Coast Guard recruits to return Cape May following Sandy

Coast Guard recruits to return Cape May following Sandy
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guard recruits who evacuated in response to Hurricane Sandy will return to Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Coast Guard recruits and training center staff have been conducting recruit basic training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., but they will resume the normal training routine after being displaced by the storm. Numerous operational units...

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May remains closed, prepares for operational units

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May remains closed, prepares for operational units
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., remains closed following the landfall of Hurricane Sandy Tuesday 10 a.m. Coast Guard crews assessing the training center to ensure the base is ready to support operational units that are returning for post-storm rescue and recovery operations. Coast Guard officials are also making preparations to resume basic training...

Coast Guard continues recruit training following evacuation

Coast Guard continues recruit training following evacuation
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – U.S. Coast Guard recruits who evacuated from Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., resumed training to become Coast Guardsmen Monday at 5:30 a.m. More than 268 recruits resumed their rigorous basic training program despite being evacuated to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in response to Hurricane Sandy. Training center staff must keep the training...

Putting the “Joint” into Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Putting the “Joint” into Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
BURLINGTON, N.J. — The U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team helped put the “joint” into Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst as it participated in the 21stCivil Support Team’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Exercise, June 4-6, 2012. The event was carried out at the base’s Combined Arms Collective Training Facility, and the exercise designers created a type of situation that lent itself to both...

Coast Guard holds town hall meeting about expanding exchange services

CAPE MAY, N.J. – The commanding officer of the Coast Guard Community Services Command met with members from area Coast Guard units to discuss a new Coast Guard Marketplace scheduled to open aboard Training Center Cape May in August 2012. Capt. Bob McKenna answered questions from military, civilian employees and military retirees about the services that will be offered at the new Coast Guard Marketplace,...

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May evacuates personnel

CAPE MAY, N.J. — Capt. William Kelly, commanding officer of Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, has ordered a mandatory evacuation of the facility based on current estimates of Hurricane Irene’s path and wind speed here, Thursday. This decision has been made in alignment with a mandatory evacuation order issued by the County of Cape May. As of 1 p.m., Friday all personnel attached to the...