Yankee 195 Recruit Journal Week 06

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Yankee 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: April 03, 2018

Graduates: May 24, 2018


Week 06 Summary


Its week 06 here at USCG TRACEN Cape May for Yankee, and this was the last week being the junior company on the regimen. After last week of getting our orders, we are now starting to contact our sponsors and make travel arrangements, and start adulating as young Coasties. We are now starting to think more on the future, and after boot camp, instead of just surviving another day here. Don’t get it wrong, it’s still a battle every single day.

So with getting our orders last week, the real fun began this week. This was where we now had to start being young responsible adults and start adulating. Yankee this week started off with making contact with their sponsors and Yeoman to find out the who, what, when, and where questions. With that we also started making travel arrangements with them. Petty Officer De Jesus helped us a bit more than our sponsors have so far with traveling by explaining our traveling rights and what type of traveling arrangements we can choose and we chose them for our unit. Then after that we also handled our household good arrangements with Mr. Shustack. So with having to do all this adulating, Yankee Company has had some administrative time to take care of those matters.

Yankee still had classes this week and one was really fun, which we won a pennant from! That was our firearms class where we went over firearms safety, marksmanship, and lastly shot at the range with proper technique. Our instructors were Gunners Mates stationed at USCG TRACEN Cape May and they taught us about proper grip, clearing, reloading, and how to handle a jam. As a company, we shot for over a 75% and completed our challenge from 10 yards away. However the major highlight of this week was on base liberty. We were finally able to use our phones and talk to our friends and family. To be able to relax a little and catch up with the outside world. Well that’s it for this week’s summary, and until next week’s summary, thank you for all the support.


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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.