XRay 192 Recruit Journal Week 07



Coast Guard Recruit Company XRay 192 Graduation Program


XRay 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: May 10 , 2016

Graduates: June 30, 2016



Week 07 Historian Summary


June 25

This was a slow week for x-ray. We had a lot of ups. We got 2 new pennants in one day for Madeline so she can look nice and pretty. We are coming together as Coast Guardsmen. We aced our MOA test. I was a little nervous when inspection arms came because we had not yet mastered it yet, but when it came time for us to push our bolt catch/bolt release we sounded as one team. We had to maintain our military bearing, so we could not show joy, but on the inside it was the most epic celebration. I was dancing on the inside. We get to return these awful pieces that have only brought pain for 8 weeks.

Also we had our off-base liberty today, the thing we had been praying for, for a long time sense we got here. It was awesome. We slept and got to talk to people , other people besides our shipmates which were awesome because it was getting a little weird. In the squad bay we were getting cabin fever. 57 seems like a lot of people until you spend 2 months in a squad bay with them. There is where the only friendly conversation that’s not going to make you sweat. Friday we took the big bad Final exam and I am proud to say that everyone in X-ray 192 passed and we all got to go on off-base liberty. Next week our colors get to fly on the Regiment and we get presented our Coast Guard hats and earn the right to be Coast guardsmen.

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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