Tango 193 Recruit Journal Week 07

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Tango 193 Recruit Journal

Formed: November 1, 2016

Graduates: December 22, 2016


Coast Guard Recruit Company Tango 193 Graduation Program
Is it Saturday already?? Where did the week go? What even happened this week? It’s all a big blur. Things seem to be going so fast yet so slow. Its only five days till graduation! What can we say about this week? It has been a really good week over all. We got our debriefings from each of our Company Commanders. They basically consist of our CC’s sitting down with us on CC at a time and transition from demon to human. They tell us about themselves and their backgrounds, and open up to answer the questions we have about them, their rates, boot camp and the Coast Guard in general.   It was very interesting, and at times hilariously entertaining. We learned a lot about our CC’s as people, and we enjoyed the chance to get to know them better. We will ALMOST miss them when we leave next week…..almost. We have grown quite fond of them honestly. They are the ones who have spent the past seven weeks molding us into fleet ready Coastguardsman and for that we have a great deal of respect and gratitude toward them. It isn’t an easy job, having to put up with Toilet Seat Tango. Other than that, Tango had a lot of Administrative and study time this week. We had our Manual of Arms test and Final exam on Friday. We scored a 9.5 out of 10 on the MOA test but didn’t receive the pennant for it due to an incident in the squad bays. A boot was stolen from a shipmate and hidden. The perpetrator of the childish prank refused to come forward. The company is frowning heavily on the incident. We are now the senior company on the regiment and such behavior is shameful. We also failed to earn the pennant for the final exam, and even lost two shipmates who had to be rephased for failing the exam. They will be missed. But on a happier note we did earn the seamanship pennant. Today we had our off base liberty as most of you know. We got to wear our SDB’s and walk around Cape May. The city extended a warm welcome to us on a cold and rainy day. Many people stopped to shake our hands and thank us for our service. We looked good and had a nice time out around the town, but we are looking forward to Thursday when we can finally see our loved ones in the flesh again! We still have a little more work to do, dotting our I’s and crossing our T’s before Thursday. But we will see you all very soon!


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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