Oscar 197 Recruit Journal Week 04

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Oscar 197 Recruit Journal

Formed: June 11, 2019

Graduates: August 02, 2019


Week 04 Summary


Oscar-197 had an exciting week. It was filled with all sorts of future opportunities and endeavors. We started off with a physical fitness assessment to see where we are in terms up passing the actual physical fitness test in week 6, the company did just fine. Later that day we had out close order drill test in front of our Section Commander. He told us we have shown progress but still have a long way to go. In other news, we took our Coast Guard self-portrait this week and we guarantee all of our loved ones are going to love them. This past Tuesday, we as a company earned the right to hang the Oscar flag on our quarterdeck which is pretty much the center of our building. It was definitely a proud moment for all of us. Later on in the week, we as a company sweated a ton! We practiced firefighting through a high tech fire simulator. It felt so realistic because we were dressed out from head to toe in full firefighting gear. This week was also midterm week, we all passed! Everyone in the company is starting to trust each other and our Company Commanders are doing the same. They are letting us march ourselves to where ever the schedule tells us to be. As we begin to trust each other, we began meeting the time objectives that our Company Commanders give us. We started working as a team and I have no doubt that Oscar-197 will be an unforgettable company. We struggle together, we strive to meet goals together, and we will rise to the standard together. With that being said, we have an incredibly important week coming up. Week 5 is upon us and the start of the second half of our journey begins. We will have bigger responsibilities, tougher challenges and larger rewards. Oscar-197 will continue to step up to whatever challenge is put in front of us. In four more weeks we will be back and better than when we left. Until then, we will continue to make all of you proud! We’ve come too far to quit and we have too much to lose. So again, we won’t fail ourselves or our family and friends. We have one goal, which is to make it to August 2nd.


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.