Bravo 190 Recruit Journal Week 02

Bravo 190 Recruit Journal Week 02

Formed: July 08, 2014

Graduates: August 29, 2014


The following is the recruit blog from B-190 (WK2):


What a week! None of us ever thought we’d miss Sexton Hall, which is where we first arrived on the bus. The initiation to Sexton Hall was hard, but the initiation for Munro Hall was unfathomable. Throughout this week, we’ve all been battered and exhausted by incentive training and the newly found responsibilities we are all held accountable for. Three of these newly required responsibilities are Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. These are the Coast Guard core values. Do we truly understand them yet? I’d say we’re getting there due to all the “games” we play to instill into us exactly what it feels like to live up to them. Other fun facts for Bravo-190, most of us passed our swim assessment; most of us got company jobs…those poor yeoman. Also this week, we got to meet our company mentors! During our visit with them, they gave us a lot of helpful tips about our possible future endeavors. Even better, they let us relax while they did that! Unfortunately, we made up for our slouching later, and my later I mean the rest of the day. So far, Bravo-190, as a company, has proven that we need a lot of improvement and although we have trouble screaming it out, it is safe to say most of us truly want this and are willing to stress and sweat for it. With week three on the horizon, we look forward to seeing what we’re made of as a company. As we continue in training, optimism is the key Bravo!



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.