Uniform 194 Recruit Journal Week 03

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Uniform 194 Recruit Journal

Formed: July 11, 2017

Graduates: September 1, 2017


Good morning, Friends and Family of Uniform-194.

Week 03 was our first step of knowledge on being a US Coast Guardsman. Marching back and forth on the regiment from Munro Hall to Seamanship class. U-194 got to learn a lot of new and interesting things about our future careers this week. They learned about the 05 basic knots, and even took control on the helm command simulator. Last week consisted of us receiving and familiarizing ourselves with our pieces—M-16s—but this week dove into Manual of Arms and piece nomenclature with ET2 Stephens. He’s the best.

Exhausted and beat up, U-194 lost their military bearing and paid a price that was both unimaginable and embarrassing. We had to march with our hats cranked 90-degrees with our hands in our pockets, simply “kicking it” on the regiment. To say it was embarrassing is an understatement. We understood what needed to be done to truly excel as a company right then and there.

Hour by hour and day by day, our chemistry is growing, bonds are forming, and a vision is becoming clearer. The only way for Uniform-194 to go is forward. Week 04 starts Monday (AKA the half way point). Hang tight family and friends; we’ll see you soon.

–Reporting from Training Center Cape May, SR Jones and SR Russo–


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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