Kilo 199 Recruit Journal Week 04

International Maritime Signal Flag Kilo

Formed: October 13, 2020
Graduates:  December 04, 2020

K-199 is being forged from minerals to a sharp steel blade.  “FIRE FIRE FIRE” has been our morning alarm since forming.  Our company commanders only have the best of intentions and seek to turn Kilo-199 to the best company Tracen Cape May has ever seen; this has been everyone’s goal since forming.  Louder and faster, louder and faster was the first week’s focus, moving to attention to detail and doing the right thing when no one is watching, like making our racks in 300 seconds or less, shaving in the morning, after chow, and the evening, and making sure our locks are always set to zero whenever we are not present.  The devil is in the details, after all, if we can’t accomplish the simplest of tasks, who would trust us with the lives of others.  Our company commanders want our best 100 percent of the time.

Halloween was a bit different this year.  It’s the first time we did not receive candy; which turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  Our assistant company commander, Petty Officer Spence, took us to get our pieces and we were further shown how to perform parts of the manual of arms before we were ordered to exercise our own arms.  The rest of the week went swimmingly as we took to the pool to perform the swim test.  Lots of strong swimmers here at Kilo-199!  Spending time with our shipmates only helps us grown together as a team.  Training Center Cape May has a lot in store.

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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