Come MEET MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL COAST GUARD MUSEUM TEAM at our official race booth
Historic Highlight, Featured Figure, Artifact, and exhibits that correlate to this event.
Manhattan Beach Training CenterEnlisted Basic Training of WWIIThe Manhattan Beach Training Station in Brooklyn, New York served as a surge force boot camp from 1942-1945. Black and white recruits trained there together, which made the facility a trailblazer for future military integration.
Commander Jack DempseyFormer Heavyweight Boxing ChampionJack Dempsey joined the Coast Guard Reserve in 1942, where he served as the Director of Physical Education throughout World War II. In this role, Commander Dempsey also provided much-needed morale for the troops overseas, as in this exhibition match that he refereed aboard the USS Wakefield.
Coast Guard Marathon Inaugural MedalCG Heritage Asset CollectionFinisher's medal from the inaugural Coast Guard Marathon, March 2022. Gifted by a former member of the National Coast Guard Museum staff.
Museum Storyline Excerpt
Since the merging of its legacy services into a single entity, the Coast Guard’s modern operations have been both diverse and wide-reaching. With a steadfast resolve to complete dynamic and essential missions around the world, its members will continually uphold the Coast Guard’s core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty, now and in the future.