The four “Ps” of boot camp stress management

Note: Lt. Eamon McGraw is a member of the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps and currently serves as the Protestant chaplain aboard Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J. He served with the U.S. Marine Crops prior to his assignment at […]


You asked, the honor graduates for Victor/Whiskey 188 answered

Editor’s note: We took your top five questions for a senior recruit from Facebook and let Seaman Larry McMillian and Seaman Jess McCulloch answer them. McMillian is from Greensboro, N.C., and has orders to the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell in […]


Coast Guard recruits press a 150-pound towing hawser over their heads while reciting the Coast Guard's Core Values of Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty, July 31, 2013. Recruits are required to go through a number of physical, mental and emotional challenges to earn the title "Coast Guardsman." (Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Donnie Brzuska)

From the CO: ‘It’s not JUST 8 weeks. Come Ready.’

Applicants, The Coast Guard is the most selective and recruits the most qualified personnel of any of the military services. Our recruits have the highest ASVAB scores and the most education of any of our fellow services. Due to our […]


‘Why I serve:’ Seaman Recruit Tevin White

By Seaman Recruit T. A. White  Editor’s Note: This blog entry was written by Seaman Recruit Tevin A. White during Week 07 of basic training at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. White graduated with Recruit Company Kilo 188 July 26, […]


U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Matthew Fredrickson pauses for a photo during recruit training with Recruit Company India 188 June 25, 2013. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Donnie Brzuska.

You asked. A Coast Guard company commander answered.

Editor’s note: We gave our Facebook friends the opportunity to ask a company commander some questions about basic training. We chose the five questions with the most likes and had Chief Petty Officer Matthew Fredrickson respond to them. Fredrickson is […]


Welcome, the future of America’s Coast Guard starts here

  Welcome to the official blog of Training Center Cape May! Please add our site to your favorites and news feed. We’ll be bringing you some of the latest information on basic training preparation, training center news and insider information […]


Capt. Bill Kelly, commanding officer of Coast Guard Training Center Cape May

Welcome to the ‘Coast Guard Boot Camp Blog!’

Welcome to the “Coast Guard Boot Camp Blog!” This new blog is our latest effort to improve communication with those people critical to the success of Training Center Cape May and its missions. This blog will serve as another tool […]