Juliet 196 Recruit Journal Week 04

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Juliet 196 Recruit Journal

Formed: Jul 17, 2018

Graduates: Sep 07, 2018


Week 04 Summary Juliet-196


Well week 04 is down the drain! We are at the point in training where everyone is simply trying to survive to the next week. This week was definitely a struggle for mostly everyone, and I mean every kind of struggle, physical, psychological, spiritual, you name it really. Even though it was a more difficult week; we became a better company by the end. We still are not where we need to be by any means, but we are gradually getting there. Week 04 is definitely one will never forget! From the highs like learning how to fight fires to passing our close order drill test so that we can march on our own without our Company Commanders and even just simply building the company’s bond. To the lows like the consistent “FIRE, FIRE, FIRE!” and the mass loss of 13 recruits due to rephasals. We have a feeling there is still more to come. It has been a week to look back on and learn from our mistakes. Sure it was tough, but that’s why we are doing this. This is why we came to Cape May. We came to change from normal civilians to Coast Guard men and women. We knew it wasn’t going to be an easy transition but that’s why on September 7th when we walk across the parade field with our heads held high we are going to be able to look in the stands and see your proud faces. That alone is worth every drop of sweat and every tear throughout our entire time at Training Center Cape May. We are half way through now. Sure the first half kicked our butts, but that does not mean we aren’t going to give the second half hell. Keep us in your thoughts as we push on. See you when we graduate.


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.