Lima 197 Recruit Journal Week 03

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Lima 197 Recruit Journal

Formed: May 07, 2019

Graduates: June 28, 2019


Week 03 LIMA-197

Week 03 is complete and week 04 has arrived. Many milestones occurred, including the graduation of India Company and the arrival of Mike Company. This week Lima looked at the graduating company in awe, we felt a longing and admiration but also motivation to be there someday. With the arrival of our sister company Mike, Lima is able to see truly how far we’ve come and how much we have learned. Week 03 has come and gone, looking back the recruits of Lima Company would have never imagined that they would grow so close together as a unit. 60 people from all around the country all joined this service and now living together for 8 weeks is a crazy experience. In this crazy experience lots of sweat, pain and learning is happening as we speak. Lima Company is now working as a team for many of our tasks. Furthermore, Lima started seamanship school and learned new skills such as knot tying and helm commands. These skills will serve as the foundational knowledge when and if we report to our first units. In addition to seamanship Lima is making great strides in our marching which is known as COD (Close Order Drill) and our manual of arms training. These skills were non-existent two weeks ago if it was not for Lima’s willingness to learn, work together and the keen instruction from our Company Commanders. We, the recruits of Lima 197 would like to extend our gratitude to all those who are supporting us. It’s your thoughts and prayers that keep us going.


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.