Papa 198 Recruit Journal Week 03

Formed: April 21, 2020Graduates: June 12, 2020 To start we got a beautiful extra half hour of sleep. The holy divine hours finally graced us with its presence. Everyone received a chance to catch up at what they suck at, […]

Quebec 198 Recruit Journal Weeks 02 – 04

Formed: April 28, 2020Graduates: June 19, 2020 On any regular recruit bus ride to TRACEN Cape May, palms are sweating and hearts are racing. Coming from a long travel day, all the recruits are still pumped wide awake with adrenaline; […]

Papa 198 Recruit Journal Week 02

Formed: April 21, 2020Graduates: June 12, 2020 It’s been our first week after forming and PAPA-198 has been overloaded with information and exercise; Class-sweat-repeat. We’ve made many mistakes but seem to learn from them every day – well at least […]

Papa 198 Recruit Journal ROM Week (14 Days)

Formed: April 21, 2020Graduates: June 12, 2020 Families, friends and loved ones – this will be the first of our weekly updates as PAPA-198 advances through each week of training. Throughout the last fourteen days we have been in what’s […]

Oscar 198 Recruit Journal Week 05

It’s here! The final week for OSCAR – 198! Now or Never! Do or Die! Sounds dramatic, but this week was really all about crunch time. We had a wild agenda this week. It started with calling our units and […]

November 198 Recruit Journal Week 06

Formed: March 03, 2020 Graduates: April 15, 2020  This week was November’s last here at TRACEN Cape May. We graduate this Wednesday, which is a crazy thought. We have all been through this insane experience together, and it really changes […]

November 198 Recruit Journal Week 05

So week 05 started off with an interesting new twist. Our goal every morning was to wake up, do a quick roll call, and race across the base to the galley in less than 15 minutes. It sounds hard, but […]

Oscar 198 Recruit Journal Week 03

Monday, the beginning of Week 03, OSCAR – 198 attends their first Seamanship Class. We learned a lot about what is on the cutters, such as bits, chocks and stanchions. Of course it was just like every Monday. People in […]

Mike 198 Recruit Journal Week 06

Week 06 ended with a bang. Literally. Mike-198 learned about firearms and were able to put our knowledge to the test and take it to the range! The range was run by the Gunner’s Mates that instructed recruits through the […]

Lima 198 Recruit Journal Week 08

Week 08 definitely had its perks. We had plenty of fun singing sea shanties and marching cadences with our company commanders, learning new and fancy close order drill movements, and celebrating the traditional week 08 events. These traditions consisted of […]

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