Golf 199 Recruit Journal Week 06

Formed: September 01, 2020
Graduates:  October 23, 2020

International Maritime Signal Flag Golf

The lights turn on and Golf-199 flies to the hall. Waiting for our number to be called while tired faces surround the room. The Yeoman begins the count and our hearts start racing. Once the number is called it all becomes blurry. Clothes go flying and shipmates start yelling. It always feels like you don’t have enough time. I look down at my feet and my stomach drops. I grabbed the wrong pair of socks. My shipmate sees my panic and lends a helping hand, she rushes out and grabs the right pair. There is only two minute left and we make it, short of breath, and ready for chow. 

This company relies on team work and has grown through the past weeks.  Through our hard work we have earned many rewards. One of those rewards has been more learning and less incentive training. Most importantly, above all other rewards, a gift from the heavens, we have earned chocolate milk and other flavored drinks. (Excluding Power aid of course).

Another good thing that happened this week is that the entire company completed the obstacle course. Also, Golf has started company runs. This means we get to join the regiment (other companies) as we run through base housing and local neighborhoods while we sing cadences. We run with pride knowing that no other company wants to succeed as much as we do.

More things that happened this week are we got to test out our firefighting skills. Many of us got to use a fire extinguisher for the first time. During firefighting classes we learned valuable skills to assist us in the fleet. As we learn more and more we keep growing smarter and we become more ready for our future in boot camp and in the fleet. Week 07, Golf-199 is coming for you. 

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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