Romeo 195 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Graduation Program: Posted Thursday afternoon: Week 7 Blog

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Romeo 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: Jan 30, 2018

Graduates: March 23, 2018

Romeo-195 Week 02 summary


As weak 02 ends Romeo 195 has learned the hardest demons we call company Commanders are no joke. Day in and day out weave pushed till we were purple drowned in her own sweat and gone to sleep only to do it all over again. We’ve lost 14 people since we started this journey, some to the ward and some cuz they are too weak.

This week we were taught a lot of new games, some more fun than others but always open the same way, pain!

This week we each were issued a piece (demilitarized rifle.) We have learned that even though it cannot be fired. You would never believe that a 4lb peace could feel like the weight of the world after holding it in Sniper position for 20 minutes.

The constant screaming, whistles, blow horn and overall stress make hours feel like days and days feel like weeks. Every Day brings a new pain we have never had but can expect again. Staying awake standing up or sitting down is a constant uphill battle.

The most the most relaxing part of the day would be sitting to eat you would think remember this it’s hell and we are eating in Hell Kitchen.

The Galley is a war zone of Company Commanders on the attack to exploit your every flaw, it feels like Mission Impossible when you exit the galley without filling out a performance tracker. With all the pain and suffering there is a light beginning to shine at the end of the tunnel. That flicker of Hope was ignited when we received our first letters on Wednesday. Hearing from friends, families and loved ones has reminded us why we are here and what we are hoping to accomplish even the smallest words of encouragement can boost the morale of Romeo 195.

Above all Romeo195 will still be fighting towards freedom to make it to graduation. The Blood, Sweat and Tears are well worth the reward of one day becoming a coastie Romeo 195 what’s left of it will continue to pay dues.


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.