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Injury Prevention: Dynamic Warm Up

More than 30 percent of recruits in basic training will suffer some sort of minor injury, and those injuries will most likely result in rephasal or reversion to later weeks of training. This is a devastating blow to recruits and their families […]


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Recruit Journal Juliet 188 Week: 04

Recruit Journal Juliet 188 Week: 04 Formed: May 21, 2013 Graduate: July 12, 2013 This week of training has had its ups and downs but it was by far the best week yet. We kicked off week 04 with a […]


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Recruit Journal Hotel 188: Week 05

Recruit Company Hotel 188 Week: 05 Formed: May 7, 2013 Graduate: June 28, 2013   03JUN13 – We woke up this morning with fifteen minutes to go from our racks to eating chow across the regiment: a generous time frame […]


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Recruit Journal Golf 188 Week: 06

Recruit Company Golf 188 Week: 06 Formed: April 30, 2013 Graduate: June 21, 2013   03JUN13 Monday week 06 Day one of week six is in the books for Golf – 188. Four days of class, tests, uniform inspections and […]


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Recruit Journal Golf 188 Week: 05

Golf 188 Week: 05 Formed: April 30, 2013 Graduate: June 21, 2013 27MAY13 Monday week 05 Monday started off rough as we were having trouble meeting time objectives, sounding off, and coming together as a company. This resulted in Petty […]


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Recruit Journal Juliet 188 Week: 02

Recruit Company Juliet 188 Week: 02 Formed: May 21, 2013 Graduate: July 12, 2013   What a crazy week it has been here at Juliet 188! We have gotten through our Indoctrination Week, which was a tough, but necessary part […]


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Recruit Journal Hotel 188 Week: 04

Recruit Company Hotel 288: Week 04   Formed: May 7, 2013   Graduate: June 28, 2013  27MAY13- On the whole a really, good day for Hotel company. We made our morning time objectives (barely), and then got to spend the […]


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Recruit Journal India 188: Week 03

Recruit Journal India Week: 03 Formed: May 14, 2013 Graduate: July 3, 2013              Just when we start thinking we are getting the hang of things, more and more stuff is getting thrown at us.  India Company is […]


From left to right, FN Nathan Yonren and SN Patrick McGinnis bring Starry along as they conduct their annual water survival exercise on January 29, 2013 off the Cape May inlet in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Cape May.

Meet Starry the Bear

Coast Guard Compass Official Blog of the U.S. Coast Guard Starry the Bear Posted by Seaman Jennifer Nease, Wednesday, May 31, 2013  CAPE MAY, N. J. – Over the past four years, Starry the Bear has endured boot camp four […]


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Recruit Company Hotel 188: Week 03

   Recruit Company Hotel 188: Week 03   Formed: May 7, 2013   Graduate: June 28, 2013     WEEK03:  Quick note from the Hotel-188 Historian: After a conversation with our Lead Company Commander last weekend I learned that the […]


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