Tango 196 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Tango 196 Recruit Journal

Formed: Oct 16, 2018

Graduates: Dec 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


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“LOUDER!!!!!!!” and “FASTER!!!!!!” is what Tango Company heard all week. More so from Petty Officer Kuhns, but it was definitely all of our company commanders. Tango Company was being put to the test this week, but with the week coming to a close, the company went from Monday being just absolutely terrible, “trash-fire Tango”, is what the company commanders called us, to Tuesday, otherwise known as “sweat day”, since that is what the company commanders had us do the majority of the day. Wednesday, being a mostly learning day, but then some more time objectives weren’t being made. Thursday Tango took a small few steps in the wrong direction. Voices getting weaker/lost, and missing a few more time objectives than we should have. The company got sweat like no other. With Tango coming into week Ø3, there is definitely more leadership and more speed when going from place to place and more mistakes. Mistakes are good though, as long as they are not the kind that piss off Petty Officer Kuhns. I say only Petty Officer Kuhns because it seems extremely easy to piss him off and Tango’s sweat is his enjoyment. He can also be strict just to be strict and looks for any possible reason for a tracker or to make the company sweat. Enough about pissing off our extremely easy to piss off company commanders, with the week coming to a close, Tango is making more time objectives, and slowly becoming more disciplined.


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.