XRay 192 Recruit Journal Week 05



XRay 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: May 10 , 2016

Graduates: July 1, 2016




Week 05 Historian Summary


This week was a pretty eventful week for X-Ray 192. We’re now almost in week six and that means we get to move into the big dog house; Healy hall. That also means were officially a senior company living with officers in our chain of command, so our A game needs to be on at all times. Even so according to Petty Officer Allen our “A” game still sucks, it just sucks less. Prior to our move to Healy hall we had to earn the move by going through the biggest inspection of basic training. We we’re visited by not one, not two, but three chief’s. They come in and tell everybody to pop their racks, once the racks start flying up so does the stuff inside of them. Pants, socks, everything in the ditty bag. If it looked the slightest bit wrong it was out of there. After the inspection if you had more than two discrepancies or they didn’t like how you talked to them or how your uniform looked you got put on probation. And after the inspection we needed more red belts because they were tossed out left and right. We finally got an art crew picked out personally by Petty Officer Endicott, we had to draw our favorite Company Commander and I think petty officer Endicott might have gotten a little jealous cause about 90 percent of all the submissions were of petty officer Allen. Saturday was quite the morning, we got to run the confidence course and cheer each other on. Some of us seemed like orangutans flying through the course while others took some extra hooting and hollering to get them through it but we all made it to the rope climb successfully. During the rope climb it was obvious that some people forgot their line handling safety rules, and now got to fly a pair of white mittens from rope burns. At the end, all of us yelled petty officer Allen’s famous saying – “Yup – Nailed it” and everybody smiled. In those few seconds you could see how close everybody in X-RAY had grown together. It really showed off the bonds we’ve made with each other. Tomorrow is week six and since our Company Commanders have seen that we can score perfectly in literally all of our inspections; they expect us to be the best company on the regiment. Our goal is to get Victor and Whisky jealous of X-RAY because we look so good.

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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