Lima 192 Recruit Journal Week 07

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Lima 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: January 26, 2016

Graduates: March 18, 2016



Coast Guard Recruit Company Lima 192 Graduation Program

Wow, week 07 was the slowest week! That’s probably only because we have been so anxious for week 08! Let me clear that up, Friday of week 08. And now, finally, the week we’ve all been waiting for, will be here tomorrow. Although this past week was slow, it was good. The whole company took their final exams, which we all passed…some on the second try, just the same we all passed!!! This is such a big deal because not only did we have to pass it in order to go on off base liberty, but to avoid being rephased. All week the whole company was walking on eggshells to avoid doing anything that may have caused us to lose our off base privileges. I can remember our second week here, sitting in medical and talking to a group of shipmates about how we couldn’t wait for this weekend…the weekend we’d get to escape for 12 whole hours. It was well worth the wait, and not one person got in any trouble. Everyone came back with a story to tell, like one recruit ran into a man with 03 tear drop tattoos. The man proceeded to try and invite him into his hotel room to sell him a shaving kit. Thankfully our ship mate is able to say no to the deal. We’ve heard this story 03 three times today and it always gets funnier. Off base was the ultimate highlight of week 07. The rest of our time was mostly spent in admin. All the details that have to be planned out and thought about are unreal. I have never thought so much would go into moving, none of us did. There are people here who help walks us through everything and who help explain it all, but just the same, it’s stressful. Before we leave Cape May this Friday we have to make sure all our ducks are in a row, or else! One thing that eased the stress and put our prospective back in place was the times we were allowed to wear our Bravos! Wearing those is the best feeling and you can tell everyone carries themselves completely different! We all have such a sense of pride in them. Especially walking around the regiment where all of the other companies can see. I guess we’d better enjoy being the senior company while we can, because in just about 02 weeks we will be back at the bottom of the barrel. Week 07 was nice but we’re so ready for week 08! It will be bitter sweet, but we are so ready to go home. 04 days and a wake up, it’s not over yet.

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.



6 Responses

  1. Richard Lyons says:

    See you in 3 days SR Brendan Simons! I can’t wait to see you graduate!

  2. Mary Suarez Segura says:

    Cannot believe it is finally here! We will be seeing all of you in just 2 days! Cannot wait to see and hug you SR Suarez, JC!! An amazing journey these past 8 weeks for both recruits and parents/guardians! Praying a safe trip for all!

  3. Lisa Grier says:

    SR Humphrey I am so proud of you! I am very excited to see you on Friday at graduation. Lima 192 congratulations!

  4. Bo Darville says:

    SR Fracasse

  5. Steve V says:

    Finally the 8 weeks are almost over! SR Valdes we are so proud of what you have accomplished and how far you have come my son! I have No words. So proud of all of LIMA-192! Looking so forward to seeing all of you in your Dress Blues and Graduate. I love you my son! YOU DID IT !!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS LIMA-192!

  6. Sara says:

    Congratulations !!! SR Simons. Congratulations to Titi & Uncle Richard for raising yet another fine young man.

    Sweet Pea