Oscar 192 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Oscar 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: February 23, 2016

Graduates: April 15, 2016



Week 02 Historian Summary


We are about to begin our third week of basic training. Week two has been challenging; pushing us to our limits. We are all tired and constantly stressed out with the drill instructors right on our heels. We want to make it, but at times it feels like we won’t. We continue falling behind, rising back up, and then crashing straight back down again. But through all the ups and downs (mainly downs), we are Oscar Company-192 and we will overcome. Even in the midst of stress we find moments of laughter with another.

An instance of this was when one of our shipmates told a story of how he made out with a girl for the first time in front of everyone; including the Lead and Company Commander. Other instances of laughter and funny moments have been at the galley (cafeteria) and trying to sound off under complete stress. Of course we paid for it with lots of sweat, but it was worth it. It felt good to laugh.

Being here at Cape May makes us all feel stressed, nervous, homesick, and a little scared. But we all know that we must push on and keep fighting for that graduation date. We know to keep our minds on today rather than tomorrow; to take this one day at a time. We will overcome and we will pull through. We are Oscar Company-192 and our motto is:

Stay Focused. Stay Positive. Stay Motivated.






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.