X-Ray 193 Recruit Journal Week 07



XRay 193 Recruit Journal

Formed: December 13, 2016

Graduates: February 3, 2017


Coast Guard Recruit Company X-Ray193 Graduation Program



Week 07 Historian Summary


Time sure flies when you’re pushing the earth, time sure flies when you’re learning about self discipline, time sure flies when you’re fire-fire-firing, time sure flies when you’re in training at Tracen, Cape May. The final full week summary for X-ray 193, when the hell did that happen? “We started from sexton hall now we here” is what drake would say if he were writing this journal entry. Week 07 has come and gone in the blink of an eye.

Week 07 was an unforgettable one for members of X-ray, we got a little bit of everything, some safety and CPR training in the beginning of the week, a practical on the line handling in the middle of week to help us future coasties moore up our ships as we pull into port, and the big finale of our final exam and close order drill and manual of arms test in front of our Section Commander.

As X-ray proved time in and time out they are able to roll with the punches and come out the other side looking like a million bucks, by the end of the week we added some new, more flare, to “Chloe’, X-ray’s guide-on, by achieving the final exam pennant, the Company Commander pennant, and the Section Commander pennant. A lot of major milestones were hit this week and as weird as it seems writing it because I would have told you; you were crazy if I ever said this during week 01-05, that X-ray may actually miss this place. X-ray even requested one last intensive training session with our pieces before having to turn them back in. So parents, don’t be surprised to see a different person come February 3rd.

Only one more week left and still so many things to be done and learned but X-ray 193 is always hungry for a new challenge and has its’ sights set on not just graduating, but leaving this place with a legacy.



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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