Zulu 192 Recruit Journal Week 04


Zulu 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: May 24, 2016

Graduates: July 15, 2016


Another week draws to a close for Zulu-192. Training has taken a much more practical turn with the beginning of firearms basics and weapons handling. However, it wasn’t all fun. This week also marked the Physical Fitness test and academic Mid-term. Not all of our shipmates made it through, despite the high spirits of Assignments class. The entire company finally got to fill out our “dream sheets” and select our preferred geographical locations for our first assignments. For those of us that remain with the company, this week was a big milestone. It marked the half-way point in our training. This included once again having our heads shaved just like we did in week 01 at Sexton Hall. Although Zulu has become a bit more squared, we have yet to get our skills sharpened and honed to perfection. Disciplinary actions are becoming more precise, as individuals are beginning to be identified and held accountable for their mistakes. We finally got to witness a class taught by one of our company commanders that we thought would never teach us. Sk2 Botts with his gravelly voice taught us about enlisted evaluations and how important it is for our Coast Guard careers. With week 05 right around the corner, Zulu-192 remains dedicated to becoming squared away and ultimately fit to serve in the fleet and to our country.

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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