Coast Guard Holds Change of Watch Ceremony for MCPOCG

Coast Guard Holds Change of Watch Ceremony for MCPOCG
Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Karl Shultz presides over the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Change of Watch ceremony as Master Chief Heath Jones relieves Master Chief Jason Vanderhaden, May 19, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Michelli) WASHINGTON – Master Chief Jason M. Vanderhaden was relieved as Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (MCPOCG)...

Coast Guard Training Center to Hold Weekend Sunset Parade

Coast Guard Training Center to Hold Weekend Sunset Parade
US Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Sunset Parade file photo CAPE MAY, N.J. – U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host a Memorial Day Sunset Parade on the training center’s parade field, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Sunset Parades are military displays of marching troops and the Coast Guard Recruit Ceremonial Drill Team. More than 350...

Community Festival cancelled due to weather

Community Festival cancelled due to weather
CAPE MAY, N.J. — Due to forecasted severe weather, specifically unsafe wind speeds for the Cape May county area, the 2022 Coast Guard Community Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 7, is cancelled. “We are absolutely devastated to see that the weather for the entire weekend isn’t cooperating with our plans to host this year’s Coast Guard Community Festival,” said Capt. Kathy Felger, commanding...

Coast Guard to Hold Annual Cape May Community Festival

Coast Guard to Hold Annual Cape May Community Festival
CAPE MAY, N.J. – U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and the Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation are scheduled to hold the annual Coast Guard Community Festival, Saturday, May 7, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., at the base. The event is free and open to the public. “We are excited to resume the tradition of hosting the annual Coast Guard Community Festival after two years of having...

Training Center Cape May to honor 100th Anniversary of Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Training Center Cape May to honor 100th Anniversary of Tomb of Unknown Soldier
CAPE MAY, N.J. — U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to hold a ceremony on base starting at 10:58 a.m., November 11, 2021, to honor the 100th Anniversary of the interment of an unidentifiable member of the American Expeditionary Forces of World War I in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery. The training center’s ceremony is scheduled to include a...

Training Center to host Coast Guard Day Sunset Parade

Training Center to host Coast Guard Day Sunset Parade
US Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Sunset Parade file photo CAPE MAY, N.J. – U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host a Coast Guard Day Sunset Parade at the base at 7:40 p.m., August 1, in honor of the establishment of the Chief Petty Officer (E7) rank more than 101 years ago. The 66th U.S. Congress officially approved and established the Coast Guard’s Chief Petty Officer...

Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater decommissioned after 19 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater decommissioned after 19 years of service
Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater, homeported in Cape May, N.J., is moored to the pier prior to the cutter’s decommissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, New Jersey, April 15, 2021. Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater was the 49th vessel of the Marine Protector Class of Coast Guard Patrol Boats. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves/Released) CAPE MAY, N.J....

Coast Guard confirms first COVID-19 cases at TRACEN Cape May

Coast Guard confirms first COVID-19 cases at TRACEN Cape May
CAPE MAY, N.J. – A Coast Guard Training Center Cape May recruit and a civilian staff member were confirmed positive for COVID-19. On June 3, all recruits from company U-198 were tested as part of COVID medical surveillance on all incoming recruits in the Restriction of Movement (ROM) plan designed to mitigate risk of potential COVID infection. One test came back positive on June 6. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard graduates newest enlisted members; rescheduling inbound recruits amid COVID-19

Coast Guard graduates newest enlisted members; rescheduling inbound recruits amid COVID-19
CAPE MAY – Today the U.S. Coast Guard announced it will graduate 64 new recruits from the 8-week program at Training Center Cape May, N.J., but will reschedule shipment of new recruits to bootcamp as it adapts to the COVID-19 emergency. The graduates will be heading to cutters, stations, and other Coast Guard units on the front line of Coast Guard operations. Of the graduates, 58 are Active Duty...