Coast Guard employee completes Army basic training at 55 years old. “I came within just a few hours of not being able to join the Army,” said John Taffe. “It literally took a call to congress…”
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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.
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
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