Yankee 190 Recruit Journal Week 03


Yankee 190 Recruit Journal

Formed: February 24, 2015

Graduates: April 17, 2015



Week 03 Blog


Week 03 is a rollcoaster week of emotions and pain. We shall have discipline instilled into us, or we must pay the price of our Assistant Company Commanders. We started off the week with a workout with our pieces, which no one enjoys. From that moment of pain we went to our Survival Float Class, which was a time for us to escape the pain and enjoy something that is going to help us out in the fleet. This really makes the job feel real!

We have been working on our Close Order Drill movements in order to improve on our marching. We have 02 tests coming up, and we have to pass them to show our Company Commanders that we have met some minor milestones here in recruit training. We have officially met our Section Commander, who paid us a visit that we will forever remember due to the destruction of racks when he came on deck. He stressed the attention to detail, time management and organization to us through his inspection. The standards are extremely high here in bootcamp, and nothing goes unnoticed. We had our weekly visit from the Chaplain, which is always a little relief for about an hour. He brings us the news that is happening on the outside of the gates of Training Center Cape May.

As the sweat continues to pour out of our foreheads and burn our eyes, we slowly coming together as a team our Company Commanders want us to be. Our Lead Company Commander has very high expectations of us, and we cannot disappoint him. Disappoint of the Lead Company Commander leads to the release of his angry assistants. We are Yankee-190, and will be the loudest and proudest on the base.

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.