Victor 190 Recruit Journal Week 07

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Victor 190 Recruit Journal

Formed: January 13, 2015

Graduates: March 6, 2015


Week 07 brought new challenges as with every week prior. Reveille was now at 0500 not 0530 and each day started with an intense workout lead by one of our Company Commanders. We would get up at 0500, take morning muster, and you better be up and moving with a sense of urgency to get to the gym by 0525 to stretch so the Company Commanders can put their finishing touches on us! We also got into our dress uniforms for an inspection by the Battalion Officer. You can look flattering in your dress uniform as long as it is worn properly, within regulations, and with the correct attitude. Our inspection went good, but this is still no time to slack off, we have to remain focused and take it one day at a time.

We were reminded that in order to earn respect we have to continue to excel and cross the finish line on graduation day. Although the weeks seem to fly by the days seem to take an eternity, they are long, stress filled days. Recruits are still nervous over the required knowledge and finals. We have been finalizing our travel plans and reporting to our first units. We have started to get more freedoms from the Company Commanders as they allow us to bring ourselves to class and wake ourselves up, and have an evening routine rather than time objectives.

Saturday brought another highlight for V-190 as we got 10 hours of off base liberty. We got to go out into the public for the first time since our arrival at Cape May. Some ate good meals and went to movies, while others took the time to call family and relax away from the stress of recruit training.

With the graduation of U-190, VICTOR is the senior company on the regiment. We are now the example for the other companies to follow. When a junior company sees us we have the duty to lead by example, V-190 has 05 days and a wake up, let’s stay focused, driven, and lets finish strong!


Here is the link to the Graduation Video for Victor 190 that wasn’t able to be filled by the normal company:

“This video of V-190 graduation is being made available without charge due severe weather conditions preventing friends and families from attending this recruit graduation.”

Coast Guard Recruit Company Victor 190 Graduation Video


Coast Guard Recruit Company Victor 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.


6 Responses

  1. Isabel Eikeseth says:

    We are so proud of every SR in Victor-190! Stay Strong! We are looking forward to see you all on March 6th.
    SR Eikeseth, I’m so Proud of you. The determination, faith, focus, and strength you’ve kept through the weeks reflects the goal you about to achieve. We love you so much! Mom & Dad

  2. Rica Bilko says:

    Very proud of Victor 190! Almost there. Can’t wait to see them graduate. .

  3. Nana says:

    Awesome job! Will see everyone on Friday!

  4. Kela D says:

    “When purpose ignites the spirit, it generates an inexhaustible fire that burns in the heart of
    every unstoppable person.
    That fire is passion.”

    ———From the book Unstoppable by Cynthia Kersey

    Victor 190, you have PASSION!

    Congratulations to all of you!

    From me to you…find your joy in every endeavors you day at a time.

    Kela D

    I love you Ebear!

  5. Kela D says:

    To the Company Commanders and all others involved in Victor 190 training,
    thank you very much!

    Kela D

  6. Carol Hessler says:

    Wow – what a proud moment yesterdays graduation was for us all! Congratulations Victor 190!! Best wishes for you all.