Recruit Journal Lima 188 Week: 02

Recruit Journal Lima 188 Week: 02

Formed: June 11, 2013

Graduate: August 2, 2013

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This week had its ups and down. We exercised, studied, ate, marched, failed, and exercised some more as punishment for failing at multiple things.

This week was hard and we know it’s going to get harder. We’re all trying our hardest to please our Company Commanders, our shipmates, as well as ourselves.

The one thing we desperately need to practice is teamwork and this past week proved that.

Our first week here we got yelled at for things we didn’t know. However, this week we know it was our fault. We are struggling especially with our individuality.

We all kept thinking independently and we’re realizing that by doing that, it’s going to be our demise. We are working harder to become a team.

We must be doing something right as we received a compliment from Chief Johnson earlier in the week. All in all, we fell like we’re headed in the right direction.

For week 02 recruits we already learned about rates and ranks, close order drill movements, manual of arms movements, and we feel physically/mentally stronger.

We can’t wait for what’s in store for us in week 03!

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.