Uniform 195 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Uniform 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: Feb 27, 2018

Graduates: April 20, 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


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Uniform-195 Weekly Summary 10MAR18

What a week it has been for Uniform-195. Every single day was different than the last and full of many surprises. There are a few things to highlight throughout the week. First thing drastic event was getting more than a dozen new shipmates added to our company. That is not a good thing. That means there are more people to share bathrooms with, more people to run down the stairs with, and worst of all more germs to pass around. Imagine taking all the colds, germs, and viruses from all over the country and putting them into an enclosed area filled with dozens of shipmates. That’s the recipe for staying sick for eight weeks. Everyone has a slight cold, some worse than others, but a cold is still a cold. The Second big topic this week is the amount of classes that we have been taking. There are multiple classes throughout the day ranging from Military Customs and Courtesies all the way to Benefits that the Coast Guard offers. The lessons are very organized and almost make us feel as though we are back in school again. The Third big thing this week was Gym. The Gym at Training Center Cape May is state of the art. We did boot camp workouts, lots of cycling classes which resemble spin class, and a lot of swimming. There were shipmates that did not pass the swim assessment and are now taking lessons. The pool is so massive that all eighty or so of us can comfortably swim at the same time. The next big change this week was the amount of physical training we have done. Our mornings start with a “Fire Drill”. That means 180 seconds to get outside formed up. During that “Drill” we make sure to get a good workout in. Also when our company messes up, we get some physical training. This happens often. Our company is learning that we must pay for our mistakes, even if just one shipmate screws up. It still becomes the responsibility of all of us because ultimately we are a team. We are slowly learning that we can’t work alone and expect to succeed as a company. Recently we have been moving our racks and changing the people that live close to us. Even though we don’t know the people we live near we have to work as a team to accomplish all of the task we are assigned. Especially since we are all held accountable for our actions. Overall, Uniform company is still forming. We do not have a solid grasp on team work. But soon enough we will get better and stronger as a company.


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.