Victor 196 Recruit Journal Week 07

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Victor 196 Recruit Journal

Formed: Oct 30, 2018

Graduates: Dec 21, 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


*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



Good morning Friends and Family of Victor-196.


Holy rest and relaxation. Today was such a good day to relax and feel like a human being instead of robot…(figuratively speaking of course). Victor-196 needed time to take a break after a week full of inspections. We earned the hoisting of our company pennant to show we are the senior company, as well as out real United States Coast Guard ball covers instead of these ugly “recruit” ball covers. The company aced our final exam earning another pennant, and received a perfect score on the Close Order Drill and Manual of Arms test. We turned in our pieces today so no more “Sniper Position Take!” unless our Company Commanders really feel like punishing us with the Mike-1’s. Not to mention props to our firing squad who performed every move with precise military bearing, and was granted permission to keep the casings from their blank rounds. Last, but not least, we actually get a chance to unwind with our Company Commanders before TAPS. The company has received 02 briefs so far from two of the most vocal Company Commanders in Victor-196. We still await to hear from two of the most mysterious and conservative Company Commanders. Overall, you could say it was a good week for Victor-196.


P.S. Families……06 days!!!!!



–Reporting from Training Center Cape May, SR Ethridge and SR Brown–



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.