Quebec 195 Week 07 Review Week 07

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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

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*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 Recruit Journal

Formed: Jan 23, 2018

Graduates: March 16, 2018

 

Quebec 195 Week 07 Review

 

It’s strange to feel nostalgic about times that only just went by, but it seems like Quebec 195 has lived a year’s worth of memories in less than eight weeks. Week 07 hindsight may still not be 20/20, but as we see our Company Commanders begin to step back and survey their handiwork we can’t help but look back at how far we’ve come. Sharing galley times this week with the slow-motion train-wreck that is the junior company helped drive the point home. It’s not that we don’t have compassion for our shipmates as they stumble through the same traps that we just went through, just that we’re happy to share the attention of our Company Commanders for a change. Squared-away recruits aren’t the best material for the demented sketch comedy that is the early weeks of training. Think Whose Line is it Anyway meets The Shining. Now, as actors hopefully at the end of their careers, we have the privilege of showing them how to be the butt of the joke and live to tell the tale.

Chugging through the anxious days leading up to our Final Exam and test in Close Order Drill and Manual of Arms were like eating a bowl of shredded wheat without any milk. Sink or swim, we were ready to get it over with. The countless repetitions and hours in the classroom would have to overcome our nerves and the angry Cape May wind for our grades and movements on the parade field to open the golden doors to our off-base liberty. This was our chance to prove as a company that our yellow flag doesn’t stand for dehydration. Ever the underdogs, Quebec did just that, passing the exam and scoring a perfect 10 in Manual of Arms and an 8 in Close Order Drill, proving once again that there is nothing that cannot be achieved through practice, prayer and caffeine. Not necessarily in that order.

So, as you’ve already pieced together from the deluge of pictures we’ve sent your way, Quebec earned its off-base sabbatical this Saturday, descending on the surrounding sugar shacks and caffeine cribs at the speed of a New Jersey Taxi cab. Don’t be offended if you didn’t get a call; it wasn’t for lack of trying. Off-Base Liberty is just a hectic time. You try making up for two months of Starbucks, Taco Bell, and Oreo deprivation in just 12 hours. We’ll save you the trouble; it can’t be done, but we were happy to accept a time objective that involved pizza instead of pushing the deck. But don’t worry, something tells me we’ll have plenty of opportunities to sweat it out before graduation.

 

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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