Foxtrot 190 Recruit Journal Week 06

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Foxtrot 190 Recruit Journal

Formed: August 5, 2014

Graduates: September 26, 2014

 

Foxtrot-190 Week 06 Summary

 

Saturday morning the company was surprised by a two mile run with our mentors, an Admiral and a Master Chief. The run was long and the company was tired but then we were all surprised again by receiving our colors. We all felt a new sense of pride and purpose in Foxtrot Company.

Shortly after, we headed to lunch and ate with Admiral Midgett, Captain Prestidge and Master Chief Sueski. Admiral Midgett also brought 05 Coast Guardsmen with him from His Sector to answer any questions and share their experiences. As weird as all the shipmates were feeling, we mostly felt special!

 

If I could give week 06 a title it would be, “victory through adversity”. Foxtrot-190 has finally learned not only the importance of team work, but what it really means to be shipmates. This week alone, we went from being evicted from our squad bays, striped of the right to be a senior company, to sitting side by side with an Admiral and earning our on base liberty. We look out for each other; it’s genuine, because we know that if he or she doesn’t make it, then “we” don’t make it. Foxtrot is like a body, some are the eyes, nose, and ears. No matter what part someone is, when they come together, it turns from multiple parts and cells into a single organism operating as one body! What the eyes cannot see, the ears can hear, and that’s the type of accountability Foxtrot-190 has learned about this week.

We are close to completing recruit training but it is not over yet. Consistency is going to be the key to moving forward! Like Chief Carire always says, “we must train on, and give it 1000%”!

Week one, was no fun…

Week two, feelin blue…

Week three, we got it…

Week four, got some more…

Week five, still alive…

Week six, feelin sick…

Week seven, feels like heaven…

Week eight, we graduate!!!

 

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.

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