Tango 192 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Tango 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: April 5, 2016

Graduates: May 26, 2016





Do you ever cringe at the memory of your loved one leaving their socks on the bathroom floor? I mean, I am sure you miss them terribly, but I know you don’t miss those unmade beds they left as they rushed out the door with a hurried “bye”. Well fear not, the United States Coast Guard Etiquette School, also known as Boot Camp, is the perfect solution! We have a 100% guarantee that your seaman or sea woman will be in ship shape when we’re done. Or your money back (well, you won’t get any money back but we will gladly return your recruit).

The first class in session was Indoc weekend. Essentially your recruit is introduced to their new in-house tutors, also known as Company Commanders. No need to worry about them falling behind in their military lessons, these Company Commanders are very thorough and will give your recruit all of the attention they need in order to graduate at the top of their company.

Everything they have learned up to this point will be broken down, built up, and refined. Everyday activities such as tying their shoes, brushing their teeth, and doing their laundry shall be exciting and eventful. The time objectives placed on each task creates a thrilling adrenaline rush as they yell at the top of their lungs. We have immaculate vocal lessons to bring out the fog-horn in your beloved.

Today brings our “divine hours”, where your recruit can sit on the high-end deck and study, write, or make their rack. Afterwards, they are treated to a 5-star meal with live entertainment. After all, what can be more fun that hearing the loud stammers of peers as they struggle to receive back the lessons of the day in front of a crowded cafeteria?

Never again will you worry about your recruit over sleeping either. Simply yell “Fire, Fire, Fire” and they will immediately sprint out of bed with a tooth brush in one hand and black boots in the other.

Week 02 was very tough on everyone, as they attempt to adjust to the very structured culture of Training Center Cape May. However, the Company Commanders accept no less than perfection and will see to it that every recruit gets settled in with non-stop physical activity. So don’t worry yourselves. While many civilians rush to the gym, your recruit will return beach body ready!

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.


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