Sierra 198 Recruit Journal Week 03

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Formed:  May 12, 2020
Graduates: July 2, 2020

Here we are, Saturday of week 3 of our recruit training. I’m sure my shipmates would agree when I say it’s been a ROUGH WEEK! During week 03 our Company Commanders definitely turned up the heat a notch. There was no sliding by with mistakes this week, every mistake has consequences.

With that being said, week 03 has also been very informing and had exciting moments. For instance, we were given the opportunity for Commander (CDR) Conway and Lieutenant Chase to be our Company Mentors. CDR Conway is the Commanding Officer (C/O) for a small boat station in New York. My shipmates and I are very thankful they took the time out to talk to us! They answered every question we asked them and gave us great insight on how the fleet works.

Moreover, we also started weight lifting this week which is a great thing because this is an advantage on our upcoming fitness test. We should all be well above the curve for physical fitness by testing time. Not to mention we “IT” all day, so it’s safe to say the whole Company should pass!

Operations Specialist First Class Kuhns is really pushing the Company to find its identity, and become one team. The Company is starting to come together to sound as one and move as one. Still a progress in work. As long as everyone plays their part and chips in, we will soon be the BEST COMPANY on the Regiment! SR Sutton

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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