Bravo 192 Recruit Journal Week 03


Bravo 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: September 29, 2015

Graduates: November 20, 2015


Bravo-192 Week 03 Summary


Done with week 03 let’s give an applause for Bravo-192 getting through another week of recruit training. We’ve made significant progress this week with the largest company on the regiment. We are finally getting louder, faster, and overall more uniform. For the family and friends following our posts, I am sorry to inform you that we have lost many recruits due to disciplinary problems, but have gained many recruits from weeks ahead that have become assets to the company, by sharing their knowledge on how to become successful recruits.

For the events of the week, Bravo-192 has begun seamanship classes, which consist of learning how to become functional members of a boat crew. We are learning nautical terms, as well as the lines and knots used throughout the Coast Guard. This week Bravo-192 also learned Manual of Arms, which are different movements with a mock M-16 otherwise known as a “piece”. Thanks to two of our Company Commanders, Maritime Enforcement Specialist First Class Shenk, and Machinery Technician Second Class Howell, we are continuing to add to our knowledge of the United States Coast Guard. They along with our Lead Company Commander Chief Boatswains Mate Flickinger, have been the most patient with us even though we mess most everything up, and teach us actual “fun stuff” rather than doing lots of remedial instructions also known as “sweat sessions”.

This week there was a 3K run on board Training Center Cape May to raise funds for the Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Foundation. This was a charity race with funds coming from a pizza party after the race and t-shirts recruits were able to purchase. Honestly the real prize went to the winner of the race. There were about eight different companies in the race. Each company had two male and two female representatives, and the best combines scores won a five minute phone call for each person in the whole company. Obviously we didn’t win or we would have called. Your support is greatly appreciated with all the mail and letters we get to read, even if it is just for five minutes a day. All of you make Bravo-192’s days bearable. Well for Bravo-192 the skies look blue, the colors of fall are starting to show, and as a team we’re pushing through. There’s only one company to follow and that’s Bravo-192


Coming straight to you from your company Historians,

SR Hayes

SR Decampos

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.