Victor 195 Recruit Journal Week 07

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Victor 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: March 06, 2018

Graduates: April 27, 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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V195 week 07 summary
Its week 07 and were all in heaven! Each day we rolled out of our racks at 0500 and got ready for the gym. We used the weight machines or rode the bikes. When we finished we hit the showers and got clean and ready for chow. The friendly galley staff informed us we were finally allowed to partake in all the donuts and muffins that we’ve only been able to look at for the past 7 weeks. We overloaded ourselves to the point of hyperglycemia.

Being the senior company on base we have all loved being able to see the week 02 companies try to figure things out. They can barely get dressed! For example during divine hours a week 02 recruit was caught dancing in the squadbay by their lead Company Commander. As we sat and ate the dancer entered the galley accompanied by his Company Commander doing the electric slide. EYES! *click!* Victor company had a hard time keeping it together as the complete lack of military bearing from the recruit was put on display.

We also finally had good enough weather to go on our off base run. We ran through the gates through our adoring fans and fellow patriots. They helped us get our chests pumped up more than usual and we got louder than ever. We serenaded Cape May with our siren like wailing for a solid three miles.

In addition to everything else we had our close order drill test. Nothing to challenging just getting 77 millennials to do the same thing, the same way, at the same time. We did of course crush it, which earned us our off base liberty. Next well probably have the company move on to doing synchronized swimming.

For off base liberty we got our fancy tropical blue long uniforms on and we hit the town. Just like a Dr Suess story we took off, some by taxi, some by uber, some by shuttles or busses. We cruised around and got to see what its like out in the real world as a Coastie. After speaking with the locals it was truly humbling to see how people view us. It makes you really proud to be a Coast Guardsman.

This will be our last entry before graduation. The coming week brings more administration and travel appointments as well as finishing up getting our graduation uniforms ready. Its has really been an amazing experience full of ups and downs as well as feeling a huge sense of accomplishment!


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.