Victor 196 Recruit Journal Week 03

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Victor 196 Recruit Journal

Formed: Oct 30, 2018

Graduates: Dec 21, 2018


Good morning Friends and Family of Victor-196.

This marks the end of week 03! We learned a boatload this week as we began our courses in Seamanship. From learning knot tying to helm commands. Today we’ve felt the company come back together, at least a little. It all started with us executing a newly-introduced order from our lead company commander flawlessly and it all ended with the beans they served at evening chow – the stalls were full! We marched about a mile in the sideways rain to class but it was all worth is because it was our first taste of the Maritime life we all aspire to live. We feel closer to week 08 and graduation with each nautical term we learn. Next we begin firefighting classes, which we have a head start on with all of the “FIRE,FIRE,FIRE,” drills we run. Certainly can’t wait to see what the next week has in store for us! VICTOR-196 is as ready (as can be) for week 04. Until next time, we love and miss you all!


–Reporting from Training Center Cape May, SR Biondi and SR Ethridge and SR Love–


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.