Victor 198 Recruit Journal Week 03

International Maritime Signal Flag Victor

Formed: June 09, 2020
Graduates:  July 31, 2020

Today our company was gifted with 02 large changes to our lifestyle. On one hand, we have an “Engine room” now. Effectively, it’s a vacated squad bay on our floor. This is nice as now we don’t have to move around racks in our squad bays but also not nice , as that might encourage our CC’s to use that room more. The second big change is that we are marching in movements where ever we go. Making sharp turns is the major component here, and we are all grateful for the practice…or the extra critique fodder. The company itself, however, is beginning to show their proficiencies in their jobs. Squad leaders are taking control more often, yeoman are getting better, and even the evening colors team performed admirably. This is mostly because we’ve realized that we are the second most senior company on the regiment now and that terrifies us . . . in a good way. We’re getting faster and louder and now that we’ve gotten to review our records, we all know how to improve. With next week bearing down on us, we will certainly enjoy our Sunday respite. Next week we have our close order drill test (the milestone that if passed will allow us to march ourselves around the regiment without a Company Commander) and search and rescue week (the week where we only have 10 minutes once we wake up to get ready, take roll call, and get to chow). Though we are nervous, we know that luck favors the prepared, so tomorrow we shall prepare, cause we’ll need all the luck we can get. As always, keep sending mail, be on the lookout for a phone call, we love you, we miss you, and we will see you soon, for we will be Victorious.

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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