Romeo 193 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Romeo 193 Recruit Journal

Formed: October 18, 2016

Graduates: December 9, 2016


Romeo-193 Week 02 Summary

Week 02 has come and gone and it was a busy one. Romeo-193 had a full week of training with no breaks from before the sun rose until it finally set. The company had its swim assessment this week and it was tough, however, Romeo-193 tried its hardest to do its best. The company has begun to start classroom instruction as well as physical instruction in order to make their bodies and minds as strong as possible.


Speaking of strong bodies…the company was issued its pieces or “rifles” this week. We have also been busy learning how to adapt to any mental or physical condition in order to keep focused while on duty, learning the meaning of discipline and always keeping military bearing.


It’s been a challenging week for all of us but on a positive note that we ended on was meeting our company mentor, Captain Meilstrup. Captain Meilstrup is the Commanding Officer for the Coast Guards only sailing vessel, Coast Guard Cutter Eagle. It was an invigorating experience for the company and one we look forward to again in the future. Now it’s time to tackle week 03. Let’s go Romeo!



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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