Oscar 191 Recruit Journal Week 04

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Oscar 191 Recruit Journal

Formed: July 14, 2015

Graduates: September 4, 2015


Week 04 Summary


As Saturday started with a 05:30AM wake up work out Oscar-191 worked out all of week 04’s stress. After all we have just completed a dizzying midterm week which consists of future career planning, live fire arms training!! Along with a challenging physical fitness evaluation, line handling courses not to mention learning helm commands. These are the basics Oscar will need in the fleet among countless other skills. Oscar is proud to say we have a motivating staff that leads us by example while holding us accountable for our individual actions, which is the most valuable lesson we could learn. Throughout the duration of this challenging week Oscar got an extra taste of motivation as we worked out alongside our Company Commanders and fitness coach, we put our bodies to the test finding our strengths and weaknesses in a motivating weight training class. As all the days began to morph into one we had even higher aspirations to strive for. Oscar only week 04 not only watched but partook in the Coast Guards 225th birthday. Accompanied by an Admiral and other highly respected Coast Guard members Oscar took to the sacred grass fields to show off their long practiced marching skills in front of a full bleachers with supportive fans. Ok enough bragging on Oscar… We know you mothers and grandparents have cleaned off that refrigerator door already in preparation for a shiny new portrait of your favorite person. That’s right; we got our shot behind the camera barrel this week in full dress uniform and they are guaranteed to please. As the week withered away each and every member of Oscar gained a new skill, had another smile created new and long lasting friends and memories. Though Oscar-191 performs as a unit it’s full of individuals from small town and big cities and they all come together to make their families proud and help one another for all who may read this know you are just as much a part of the Oscar famil as the group here in Cape May. Your support drives Oscar-191

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.