Mike 199 Recruit Journal Week 04

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Formed: October 27, 2020
Graduates:  December 18, 2020


Welcome to yet another week of Mike-199.  For this weeks “MIKE MUSTER” we take an inside look at the swim test, getting our pieces, and most importantly the famous Dream Sheet.

Last week, Mike-199 kicked things off by starting band practice, drill team, and nightly watches.  Band reports at 0600 every morning, while drill team reports at 1900 every night.  As for watch, they are up around the clock watching over shipmates as they sleep.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more updates on all these exciting topics. 

On Wednesday the 18th, shipmates were jumping for joy as the dream sheets were passed out and collected.  We were instructed to hand pick 04 of our most desired districts in the hopes of getting our dream first unit.  The results of our selections will be revealed this upcoming Friday, so make sure to check back next week as well! 

Thursday the 19th brought up high stress levels and low chilling temperatures for recruits as they jumped into the pool for the swim test.  It was a six foot platform jump then straight into the 100 meter swim around the edge.  For those who passed the first section came the final 05 minute tread water.  Not a bad way to start the morning if you ask me. 

Here at Company Mike-199 our Company Commanders commonly refer to us as Sweat-199.  In the midst of failed time objectives and having no self-discipline, sweat seems to flow like water from our squad bay scuttlebutts.    Sweat-199 had a few major classes this past week that included; sexual harassment, colors, and grooming standards.  These classes were instructed by not only Coast Guard members, but our very own Company Commander, Information Systems Technician First Class Neves. 

That just about ties everything together in a square knot for this week.  Be sure to check back for week 05 on how everything panned out.  See you next time on “Mike’s Weekly Muster”!

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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