Whiskey 195 Recruit Journal Week 06

International Maritime Signal Flag Whiskey

Whiskey 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: March 13, 2018

Graduates: May 04, 2018


Welcome to Saturday Night Live! Starring Chief Snyder, Petty Officer Passmore, Petty Officer Buchanan, the WHISKEY-195 recruits and your host Seaman Recruit Shulz! (Disclaimer: some segments have been previously recorded)

*Music Plays*

Greetings Shipmates! Welcome to Whiskey 195’s first ever live show! I just wanted to say, on behalf of myself and the rest of the company, that we are absolutely brimming with anticipation on this fine Saturday night. We have had a wonderful week of witty cadences, new experiences and memories that will live on in our minds for the rest of our lives. As week 06 comes to a close, we would like to share some of our experiences with you, our audience, through some of our own eyes. So, on behalf of WHISKEY-195, enjoy the show!

*Jeopardy theme song plays*

Greetings and welcome to WHISKEY jeopardy, which airs on Monday and Tuesday of Week 06. I’m your host, Seaman Recruit Schulz and our three Celebrity Guests are Chief Yeoman Snyder, Seaman Recruit Green and Seaman Recruit Nile!

SR Schulz: Our first category is firearms training! Here we go: We learned this in our classroom training on Monday week 06.

SR Green: What is…MREs make us extremely gassy?

SR Schulz: Judges can we accept that answer? No? I’m sorry we were looking for “how to safely handle a firearm” and/or “What is the proper firing technique for our day at the range.” Next category is Two Star Tuesday. On Tuesday, we had the opportunity to eat with this Two Star Admiral.

SR Nile: Who is….Force Readiness Commander Rear Admiral Smith?

SR Schulz: That’s correct!

*Chief Snyder buzzes in*

YNC Snyder: The game is over, I win”

SR Schulz, SR Green SR Nile: Aye Aye, Chief Snyder.

*Jeopardy outro music plays*

Greetings again Shipmates! Whiskey Company had some major developments on Wednesday and Thursday of Week 06. Something magical happened on Wednesday, worthy of holding a place in the hearts and minds of Whiskey recruits forever, and I’m not talking about the amount of pushups we had to do. We received our colors! It is our symbol of pride as we march around the regiment, WHISKEY-195 is now recognized as a true senior company worthy of our mighty Lead Company Commander! And to go along with that beautiful red, white and blue flag, we earned the marksmanship pennant on Thursday. What an amazing week so far…I bet it only gets better from here…

*News them song plays*

Welcome to weekend update, I’m your host Seaman Recruit Newgen! I don’t have much time to do this because I am a watch coordinator and still have to finish the schedule. We set up for graduation and had to greet a slew of high-ranking individuals while we did graduation support for UNIFORM-195’s graduation. The stress of all that identifying and greeting is equal to that of 10 MREs. Saturday we earned our on base liberty where we were finally able to relax, call home and unwind. That is all for tonight, I need to go find some Shipmates who forgot to sign the watch list…again.”


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.