Local residents invite recruits home to celebrate Thanksgiving

CAPE MAY, N.J. – Local community members participating in Operation Fireside are scheduled to pick up 430 recruits here at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Thursday at 9 a.m., to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Volunteers from the Cape May County American Red Cross Chapter gather the names of the volunteers and help Coast Guard members match recruits with host families Thanksgiving morning.

Recruits in training weeks seven through three are permitted to participate in Operation Fireside.

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  1. Christine Lapeyrouse says:

    Looking for the family that took in coast guard traning center recruits for thanksgiving 2007.My son was there at that time.He was in Oscar 178.