Golf 191 Recruit Journal Week 07


Golf 191 Recruit Journal

Formed: April 28, 2015

Graduates: June 19, 2015



Golf-191’s Week Ø7 and Final Blog of Recruit Training


Ø6 Days! Ø5 and a wake-up would be accurate! Our last weekend here in Cape May has started out very with our Off-base Liberty. Some shipmates and I spent our first few hours at Starbucks trying out the Ø6 new Frap flavors. You know we all had to post about how much we missed it and have not had one of these in a long time, so our Lead Company Commander thinks. After Starbucks, some of us went and ate sushi that was very delicious. The other shipmates went to get pedicures, or off to the Wildwood Boardwalk. New Jersey is famous for its boardwalks, which was lined with t-shirt shops, games and amusement parks. Dessert was at the local DQ or the boardwalk deep friend Oreos, and then it was off to the movies. Most of the company saw Jurassic World, which I personally loved. As a fan of the first one, I had high hopes for the sequel. Through the film I could feel my heart racing, my legs twitch and my whole body tense up. Other shipmates saw Gold, but did not say much about it. To end the day, we walked over to Five Guys to eat and make our last phone calls. However, there were shipmates who chilled out in hotel rooms in a t-shirt and shorts eating pizza, watching TV and talking on the phone.

There were games on the boardwalk, which some people won prizes at. Three of the prizes that were won will be going to our Company Commanders, which are a “Duck Dynasty” duck, a sailor Hello Kitty and a banana with a mustache. Also on the boardwalk you can ride monster trucks on the sand. Some of the males discovered this, and highly recommended it for the rest of us to try out at some point. Most of us wanted to get into shorts and even out our farmer’s tan, or go swimming in the ocean. We had to stay in our Trops, which we looked pretty darn good in. However, the best view was the sun setting as we swung around in the swings on the boardwalk. As the sun sank beyond the horizon, all you could think about was how it is going to look from a small boat or a cutter while sailing the ocean.

No matter what you did with your day of liberty there was a universal consensus that everywhere we went people thanked us. It was a big reminder that we stand out, people notice us and there is always someone watching you. One group had a little boy come up to them and say “Thank you for your service,” and they took a picture with him. As people drove by they would honk, wave, yell out their windows or do something else to get your attention to show their support for us and the Coast Guard. It makes you walk a little taller, and smile a little bigger when you know you have an entire community that is there to support you. As the community showed us their support, the sun setting on the horizon and shipmates making that last phone, we are one day closer to graduating Recruit Training. Week Ø8 is going to be filled with lots of work to tidy up the loose ends, our Pizza Party and of course GRADUATION! I sign off thanking each of you for following Golf-191! CHOW! CHOW! CHOW! CHEWY BAR!




Coast Guard Recruit Company Golf 191 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.