Coast Guard, American Red Cross host blood drive in Alameda

Coast Guard, American Red Cross host blood drive in Alameda
The Coast Guard Base Alameda commander, Capt. Jose Pena, donates blood at an American Red Cross event for military personnel at Base Alameda, Calif., April 7, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Giles) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard partnered with the American Red Cross Tuesday to host a blood donation event for military personnel at Coast Guard Island in Alameda. Twenty-eight...

Cape May community to give Coast Guard recruits home for the holidays

Cape May community to give Coast Guard recruits home for the holidays
Fireside photo by Scott Feldstein CAPE MAY, N.J. – U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and the American Red Cross will place more than 300 Coast Guard recruits with South Jersey families for Christmas as part of Operation Fireside, Wednesday. Operation Fireside has placed recruits with South Jersey families during the holiday season since 1981. It allows recruits to celebrate the holiday with...

Coast Guard Recruits get home away from home for Christmas

Coast Guard Recruits get home away from home for Christmas
CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard and American Red Cross placed nearly 300 Coast Guard recruits with several dozen South Jersey families for Christmas as part of Operation Fireside, Thursday. Operation Fireside has placed recruits with South Jersey families during the holiday season since 1981. It allows recruits to celebrate the holiday with a host family while they’re separated from their loved...

Letter to the Editor from commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May

Letter to the Editor from commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May
South Jersey Community, Thank you for your continued support of the U.S. Coast Guard’s recruit regiment this holiday season. Dozens of families and organizations will open their homes to approximately 190 of our nation’s most junior military members. This commitment to our service will not be forgotten by the staff here, and it will especially not be forgotten by the recruits who are being hosted....

Santa Claus visits Coast Guard Cutter Diligence

Santa Claus visits Coast Guard Cutter Diligence
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Santa and Mrs. Claus visited the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence Saturday in Wilmington. Riding in a horse drawn carriage, Santa and Mrs. Claus made a trip to the Diligence to visit with the crew and their families, as well as some families from Coast Guard Sector North Carolina. Riding in a horse drawn carriage, Santa and Mrs. Claus made an early trip to the Coast Guard...

Operation Fireside finds Coast Guard recruits’ holdiay homes

Operation Fireside finds Coast Guard recruits' holdiay homes
  CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard and American Red Cross placed more than 190 Coast Guard recruits with approximately 45 South Jersey families for Thanksgiving as part of Operation Fireside Thursday at 8:45 a.m. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May has approximately 200 recruits in training from more than 27 states and U.S. territories. Operation Fireside has placed recruits with South Jersey...

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Letter to the Editor

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Letter to the Editor
Editors Note: Coast Guard Training Center Cape May sent the follow “letter to the editor” to New Jersey newspapers today. South Jersey Community, Thank you for your continued and overwhelming support of the Coast Guard this Thanksgiving Day! More than 45 families and organizations will open their homes to approximately 190 of our Nation’s most junior military members. This commitment...

Coast Guard and American Red Cross sponsor Operation Fireside

CAPE MAY, N.J. – Local community members participating in Operation Fireside are scheduled to pick up 370 recruits at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Thursday at 9 a.m., to celebrate Thanksgiving. The Cape May County Chapter of the American Red Cross has sponsored Operation Fireside with training center Cape May since 1981. “This event strengthens the ties of friendship that exist...

Sector Jacksonville Guardians donate blood; save lives

by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Evanson Guardians assigned to Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Fla., willingly took time out of their busy schedules to donate blood to the Blood Alliance, a local non-profit community blood bank Wednesday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); });