During June I was at Station Ponce de Leon, which happened to be a better experience than Eagle. Looking back at it station life it was really fun. I was about a five-minute walk from the beach and got liberty 4-5 days a week, and while I was at the station I learned a lot not only about the Coast Guard but about the enlisted workforce as well. A lot of the work that the enlisted do goes unnoticed by the public, which is partly why I’m writing about it now. Although we were only there for five weeks, they taught us all they could in that time period while maintaining their course of work. Honestly, the amount of work they do and the great experience I had cannot be described with words, but only by experiencing it. So, sorry for being so vague but all I can say is that I had a great, no, an amazing experience which I wouldn’t have given up for anything.
Just some shout outs to Master Chief Jensen, MK3 Vandeven, and SN Davern, and the rest of the crew at Station Ponce as they were the ones that taught me the most and made my experience worthwhile. That’s all.
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