XRay 194 Recruit Journal Week 07


XRay 194 Recruit Journal

Formed: Aug 1, 2017

Graduates: September 22, 2017


XRay Graduation Program:


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This week has legit been of the best weeks X-194 had yet. From us coming together as a company and us receiving a majority of the pennants, we have progressed so far as a company. We are now the most senior company on the regimen, and this week has been the most important week for us. We had classes on how to give life back to someone as well as how to save our own lives through obeying the drinking laws that coast guard highly enforces.

All of the weeks leading up to this dealt with a specific learning theme that engulfs our day to day mentality because what we learn now is the fundamentals of our career. This week was life, creating and giving/ preventing, and how to avoid having yours go upside down if that make any sense. After being here for 07 week, it makes so much sense why they saved these lessons for the later weeks of training. Sense it will be directly applicable for us when we leave Tracen Cape May in multiple ways. CPR was important for us too, even if we never did truly get certified. But this one class right here will help us arise to any situations and that’s the key to what were being taught. Which is for Coast Guard Men/ Females will always be on the watch However Friday was major day for X-194. For those of you that don’t know in order to have off base liberty we had to pass the final, manual of arms, and close order drills. Not only did we pass we the final. We killed it. Our company had over a 92% average which gave us another pennant. However we did have three shipmates fail out of X- Ray 194 unfortunately. It was sad to see them go because most of them have been here with us since day one, and they really did become part of the family. When we took our manual of arms and close order drill test we were all scared, because if you remember correctly of us talking about Chief Brugioni in the earlier weeks. We had to perform all these tests in front of her for inspection. Even though we were all scared for the most part, we were also prepared. Not only did company pass, but in Chief Brugioni’s own words and I quote “X-Ray 194 you rocked it.” We earned the section commander pennant, and are putting it on the guide on tomorrow. Well as long as no one messed up on the off base liberty today.

Then we can’t forget all of the jokes that have been told throughout the time we have been here. First off, we have a full animal petting zoo here. We have everything from a T-Rex to a worm. We have had people go across the quarter deck doing the worm, and we even taught Chief Wheeley what Tinder was. One day a recruit shaved half his head because he messed up shaving his side burns. He then had to stand in front of the galley saying “Side burns? Nope! Not This Guy!” These however are not even the best joke that have happened here at Training Center Cape May, if you would like to hear all these stories just ask your loved one next week, since X-Ray 194 is finally going to be graduating in less than a week!



DCC Brandon M. Wheeley


Drum… For the rhythm of life never ends!


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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