Echo 192 Recruit Journal Week 02



Echo 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: October 27, 2015

Graduates: December 18, 2015
ECHO-192 Week 2


Tough week for ECHO. I think the message the CC’s have been trying to hammer into our head is finally getting a foot hold. That message was simple, “Do what is expected, do what you’re told, and do what is right.”

We started getting familiar with more of TRACEN Cape May. The gym, the pool, and what one of our CC’s affectionately called an “amazing instrument of pain” otherwise known as a piece (training rifles). Either plastic or rubber can’t be sure. We keep messing things up and miss time objectives so we’ve been well schooled in a whole new set of fun and games (Please realize the sarcasm). We’re pretty much beat down both physically and mentally but we’ve had some good parts this week, namely a well timed Chaplin visit and getting mail for the first time since being at TRACEN cape may. The mail is really a bittersweet kind of thing. Makes you realize how much the people out there care for you, and makes you sad that you barely have time to read the words let alone respond to them. I’m not trying to sound like I’m complaining just wish I could write faster, we all do. Letters are the last part of our night. Most days however if they’re not spent doing some kind of PT, then were in class. The classes aren’t hard but you do have to pay attention. Think job orientation and you get the picture. The coast guard definitely informs you. I didn’t know half of what the coast guard can do for me and mine.

Although there is much that we have to do we realize that there is a method to the madness and a reason for everything we go through here in recruit training. Do what is expected, do what you’re told, and do what is right. Now if we do that and get on the same page, we may just get through these next six week. Keep the letters coming!!!

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.