Golf 191 Recruit Journal Week 04

International Maritime Signal Flag Golf

Golf 191 Recruit Journal

Formed: April 28, 2015

Graduates: June 19, 2015




This week was over all a surprisingly great week. We made a lot of improvement since coming to Cape May. This week was also probably the most rewarding week so far with lots of stuff to reflect back on.

So the week didn’t start out so great, but we took it in stride. We took a horrible “nose dive” as one of our company commanders would say. We started missing time objectives. We started to get lazy and beglected the small details that all three of our company commanders are so keen to react on. It wasn’t pretty and we paid the price by letting Cape May soak up some more of our sweat. But, somewhere along the way with the guidance of our company commanders we picked our heads back up and started to “drive on!”

We had our big week four Physical Fitness test. Almost everybody passed, but we can definitely see the improvements on our fitness since coming to Cape May. That was big!

The run was tough, but it showed the entire company that hard work pays off. That if your bust your butt you can achieve your goals and Golf-191 has done just that. We achieved the goals as a team and as a company. Everybody saw it in each other’s face as we lie in the grass by track ready to pass out with nothing but our canteens to fuel our souls.

Week four also brought about our first real firearms class. A few of the shipmates were unfamiliar with weapons, but most enjoyed learning about it.

This week was also the week that we got to “pick our fate.” Or at least the Coast Guard Detailers do. We completed our dream sheets this week, which means we put our choice in where we would like to go. It’s a huge step in the right direction, but we all know that boot camp is far from over. The thought of going to the fleet, is terrifying but exciting at the same time. But, I’m one-hundred percent certain that by the time our three company commanders we will be more than ready to handle anything the fleet throws our way.

Speaking of being ready we got called a bunch of geniuses by our Lead Company Commander. As a company we scored an average of ninety-percent on our midterms. It was an awesome feeling. As a reward we got a yellow pennant to put on our guidon to go with our colors, which we hope to someday earn.

Over all this was an achieving week for Golf-191. Next week will hold more challenges and the bar will be set even higher by our company commanders. We need to step up to the plate and make it count as we get closer to 19June.



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.