Quebec 192 Recruit Journal Week 03

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Quebec 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: March 8, 2016

Graduates: April 29, 2016


Weeks are flying! The pressure is rising, and the urge to obtain all required knowledge peaks as we approach week 04 in the recruit training process. As many recruits would say, the Coast Guard training is a lot more than what was expected. I don’t know if we should be upset with our recruiter or ourselves. Recruit training is mentally draining and physically demanding. However, when we graduate and become working members of the Coast Guard we will be thankful for the times here in boot camp. The things that our company commanders demand of us are absolutely a necessity to be a strong coast guardsman. During this week we also received our military identification cards which were a big deal for a lot of recruits. It gives us a light at the end of the tunnel, and makes us feel like we are that much closer to graduating. We are beginning the practical training portion of recruit training. The beginning was a lot of move faster, get louder, and self discipline type training. Now we are starting to learn things like knot tying, driving boats, and weapons training… With good doses of move faster, get louder training immediately following.



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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