November 189 Recruit Journal Week: 03

November 189 Recruit Journal Week: 03
Formed: March 4, 2014
Graduates: April 25, 2014

International Maritime Signal Flag November

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Done! Week 03 is finished and we are moving on to bigger and better things. This past week we have braved snowy weather, dawned survival suits, learned all about knots, and even learned how to drive a ship. We are starting to move away from tedious self discipline drills and more towards learning real skills and gaining knowledge that we can actually apply in our everyday lives as Coast Guardsmen.

Saturday we were visited by our mentors Senior Chief Seago and RDML Jones. They came to talk to us about their experiences in the Coast Guard. They answered our questions about our future careers. At first everyone was a bit intimidated by their rank, but they really opened up to us. It definitely left us motivated and ready for week 04. We still have many obstacles ahead of us like RAMP. (Recruit Attitude Motivational Program) We can be sent there for any little thing that we mess up on. Some of us have already been sent there! Basically it’s the worst 2 hours in any human being life! No recruit wants to go there…Trust me I’m talking out of experience.

Next week we start firearms training. We are nearing the half way point in our training. It’s time to buckle down! Things are about to get real for November-189.
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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