Photo Release: Coast Guard Training Center Members Receive Trees for Troops

December 5, 2014

CAPE MAY, N.J. — Enlisted members assigned to the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, N.J. received a little Christmas cheer in the form of a tree donated to them as part of the Trees for Troops program, Dec. 5, 2014.

Trees for Troops is a program ran annually by the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation in partnership with FedEx, and will provide approximately 17,000 Christmas Trees to all branches of the service at 69 bases both here in the U.S. and overseas this year.

"This feeling of generosity, this feeling of family, the simple act of giving a Coast Guardsman and their family a tree at Christmas is so special to our service and to my team here at Cape May," said Capt. Todd Prestidge, commanding officer of Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. 

More information on Trees for Troops can be found on the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation's Web site by clicking HERE.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Nieves and his wife, Gresly, stand by the tree they received as part of the Trees for Troops program on board U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., Dec. 5, 2014. Since 2005, Trees for Troops has provided more than 122,000 Christmas trees to military families and troops in all branches of the service. Trees for Troops is a program run by Christmas Spirit Foundation in partnership with FedEx. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards)

Christmas trees are stacked against a trailer in preparation for the annual Trees for Troops event on board U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., Dec. 5, 2014. Thousands of trees are donated by American Farm families, and FedEx delivers these trees to 65 military bases in the U.S. and overseas. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards)