Zulu 198 Recruit Journal Week 03

Formed: July 14, 2020
Graduates:  September 04, 2020

This was a huge week of progress for Zulu-198.  Aside from the usual pain for gain routine, the recruits are learning to work together and encourage one another to be louder and faster.  During this process they are also learning how to gain trust from their Company Commanders.  The most impactful moment for Zulu was gathering up in the Healy Hall classroom to open up our big yellow folders in front of our Company Commanders, to find out which part of the world we will go once we finish this program.  Regardless if you were placed in Alaska or Mobile, AL, an order is an order and now the recruits had another motive to make it out the gates of TRACEN Cape May.  Other key events that took place this week included receiving military identification cards, learning the components for Seamanship, and if the recruits paid up the sweat debt, maybe learn some new things from the Company Commanders.  There is still much more progress to be made in the coming weeks, however if Zulu continues to improve as a company, it should be a smooth transition from operational dress uniforms to tropical blues come graduation day.

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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