Golf 195 Recruit Journal Week 04

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Golf 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: Oct 17, 2017

Graduates: December 08, 2017


GOLF-195 Week 04 summary


This week was one of the best for Golf Company; don’t think everything was good about it though. In the beginning of the week everyone was loud, moving fast and just on their “A” game. Then Tuesday happened, it seemed as if nobody cared, and all of the energy was sucked out of us. After two nights of getting smoked we turned it around and started doing things correct again. Everyone enjoys when the Company Commanders aren’t in their sweat collecting moods. These are the times if we mess up they don’t kill us, but instead, make us do dumb stuff like fake shooting a bow and arrow acting like robin hood because someone’s watch cover was on wrong and looked like robin hoods goofy hat. It’s times like this that make boot camp a little enjoyable. Even though the CC’s tell us boot camp has no time for fun I think they forget about that rule sometimes, and make us have fun. For example, Laundry Olympics! Laundry Olympics is when you get all your clean clothes and put your bags of laundry in a Different squad bay than the one you live in. Then you can only take one piece of laundry back to your rack at a time. If you have ever seen Home Alone, it looked like the part when everyone is running around before they had to leave for vacation, just picture that but 98 recruits running around with their underwear. So boot camp isn’t always bad, just bad most of the time. Boot camp is like that old saying,” is the glass half full or half empty?” Boot camp is what you make of it. If you have a good mind set and work hard it can be enjoyable, or you can complain and bring everyone down. It’s all how you want to remember this experience. As Golf company moves through the weeks we are starting to think like this and mostly everyone sees the glass as being half full, and those who don’t get to go to “Marshmallow land” also known as Hotel Company. These next few weeks will be tough, but if we work hard as a team nothing will stop Golf-195 from being the best on the Island.


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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