Juliet 196 Recruit Journal Week 05

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Juliet 196 Recruit Journal

Formed: Jul 17, 2018

Graduates: Sep 07, 2018


Well tonight we rounded up week 05 and boy has it been a week. Getting up at 0530 and ready to eat within 15 minutes, plus rack made perfect and uniform looking even better was a challenge. This is without a doubt the most fatigued the company has been. With a mixture of search and rescue week, the reversion massacre on Monday because we failed extremely bad at our battalion commander inspection, being sent back to forming week and treated as such by our Lead Company Commander MEC Orlowicz, and just the overall stress of Chief Pullen laying on the discipline has been a lot to handle. But hey, we all survived. Even though week 05 was a lot of negativity; there was some pretty good things that happened, even if it was a crazy tough week it makes us stronger for the challenges of week 06. Hopefully everyone can use their orders as inspiration to become a better recruit. We have something to look forward to other than just getting out of here. It’s really cool to think that in a little more than two weeks we’re all going to be spread across the country enforcing the law, saving lives, and partaking in all sorts of missions and opportunities that this great service allows us to. We’re getting closer and closer, but we need to keep our heads on a swivel and become better recruits every day until we’re true Coast Guardsmen on September 7th. It’s going to be here before we know it. Hopefully we all get to see you in 20 days.


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.