Recruit Journal Sierra188 Week: 03

Recruit Journal Sierra188 Week: 03
Formed: August 6, 2013
Graduate: September 27, 2013


‘Week three came to an end today. This week, the company started to feel more like Coast Guardsman, rather than just civilian’s in uniform’s. We have been in the classroom at seamanship, learning about surviving at sea and different types of vessels and aircraft used by the Coast Guard.

This week felt like the most grueling week, because most of the recruits in the company have the ‘Cape May crud’. Most nights were spend doing a lot of incentive training at the hands of our Company Commanders because of our mistakes; although, our lead Company Commander, Petty Officer Luedecke tells else when it’s over each night that “tomorrow you have a clean slate SIERRA.”

This gives us a lot more hope than you could imagine. We are also standing watch alone in our barracks. We have made some strides as a company, although it feels like we always take a few steps back. Hopes are high for week four and our determination is getting stronger. Sierra-188′

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