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Basic Training Question
Last Post 07 Jun 2015 05:03 AM by TheLonelyOS. 5 Replies.
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05 Jun 2015 10:09 AM
    How bad is it? As a Mama Bear, I have a fear of the mental toughness my son will need to be "broken down."
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    05 Jun 2015 11:07 AM
    Everything that your son will go through is designed to help him handle stress and fatigue when he is in the fleet. At week 8 of basic he won’t regret a thing. Is it tough? Sure, but we as humans grow, both mentally and physically, through struggle.

    If he really wants to join the Coast Guard he will have no problems. There are moments when any recruit thinks “ok this is ridiculous, how am I going to get out of this place” but that’s just human nature trying to vacate a stressful situation. Deep down inside you know you won’t quit even if your arms fall off from holding your full water canteen out in front of you for what seems like ever.

    Help him prepare by studying the required knowledge and all the rates and ranks, and help keep him motivated to become physically ready.

    "You can't run from the wind. You trim your sails, face the music, and keep going." - Captain Sheldon, White Squall
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    05 Jun 2015 01:27 PM
    Coast Guard basic training is designed to be very difficult. Both physically and Mentally. The purpose is to push the recruits to their very limit. Learn how to perform under extreme pressure and time constraints. Here's a short video that explains it very well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmV7G3JWwkA
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    05 Jun 2015 02:19 PM
    Just remember that the vast of majority of recruits get through just fine. I work with people in distress. I need to know that the person next to me isn't going to lose it during distress call. Boot camp does that. It teaches you how you reach under stress and how to work through it. Don't approach it as Mama Bear, approach it as "He's going to be infinitely more prepared because of this." Tough love sucks but everyone needs a dose
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    05 Jun 2015 02:32 PM
    Thank you all for your input. I will try to remember that.
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    07 Jun 2015 05:03 AM
    You'll see a big change from the person he was going into boot camp and when he graduates. A good thing that one of the chiefs I had said after a long PT session was the way boot camp is designed is not how the actual coast guard is and that essentially you are getting paid to get 3 meals a day and to workout
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