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CAPE MAY — U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, Assemblyman Bruce Land and about 20 veterans took a tour last week of U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Station Cape May and the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch.

Members from the training center, station and cutter and members of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 8-2 provided the April 13 tour, which covered topics such as Coast Guard history and current missions, according to a news release.

“We are proud to have had the opportunity to showcase Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and the various operational units stationed here to Congressman Van Drew and the veterans who attended the tour,” said Capt. Owen Gibbons, commanding officer of the training center. “The congressman’s advocacy at the highest levels of government is incredibly important to maintaining a ready, relevant and responsive service.”

Van Drew has backed legislation in the House that would continue funding the Coast Guard during a federal government shutdown, after members were not paid for more than a month this past winter due to disagreement over funding for a border wall.

Those in attendance included members of the Atlantic County Veterans Advisory Board.

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