Uniform 192 Recruit Journal Week 02


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Uniform 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: April 19, 2016

Graduates: June 10, 2016

Weekly Summary U-192


It’s hard to believe that this week is coming to an end. It has somehow been the longest and shortest week ever. UNIFORM-192 has endured a truck load of pain and sweat on a daily basis, via Incentive Training with our Company Commanders. We are the ones that decide either “Pain or Train.” If we do what we are suppose to be doing such as sounding off, meeting time objectives, moving with a sense of urgency, and so on then, and only then, can we begin to train.

This week was a huge slap of required knowledge. We learned Manual of Arms, Rates and Ranks, how to properly address personnel, Anti-terrorism and Force Protection, the list goes on. However one of the most important things we learned this week was the Coast Guard Core Values: Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. As future Coast Guard men and women it is crucial that we apply this to everything we do. Always giving 1ØØ% even in the smallest of tasks because as our company motto goes: “the time is always right to do what is right.” – Dr. Martin Luther King JR.

In terms of how UNIFORM-192 feels about all the chaos happening, I’d say “We are down, but not out.” It is evident that we want to be here, even though we slip and become unmotivated at times, we try to dig deep to what brought us here in the first place. We are constantly searching for motivation even if it is just our next meal at the galley, which has awesome food by the way. Another thing that seems to get us through is the mail from our family and friends. A countless amount of shipmates have shed tears because of these letters, so keep sending them. They keep us going.

As week Ø2 comes to an end I realize that we have learned and accomplished so much as individuals and as a team. These next few weeks will not get any easier, but we will get better with 1ØØ% motivation and dedication. We have a long way to go, and the one thing that we all try to focus on is the big picture, 1ØJUN16.



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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