Christine and Michael Gain of North Wildwood, were hosting coast guard recruits Conner Chavez (center) of Houston, Texas and Johathon Butler of Palm Beach, Florida, for Thanksgiving. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center might be away from home for the first Thanksgiving of their lives. But thanks to local families, they will not have to spend the holiday alone. Operation Fireside is a traditional partnership between the Coast Guard and the community where training center recruits can spend the holiday with a host family, watching football, eating a home-cooked meal and relaxing. Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. (Dale Gerhard/Press of Atlantic City)