The four “Ps” of boot camp stress management

Note: Lt. Eamon McGraw is a member of the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps and currently serves as the Protestant chaplain aboard Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J. He served with the U.S. Marine Crops prior to his assignment at […]


CAPE MAY, N.J. Ð Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Saporito, a company commander at Training Center Cape May, motivates a member of Recruit Company Bravo 187 during incentive training July 31, 2012. The recruits are being reprimanded for failing to meet time objectives, which are critical in a lifesaving organization where seconds can mean the difference between life and death. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Donnie Brzuska.

It’s not JUST 8 weeks: Workout Program

We’re proud to introduce the “It’s not JUST 8 weeks: Workout Program.” This  three-month program is aimed at preparing recruits not just for the Week 01 physical fitness assessment but also focuses on preventing some of the most common injuries we see during […]


It’s not JUST 8 weeks Month 01: Day 06

“It’s not JUST 8 weeks Month 01: Day 06” focuses on run preparation and lower-body strength training. The Month 01 Program is intended to be completed at least one month prior to shipping to Training Center Cape May.   This […]


It’s not JUST 8 weeks Month 01: Day 04

“It’s not JUST 8 weeks Month 01: Day 04” focuses on run preparation. You’ll simply warm up, run for time and then complete a recovery routine. The Month 01 Program is intended to be completed at least one month prior […]


It’s not JUST 8 weeks Month 01: Day 02

“It’s not JUST 8 weeks Month 01: Day 02” focuses on run preparation and upper-body strength training. This workout routine is divided into weeks 01 and 02, and then into weeks 03 and 04. You’ll do the corresponding reps and […]


It’s not JUST 8 weeks Month 01: Days 01, 03 and 05

“It’s not JUST 8 weeks Month 01: Days 01, 03 and 05” is a circuit routine aimed at mirroring the physical challenges of a typical boot camp workout session. You’ll complete one round of each exercise for the corresponding time […]


You asked, the honor graduates for Victor/Whiskey 188 answered

Editor’s note: We took your top five questions for a senior recruit from Facebook and let Seaman Larry McMillian and Seaman Jess McCulloch answer them. McMillian is from Greensboro, N.C., and has orders to the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell in […]


It’s not JUST 8 weeks Month 02: Days 03 & 06

It’s not JUST 8 weeks Month 02: Days 03 & 06 focuses on run preparation. This workout routine is divided into weeks 01 and 02, and then into weeks 03 and 04. You’ll alternate between walking, running and sprinting for […]


It’s not JUST 8 weeks Month 02: Days 02 & 05

“It’s not JUST 8 weeks Month 02: Days 02 & 05” focuses on cardio conditioning and full-body strength training. This workout routine is divided into weeks 01 and 02, and then into weeks 03 and 04. You’ll do the corresponding […]


It’s not JUST 8 weeeks Month 02: Days 01 & 04

It’s not JUST 8 weeks Month 02: Days 01 & 04” focuses on run preparation and full-body strength training. This workout routine is divided into weeks 01 and 02, and then into weeks 03 and 04. You’ll do the corresponding […]


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