News: Coast Guard premieres its top 10 videos of 2013 to recruits
Story by Chief Warrant Officer Donnie Brzuska
CAPE MAY, N.J. - Coast Guard Training Center Cape May was featured for the first time in one of the Coast Guard’s top 10 videos of the 2013 and will compete in the service’s 2013 Video of the Year Contest.
The Coast Guard premiered its top 10 videos of 2013 highlighting some of the service's most compelling cases and training to its newest recruits at Training Center Cape May Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
More than 160 recruits and staff got a sneak peek of the Coast Guard’s top 10 videos of 2013 and cast the first votes for the 2013 Video of the Year. For the first time, Training Center Cape May was featured in the top 10 videos in “It’s not JUST 8 weeks,” which chronicles the Coast Guard's arduous basic training program.
“Most Coast Guard operations and missions aren’t caught on camera,” said Capt. Todd Prestidge, commanding officer of Training Center Cape May. “Much of our work occurs in the black of night during the most brutal weather conditions or thousands of miles away from U.S. shores in some of the most dangerous places on earth. This gives the people we serve an opportunity to see what Coast Guardsmen do every day.”
The videos will be released nationwide beginning Sunday. Fans of the Coast Guard can vote for their favorite Coast Guard video by liking it on the service’s Facebook at Facebook.com/uscoastguard or YouTube page at www.youtube.com/user/USCGImagery through Jan. 13.
“We also appreciate having an opportunity to show our service’s newest members some of the missions they’ll be doing just a few days after graduation,” said Prestidge. “We will be asking them to do dangerous work, and they will be given great responsibility when they leave here. This helps them realize how important their training is to their success and safety as a Coast Guardsmen.”
For a listing of the top 10 videos of 2013, please click here: http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2034910/, and for a Coast Guard Operations Fact Sheet, please click here: http://www.uscg.mil/top/about/.