Zulu 188 Recruit Journal: Week 02

Formed: Oct. 8, 2013
Graduates: Nov. 26, 2013

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When ZULU-188 arrived on the bus in Cape May we probably all heard our entire lives worth of screaming. Strait fear was plastered on all our faces. Little did we know the real nightmare would actually start that Friday when we were snatched up by our Company Commanders. Imagine your worst nightmare then imagine waking up to it being totally real. We knew we were in for the most intense mind game of our lives. Yet amidst all the almost unbearable workouts and the screaming, extremely deep down in our mind we know we so privileged to be here.Usually when someone, or a group of people have a positive attitude, anything you set out to do can be accomplished in boot camp it doesn’t exactly work out that way. All day Tuesday we had the best attitude when it came to pushing or shipmates. Once we hit the deck for our incentive training it became a whole different story. We were so positive and encouraging, yet we had nothing to show for it. We sandbagged all day. We all know we are going to have to end up working together the question is when. Once ZULU-188 gets it all together we will accomplish anything.


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.