Foxtrot 195 Recruit Journal Week 03

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Foxtrot 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: Oct 03, 2017

Graduates: November 22, 2017


As week three draws to a close foxtrot 195 is off to bed after a dream shattering fire drill. A few moments after taps the alarm sounded forcing us to go outside. The company has come down with what is locally known as the Cape May crowd which is basically a combination of the bubonic plague, pinkeye, dysentery, severe cough and colds, combined with sleep deprivation and bodies exhausted by Remedial Instruction and IT sessions. We often anger or Company commanders with our complacency and the lack of maturity. Forcing them to speak no other language but loud. As we reflect back upon this last week foxtrot 195 can rest easy knowing we’ve mastered nothing at all! With the assistance of our company commanders we’ve also learned how to blouse or Boondocker’s, shine them and be inspection ready at all times we hope. While we still walk around in constant fear of our next mistake. Our egos have finally been broken down but our hearts and minds are ready to tackle our upcoming midterms. We have been promised that week 04 will bring the dreaded reversion or Being rephased. I don’t know if my shipmates truly believe this but we are soon to find out. I am afraid that what we once knew as foxtrot 195 will soon be no more. It’s time to hold on as tight as this ship comes about





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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