Please contact Training Center Cape May’s battalion officer for recruit issues at 609-898-6715. Please know the recruit’s full name, report date and graduation date if available.
Please contact the American Red Cross Emergency Communications Center at (877) 272-7337 (toll-free) to get a message to a recruit about a family emergency or situation.
Coast Guard Training Center Cape May does not keep a library of recruit company photos. If you graduated after 2000, you may contact the Training Center’s contract photographer at www.princephoto.com to see if a copy is available for purchase.
Coast Guard Training Center Cape May does not keep a record of recruit rosters. You may be able to connect with some of your boot camp shipmates on a variety of blogs, forums or social media sites.
You will need to contact VTS Productions at 609-365-8889 in order to order a copy of the video.
Tours are conducted nearly every Saturday (weather depending) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tour request forms must be submitted a minimum of 5 days prior to your arrival. Tour request forms can be requested by contacting the public affairs officer at 609-898-6362. Custom tours may be available to youth and school groups, community groups, and veterans and service organizations, but are dependent upon tour guide availability and operational priorities.
Active duty, reserve and retired members of the uniformed services may present a graduation certificate at the request of their graduating recruit. Additionally, law enforcement officers and firefighters may present graduation certificates. All presenters must be in the uniform equivalent of the Coast Guard Service Dress Blue from Nov. 1 to April 1 and Coast Guard Tropical Blue Long from April 1 to Oct. 31. Presenters must check in with the battalion officer in Ida Lewis Auditorium graduation day at 9:30 a.m. For additional questions, please contact Training Center Cape May’s battalion officer by calling 609-898-6715.
Please mail the National Ensign with a letter requesting it be flown to the following POC:
Attn: Ms. Tina Walker
1 Munro Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
In the letter, please include the retiree's full name and rank, years of service and boot camp company if available.
Please include a prepaid return or forwarding shipping label and packaging materials.
Yes. You are encouraged to send letters to your loved ones. You cannot, however, send care packages (e.g. food, books, magazines, etc.) as they are not authorized.
MAIL CORRESPONDENCE TO:
SR (Last name, First initial)
Company # and Hall (James, Healy or Munro)
1 Munro Avenue
Cape May, NJ, 08204
*You will typically receive a letter by about the middle of week 2 with information about your recruit's company name and which hall to address your letter to.
After completing recruit training, each graduate is permitted up to 05 days of regular leave. This leave will start the Saturday following graduation from boot camp. Service members taking recruit leave must report to their new unit during regular working hours on a regular workday (e.g. Monday - Friday) and not on a holiday.
Any graduate desiring to save leave may do so by proceeding to his or her intended unit immediately following graduation.
The live stream of the graduations are viewed by going to the training center's Facebook page at
*It should be noted that the live streams are a courtesy and not a guarantee. There could be technical issues or resource availability issues that would interfere with the stream. The live streams are not intended to be high definition productions of the graduation ceremonies.
If you are looking for higher quality video products from your loved one's graduation, you should contact VTS at 609-365-8889
The Training Center has its own Facebook page, which covers a variety of topics and items, but is not solely dedicated to following your loved one's specific recruit company. There is a lot of useful information on our Facebook site, however, and you may find that visiting it frequently will be informative. You can reach our Facebook site by going to
If you are looking for your loved one's specific recruit company page on Facebook, you will need to search Facebook for the Coast Guard Family Assistance Fund. You can contact the people listed on their site as "Administration" and request to join your loved one's company page.