Oscar 193 Recruit Journal Week 3

  Oscar 193 Recruit Journal Formed: September 20, 2016 Graduates: November 11, 2016 Week 03 is coming to an end and it has been quite exhausting both mentally and physically. In the beginning of week 03 we were not getting […]


November 193 Recruit Journal Week 4

  November 193 Recruit Journal Formed: September 13, 2016 Graduates: November 4, 2016   “Fire, fire, fire!” Hearts racing, adrenaline coursing through our veins as we dash into the changing room. The suits left on the rack are three sizes […]


MIKE 193 Recruit Journal Week 5

Mike 193 Recruit Journal Formed: September 06, 2016 Graduates: October 28, 2016 Again and again another week passes by. The time warp holds strong to Tracen Cape May. Every day drags by slowly stretching and bulging, feeling limitless. Then snap! […]


LIMA 193 Recruit Journal Week 6

Lima 193 Recruit Journal Formed: August 30, 2016 Graduates: October 21, 2016 Week 06 was a glorious and terrible one in Munro Hall, filled with some honest to God real fun (seriously, we laughed with our CCs) and some of […]


PAPA 193 RECRUIT JOURNAL WEEK 2

Papa 193 Recruit Journal Formed: September 27, 2016 Graduates: November 18, 2016   This week was the start of the real deal basic training for all of us. We met the five Company Commanders who will critique our every move […]


Reunions discouraged during Operation Fireside

Family & Friends,   Many of you know your loved one is scheduled to dine with a host family over the holiday season as part of Operation Fireside. Each holiday season a handful of family members travel to Cape May, […]


Coast Guard recruits from Training Center Cape May, N.J., pause for a quick photo with their host family during Operation Fireside Thanksgiving 2012. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Donnie Brzuska.

Reunions discouraged during Operation Fireside

Family and Friends, Your loved one is scheduled to dine with a host family over the Holiday season as part of Operation Fireside. Each Holiday Season a handful of family members travel to Cape May, N.J., to attempt to reunite […]


‘Why I serve:’ Seaman Recruit Tevin White

By Seaman Recruit T. A. White  Editor’s Note: This blog entry was written by Seaman Recruit Tevin A. White during Week 07 of basic training at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. White graduated with Recruit Company Kilo 188 July 26, […]


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Recruit Journal Lima 188: Week 07

  Week 07 Summary I have been staring at a blank piece of paper for about 15 minutes trying to decide how to summarize week 07, and there is just no way to do it. This week has been up, […]


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Recruit Journal November 188: Week 05

  Formed: June 25, 2013 Graduate: August 16, 2013 22JUL15 Monday Today began week 05. Week 05 is known as SAR (search and rescue) week because learning about the life saving aspect of the Coast Guard is the main focal […]


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