Foxtrot 190 Recruit Journal – Week 03

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Foxtrot 190 Recruit Journal

Formed: August 5, 2014

Graduates: September 26, 2014



Week 03 was hard in the beginning, and it only got tougher. We know more now than we did from week 01, so now much more is required and expected of us. Our company is having a hard time being a team! Shipmates are not being accountable for each other, integrity is tainted and people are still being individuals. Our company is handicaped and can’t move forward because we are still not grasping “work together”, it is still “every man for themselves” type of mentality. All week long, we have been constantly having to do torturous remedials to pay for our stupid mistakes and careless attitudes. We have lost several people this week, due to quitting or reversion. This has put a strain on our little confidence, but we have also gained a few fellow shipmates, and hopefully we will all be able to adjust and keep pushing forward until we are the best of the best.


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.