Golf 190 Recruit Journal Week 07

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Golf 190 Recruit Journal

Formed: August 12, 2014

Graduates: October 03, 2014


Golf-190 week 07 summary.

Golf-190 is on their last week of training. Golf-190’s motto is “When you’re going through hell, keep going.”

Week 01 was the beginning of our training. During this week we had to meet time objectives that seemed impossible.

Week 02 things become more of a routine. We had certain things that we were good at and things that we were horrible at.

Week 03 Golf-190 is still doing incentive training. We also learned about the history of Training Center Cape May. We were introduced to Zeus. We also were able to march in the last sunset parade for the year.

Week 04 was the week when Golf-190 started to work together. This was the week when Golf-190 started to change. We don’t take long showers and we can change cloths super fast.

Week 05 is when we started getting all of our responsibility. This week we also had an exciting moment. We got our orders! Most people were excited about their orders but some people didn’t. We also got to help Master Chief Berry with a project. This week we also got fitted for dress blue uniforms. Finally we made our move to Healy Hall.

Week 06 we are starting to be treated more like adults. We learned fire fighting basics. Wednesday night was the night we got our colors.

Week 07 we were the “senior company in training.” Week 07 Golf -190 stepped it us as a company. We had manual of arms/close order drill test. Which we got 8 out of 10 on. This week we also learned CPR/First Aid. We had our seamanship final, and we also had our final.
At the beginning of this journey we never thought we would make it this far. The beginning was tough; all we did was the I.T. which was Golf’s favorite thing to do. NOT! As the weeks went on it all become easier.

Throughout the weeks there would be small thing that we would always remember. Like one shipmate yelling “red light, green light” or another shipmate flanking thought the birds on the parade field, or even when a shipmate had to point at himself in the merrier and laugh at his own side burns.

These past weeks have been a great experience for Golf-190, we are not the same as when we got here. We’ve become a family. We’ve learned to take responsibility for our actions. The greatest and most important thing Golf-190 learned is “Never Leave A Shipmate Behind”. When we get to our next cutter or station people’s lives are at stake. We are ready to take the next step.


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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.