XRay 192 Recruit Journal Week 03



XRay 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: May 10 , 2016

Graduates: July 1, 2016




Week 03 Historian Summary


This week for X-192 was full of ups and downs; we should all be EMTs or firemen because of all the fire drills that we have had. Our Assistant Company Commanders must be “Smokie The Bear” because they put out all the fires since we never see any sign of a fire by the time we get back in the squad bay. We had a whistler in one of our classes which started out as not being a big deal, however nobody came forth to own up to a simple mistake that they may or may not have even known it was against the rules it went on for two days, during which one of those days one of our shipmates was being questioned and misheard the question: Now everybody on the regiment knows that he is from a small town in Idaho. Finally after hours upon hours of sweat and shoulder pain the whistler finally came forth and will now be facing punishment for a core values problem instead of just whistling in class. Some recruits decided that it would be a good idea to fall asleep in class; little did they know they would have to pay for that one by dragging “Medusa” our very hefty rope for nearly an hour while singing the sweet rhymes that Petty Officer Placencia continually spit off from the top of his head. Even though they were all covered in sweat most people found it quite entertaining, the creative rhymes he comes up with. Everybody is excited because we’re almost to week four and we all have our official military ID’S. We got our first taste of a Cape May graduation so along with the ID’S we all feel even more excited than ever to graduate and finally be official coastguardsmen serving at our first duty station. To live lives most people wouldn’t dream of and that’s what keeps pushing X-192 to achieve and succeed here at training center: The Cape May Dream.



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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