Oscar 190 Recruit Journal Week 07

International Maritime Signal Flag Oscar

Oscar 190 Recruit Journal

Formed: October 21, 2014

Graduates: December 12, 2014
We had just finished search and rescue week, we had no idea what was to come next–were we going to have less time to get ready in the morning? Well it kicked off in the most horrible and yet greatest day. Our squadbays, well heck, our whole deck looked like a tornado rolled through it. There was line everywhere, desks flipped over, shaving cream and powder all over the decks and mirrors, metal polish on everything, dress shoes and go fasters taped up into one giant ball, everything was a giant mess. We worked together as a team to clean it up; as we were being run ragged it was worth it. We went on a couple mile march while carrying heavy line to the beach for an incentive training session. After that we turned around to find our guidon in the sand with our company colors and flashlights in the sand illuminating it. After that, this week has been incredibly busy; we simulated fires as we were wearing real fire suits, we all thought we were going to suffocate wearing the masks. We were issued our military identification cards. Then a very special day came up. Thanksgiving! The day where we can go to a stranger’s house and eat their food, and be a part of their family for a day.

Coast Guard Recruit Company Oscar 190 Graduation Program

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.