Coast Guard club will host rescue helicopter and fast boat
A U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter and fast boat will on display 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, Feb. 18 on The Citadel parade ground. Sponsored by the military college’s new Coast Guard club, the purpose of the event is to provide information to cadets interested in the Coast Guard Reserve program or Officer Candidate School. A Coast Guard officer will be available to answer questions.
The Citadel’s U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary currently has 21 cadet members. The training they receive as members of the auxiliary includes courses on team coordination, risk assessment, basic boating and nautical terms. Participation in the auxiliary provides cadets with an avenue to pursue a career in the Coast Guard.
Four cadets recently traveled to Orlando under Coast Guard orders to provide the color guard for the opening ceremonies of the National Auxiliary Conference. For their participation they were awarded the Coast Guard Team Meritorious Service Citation. Cadet Stanley Kablick, the detachment leader, was also invited to attend a meeting at the Auxiliary Station at Lake Murray earlier this year to represent the detachment in a meeting with Admiral Thad Allen, commandant of the Coast Guard.