Victor 189 Recruit Journal Week 06

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Victor 189 Recruit Journal Week 06

Formed: May 13, 2014

Graduates: July 03, 2014



Reality is starting to kick in for V-189. We are on the back stretch of our journey, and it’s time to finish strong. We know what were supposed to be doing. It is just a matter of us having the self discipline to do it. This week we got to wear our tropical blue dress uniforms. There is something about those uniforms that make you stand in front of a mirror and stare. We looked sharp in our tropical blue uniform and everyone felt confident in them. We also got to march in a parade in which we had the honor of representing the United States Coast Guard. Not ourselves or our company, but the Coast Guard; something way bigger than ourselves. Hearing all the cheers from the civilians just reassured us all that we made the right decision to serve our country. Although the end is near, we must not let off the gas pedal. We will remain focused on the task at hand and become better every day.

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.