Tango 196 Recruit Journal Week 06

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Tango 196 Recruit Journal

Formed: Oct 16, 2018

Graduates: Dec 07, 2018


What an exciting week for Company Tango-196. Started their week off with the personal fitness test, that [nearly] everyone in the company absolutely destroyed. Everyone showed improvement in some way. Right after the test came the firearms range. 86% average was the ending score for Tango. No, it is not the #01 spot, but they are the third best shooting company.

Next thing that came along in the week was thanksgiving. Wow, again, huge thanks to every family that opened their homes to all the recruits on the regiment. Such an amazing day with great food and fantastic people. Of course, the day after eating all of that great food we sweat.

With the week coming to an end, there was plenty of activities still to happen today. Let’s start with the pugil sticks. Pugil sticks was a fun activity designed for all the recruits to safely have another outdoor activity. Still maintaining military bearing but cheering their shipmates on to win the friendly competition. Operational tours! About a handful of the shipmates were able to go visually see what a small boat or cutter actually looks like. After looking at the actual boats they toured the actual station and were able to ask actual crew members any questions they had. Such a great opportunity given to Tango today to see what they are in for when going to see their first units. To top this extremely busy week off, today was the Company’s on base liberty.

On base liberty gave the shipmates the opportunity to eat food on base at a building called the harborview. Tango was also given their phones back yet again today to their families. Everything is still recruit on base liberty. This means you still use recruit communications, and maintain your military bearing. There should not be any smoking and joking and you still act like a recruit because you are. Basically, they were given a slither of freedom to march freely around the regiment, eat food from somewhere other than the galley, and phone privileges.

Only 02 more weeks left for Tango Company. They are coming into week 07 with better blousing than ever, marching more confidently like they want to be the best company here, and paying a little more attention to detail. Almost a senior company, so right now they should be looking the part. March into week 07 strong, ready to earn their colors and sing around the regiment loud and proud. March on Tango Company, show them there is no more trash fire Tango.


SR Blissett, G.V.


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.