Coast Guard recruits 1st in nation to vote for service’s top 10 videos of the year

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May News
CAPE MAY, N.J. — Coast Guard Training Center Cape May will host the premiere of the Coast Guard’s Top 10 Videos of the year, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. for recruits and staff.

The premiere will offer more than 200 recruits currently going through training a chance to view videos that highlight some of the service’s most compelling cases and be the first in the nation to cast their votes for their favorite video.

“Most Coast Guard operations and missions aren’t caught on camera,” said Capt. Todd Prestidge, commanding officer of Training Center Cape May. “Much of our work occurs in the black of night during the most brutal weather conditions or thousands of miles away from U.S. shores in some of the most dangerous places on earth. This gives the people we serve an opportunity to see what Coast Guardsmen do every day.”

The videos will be released nationwide beginning Dec. 22. Fans of the Coast Guard can vote for their favorite Coast Guard video by liking it on the service’s Facebook at or YouTube page at through Jan. 4.

“We also appreciate having an opportunity to show our service’s newest members some of the missions they’ll be doing just a few days after graduation,” said Prestidge. “We will be asking them to do dangerous work, and they will be given great responsibility when they leave here. This helps them realize how important their training is to their success and safety as a Coast Guardsmen.”

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