XRay 192 Recruit Journal Week 04



XRay 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: May 10 , 2016

Graduates: July 1, 2016



Week 04 Historian Summary


This week for XRAY -192 was quite an interesting one. There was a lot of us that succeeded while some of us failed, an example of that would be when one of our shipmates had a terrible mishap in the galley after he was told to march the company. He went in to ask petty officer Allen to see if he would accompany us to the house and was instantly screamed at to “get out!” and was then trapped inside the circle of CC sharks that wouldn’t let him go. This week we lost 03 shipmates, but gained many more. It’s great to see the new faces and how fast they get integrated and treated as OG X-ray’s. On Wednesday many egos were humbled when self pronounced “sharp shooters” couldn’t even hit the sides of a barn. While we were out at the range we got our first real taste of the outside world through the windows of the bus that took us of base to the homeland security’s ranges. Just yesterday we found out how quick our CC swat team is with rack inspections. Petty Officers Placencia and Allen busted into the squad bay, having everybody open their racks and handing out trackers left and right for any sort of violation. There was one rack so bad that petty officer Allen decided to take his socks and play basket ball with them. It looks like he might be leaving us to go to the NBA draft next year, going 80% from the three point line; Lebron better watch himself. As the weeks have been progressing and were getting little tastes of other emotions, besides rage. From our Company Commanders its becoming clear to us what their roles are in there own three man team. Petty officer Endicott is like the father figure. He cares about every little detail on how we carry ourselves as Coast Guardsmen and he wants us to be the very best no matter what week we are in. Petty Officer Allen is the classic CC that you will see in the movies coming in to the formation and pointing out what’s wrong with you and getting in your face for it. However he is also there to be sure that we can keep our military bearing. Even if something is really funny he makes so many jokes that if you haven’t figured out how to keep a straight face you’re going to start laughing the moment he walks into the room. And lastly Petty Officer Placencia takes his job as an Electricians mate very seriously, because he seems like the company maintenance man. If there’s a problem in X-ray, he is the first one to jump in and fix it, and once that problem is fixed then he will start teaching us to keep us ahead of the game and allow us to be the best, just like our lead Company Commander wants us to be.


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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