Mike 193 Recruit Journal Week02

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Mike 193 Recruit Journal

Formed: September 06, 2016

Graduates: October 28, 2016

M-193 Week 02 Summary

It’s hard to believe it’s been a mere twelve days since Mike-193 arrived at TRACEN Cape May. We started with 136 recruits ready to be trained and transformed into Coast Guardsmen and are now down to 118. If you have not heard from your loved one yet at home know that we are ok and that even though we are exhausted and overwhelmed we still march with pride. So far we have survived INDOC weekend, began a rigorous schedule of classes and training, and learned about military customs and courtesies. We have a few prior service military members that we have looked to for their leadership and expertise. However loud and obnoxious you make think we used to be, the fact we aren’t loud enough is one of our Company Commanders’ biggest complaints. As of Friday Mike-193 no longer is the junior company on regiment. Starting Monday we move into week 03. We are learning to speak properly, move faster, and pull together as a company but still have a long way to go. This coming week will begin to show whether Mike-193 has taken the lessons taught by our Company Commanders to heart.



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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