Joseph Giannattasio, center, has been selected as the 2017 Coast Guard Auxiliarist of the Year. Giannattasio was presented the award by National Commodore Rick Washburn, left, and Adm.l Charles W. Ray, vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard at the National Commodore’s Banquet during NACON …

Joseph Giannattasio of Court House was recognized as the Coast Guard Auxiliarist of the Year Award for 2017 at the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s National Conference Aug. 25.

Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a grandfather and a granddaughter from a personal watercraft that ran aground in Grassy Sound, Aug. 30.

Cannon fired at Coast Guard's July 1 Sunset Parade begins striking of the colors as the Recruit Training Center Band plays the national anthem. A similar scene is scheduled to take place Sept. 2.

Groundbreaking ceremony of the Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial at the 2018 Coast Guard Community Festival May 5. The Sept. 2 Sunset Parade will honor the Enlisted Memorial Foundation.

U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host a Sunset Parade in honor of the Enlisted Memorial Foundation at the Training Center, Sept. 2 at 6:58 p.m.

Flotilla 82 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has a lot of history. The flotilla, based in a former Coast Guard life-saving station (circa 1890) that is located in Cape May Harbor, is celebrating its 75th anniversary as a member of “Team Coast Guard.”

“This is the fishing vessel SOL E MAR. This is a MAYDAY, we’re sinking, we need help now!” were some of the last words of 19-year-old Billy Hokanson, as the fishing boat that he and his father, William were on sank to the bottom of the ocean March 25, 1990.

The Coast Guard Training Center's first Sunset Parade of 2018 took place July 1 on the parade ground before several hundred veterans, family members and others from the public.

The pilot who landed a plane on a Coast Guard beach turned himself in to police June 27, according to a joint release from Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland and Cape May Police Chief Anthony Marino. 

Residents of the Vineland Veterans Memorial Home attended the graduation ceremony of the Coast Guard’s newest members June 22 at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May.

U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host its first Sunset Parade of 2018 in honor of veterans' organizations at the Training Center, May 27 at 7:46 p.m.

Semper Paratus, the U.S. Coast Guard motto, defines the life-saving branch’s ethos of “Always Ready.” The meaning of that motto was proven once again at the Fourth Annual Cape May County Coast Guard Community Festival, held at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May on May 5, when the 12:30 p.m. search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter demonstration was canceled just before the crew was scheduled to take off because of a real-life SAR mission 30 miles off the coast of Cape May.

Even though the Coast Guard Community Festival officially ends on Sunday, May 6, the celebration of the Coast Guard continues when the United States Coast Guard Band makes its first area appearance on Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at Lower Cape May Regional High School. 

Janelle Quigley is this year’s Coast Guard Community Spouse of the Year, an award presented to a Coast Guard spouse who provides exemplary support for his/her active duty counterpart and family while at the same time enriching the wider community.

The Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation and U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is pleased to recognize Cape May Brewing Company as this year’s Hometown Hero.

The Cape May County Coast Guard Community Festival will host the Coast Guard Community Breakfast on Sunday, May 6 at the Cape May Ferry Terminal at 9 and 11 a.m. 

TRACEN is the boot camp of the U.S. Coast Guard.42 out of 52 Tuesdays of the year, TRACEN gets a new shipment of recruits.This shipment usually consists of 75-100 recruits.The recruits go through an 8-week cycle at TRACEN.This year, TRACEN will train 4,250 recruits.42 out of 52 Fridays of th…

In an effort to open lines of communication between the enlisted training entities of all five military branches, Coast Guard Training Center Cape May hosted the Annual Drill Instructor Summit, which began April 23 and concluded April 27.

The cornerstone of the Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial was dedicated by the Grand Lodge of New Jersey under the leadership of Grand Master Dieter B. Hees April 7.