Foxtrot 190 Recruit Journal Week 01/02

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Foxtrot 190 Recruit Journal Week

Formed: August 5, 2014

Graduates: September 26, 2014

The average persons morning begins with coffee and breakfast, but recruits learned early that caffeine is not the only thing that gets your morning up and running. “Fire, Fire, Fire!”gets Foxtrot up and on the regiment for their first physical incentive training. We march to and from the galley but it is obvious that our steps are not coordinated, displaying poor teamwork. We are getting frustrated and losing confidence but continue to strive to work as a team. “Pay attention to detail” is certainly a theme to live by. We are not moving with a sense of urgency. We have been issued our pieces (m16 replicas) and taught how to carry them as we marched back to Munro Hall. But when we arrived, we were also introduced to the workout using the piece. Week 02 is almost over, and a lot of military customs that was a struggle the first week, is now becoming a regular part of our lifestyle. We are still not completely working as a team, and we are all just trying to get to that moment of relying and trusting each other with everything. The moment that will make us proud to be a part of Foxtrot-190.

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.