Recruit Journal Lima 188 Week: 04

Recruit Journal Lima 188 Week: 04
Formed: June 11, 2013
Graduate: August 2, 2013

International Maritime Signal Flag Lima

International Maritime Signal Flag Lima

Completing week 04 is supposed to mean more than just another week done. It represents the half way point, more knowledge and experience and the beginning of the end of our experience here at Training Center Cape May. This week was rough mentally more than physically. We had our lows, but we made a big turning point in our company’s growth which will hopefully set us up for a successful week. We have 53 recruits, this is a lot more than last week, and we are starting to work together. This week we did a Weapons simulator, took our Midterm Exam, had our Coast Guard portraits taken, had our Physical fitness assessment, created our “Dream Sheets”, and let loose with our Pugil Stick bouts. Week 04 flew by, but now that our struggling is ending it should fly even more.

SUNDAY OF WEEK 04

Today was a solid day. We all got to enjoy our divine hours, and our extra half an hour of sleep. Before we got here probably all of us hated tedious work, but now there is nothing more that I like doing than shining my boondockers or scrubbing the deck. And we did a lot of that to prepare for our inspection tomorrow. We also got to help do security for the evening parade TRACEN Cape May had for the Fourth of July weekend. Something I also enjoyed, but you would have to pay me $25 dollars an hour to do back home. Either we are going to be really strange OCD (obsessive compulsive) Seaman when we return home or refuse to do tedious activities…but somehow we will find out soon, because week 05 starts tomorrow.
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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7 Responses

  1. Brenda Nixon says:

    You all should be so proud of your accomplishments! Stay positive and motivated. Only 3 weeks left!! : )

  2. Teryan Clark says:

    So glad to finally see this! So proud of all the progress you all have made. Only a little over 3 more weeks!!

  3. Ginger says:

    Great to here you are hanging tight, thought I would never here from Lima 188, we are all praying you will succeed and see the end! We love you!

  4. Dawn Springer says:

    Wow! Great post! Thank you for sharing. Keep working together! You are almost there!! My husband and I had a great chuckle thinking word for word this was written by our Coastie. Sounds just like her but who knows. Lol….

  5. Sue Bryan says:

    Awesome! doesn’t begin to describe all the accomplishments Lima 188 has made in the short time you been there. Your family and friends are sure proud of you. Keep your heads up, hang tough and stay focused graduation is just around the corner. For my granddaughter your mother and I have got our tickets, hotel and our hearts are filled with love and pride.

  6. Sue Bryan says:

    Awesome! doesn’t begin to describe all the accomplishments Lima 188 has made in the short time you been there. Your family and friends are sure proud of you. Keep your heads up, hang tough and stay focused graduation is just around the corner. For my granddaughter your mother and I have got our tickets, hotel and our hearts are filled with love and pride.

  7. john jablonski says:

    From Lima 110to Lima 188 keep up the good work