Bravo 190 Recruit Journal Week 04



Bravo 190 Recruit Journal Week 04

Formed: July 08, 2014

Graduates: August 29, 2014


So we were a little off from last week as week 04 nearly broke us. It feels like we all just stepped off the bus. Yet here we are a month later, battle hardened from the countless hours of physically exhausting and mentally haunting ordeals that we have faced so far. As a result of these ordeals, we’ve lost 29 members of our forming company. If I had to make it an average, I would say at least one person today gets hauled away in the ambulance for pushing themselves too hard. Now, if you don’t call that devotion to duty I don’t know what is. Why do we push so hard? Because of things like colors and Honor Guard. They ignite pride and motivation. Motivation to pass our helmsman, marksmanship, physical fitness test, and last but not least, our midterm exam! As we look back on this week, we can say that we’ve lost so much in regards to our shipmates, but have gained a new respect for what this organization entails and are gaining the qualities and standards that are required for the success of our new found family; the Coast Guard. In a nutshell, as we pass our halfway mark, we in Bravo Company are all in agreement; it’s not just 08 weeks.

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.