Coast Guard to premiere Top 10 Videos of 2012 to recruits, kickoff video contest

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May News
CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard will premiere its Top 10 videos of 2012, which highlights some of the year’s most compelling cases from the work done every day by America’s Coast Guard, to its newest recruits Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

More than 200 recruits and staff will pack the auditorium of Training Center Cape May for the premiere of the Coast Guard’s Top 10 Video Contest of 2012, and recruits will cast the first votes of the contest. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jamie Vanacore, a rescue swimmer from Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., will also make a surprise appearance at the premiere to introduce “So Other’s May Live,” one of the nominees for the Top 10 Video of 2012.

Vanacore stars in “So Other’s May Live,” which provides a glimpse into the intense training required to be a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. She will also discuss the importance of training to the boot camp recruits who are pushed daily to their mental, physical and emotional limits in the rigorous basic training program, in which more than 20 percent of recruits will be reverted, rephased or washed out.

The videos will be released nationwide beginning Saturday and a new video will be released each day through Dec. 31. Fans of the Coast Guard can vote for their favorite Coast Guard Video of 2012 by liking it on the service’s Facebook or YouTube pages and the winner will be announced Jan. 7 on the Coast Guard Compass.

“Coast Guardsmen are quiet heroes who rarely seek recognition for the important, and many times, dangerous work they do,” said Capt. Bill Kelly, commanding officer of Training Center Cape May. “This gives us an opportunity to educate the public about our service and recognize Coast Guardsmen everywhere for their contributions to our Nation.”

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