Recruit Journal Hotel 189:Week 04

Recruit Journal Hotel 189:Week 04
 Formed: Dec. 17, 2013
Graduates: Feb. 7, 2014
13JAN2014

International Maritime Signal Flag Hotel

International Maritime Signal Flag Hotel

Week 04 has been rough for our whole company as we sleep less, are required to know more, and be spot on with everything our Company Commanders teach us. Our stock pile of performance trackers is building in our training records. The recruits who are struggling most with recruit training are now wearing red probation belts. Our company is regularly forgetting that this is U.S. Coast Guard boot camp and not summer camp. We need to stop talking to each other about back home and focus on the daily task at hand. As this week comes to an end we can see that we are only two weeks away from being the senior company on the Regiment.

Individually, we have a lot to work on, but our company is looking better as a team. Through sweat and tears we bond with each other, which helps when we need to complete a task. Most of us are nervous about the Required Knowledge we should have learned before we arrived at TRACEN Cape May.

In Week 04 we went to marksmanship class, took graduation photos, got our first rack inspection from the Section Commanders, and then we filled out our dream sheets (first unit request forms). Finally, our company went on an off-base run with Senator Booker. He then gave us an inspirational speech, energizing us to keep working toward graduation.

Hotel-189 is ready for Week 05 and we are heading into it full throttle.

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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