Mike 191 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Mike 191 Recruit Journal

Formed: June 23, 2015

Graduates: August 14, 2015


As Week two draws to a close for Mike-191 the week has been busy with classes, marching, and manual of arms. The classes were focused on rates and ranks of the Coast Guard and how to address people correctly. This week determines how week we do next week with our looming mid-term exam. Mike – 191 is one of the largest companies on the regiment and we feel our Company Commanders are molding us into well rounded Coast Guardsmen and women. We are proud to be in Mike-191, our lead Company Commander stresses eating healthy and working out intensely. We are working out hard with swim classes and cycling. This week we received our pieces (plastic, low fidelity M-16 rifles) and are learning how to master manual of arms. We are slowly learning how to function in high stress situations and that everything we do has a reason behind it. The company is slowly learning about the “Cape May Crud” a special blend of cold, allergies, and homesickness. To end the week Mike-191 marched in a sunset parade for the Coast Guard community and people in the community. We still need lots of improvement and to improve, hard work is needed. With our Company Commanders at the helm, we drive the ship that is our training into Week three of eight, hoping and preparing to become the next wave of Coast Guardsmen and women.

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.