Victor 193 Recruit Journal Week 04

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Victor 193 Recruit Journal

Formed: November 29, 2016

Graduates: January 20, 2017


V193 Week 04 Summary

As week 04 comes to a close on a very special day for VICTOR, we finished the week strong. Our emotions varied throughout the week. Some days happy, some days sick, some days tired; but we prevailed. Week 04 was a tough week for us. We lost some shipmates to probation and some to the Recruit Aptitude and Motivation Program, also known as RAMP. We miss our family and friends, and dream of spending Christmas with them.

Chaos is constant around TRACEN Cape May. There is always something going down. At this point, it’s just background noise to us. VICTOR embraces the chaos with open arms. It makes us feel at home and we thrive in it. For in the chaos, VICTOR is getting louder and faster. We are starting to come together. It’s a slow process but its working.

Saturday night we were treated to a very special evening. Our Company Commander’s dropped us off at the Ida Lewis Auditorium, and there we were welcomed by the TRACEN Cape May Spouse Association. They fed us cookies and we got to sip on hot cocoa. We also each received our very own stocking! They were filled with goodies to help us get through training. Some laughed, some cried, but everyone was happy as they hugged us and made us feel human. As we close out week 04 on Christmas day, the recruits of VICTOR-193 give each other a hand to hold, a shoulder to cry on, and the strength to keep pushing on. To the families and friends of VICTOR 193, we wish you all a Merry Christmas!


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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