Golf 198 Recruit Journal Week 07

International Maritime Signal Flag Golf

Just like that week 08 is almost here. The week started off busy with seamanship finals, CPR practical, and fresh new haircuts. Golf-198 earned tons of pennants, our guide on is looking colorful. The whole company averaged over a 92% on the seamanship final, we earned our green seamanship pennant for that. We all became CPR certified as a company. We also got high and tight haircuts. So basically golf is now the “model” coastguardsman… more like the model senior recruit. Also this week, we got to speak to the vice master chief petty officer of the coast guard- master chief Bushy. He has been in the coast guard for 29 years and shared a lot of knowledge and wisdom with us as we asked him questions about coast guard life, missions, and qualities to have. Now that foxtrot has moved on from the regiment and joined the fleet, that leaves golf to fill in the role of big boys on the block! Being senior company sets the bar high for us, we gotta stay sharp and look squared away for the junior companies. We want Juliet and India to look at us and be in awe. The standard is nothing short of perfect. Really the key to success is no loose threads equals no problems… unless you need to iron, or have lint, or need to shine your shoes, have band blousing, but other than that, you should be halfway alright. Beauty hurts people, beauty hurts. The final exam came this week and boy are we genius little recruits. We did not manage to get the pennant for the final, but we had the best average in a number of companies. Golf also failed the close order and manual of arms test… sike! Our company commanders tricked us into thinking we failed by using loudness and disappointment, in reality we killed it with a 09/10 score. Not perfect but pretty good. Now golf really feels like the seniors on the regiment. To top off an important week was off base liberty. We all basically showed off our snappy dressing skills that our company commanders instilled onto us. Oh, and we stuffed our faces with junk. As the historians ponder on the week with a sugar high still present, we are very pleased. Everything is coming together as we start to really feel that “Golf Company is the best!”

“Hold a mental mattress!”

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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