Oscar 191 Recruit Journal Week 06

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Oscar 191 Recruit Journal

Formed: July 14, 2015

Graduates: September 4, 2015


Historian Log

22Aug15, Saturday

Weekending Review.

Sr. Raines   R.O. 89


Oscar Family! Hello. Wow what a week we fought fires, Worked out took tests but best of all we had our on base liberty! Hopefully most of you had the chance to speak with your recruit If not no worries other chances will come!


For this week’s review we have a special format. Along with all the phone calls made we had several questions from you all at home about life here at Oscar not as single person, but as a part of a company. So we are going to try to cover one of those questions today.

What did we expect arriving at camp may? And did it live up to those expectations? As a general convinces Oscar’s thought was stepping off the bus and into ice cold water. Most of us believed we would spend hours of training in the water and eating from trash cans and getting yelled at all day every day. Ultimately we were all struck with fear of the unknown and rumors that buzzed around the bus. However; Cape May has proven to be far more than any of us had ever imagined and the only fact that stood true was the (getting yelled at part). Boot camp has proven to be more than mindless physical activities and self empowering scare tactics from commanders. Some of our first lessons here were academic and life skill related. These first lessons have now transferred over into all of our physical training they seem to play off of one another. Oscar has truly learned myth from reality since week one. Most of all we have learned to not fear the future but focus on today’s tasks. To sum it all up Cape May is in fact nothing what we thought it would be and more than we thought any boot camp could ever be.

Oscar trained hard this week (especially on the stationary bikes!) be sure to ask your recruits about those, the answer will be outstanding guaranteed! We have yet another seven days under our belts and it has seemed but a blur for most. As we forge ahead we keep you all in our thoughts and we carry you with us through our toughest battles. PLEASE keep writing and checking the blogs! Good night Oscar Family.



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.