Labor Day Weekend, Sept.1st-4th, The USNSCC George Washington spent four days at the USCG TRANCEN in Cape May, NJ
The United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., is the Nation’s only Coast Guard Recruit Training Center. Our four-day weekend started with a caravan of cars, trucks and vans leaving our home base, SUNY Maritime, at 0800 on Friday September 1st. During the 4-hour trip, the lead cadets shared notes with newer recruits to freshen up on policies, COTC’s top six and expected behavior. Upon arrival, we were “greeted” by a few company commanders. Let’s just say… most of us were shocked, but appreciated the welcome. We toured a cutter, we experienced the command center where all call come in, we saw the equipment, small and big boats that go on the water for missions and we even visited the nearby Air Station in Atlantic City, NJ.
During the Sunset parade, the TRACEN’s CO came to greet us and ask us to do ten push ups. While in formation, we met an ex-sea cadet from past century.
Pictures by the Coast Guard
Coast Guard Training Center Cape May hosts a Labor Day Sunset Parade in honor of Cape May County, Cape May, N.J., Sept. 3, 2023. Sunset parades are military displays of marching troops and the Coast Guard Recruit Ceremonial Drill Team. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mike Lutz)