Zulu 195 Recruit Journal Week 03


Zulu 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: April 10, 2018

Graduates: June 01, 2018



Week 03 Historian Summary


Week 03 started out with bright and sunny skies. The company has started to take seamanship classes which entails knot tying, new vocabulary for the cutter, and helm control commands. The company enjoyed learning how to tie knots like bowline knot in the great outdoors. Most of them got a nice sunburn from it and are enjoying their fantastic sunburns. The company also received their pieces and have learned movements such as order arms and trail arms. The company has not practiced as much as the lead company commander wished due to the trouble they have been creating. According to the company commander, our company has become a circus. Sometimes when we hold our canteens above our head, Petty Officer Burrus plays circus music to accompany our exercise. She has also been known to play other music as well. One morning we were all woken up to Disney music! The company also received their official military ID’s. A lot of people did not like their pictures, due to their tired faces and slicked back hair. The weekend was hard for the company with all the interactions of the company. Some have had trouble not touching their faces, talking in formation, and wasting the time of the company commanders. On Saturday, the required classes were done at 1500 so the assistant company commanders made the whole company sweat from 1500 till 2000. Sweating entailed many push-ups, crunches, and squats. Since the company has received their pieces they had to do these movements with the 10 to 15 pound pieces. With all the working out, the recruits grow more tired but surprisingly stronger. Personalized intensive training sessions involving a large, heavy line Petty Officer Placencia calls, Medusa. This line can be pulled or held overhead. Another tool is the very thing the company sleeps on at night; a mattress. These are plenty heavy and highly motivating. Overall this has been a very busy week for the Z-195 company. Moving into week 04, the company will be leaning new and exciting concepts and marches. As we progress, we grow as a company and become more cohesive as a unit. Hopefully in a few weeks we will be the perfect company that we hope and know we can be. We are Z-195.


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.