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 […]


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 […]


Kilo 198 Recruit Journal Week 04

Formed: January 28, 2020 Graduates: March 20, 2020 As one observes recruits from different companies during their time at Training Center Cape May, it becomes clear that many opinions are shared by the men and women who seek to join […]


Kilo 198 Recruit Journal Week 03

Formed: January 28, 2020 Graduates: March 20, 2020 The air was tense this week, both metaphorically and physically. The air was sharp as nails, our faces fought the blistering, black flag winds, our minds raced at the threat of red […]


Kilo 198 Recruit Journal Week 02

Formed: January 28, 2020                                                                                       Graduates: March 20, 2020 Week 02, it was a week of various emotions, for all shipmates in Kilo-198. It was more of a challenge than we could have expected. Not just physically, but emotionally as […]