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Press Release | March 24, 2023

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Coast Guard to host recruiting event in St. Louis, Mo.

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Cell: 618-225-7866 Email:

Editor’s Note: Media interested in attending should RSVP by 5 p.m. Monday by calling 618-225-7866 or emailing

WHO: U.S. Coast Guard St. Louis Area Units

WHAT: Recruiting event for Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps students.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 28th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: St. Louis Service Base, 100 Arsenal Street, St. Louis, Missouri, 63118

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Coast Guard will host a recruiting event for local JROTC students and families with interactive displays demonstrating the Coast Guard’s missions and opportunities to interact with servicemembers, Tuesday.

The event will have static and live waterfront response boat displays, aids-to-navigation demonstrations, and tours of Coast Guard cutters Gasconade and Cheyenne. There will also be videos to illuminate other Coast Guard missions. Lastly all visitors will have an opportunity to spend time with various members in the Coast Guard in different career fields for a question-and-answer session.

“Coast Guard personnel are always excited to talk about their profession with students,” said Capt. Andrew Bender, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River. “It is an enriching experience that brings great joy to both the uniformed member and the public on what impacts the Coast Guard has on the river system. The Coast Guard has 11 primary mission programs and has many wonderful jobs with excellent career and training opportunities. Though a smaller service than our DOD counterparts, we are hoping to spread the word about our small but mighty service.”