Lima 199 Recruit Journal Week 06

International Maritime Signal Flag Lima

Formed: October 20, 2020
Graduates:  December 11, 2020

Week 06 ends as Lima Company carries their colors for the first time. The simple yellow and black squares hold more value than you could ever imagine.

Yellow and black caution, do not cross us. We are coming for you. As we marched to the ocean this morning. There she was, waving gallantly in the sand. We marched our colors back towards the regiment singing coast guard songs with our company commanders. The company commanders sung about the sea, wind and leaving home. It brings Lima pride as we move around base. Those colors show the rest of training center Cape May that Limaa-199 is ready to take that next step into the fleet. Today marks the end of search and rescue week. Lima has come a long way in these past six days. Finally we are coming together and making our objectives. It is not easy to get out of bed, muster and dress out, as well as making the march across base in less than 10 minutes. We are more confident with each passing day and each successful mission, no matter how small.

Fire fighting was a focus of class this week. With an aging Coast Guard fleet it is paramount that every coastie knows the basics. Lesson number one: “put wet stuff on the hot stuff”. Thanksgiving provided a nice break from rigorous training. While we all miss our friends and families, we are grateful for those who take time away from their loved ones to train us. Lima thanks the people of southern New Jersey for sending their love and the galley staff for roasting a delicious turkey.

Our Company Commanders deserve a special thank you for keeping us safe and accountable for our actions. Most importantly we are thankful for each other. After all, we succeed as a team or we fail as a team. Whatever week 07 brings, Lima-199 will handle it with confidence

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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