Victor197 Recruit Journal Week 03

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Victor197 Recruit Journal

Formed: August 13, 2019

Graduates: October 04, 2019

Victor-197 Week 03 Blog

Week 03, a grueling and unforgiving seven days for us Victor recruits. We’ve sweat and ached more in the last week that most of us ever have our whole lives. Week 03 proved a couple of things for us recruits; we didn’t even know real exhaustion and we’ve got a ways to go. Victor Company Commanders warned us about this infamous week, but we really did not listen! We’ve been introduced to new and fun ways to keep us sharp and motivated, like I.T. sessions that never seem to end! Throughout the last week we’ve been becoming better acquainted with our pieces; mostly because we’ve been holding them over our heads half the time! Most of us are putting our shoes on a little slower thanks to our completely lifeless arms, holding things over our heads has become something of a past time for Victor Company. Mainly because of shipmates touching their faces, falling asleep in class, or just dropping the ball in general, Victor has felt a new kind of pain this last week. Of course we’ve had our fair share of companywide screw ups too, like the recent graduation ceremony. Half of us marched like we’d just been smoked, which we had, and boy did we pay the price. But to add a new element of fear and anxiety; the red belts and record of counseling have been introduced. The record of counseling pretty much means, “You Jacked Up”. Of course, half of us got some of those. Then there’s the new company red belts, our recruits on probation who are doing all that they can to avoid failure. Then there’s R.A.M.P.; The Recruit Aptitude and Motivation Program, although it hasn’t started yet, some of us get to see our names in big red letters letting us know who’s going every day. We’re almost halfway now, but at this rate we’ll lucky to make it at the rate we are preforming going right now. Wish us luck! We’ll need it!

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.

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