Charlie 197 Recruit Journal Week 06

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Charlie 197 Recruit Journal

Formed: Jan 15, 2019

Graduates: Mar 08, 2019


Charlie 197 Week 06 Entry

The week progressed smoothly for Charlie Company. Week six was also an exciting time, in the beginning of the week, we marched to Goff Hall to learn about firearms safety and shooting. The first day was filled with information and a lot of dry firing with dud rounds. The real excitement began the second day as each recruit shot 50 rounds split between six practice rounds at three, five, and seven yards. With a final assessment at ten yards. Charlie Company shot very well and everyone enjoyed themselves. More excitement happened as Charlie filed into the gym we had our final fitness assessment. This test consisted of push-ups, sit ups, and a 1.5 mile run. The run was not outside on the track instead inside the gym. The company had to run 26 laps around the basketball court. The remainder of this week we had a good deal of administrative time. We have two weeks to make contact with on new unit, make travel and housing arrangements, and to square away the rest of our little details before we depart for Training Center Cape May. Needless to say, the time given to sort these things out is certainly appreciated! The most excitement of the week happened on Saturday evening, as most of you know Charlie has her on base liberty. It was the first actual time off that we have gotten. We used our time mostly to go to the exchange, eat less than healthy foods, and contact out loved ones. It was a good opportunity to relieve some stress, but it was even better opportunity to show we can be responsible for Charlie’s sake, we hope that our Company Commanders agree. Lastly, this week, our Lead Company Commander, Petty Officer Dockery introduced out company to the pennants that we have earned thus far in training for our Guidon. They hang beautifully next to the Charlie flag. These are to show our accomplishments as a company, So far we have earned the midterm, marksmanship, and physical fitness pennants. As we continue to succeed, we march proudly across the regiment, singing loudly with our Company Commanders, and display our accomplishment to Cape May. Until next time! -SR Adam Fritz


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.