Victor 191 Recruit Journal Week 05

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Victor 191 Recruit Journal

Formed: August 25, 2015

Graduates: October 16, 2015



Week 05 Historian Summary



The stress level of week 05 was an all time high. But man was it an eventful week filled with ups and downs. We started off the week by knocking out our uniform inspection because we were locked on. Keeping up on our high note, we showed off the marching and manual of arms skills of victor 191 to Chief Storekeeper Arsenaux. Hearing a “good job Victor” from him put us at an all time high. Dress well, perform well. Day after the inspection we got to get fitted for the dress uniforms. In this week, victor has really started to become more than a team. After we let our company commanders down by several of us failing the section commander rack inspections, we were severely punished with repeated Intensive Training sessions. As always, this punishment fixed our deficiencies. This morning we got our biggest news yet. We finally figured out where our first duty stations will be. We are spaced out from Alaska to Florida and from Maine to Hawaii. Many of us got Michigan and New England states as well. But even better about today, we were given 05 minute phone calls to our loved ones and man does that spark motivation. We are ready to make for a great week 06 and make our way to the home stretch.


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.