Golf 192 Recruit Journal Week 03

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Golf 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: December 1, 2015

Graduates: January 22, 2016



Week 03


Sunday of Week 02 was not too unusual. We had our beloved Divine Hours followed by lots of sweating. Monday was exciting to start out with. We got to wear Mustang survival suits and float in the pool for a short while. The rest of the day was full of some healthy incentive training. Tuesday mainly consisted of safety training classes. The monotony was broken up by a core workout at the gymnasium. Mr. Schena challenged us to push ourselves. Later that day, MKC Reid let us know that we will sweat until graduation if we don’t start working together. Wednesday starts off with more of the usual whistle blasts. SK2 Botts tries to help us wake up with some “FIRE, FIRE, FIRE!” Later, we had a circuit workout and a class on benefits. Thursday started off a little differently than other days. Golf was woken up by two separate fire alarms. One alarm was around 0015; the other was around 0300. Golf recruits may have been a little saltier than usual that day. We had a good cycling workout at the gymnasium. Most of us burned a fair amount of chewy bars off. Later that day, MKC Reid taught us a class on Code of Conduct. Friday started off with news that we were failing miserably at standing watch. Later on, we had a class about auxiliary and reserve elements in the Coast Guard. We learned about the important roles they play. Friday was also the day that many of us began to realize that reversions are coming. Saturday consisted mainly of Seamanship classes. Afterwards, Golf had a surprise rucksack inspection. The results were far from good. We looked like a bunch of pigs. When we returned home, we were greeted by themes of a lifetime. Our squadbays looked as if a tornado had touched down in James Hall. I can only hope that our teamwork improved in the process of cleaning up.

In conclusion, I am glad the week is wrapping up, and I believe all of my shipmates are too. Keep on pushing, Golf!

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.