Mike 195 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Mike 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: Dec 5, 2017

Graduates: January 26, 2018


Graduation Program: Posted Thursday afternoon: Week 7 Blog

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Under the “Graduation Date” Tab you will be able to find the Graduation Program


To view the Graduation Live: Time: 1100 AM

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*It should be noted that the live streams are a courtesy and not a guarantee. There could be technical issues or resource availability issues that would interfere with the stream. The live streams are not intended to be high definition productions of the graduation ceremonies.

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Week 02 Summary

Week 02 for Mike-195 has officially ended and we are being propelled into week 03. We had our swim assessment this week and if shipmates didn’t meet the standards set forth by the Coast Guard, they were put into remedial swim until they pass. Which means they have to wake up at 0445 and report to the pool deck by 0525 to practice. The company has been receiving stricter time objectives and civilian habits are being sweated out of our bodies. With only 15 minutes to make our racks, shave our face, do our hair, shower and change out into the proper uniform of the day, we must move with a sense of urgency! Time objectives are strict and stressful but being a lifesaving service we must be fast. Everything we do here serves a purpose, from how we do our push-ups to how we raise our hand in class, everything matters! Fatigue is starting to set in quickly with the lack of sleep, constant mental stress, standing watch at night and 100% motivation and dedication at all times is very tiring. Incentive training sessions are no joke as they cause a great deal of distress to the company. Workouts are not that fun either as they are almost as painful but they do make us stronger. We also received our 06lbs demilitarized pieces this week for manual of arms (MOA) training. Little did we know that 06lbs can become very heavy as we receive incentive training with them if we mess up. Classes throughout the week have been mostly about Military Customs and Courtesies, Rates and Ranks, Addressing Military Personnel and Core Values. Every day we must apply them to our lives here on the training center and throughout our coast guard career. We all know things just get harder as we continue through recruit training so the company is getting ready for the challenges ahead.

SR Steele and SR Skeirik


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.