Whiskey 196 Recruit Journal Week 02


Whiskey 196 Recruit Journal

Formed: Nov 13, 2018

Graduates: Jan 04, 2019


Graduation Program: Posted Thursday afternoon: Week 7 Blog

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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.


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Whiskey-196 Week 02 Summary.


Week 02 was as Chief Lakose would say is crazy. With everything from Swimming like Dory and Nero to getting our pieces and having the privilege of participating in fireside 18. No two Days are the same here at TRACEN Cape May. Tuesday we got news about being able to participate in Fireside. We went to the main gym where all the other companies were and we got a brief on how to act and what to expect and what we’re representing. It was cool seeing other companies because it was a peek at what we will be like in a few weeks! We also got clean laundry! Wednesday we marched down to get our pieces and had classes over rates and ranks. We also learned how to blouse our trousers with our boondockers which made training seem more “real” We also received our first batch of mail (which was a huge confidence booster). Thanksgiving Day was amazing! We were able to leave base for Fireside 18 and it was truly a unique and memorable experience. Whiskey-196 is truly thankful for all of the families who opened up their homes to us. We met wonderful people who I might add will be coming to our graduation! Friday was just one of many tough days for Whiskey-196. We did a lot of incentive training. It was hard but we didn’t give up. We took each training session with pride. We are a company and should start working as such. So until then, we will own up to our mistakes, once again. That goes back to our core values of Honor respect and Devotion to Duty. It’s like Chief Knapp says, “Assistance will be provided to guide you but it won’t always be easy.” It just so happens it was given via records of counseling and performance trackers. Saturday was a bit more difficult. Only because it was the most physical training we have had so far. Our CCs took all 92 of our locks and put them in a bucket. The we had to pass that bucket around, grab a lock and try our combination until we found our lock! Its took about 25 minutes. It was challenging but I have confidence that we will only progress. Whiskey-196 has a positive attitude. With that in mind, we are ready to tackle week 03.

SR Hernandez, B.I.


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.