my family. It is hard, as I'm sure you understand, but the home comings are so rewarding. I used to keep a list of the things I missed due to being underway, at school or otherwise deployed. It is just part of the game.

    I went to boot camp in 1983 from late August to mid October. My company was O-116 and my CC was BMC Trainor. There are some things you just never forget.

    I look forward to contributing to this forum and I am excited to be a mentor for these fine young men and women that are the Coast Guard's future.

    Take care,
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    07 Jul 2011 09:56 AM
    Hello, Master Chief Harold!

    Thanks so much for your reply to this forum. I hope that this forum will be well used by friends and family of J-185, but I wonder how many of them even know it exists? It seems that the forum page has to be created by a family member (which I happily did), and that any Facebook page created is also an independent undertaking (my hat is off to whomever created that page).

    It would be great if the Coast Guard could send an email to whomever the recruit designates, pointing them to the online community resources available. I know that there are parents who would like to communicate with other parents, but we just have to sort of stumble into one another online. Might there be a more organized process that you could engineer for fostering communication among the families?

    Master Chief, if I could ask one other favor, when you meet with J-185 this weekend, could you please encourage the "historian" of J185 who is responsible for writing the online recruit journal to please give us as much information as possible? I have noticed that some journals are rather bare-bones, while others have good detail, complete with anecdotes, sometimes humorous ones with "famous quotations of the week".

    Of course, what we really would all immensely enjoy would be photographs of our recruits in their squad bay or doing PT or classwork! Even just one or two photos a week of the company would be fantastic.

    Thanks again for the communication, Master Chief. It is very much appreciated.

    Sincerely,
    Larry Knight (father of a J-185 recruit)
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    08 Jul 2011 11:50 AM
    Nice to find this forum and hear from not only paretns but you also Master Chief Harold. Looking forward to the journals to start for Juliet 185.
    Bob and Pam (parents of Chris)
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    08 Jul 2011 03:45 PM
    Hello again friends and family of Juliet 185. Here is a quick update. I arrived at TRACEN around 1300 today and checked into the barracks for my weekend stay. I did a little checking out the city on my bike then I did a short reconnaissance of the recruit area. I was able to see Hotel 185 learning a new marching maneuver and India 185 do a little Incentive Training otherwise known as IT. I didn't see hide nor hair of Juliet 185, but I may go out again before dark to look around. It is exciting to be here.

    I'd like to give you a little background on me. I joined in 1983, served on the CGC MIDGETT and went to ET A School in Governor's Island, NY. After school I came back to Cape May to serve as an ET at the Group/Air Station which no longer exists. So, I'm pretty familiar with the area. I also met my wife here during that tour and she has a family house here that we use for a annual vacation. I love coming to the base and hearing the sounds and seeing the sights I still remember so well. Cadence, the yelling of the CC, Douglas Munro signalling a letter. (Which is it I wonder). The wind, the sunshine, the traffic.

    My career has been long and I have serve from coast to coast and have visited many islands and countries. Cape May is still my favorite Coast Guard place.

    More to come later. I am going to post this to the facebook page too.

    R,
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    09 Jul 2011 10:02 AM
    Well I have met Juliet 185 and I must say I am extremely impressed. They were as stressed as I expected, but I really think they were able to calm down and relax a bit even if it was only for two hours. I started off having them all take a deep breath and let it out along with as much stress as they could. I asked them to relax, but to maintain their military bearing. I went through a few ground rules, a very brief bio of my career then I had all 96 of them stand up tell me (and their shipmates) where they were from, why they joined the CG and what they expected to get out of it. We have a very smart bunch here, a very large portion already have degrees and pretty much the rest are going to pursue advanced education.

    I gave them some advice on what they were going through and tried to give them as much encouragement as I could on sticking with it and striving for success. I asked how many thought to themselves over these last two weeks "what the heck did I get myself into?" and just about every hand went up. We all had a laugh over that one and I felt the stress level go down a little more.

    I passed on the info some of you had asked me to pass and gave them the info to pass on to their loved ones to get as many family and friends on these sites as possible.

    I then opened up to questions and boy were there questions. I think I actually got a little emotional at one point and had to pause to gain my composure and not let them see the weak Master Chief lose it. I guess I just see my kids in each of these fine young recruits and I want every single one of them to make it to the end and become successful Coast Guardsmen.

    I can't wait for week 5 and I have some homework to do for some of the recruit's questions. I took a few pictures, but I won't be able to post them on facebook until I get home since I didn't bring my cable. They will look serious, but that was the direction to them from me to keep everything professional looking.

    They are probably at chow now and it is time for me to do the same.

    Respectfully,
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    09 Jul 2011 01:43 PM
    My son is SR Robert Heldrich.
    We are from the west coast of Florida.
    This whole experience has been overwhelming, but finding this forum was the highlight of my past week and a half, that and the post card I got from him today!!
    Looking forward to meeting other loved ones, and both offering and receiving support and encouragement!!!

    Thank You!!!

    Meg Webb
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    09 Jul 2011 04:39 PM
    I remember your son from today's visit. He looks like he is doing fine.
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    09 Jul 2011 08:47 PM
    Master Chief, what a relief and peace of mind you are giving some very fortunate parents & family. Thank you for doing this. I'm sure to know that you were with "my recruit" for these families makes them feel really good. Even if they were having the same crazy doubts as the young recruits with "what did we get ourselves into?" Thank you Chief.
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    09 Jul 2011 09:16 PM
    Thank you Master Chief Harold! I found this forum by doing a random search on google for Juilet 185 tonight. Glad I found it. It's great to see the updates when communication is so limited at this time. We received our 1st letter from our son SR Helms, Andrew today. So great to finally hear from him. We could tell he seemed alittle stressed and home sick. Thanks for taking the time to have them try to relax a bit. I'm sure they needed it. We know he'll be fine. He's a stronge one and will come out the other side even stronger. I found a youtube video of last weekends July 3rd Sunset Parade. Did Juliet 185 participate? Just wondering if they were some of the guys standing in the background in formation? Thanks again for your postings. Can't wait to see yall in Cape May in a few weeks.

    Bobby Helms
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    09 Jul 2011 11:00 PM
    You have no idea how glad I am to hear that!! Thank you SOOOOOOO much!!!!
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    10 Jul 2011 09:36 AM
    Master Chief Harold,
    Thank You so very much! We were so relieved to hear from you and that our son, and his company, are coping and managing the stress at this time. We, like the other parents, are so Grateful for hearing that our children are OK. I know that every single one of them (your recriuts) were so appreciative for the time, knowledge, and strength encouraging words that you could share with them. I have read the first post card that we received from our son several times and I can't express fully the relief of hearing from Christopher. To sense the stress, but also to see he is realizing there is a way to work through the next seven weeks. He asked for prayers and support from his loved ones! Please know that you will have a special place in our prayers as well as all the men and women whom serve our Country to keep it safe!
    Thank You,
    Pam & Bob Markford (aka parents of SR Milligan, Christopher T.)
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    10 Jul 2011 09:54 AM
    Larry,
    We would like to personally thank you for for finding and creating this forum. It has brought a sense of relief to us knowing there is a way to communicate with the Master Chief and other parents going through the sense of wonderment at home while our "children" and family members struggle and grow in Cape May. We have already begun making plans for the August 19th graduation. Currently plan to stop on the 18th for the night 45 minutes away at a small town called Absecon, NJ. Plan to be waiting at the gate Friday morning when it opens for family.
    Again thank you
    Bob and Pam Markford (SR Milligan, Christopher)
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    10 Jul 2011 10:09 AM
    I posted some pictures on the facebook page. Go here to check them out. If you are not a member of the group, get yourself on over there and start facebooking. That's where all the pictures, videos and other fun things will most likely end up.

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...8328104049

    R,
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    10 Jul 2011 10:15 AM

    Posted By BHelms TX on 09 Jul 2011 10:16 PM
    I found a youtube video of last weekends July 3rd Sunset Parade. Did Juliet 185 participate?


    I'm pretty sure they didn't participate as they had just formed up as Juliet 185 two days before that and I'm sure the CCs were still trying to get them to put the same foot down at the same time.

    I think they may be in the next one and they should start participating in the graduations too.

    Keep checking back at all the different places and before long you will be seeing your recruit. You may not recognize them at first. It isn't the hair cut and funny glasses, it is the fact that they may be standing taller, looking sharper, transforming into our future.

    R,
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    10 Jul 2011 12:17 PM
    I've been all over that Facebook page, and even found a picture of my son!!! I've got every family member and friend signing up, and well as joining this forum.
    Thank God for modern technology,
    Does just the Coast Guard do this, or do all branches of the military? I have friends who's sons are joining other branches, and they are hoping for the same experience!!
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    10 Jul 2011 12:43 PM
    Bob and Pam;
    You are very welcome. But, I was merely following the lead of others who have come before who have set up forums for their company. At any rate, I am glad you found the forum! Please be sure to search for, and apply to join the Facebook page as well. Search for USCG Juliet 185 in Facebook, and if you don't find it that way, search for USCG Juliett 185 (two t's in Juliett). Sometimes the search works better with the alternate spelling, for whatever reason.

    But, the real thanks go to those great men who are now transforming our sons and daughters. In case you haven't yet found the Facebook page where they are mentioned, I will list them here (I hope this list is accurate, as it was taken from a document on the Facebook page for Juliet 185):

    Company Commanders:
    FS1 Terry Harmon
    IT1 Randy Whitehead
    EM1 Steve Luedecke
    OS2 Kevin Aulph

    These men certainly have my respect and gratitude for the work they are doing. In every man's (or woman's) life, there is a "short list" of men they will never forget, and who are key figures in their lives, for however brief a time. No doubt the men above will be on most of those "short lists"!

    And, Bob and Pam, we are incredibly fortunate to have Master Chief Harold as the mentor for this company. Not only for his key role in the "mental health" of the company, but for his attention to both this and the Facebook forum, where his postings have been so generous, even posting our fist glimpses of Company Juliet 185 life at Cape May.

    Thanks again to all these great guys!
    Larry
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    10 Jul 2011 02:10 PM
    Thank you so much for creating this page! I asked to join the FB page, but it hasn't been accepted yet.

    All of this information is so great! Thank you so much for providing it.

    My son is Austin Evans from Saginaw, TX. Any information on him would be greatly appreciated!! I hope he is doing well.

    Thank you again for all of the information.

    Regards,

    Janetta Hames
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    10 Jul 2011 04:35 PM
    Janetta,

    I live in Wisconsin now but when my son shipped to boot camp we lived in Blue Mound, TX. Saginaw was my choice when shopping at Super Walmart! LOL Welcome to the forum. I hope Austin is having a good time in NJ.

    As far as CC's and remembering them... my ex-husband was India-121 and graduated Cape May in October 1985. I can tell you his CC was BM1 Stott and that name will still cause my ex to snap to attention. LOL You never forget your CC's. He also knows the names of all of his OCS instructors. That was 17 weeks of fun in Yorktown, VA. (Now in New London) But they are on that short list of people you remember your whole life.
    Sector NY, Staten Island
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    10 Jul 2011 08:51 PM
    Thanks again for setting up this page. I found it while trying to decypher my daughter's handwriting and comparing it with mailing addresses. I am happy to see other parent's/spouses that are together. You were certainly quick and efficient in getting it up. Much praise.
    Very Respectfully,
    Mrs. J. DuSablon
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    10 Jul 2011 11:01 PM
    What a small world!! We absolutely love it here in Saginaw.

    Thanks for the note!!
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    11 Jul 2011 06:32 AM
    Hello, Juliet 185 family;

    For those who may not already be aware, there is another Facebook group that you should by all means join, in addition to the USCG Juliett 185 group already mentioned above.

    It is the USCG Parents, Family and Friends group. Log into your Facebook account, then search for:

    USCG Parents, Family and Friends

    Again, it is a closed group, and you request admission just like you did for J-185. Once you are admitted by an administrator, you can see the photos.

    Here is why the group is so good, even though it is much larger:

    Nearly all the activity is parents photographing their son's or daughter's graduations from Cape May. But, more than just the graduating class is participating in the graduations! Many of the junior companies also march, or work in support of the ceremonies. So, this is one of the primary ways of seeing your recruit in photos before their own graduation.

    Just yesterday, a parent of Echo-185 posted a boatload (200!) photos of the Echo graduation on July 8, and he confirmed to me this evening that there are some shots of Juliet in there.

    When you get admitted to the group (this link seems even work for non-members, at least for now), go to:

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...4227659869

    Hopefully, the Echo parent photographer was right, and Juliet is in some of the shots.

    Let me know if you find your recruit in any of those.
    Happy hunting!

    Larry
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    11 Jul 2011 12:00 PM
    Thanks to all who have contributed to this sight. My daughter-in- law googled Juliett 185 and discovered this forum. Master Chief, I retired from the Coast Guard in 2003 with 20 years of great memories. My company was R-116 and my CC was YN1 Bragg. My son now is starting his career in Juliettt-185, and I could not be any more proud of him and the men and women serving along side. Thank you for your words of encouragement to those in the company, and we look forward to more news as it becomes available.
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    11 Jul 2011 12:00 PM
    I am so happy that this page was created!! My husband is in this company. His name is Phillip R. Johnson. I can't wait to see pictures Hope he is doing great also!!

    Sincerly,
    Christina Johnson
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    11 Jul 2011 12:43 PM
    jpjobx,

    Since you are retired, if you can still fit your uniform, you can present to your son at graduation. My ex-husband is still active duty and the only day I can remember him being more proud of his son was the day he was born. I have never seen a man with a chest so pumped like Jim was at Colin's graduation! So if you can still fit the uniform, write your son about being able to hand him his certificate if you like. That is a great moment and trust me, not a dry eye by anyone in your family! Also, anything you want to add to posts... you have the experience, the knowledge, the sea stories... jump right in to help some young people when you have something to offer. We never say no to a new and active participant.

    Congrats to all families and welcome aboard to everyone. Look around, read what's out there. If you are looking for an answer and can't find it, don't be shy... post away. There are a lot of very smart Coasties on this site ready to help however they can.

    Welcome all,
    Macie
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    Posted By jpjobx on 11 Jul 2011 01:00 PM
    Thanks to all who have contributed to this sight. My daughter-in- law googled Juliett 185 and discovered this forum. Master Chief, I retired from the Coast Guard in 2003 with 20 years of great memories. My company was R-116 and my CC was YN1 Bragg. My son now is starting his career in Juliettt-185, and I could not be any more proud of him and the men and women serving along side. Thank you for your words of encouragement to those in the company, and we look forward to more news as it becomes available.



    Me being O-116 means I was just a couple weeks ahead of you. Cool.
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    11 Jul 2011 03:10 PM

    Posted By PRJohnsonswife on 11 Jul 2011 01:00 PM
    I am so happy that this page was created!! My husband is in this company. His name is Phillip R. Johnson. I can't wait to see pictures <img src='http://www.uscg.org/DesktopModules/ActiveForums/themes/_default//emoticons/smile.gif' align="absmiddle" border="0" /> Hope he is doing great also!!

    Sincerly,
    Christina Johnson



    He goes by Johnson, Papa now. He was sitting right in front of Johnson, Alpha. I love it!
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    11 Jul 2011 04:16 PM

    Master Chief Harold,

    The jpjobx is my husband's father! haha... so it seems that Johnson, Papa has a nickname I'm glad he is doing great!!! Thank you for keeping us all updated. I know this has to be a tough time on the company with being away from home but I want him to know that we all have faith in him and I'm sure other families do as well for their child/ family member. I will continue to visit this site for more posts! I love it!

    Sincerly,
    Christina Johnson
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