Foxtrot 195 Recruit Journal Week 06

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Foxtrot 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: Oct 03, 2017

Graduates: November 22, 2017


What a day, we got our on base liberty. I’d venture to guess by volume there were more tears of joy shed, then redbulls or Dr. Pepper’s consumed at the Harborview…. The sounds of face time and Skype calls littered the patio and the galley area of the Harborview. Shipmates we’re literally kissing and touching their screens! It was a sight to be seen and the happiness in the room was overwhelming. So many cheeseburgers, so many French fries, So many redbulls and so many monsters… We cleaned the entire Harborview and we’re given an inspirational speech by a retired Chief on our way to formation. He told us to take care of our shipmates and show one another respect and kindness. He also told us we were about to embark on the greatest journey of our lives and to embrace and enjoy the ride!


We marched back to the squad bay where we all signed in with 10 minutes to spare. The YN’s collected all the cell phones and the squad leader’s started evening routine we showered and made sure that we were not late for the rack. It would appear that foxtrot 195 actually exercised a mild amount of self discipline and self-control at least for this evening… The squad leaders collected and labeled all the contraband from the exchange and submitted them as instructed by Chief Wheeley. Week six has come to an end and now it’s just 10 days and a wake up well that’s at least for some of us.


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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