XRay 192 Recruit Journal Week 02



XRay 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: May 10 , 2016

Graduates: July 1, 2016




The first weekend at Training Center Cape May was a long one. Last Sunday on 22MAY16, we had divine hours which was a much needed break from all the chaos and yelling. We spent most of that time making our racks, ironing our uniforms, shining our boots and some shipmates even went to the chapel. Week 02 has been nothing but blood sweat and tears for the company. Countless rack inspections, uniform inspections, shave inspections and time objectives which did not go so well for Xray-192. We ended up repaying all of our mistakes with many Incentive Training sessions aka “sweat sessions.” As each day passes here on the regiment, our responsibilities and required knowledge get harder and harder. Some of this week’s classes have been about Rates and Ranks, Addressing Personnel, Military Customs and Courtesies, Personal Hygiene, Dental Hygiene and we even had a swim assessment. It’s sad when a dentist visit becomes the highlight of your day. Xray-192 also received their pieces (M16) this week which we soon realized they are not just used for manual of arms training but can be used during IT sessions as well. The weather here has been up and down, but when the sun is out so are the mosquitoes. It’s hard to maintain your military bearing in formation while the mosquitoes are enjoying an all you can eat recruit buffet. As this week comes to an end and we prepare ourselves for the challenges of week 03, our Lead Company Commander gives us some words of wisdom. You can either be a smart company or you can be a strong company. I guess we choose the strong route.

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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