Oscar 190 Recruit Journal – Week 02

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Oscar 190 Recruit Journal

Formed: October 24, 2014

Graduates: December 12, 2014

Week 02 Summary

Oscar-190 first week in company has been long and hard for many. Although it has only been 09 days since forming, Oscar-190 has already dropped a few recruits, and gained a few from the senior companies.

Our week has involved a lot of physical fitness. We have been introduced to the gym, with things like core-body workouts, bike circuits, weight machines, and the swimming pool. The pool has included our swimming assessment, which is something we need to pass during basic training.

Physical Fitness is not the only thing we do at boot camp. There is also a large portion of academic work. Our classes range from military customs and traditions, to stress management, to even a class on dental hygiene. There is a lot to learn here.

Oscar-190 has also had a chance to meet several significant people who will help guide us in our training and our careers including Chaplains, Section Commanders, and the Company Mentor, Master Chief Harrison.

It has been a busy week and next week looks to be even more intense.


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.