Lima 197 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Lima 197 Recruit Journal

Formed: May 07, 2019

Graduates: June 28, 2019

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.


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Congratulations Lima 197. You’ve officially completed week 02 and are officially into your third week of training. You’ve learned the fundamentals of teamwork and you’ve learned that your limits aren’t what you thought they were. However, things are not just downhill yet. We’ve broken some of our limits, but it’s time to see what you can really do. We have already seen some major shifts in attitudes. We spent a lot of time learning both in the classroom and in “Main Muster” (the main barracks). In order to be able to be a functional member of the Coast Guard we must heighten our personal knowledge and our group strength. One of our primary methods of group cohesion and military indoctrination is marching, an activity LIMA Company has been engaging in heavily. In just the short time LIMA has been at Cape May, we’ve already learned so much. LIMA also had the honor of taking part in the graduation of the senior company, HOTEL 197. We were thankful for the opportunity, but all LIMA could do was envision themselves on graduation day. In addition to showing the public our poor marching skills, the recruits of LIMA 197 looked on to the graduating class with eagerness and determination that in a few weeks’ time that would possibly be some of us. In the meantime, LIMA will buckle down, do their best to maintain military bearing, memorize a boat load of required knowledge and might even have some fun along the way. LIMA has to remember to be louder, faster, and stronger in order to wear the Coast Guard uniform with pride.


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.