Juliet 196 Recruit Journal Week 03

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Juliet 196 Recruit Journal

Formed: Jul 17, 2018

Graduates: Sep 07, 2018

 

Today was a very special day at Training Center Cape May! It’s the Coast Guard’s Birthday! She’s 228 years old today and is still rocking and rolling better than ever. There was a festival and even a friendly game of kick ball to honor this important occasion. Of course we weren’t allowed to participate in it either. We were allowed to be a part of the sunset parade. Juliet and all the other companies lined across and marched the parade field, showing the very supportive community of Cape May that the future of the Coast Guard is still bright. Not a bad way to sum up a pretty rough week. Even though it was a rough week overall, there was a lot to learn from. We took all of our starting seamanship classes out at Webber Hall, which is one of the coolest classrooms ever. We learned how to steer a boat when ordered and all about standing watches and tying different knots, which will benefit us greatly when we get out to the fleet. Everyone is looking forward to next week and our firefighting training at Goff Hall. It’s going to be a really cool experience. Week 03 is a difficult week to make it through. Most of the company did, but a rigorous rucksack inspection was the end of the line for a few in Juliet Company. Also many of our shipmates learned the hard way if something was up to speed in recruit training or not following the rules led to them going over to KILO Company which is a week back in training. Probation kicked off this week and will shortly start taking serious effect on the company. I believe the past few reversions has opened the company’s eyes that what the Company Commanders are saying and making us do are turning more into promises that might lead into disciplinary actions if not completed correctly. As we march on to week 04 we ask that everyone keeps us in their thoughts as we push on to strive to be the future of the United States Coast Guard.

 

 

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.

 

 

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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