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2013 Videos of the Year: It’s Not Just 8 Weeks

It's Not Just 8 Weeks, video of the year competition. U.S. Coast Guard image.

The first video finalist to start things off takes us to Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J.,, as Capt. Todd Prestidge, the commanding officer, addresses new recruits at the service’s only enlisted basic training center. The average Coast Guard recruit company will lose more than 30 percent of its ranks over the course the eight-week training program.

Learning the Basics: Becoming Coast Guard Men and Women

Learning the Basics

Senior Chief Petty Officer Tracy Ripkey, co-mentor of Coast Guard Recruiting Training Company D-184, discusses pay entitlements and unit selections with members of the company. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) This post is the second in a three-part series focused on the interaction of Recruit Company Delta 184 and their co-mentors Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara and

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Coast Guard Basic Training Interview Series

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go through Coast Guard bootcamp? Click on the image to go to the Coast Guard Basic Training Interview Series YouTube playlist. Over the summer, five recruits were following through basic training at our Training Center in Cape May, NJ. You can watch their interviews and get a

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