Mike 198 Recruit Journal Week 03

Today started with quit the realization. I was in front of the mirror shaving and I noticed that the normal orchestra of coughs had gotten quieter. Perhaps M-198 is getting passed the Cape May crud or maybe we all just […]


November 198 Recruit Journal Week 02

November Company has been through a lot this week. We’ve learned the very basics of everything. From marching, to talking properly, to just how to be loud. We sweat the entire time. Something we have quickly learned is that mistakes […]


Lima 198 Recruit Journal Week 05

And just like that, week five draws to a close for LIMA 198. This week we stumbled through some huge milestones. We had our uniform inspection with the Battalion Commander, received our dress uniforms, got our orders and got to […]


Kilo 198 Recruit Journal Week 07

This week 07 marked a closer transition for Kilo-198 from recruit to non-rate, as we braced the challenges and new responsibilities while learning about the turmoil in the outside world. After earning our colors last Sunday on the beach, we […]


Kilo 198 Recruit Journal Week 06

Formed: January 28, 2020Graduates: March 20, 2020 To paraphrase a passage from Robert Heinlein’s novel Starship Troopers, “Everything of value is born out of struggle. Even an infant coming into the world for the first time has to fight for […]


Lima 198 Recruit Journal Week 04

Formed: February 11, 2020 Graduates: April 03, 2020 Week 04 has officially come to a close for LIMA-198. The week held many ups, downs, left faces, right faces, and sweat sessions. We got to learn and practice basic firefighting skills […]


Mike 198 Recruit Journal Week 02

The sunrises and sunsets at Cape May are beautiful. Mike Company 198 knows this all too well because we are doing intensive training when dawn breaks and when evening falls. Today was sunny and cold, but the company would rather […]


Kilo 198 Recruit Journal Week 05

Formed: January 28, 2020 Graduates: March 20, 2020 Progress is not always a straight line, but the key is to recognize the right steps forward. Today Kilo-198 met with their mentors, Rear Admiral Bouboulis and Master Chief McPhilamy. They took […]


Juliet 198 Recruit Journal Week 07

Formed: January 14, 2020Graduates: March 06, 2020 Today is leap day, marking the end of week 7 for Juliet 198 one we really felt like we just jumped over some of the biggest achievements. This week we earned debriefs from […]


Lima 198 Recruit Journal Week 03

Formed: February 11, 2020Graduates: April 03, 2020 Week 03 of LIMA-198’s journey saw slow progress. The standard has been clearly repeated: be loud, be fast and do the right thing. So simple yet so out of reach, like a toddler […]


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