Juliet 196 Recruit Journal Week 07

International Maritime Signal Flag

International Maritime Signal Flag


Juliet 196 Recruit Journal

Formed: Jul 17, 2018

Graduates: Sep 07, 2018


Graduation Program: Posted Thursday afternoon: Week 7 Blog

Go to:

Under the “Graduation Date” Tab you will be able to find the Graduation Program


To view the Graduation Live: Time: 1100 AM

The live stream of the graduations are viewed by going to the training center’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/uscoastguardbootcamp


*It should be noted that the live streams are a courtesy and not a guarantee. There could be technical issues or resource availability issues that would interfere with the stream. The live streams are not intended to be high definition productions of the graduation ceremonies.


If you are looking for higher quality video products from your loved one’s graduation, you should contact VTS at 609-365-8889



JULIET-196  Week 07 Blog


Week 07 absolutely flew by. I guess it was just because we were constantly busy. Week 07 is the week where we show off everything we’ve learned in boot camp. I personally think we did a great job. It was a difficult week to adjust to though. The Company Commanders treat you like non-rates. It’s very strange because even though they’re being more comfortable with you, you still have to stay on your toes.

Week 07 was chalk full of little tests to see if we’re ready for week 08. It’s also full of some big ones like our final exam, our manual of arms test, and our close order drill test. JULIET was able to perform well enough to earn the Company Commander’s pennant and the Section Commander’s pennant. It’s safe to say that our guidon “Cinnie” is decked out moving into week 08. This week truly showed how much this company has grown, and we take a ton of pride in our accomplishments. It’s cool to be able to see other companies as we walk around the regiment and say, “I remember that!”. It really brings out a sense of pride when you think back to all of the challenges and hurdles we’ve conquered. This company has been dragged through hell and back, and never backed down from an upcoming challenge. Due to that determination and grit, we get to walk around with the Coast Guard emblem on our covers. In those days, we literally sweat for hours and never gave up and pushed through in hope of better days. We earned the right to hang the JULIET flag above the regiment.

The JULIET flag means a ship is on fire and in distress. Up until the beginning of week 06 that described us perfectly. As we march into week 08, it’s safe to say that JULIET-196 is definitely on fire, but we are no longer in distress. We’re rocking and rolling in the final stages of becoming the recruits we’ve been trained to be. I’m proud to say that this is the last weekly summary that you will be receiving from JULIET-196. If you want to know next week’s summary, you are just going to have to ask us in person.


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.