Yankee 195 Recruit Journal Week 05


Yankee 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: April 03, 2018

Graduates: May 24, 2018


Week 05 Summary


What’s that we see? Is it the faint light at the end of the tunnel? I believe it is!! Yankee Company has finished week 05, and we are starting to see the end of the tunnel. But there are a whole lot of obstacles before that. Week 05 was Search and Rescue week here for us. We as a company had to meet time objectives at a lightening rate, and go from moving fast everywhere we go to kicking it into sixth gear. But with Search and Rescue week, we still had a very busy week. We got issued our tailored service uniforms and we got our orders!!!!!


Week 05 for Yankee started with our Battalion Commander’s Inspection, conducted by Senior Chief Culinary Specialist Pace, along with our Section Commander, Chief Aviation Maintenance Technician, Grote accompanying; which Yankee passed and was rarely commended by our Lead Company Commander Petty Officer Jarman. These milestones became turning points as a company this week, because seeing us in our uniforms put things into perspective of our future and for graduation. Plus at this point our light bulbs are going off and we are realizing that graduation is around the corner. We continued our week with more very important classes such as Radio Communications. So when we have to listen and communicate during a Search and Rescue or Law Enforcement mission we know how to talk to civilians to keep calm and help them. We also had Financial Management classes, Reserve/ Auxiliary classes and Coast Guard History! The Revenue Cutter Act of 1790 was the start of the Coast Guard. Our Birthday is August 4th 1790!!

But to move on from classes, we got to see our mentors again! Commander Meuse and Master Chief Ellis help remind us why we’re here and gave us some advice on what we need to do as a company. But they had another big reason for seeing Yankee-195, and that was to congratulate us on getting our orders to our first units! Everyone is ecstatic bout their orders. We’ve got shipmates going to places like, Hawaii, Washington, Virginia, Florida, Key West, Boston, even Guam! So Commander Meuse and Master Chief answered a lot of our questions we had! Then to finish the week we had our Mentors there for the obstacle course. Yankee is really bonding together. This is the sum of Yankee-195’s week 05. So we’ll keep you up to date as we charge into Week 06 of “Just 8 weeks!”


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.