Juliet 198 Recruit Journal Week 07

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Formed: January 14, 2020
Graduates: March 06, 2020

Today is leap day, marking the end of week 7 for Juliet 198 one we really felt like we just jumped over some of the biggest achievements. This week we earned debriefs from all of our company commanders where they talk about themselves their careers than what they think about us and the company. After we earned right to call them respectively BM1 Curry MK1 Bucaneg and CS1 Cichosz we’re transitioning from recruits to non-rates of the fleet something we’re all proud about to celebrate.

On Friday we did our final major hurdles we took our final exam and conducted our Close Order Drill and Manual of Arms Test. Our final almost all of us passed but our MOA, COD test is where we shined we go a 9/10 on MOA and 8/10 on COD a few of us made small mistakes but we are still proud of the scores we achieved. Afterword we had our capping ceremony where we switch from out recruit covers to our regular Coast Guard ball covers which lead into the stomping ceremony, literally marching a whole company over our discarded recruit ball caps. We took down our arrival India 198’s flag and raised the proud I’m on fire stay away flag of Juliet signaling that we’re King of the regiment.

We marched with our pieces and return them to Goff hall, meaning no more incentive training with them for us (finally). With that we promptly marched back singing at the top of our lungs sea shanties and cadences sometimes our own songs that we created ones that I know made BM1 Curry proud. at the end of the day we spend some time at the gym with MK1 Bucaneg but this week we’ve also been doing stuff for our futures we boarded an 87-foot cutter visited local Cape May Station. passed our seamanship and final test we even video chatted the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard as well as got a debrief from the Battalion Commander Master Chief storekeeper Lawrence it’s been a big week. We got our seamanship pennant something that only one out of every five companies gets and our company Commander Pennant when we have earned BM1 Curry’s respect. We are Juliet 198 only going to get better and better and we’re very proud of 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.

Graduation Program: Posted Thursday afternoon

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