Quebec 192 Recruit Journal Week 04

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Quebec 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: March 8, 2016

Graduates: April 29, 2016



Week 04 summary Q-192

Week 04 is winding down. The week started much different from the other weeks. It started with getting a handful of new recruits from another company. Since companies have minor differences here and there we spent times helping them get acclimated to Quebec Company. Thursday was the day that everyone has been waiting for; it was the day that we got to put in our “Dream sheet” in our assignments class. The only thing that people would talk about is where they wanted to get stationed, and what type of unit they wanted to go to. After assignments class the real fun began. After doing some manual of arms for a decent portion of the day we all headed over to Sexton Hall, and that is when the day went from good to great. We had a coach bus waiting for us to take us to the shooting range, and the best part is there were no Company Commanders, just recruits and the bus driver. The bus ride was one of the most relaxing times in basic training. Most of us had normal conversations, some studied and others slept. We finally arrived to the firing range, and we all flew off the bus to eat our dinner and listen to our firing brief. Not all of the recruits qualified, but the handful that did will get to wear an extra ribbon on their chest for graduation. After we all fired we headed back to Cape May, and after the long day a lot of the recruits slept on the way back. Now that we are starting to work better together as a company we are starting to realize that we have more time for squadbay maintenance, sanitation, and best of all more workouts, not the move faster get louder type of workouts, but actual structure based workouts that don’t involve us screaming the entire time. Even though we are over the hump training is still not over, the expectations keep rising, and the demand to perform like a recruit keeps building and building with a lot of personal accountability.



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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