X-Ray 193 Recruit Journal Week 06



XRay 193 Recruit Journal

Formed: December 13, 2016

Graduates: February 3, 2017



Re-up your crazy re-up your crazy x-ray you’re out of your mind! X-ray you’re out of your mind!!! A significant chapter has been turned in the book of x-ray week 06 has widened the gaze and aspirations of this company from simply graduating to steam rolling themselves into the history books of tracing Cape May.

Week 06 started off with a bang literally and metaphorically. X-ray started their fire arms training course learning the basics of handling the pistol of choice for the Coast Guard many shipmates walked into the range chest pumped out with an itchy trigger finger thinking they were the next Annie Oakley and unfortunately the majority of x-ray walked out of the range feeling more like Stevie Wonder.

The big day was Tuesday. Though, x-ray was busy perspiring as per usual when they were told to pack their whole rack into their sea bags and head to Sexton hall. Images and hot flashes of stress and anxiety from Indoc weekend flooded into our minds as all of our company commanders treated us like we were the same fresh kill that stepped off the bus on December 13th. We dumped our gear and then proceeded to form back up outside were petty also Hardy got a chance to take the helm of the US Coast Guard Cutter smoke x-ray, and she handled it like a pro, so much so that 02 shipmates decided that they had enough time digesting their food and dispelled the contents of their stomachs all over the deck. By our last squat thrust with our legs dare I say enfuego; Petty Officer Hardy brought our attention to our guidon where x-ray discover the colors adorned on our flag. X-ray earn their colors and a bum rushed “Chloe” our guidon with enthusiasm unknown to mankind.

The rest of the weeks seem to fly by a class here a class there and before you knew it, it was already Saturday and x-ray was locked in for their on-base liberty hitting the exchange like it was her last day on earth. X-ray ravaged the junk food and energy drink aisle. No stone or package of chips or gummy bears were left unturned in that store.

With sugar induced coma causing snacks energy drinks and cell phones x-ray made their way to the Harborview club where they reveled in the opportunity to touch their face, skylark for days, and actually use as backrest things on chairs. X-ray members stuffed their faces with pizza and mozzarella sticks while communicating with the rest of the world that we’ve been isolated from.

Week 06 was a turning point for x-ray 193, the gas pedal is floored and we’re ready to attack each remaining day within enthusiasm unknown to mankind. There are only 12 days left to solidify a legacy as an elite company and I believe it can and will be done by the members of X-ray 193.


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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