Golf 195 Recruit Journal Week 05

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Golf 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: Oct 17, 2017

Graduates: December 08, 2017


GOLF-195 Week 05 summary


This week was a great week for G-195, with every week at Cape May there’s going to be some bad times, but when everyone is doing the right thing the bad is outweighed by the good. G-195 did a lot of cool things this week, such as going on our first company run where we finally got to chant and sing cadence. We also went through the confidence course, this course consist of many hurdle logs; pull up bars, walls, and ropes we had to go through or over. Golf also had a lot of classes this week. The topics ran from insurance to Coast Guard history, we learned a little bit of everything this week. Even though Golf had a good week all around doesn’t mean the week went smoothly. Everyone in the company has been stressed since Sunday because we all knew this week was going to be a tough one. Early in the week the company had a uniform inspection, so everyone was scared that if they weren’t perfect they would go to Hotel Company or as Petty Officer Lora calls it, “Marshmallow Land” because they are soft. Everyone was also worried about standing graduation watch. People may say that it’s just watch, but it’s so much more. If you don’t greet someone the correct way you could be sent to marshmallow land and nobody wants that. Last but not least Petty Officer Passmore told us a storm was coming and nobody has a single clue about what that means. Everyone is on their toes 24/7 now just waiting. We all have grown a ton of grey hairs this week. With all of this stress there was something to help us breathe a little bit. We all got our orders on where we will be spending at least the next four months after graduation. On top of that we got to call home which we were happy about. Everyone is starting to realize we are a senior company and we have to be on our “A” game all the time so the younger companies have a role model type company to look up to because the regiment seems to be lacking that. We all know the Company Commanders are turning us into the best company in Cape May because we see it firsthand. No other company works out more than Golf, or quizzed as much in the galley, and it shows when we see our CC’s stop other recruits and they crumble. We are all starting to see that the working out, the quizzing, and yelling wasn’t because our Company Commanders are crazy, but it’s because we are the product that they are crafting. Everyone has so much respect for Petty Officer Passmore, Petty Officer Placencia, Petty Officer Lora, and Petty Officer Resto that no matter what crazy things they make us do nobody would be mad because we know they are doing it because they are bettering 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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