XRay 189 Recruit Journal Week 05


XRay 189 Recruit Journal

Formed: June 03, 2014

Graduates: July 25, 2014


This week we had to rush through time objectives that seemed impossible. Move to a new building and even grow up a good deal.

The highlights for the week however, came in the last few days. Friday we received our duty station assignments, and Saturday we marched in a parade off base in Cape May. It was nice to see something different from TRACEN Cape May. It was also a great honor to be addressed by Senator Booker during our first official event wearing our tropical blue uniform with combination covers.

We were also given an opportunity to talk with our company mentors about our future homes and careers. They filled the room with hope as we learned more. Our mentors were able to help put some of our more difficult decisions into prospective, so that we were well informed in our next moves.

In other news, we are finally settled into our new home Healy Hall. With racks in order and uniforms pressed we await our last 03 weeks at TRACEN Cape May with excitement and trepidation as we still do not know what the future holes. But we all agree we’ve been here too long to give up now.

“You know you have been on TRACEN Cape May too long when you start to notice the sea gulls are mocking you in a variety of ways.”


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.