Charlie 191 Recruit Journal Week 04


Charlie 191 Recruit Journal

Formed: March 31, 2015

Graduates: May 22, 2015


In the eyes of an everyday person another week has gone by. Just another 07 days gone, but not in CHARLIE-191. In CHARLIE-191 this was no average week. This was week 04 of recruit Training for the Coast Guard. Now, yes, there were some similarities to week 02 and week 03, but this week, we submitted our “dream sheets which requests out duty stations that we will be assigned. We also had a rack inspection which would seem like a normal occurrence (which it is) but this was a big one! For one reason only, our racks were inspected by all the section commanders TRACEN Cape May has to offer, and unfortunately some of our shipmates didn’t make it. On Wednesday, we had our personal fitness test which includes: push-ups, sit-ups, and a 1.5 mile run. After our assessment we were exhausted but happy most of us passed. On Friday, we took our mid-term and everyone passed and an award pennant was earned by CHARLIE-191. Not only that but we attended fire arms training, which we all learned how to properly fire and take apart the SIG. Although, we accomplished many things this week we still failed time objectives and still got punished accordingly, but its recruit training and we have a few kinks here and there and out company Commanders are here to fix that. Monday starts week 05 and a new chapter in our training. And CHARLIE-191 is more than ready to take care of business, and do what is necessary to complete training and graduate on 22MAY.

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.