Quebec 195 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Quebec 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: Jan 23, 2018

Graduates: March 16, 2018

 

Graduation Program: Posted Thursday afternoon: Week 7 Blog

Go to:
http://www.forcecom.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/FORCECOM-UNITS/TraCen-Cape-May/

Under the “Graduation Date” Tab you will be able to find the Graduation Program

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To view the Graduation Live: Time: 1100 AM

The live stream of the graduations are viewed by going to the training center’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/uscoastguardbootcamp

*It should be noted that the live streams are a courtesy and not a guarantee. There could be technical issues or resource availability issues that would interfere with the stream. The live streams are not intended to be high definition productions of the graduation ceremonies.

If you are looking for higher quality video products from your loved one’s graduation, you should contact VTS at 609-365-8889

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Quebec-195 Summary Week 02

Having finally traversed its second week at Cape May, Quebec-195 can confirm that while the days are slower than Christmas, the weeks disappear faster than morning chow. That’s no doubt owing to the endless supply of “fun” catered by the company’s entertainment coordinators, better known as Company Commanders. Decked out in fearsome flat-brims and immaculate uniforms, these creatures strike a stark contrast against the background of disheveled recruits; backs to a bulkhead with canteens held above their heads, moaning in unison, “get faster, get louder.” But it’s not all fun and games so far at recruit training. As Quebec’s curriculum has thus far covered Military Customs and Courtesies, Rates and Ranks, Introductory Close Order Drill, Stress Management, Core Values, Civil Rights, and few others we will pray to remember before the midterms. You see, the classrooms here are kept at the exact temperature at which you lose all ability to remain conscious. Unfortunately, falling asleep in class is the main ingredient of an ass-kicking sandwich, which has been the primary sustenance for Quebec’s shipmates, and you better eat every bite, because unlike the meals in the galley, the Company Commanders give you ample time to savor their diverse menu. Particularly memorable entrées this week were the Reversion Roast, Terror Tacos, and Spicy Suffering Shrimp. They can’t show you how to make any of these on the Food Network, but luckily for you, any Quebec-195 shipmate can help you out there. Continuing with the culinary theme, the ingredients used thus far in recruit training have been basic; sweat and screams. We’re told that if we manage to progress, we may get to use less painful ingredients. But we didn’t come here to be coddled, or at least the ones that did have quickly realized they stepped off the wrong bus. Shadows of determination and teamwork have begun to creep into the ranks of Quebec Company, as we realize that individual effort alone is a very leaky boat. After the chaos of its first wave of recruit training, Quebec received its first contact with its loved ones. A handful of days ago it is doubtful that anyone in the company would have been excited about a piece of mail, but tears flowed in the squad bays of Munro Hall as we were all reminded of why we are willing to suffer and serve. So, if you want to make these self-proclaimed tough guys and gals cry, keep writing.

 

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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