U.S. Coast Guard Training Center / Cape May - USCG Challenge Coin
Product Type: Coin
Size: 1 3/4 inch (44mm) Round
Material: Brass with Enamel
The U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is one of the nation's largest Coast Guard recruit training centers.
Founded in 1924 as a Coast Guard air station, the base was used by the U.S. Navy to train aircraft carrier pilots during World War II. In 1948, the Coast Guard moved its east coast training operations to the base and later consolidated all enlisted personnel training resources at Cape May. Strategically located on historic Sewell Point, the Cape May Training Center prepares recruits for service across the full spectrum of Coast Guard operations, including law enforcement, air and sea search and rescue, aids to navigation (ATON) maintenance, environmental protection, and homeland security.
This coin salutes the dedication of those who serve the Cape May Training Center, as it continues to prepare enlisted men and women for success in America's Coast Guard force. The obverse features the emblem of Training Center Cape May, detailed with the shield of the Coat of Arms of the United States superimposed on a pair of crossed paddles. A furled banner bears the Coast Guard Core Values: Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. The reverse features the official Coast Guard seal.