Victor 198 Recruit Journal Week 06

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Formed: June 09, 2020
Graduates:  July 31, 2020

VICTOR-198 started the day with much anticipation for when the clock would strike 1330.  At 1330 today VICTOR Company enjoyed hours of liberty, earned through hard work and lots of sweat this past week. With focus on learning proper firearm safety as well as putting those lessons to use at the range, studying for our final exam, and practicing for our final close order drill and manual of arms test. With a nearly tangible feeling of relief, VICTOR-198 got to enjoy time on their phones talking to loved ones, listening to music and eating bad foods!  At the end of liberty, VICTOR snapped back to recruit mode, ready to work toward the light starting to shine at the end of a very long tunnel.  A tunnel filled with obstacles that VICTOR-198 could not foresee.  The end is near, but it’s not here yet, VICTOR Company will continue to strive to be the best.  As the company looks back at the achievements of the this past week, earning service pennants, looking on with pride as our colors were raised, flying high over the regiment, earning the opportunity to sit and enjoy a few hours with their phones, the excited energy shared by all as we went to the range, taking (and not doing so well on) our manual of arms test, and paying for some wicked looking t-shirts; the week has been crazy hectic.  As VICTOR-198 bounds around the last corner and into the final week of training, we must remember that training isn’t over until we get that certificate.

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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