Quebec 198 Recruit Journal Week 03/05

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Formed: April 28, 2020
Graduates: June 19, 2020

The ingredients that have whipped up this week include; dashes of water, 39 cups of recruit sweat, a few table spoons of required knowledge, a sprinkle of motivation, and all of that topped off with pain sauce.

Coming back from last week’s training, we kicked off the new week with one of the best holidays; Memorial Day! On the Regiment, here in Cape May, gleamed with pride, the National Ensign raised high and all respects were paid to all those who served in the Armed Forces and made the ultimate sacrifice honoring their devotion to protect and serve the United States of America.

As future Coast Guard men and women, we were very proud to march that day. Throughout the week our training has become more intensive, the roller coaster of building up to our fourth week of real boot camp has thrown us through many loops. I know all of our loved ones cannot see any videos of us or chat with us every day to see how we are doing.

However, here is something you can imagine, when you make cookies you start with putting all of your ingredients together. There are different constancies, some are eggs, and others are flour, sugar, and so on. In order to create the dough, the foundation, you need someone to whip all of those ingredients together. After you get the dough base, you then start to separate and mold little balls of cookie dough. After that, they bake until evenly raised and golden to a crunch. Quebec-198 Company is still being whisked into the right consistency through trial and error, some ingredients have needed to be taken out and new ingredients have been added as well from other companies baking sheets, we are learning to work together as a team to get the recipe right.

Recruits have been finding their places this week in what ingredients they need to contribute to the company. With Seamanship class, strength and core workout sessions, sweat, tears, motivation, and on the horizon firefighting. Quebec-198 is striving to reach our immaculate dough base potential, but our Company Commanders ensure we stay the course.

On a high note, we received our orders this week that was a very huge milestone in training and a moment we will remember forever. The pride you feel ringing the Regimental Bell that thousands of Coastguardsmen have rang before you is an honor. We are all excited to move forward in training knowing where our first duty station is after June 19th, the day we are all dreaming about in our racks every night.

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.

Graduation Program: Posted Thursday afternoon
Go to: Under the “Graduation Date” Tab you will be able to find the Graduation Program .

To view the Graduation Live: Time: 1100 AM The live stream of the graduations are viewed by going to the training center’s Facebook page at *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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