Dr. James Kauffman of Linwood, right, brought a limo to take
recruits to his recruits home Thursday.
Vince DePrinzio took a group of recruits back to American Legion
Post 184 in Wildwood for Thanksgiving.
Local families pick up registration forms at the U.S. Coast
Guard Training Center Cape May.
Company commander John Ruchser calls on recruits to go with
families for Thanksgiving.
Deanna Podgorski of Villas, and her son Jerry, left, were
hosting recruits James Bello, center, from Oahu, Hawaii; Justin
Griffith, of Amarillo, Texas; and Mike Joyce, of Syracuse, N.Y.
Jerry Podgorski graduated from the training center last week.
U.S. Coast Gurard Training Center commander Capt. William Kelly
talks to recruits before they depart with families.
Operation Fireside is a program at the U.S. Coast Guard Training
Center Cape May, where local families open their homes to recruits
for a Thanksgiving Day meal. Recruits head out with families and
organizations Thursday for a Thanksgiving Day meal.