Uniform 197 Recruit Journal Week 07

International Maritime Signal Flag Uniform
 

 Formed: August 06, 2019

Graduates: September 27, 2019

Graduation Program: Posted Thursday afternoon: Week 7 Blog Go to: http://www.forcecom.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/FORCECOM-UNITS/TraCen-Cape-May/ 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 www.facebook.com/uscoastguardbootcamp *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. If you are looking for higher quality video products from your loved one’s graduation, you should contact VTS at 609-365-8889 !!!!!!!!!

Good morning, Friends and Family of Uniform – 197. Hello again, Week 07 started off with a new twist. Sunday we had divine hours as always and chapel if we wished, but we also started Sunday watches, only the senior most company does that watch. We go to Haley Hall and then to each squad bay around the regiment ensuring all of our shipmates safety. It’s important to make sure we can do thorough watches for the fleet. You also get the added work out going up and down all the stairs. Bonus! After divine hours we had our off-base run, it was hot and a little harder because we were in the front this time but it still went well. Later we went to teach Yankee Company how to do their company jobs. It was interesting to see them in the same spot we were all in just a couple of weeks ago. Monday we had our leadership class. It was a good class, a lot of people in uniform have stepped up as leaders, some by choice and others because petty Officer Stephens hired them, but either way they’ve done great. Then we had our CPR and first aid class which was long with a lot of videos but very important. We also had battalion commander time with Chief Knapp and we heartbreakingly blew it! We sweat and learned though. Tuesday we had our CPR practical which went well and we all got CPR certified for adults, children, and infants. It was cool and felt like a small step forward towards saving lives. We had seamanship with Chief Bradshaw, we learned about handling line which is vital for those of us going to cutters. We also had our seamanship final. Back of the house we got to act in scenarios for the company commander students to help them play out real situations they may encounter. They did well, not as scary as Chief Resto or Petty Officer Curry but that takes time and a bald head. Wednesday we had our last seamanship class, our loan handling practical, seamanship award winner, and found out we earned the seamanship pennant. Later that night we had our legacy class and learned how extremely important carrying on legacy is and having pride and devotion. Thursday we started off with admin and then we had a video chat with the Reserve MCPOCG, Master Chief Williamson. It was an amazing opportunity to be able to pick his brain and get some advice. We then signed orders, had a class on contraception and STD’s then open gym. Keeping with the spirit of busy days. Friday 08 Uniform recruits went to Sexton to mentor Zulu Company. We also had our final exam and we did okay, 2 shipmates didn’t pass but wound up passing their retest the next day. We then had lunch with the Senior Enlisted Leadership Members and it was very helpful to talk to them about their careers and cool that they wanted to ask us questions. Afterwards we had our COD and MOA test and we passed! We also earned the Section Commander Pennant! Then we got to try out the confidence course again, we had our capping ceremony, the raising of our colors on the regimental flag staff. There are not enough words to describe how amazing the feelings were when we reached these milestones. Lastly we had a debrief with our Company commanders. They told us about themselves and their careers, we even got to laugh at a few of their without getting smoked. It was a Great day! As was today! We had our off base liberty which went close to perfect. It was nice being out in town and just hanging out. We have one week to go. It’s so close but we must remain focused. Uniform should be seeing you all very soon! This is SR Reynoso, signing off

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.

Graduation Program: Posted Thursday afternoon 

Go to: http://www.forcecom.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/FORCECOM-UNITS/TraCen-Cape-May/ 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 www.facebook.com/uscoastguardbootcamp *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. If you are looking for higher quality video products from your loved one’s graduation, you should contact VTS at 609-365-8889.

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