Romeo 195 Recruit Journal Week 07

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Romeo 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: Jan 30, 2018

Graduates: March 23, 2018


Graduation Program: Posted Thursday afternoon: Week 7 Blog

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Romeo – 195 Week 7 Summary

Week 7 has comes to a close with Romeo 195 on the final stretch of the race, time objective is about to be made. Recruits are sounding off, and the mistakes are being made at an all-time low. As our time here is coming to an end Romeo 195 is acting like promising non-rates.

Monday was one was the longest, hardest days to get through. With about 10 hours’ worth of classes straight, to only stop for lunch was probably the hardest thing and any of us has had to do while here. The rest of the week was solid with a good ratio of classes to breeze, we had a class on line handling, which was hands on and we got to learn the proper way to tie up a boat and how to put the right amount of slack in the line. Then we got our fresh new haircuts that don’t make us look like a regular recruit.

On Wednesday we took our semen ship test and passed, thus getting us another pennant for the guidion. “Juliet” is really looking colorful. Also Shipmates Trout gave what seemed as effortless performance to earn the award of being the best at Seamenship. He went up against five other shipmates and made zero mistakes. He won the title without any question. With Week 7 stretching on we got to talk to the master Chief Caleb Jones which was in awesome experience. For those who don’t know she is the assistant to the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. She works in Washington DC and alongside the vice commandant of the CG. Finally, it was Friday, the biggest day Romeo 195 has had since we arrived here. We started the day with our final exam. The test consisted of 30 open book questions and 20 closed book questions, to say the least Romeo 195 is very lucky to be completely intact still. After an exhausting test our stress levels didn’t even budge. If anything it was even higher do to our manual arms/ close order drill test. It was orchestrated by our section commander Chief Milligan and led by Two of our assistants, Chief Wheeley and Petty officer Jarmen. Romeo 195 freaking killed it. 10 out of 10 on manual of amrs and 10 out of 10 on close order drill. “All we do is win win win no matter what” it felt amazing to rock that test out of the water, really made us feel like our hard work and had paid off. That same day we also got to sit down and have personal talks with a lot of Senior Chief during our leadership class. This included Navy and Coast Guard personal. They had a lot of advice and stories to give us.

Saturday was Romeo 195’s favorite day of all time. We got to leave this purgatory and adventure out on our own. We were like little birds leaving the ness for the first time. Shipmates rented hotels to go take naps, some went to the beach, and some filled their faces with food and candy, and sugary drinks. We called our families and friends, but we all got the sick feeling of time sleeping away as the clock moved closer to 2100. None of us wanted to leave We said our goodbyes knowing/hoping we would get to see them this Friday! Romeo 195 out


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.