Victor 194 Recruit Journal Week 07

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Victor 194 Recruit Journal

Formed: July 18, 2017

Graduates: September 8, 2017

For Victor 194 Graduation Program:
http://www.forcecom.uscg.mil/Portals/3/Documents/TCCM/Documents/V194.pdf

03SEP17

SUNDAY

 

AS WEEK 07 ONLY HAS A FEW MORE HOURS LEFT, IT’S FAIR TO SAY THAT WE WERE SUCCESSFUL AND IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE WE WILL NEVER FORGET. IT STARTED OFF FAIRLY ROUGH, BUT WE STRAIGHTENED OURSELVES OUT AND SNAPPED RIGHT INTO PLACE. IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT WE DID, BECAUSE ALL OF WEEK 07 WAS HANDS ON TRAINING THAT WE ABSOLUTELY NEED IN THE FLEET. THE HIGHLIGHT OF THIS WEEK WAS DEFINETLY OUR NEARLY 12 HOUR OFF BASE LIBERTY. SOME SHIPMATES SAW FAMILY, OTHERS PIGGED OUT AND ATE ATLEAST 07 TIMES THROUGHOUT THE DAY. MY GORUP CONSISTED OF SHIPMATES PFAFF, RESTAINO, GARZA, MCANDREW, VITELA, VIOLETTE, AND WATSON. WE STARTED OFF AT STARBUCKS, JUST LIKE NEARLY EVERYONE ELSE DID, THEN MOVED TO FIVE GUYS WHERE WE ENJOYED BURGERS, FRIES, SODA,AND TALKING ON THE PHONE WITH OUR PARENTS. WE DECIDED TO GRAB AN UBER AND GO TO DOWNTON CAPE MAY WHERE WE HAD BIG WAVE BURRITO, WHICH WAS VERY DELICIOUS AND WELCOMING. WE STAYED THERE AND WATCHED THE RAIN FOR ABOUT 02 HOURS, CHARGING OUR PHONES AND OF COURSE, EATING. WE DECIDED THAT WE WANTED DESSERT SO WE SET OUT TO FIND ICECREAM, WHICH WE DID. SOON AFTER THAT QUICK STOP, WE HEADED TO EXPLORE CAPE MAY FOR A SHORT WHILE, WHERE WE FOUND THE FISHERMANS MEMORIAL MONUMENT. WE TOOK A MINUTE TO PAY RESPECTS TO THE MEN LOST AT SEA. WE THEN WENT TO THE BEACH, WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE A MISTAKE BECAUSE OF THE WIND BLOWING THE SAND. AND TO END THE DAY AS WELL AS WEEK OFF, WE WENT TO THE ARCADE AND HAD FUNNEL CAKE. NOW THS IS JUST OUR ADVENTURE. EVERY OTHER GROUP HAD THEIR FUN, SOME SLEPT, AND SOME WALKED AIMLESSLY, JUST LIKE US. IN A TOWN LIKE THIS, IT’S HARD TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO IN SUCH A LITTLE AMOUNT OF TIME. THE LAST SUBJECT IM GOING TO TOUCH ON IS THE ART CREW ABSOLUTELY DESTROYING AND TRASHING OUR COMPANY COMMANDERS OFFICES. THEY HUNG STREAMERS, THREW CANDY, BLEW UP BALOONS, AND GAVE THEM SOMEHTING TO DO DURING DIVINE HOURS. ALSO, THE WATCH COORDINATORS AND MYSELF MAY OR MAY NOT BEEN INVOLVED. THEY ARE ENJOYING IT THOUGH, SO IT WAS A JOB WELL DONE.

“HE HUSHED THE STORM TO A GENTLE BREEZE AND THE BILLOWS OF THE SEA WERE STILLED.” – THE FISHERMANS MEMORIAL

 

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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