Following religious services each Sunday, recruits assemble back at their “homes” for the weekly field day and following a quick sweep of the floor with their “scuz” brushes, the chaos of cleanup begins.
In an example of teamwork, dozens of recruits scatter to their designated areas, which are often determined by their squad leaders and the hour-long process starts.
Footlockers, shoe displays and any other items found on the deck are quickly and orderly tossed up on each bottom rack. Almost instantly, another group of recruits make their way down the aisles, spreading water and cleaning solutions in preparation for mop recruits to come through.
Once the decks are complete, windows are wiped down and footlockers and shoes are quickly and carefully placed back in their positions by each rack. The racks are then tightened and inspected to make sure each sports a perfect, 45-degree-angle fold.
At the two-minute warning, some members of the platoon take one last sweep of the squad bay and while others hurry back to their respected racks to get on line.
After a quick, but thorough walk through by the drill instructors, the chaos of field day is complete … until next week.