2012-01-27 / Milestones

Sanchez Graduates Coast Guard Training


Joseph Anthony Sanchez Joseph Anthony Sanchez SN Joseph Anthony Sanchez graduated from the United States Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, New Jersey on January 6. Seaman Sanchez was a member of the Zulu 185 Company. SN Sanchez joins 38,000 other men and women who comprise the Coast Guard’s workforce. During the eight-week training program, Sanchez completed a vigorous training curriculum consisting of academics and practical instruction on water safety and survival, military customs and courtesies, seamanship skills, physical fitness, health and wellness, first aid, firefighting, and pistol marksmanship. Recruits also receive instruction on the Coast Guard’s Core Values – Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty – and how to apply them in their military performance and personal conduct.

Sanchez is currently stationed on the United States Coast Guard Cutter, Dauntless, whose home port is Galveston, Texas. Dauntless is the first cutter in Coast Guard history to hold this name. Like all ships in the “Reliance” class of 210- foot medium endurance cutters, Dauntless is named for an inspirational trait, in this case, to “persevere fearlessly.“ This trait is further reflected in the ship motto: “Sin Miedo” which, in Spanish, means “Without Fear.” Dauntless generally deploys 185 days a year to patrol the waters of the Caribbean. Their primary missions include counter-drug operations, alien migration interdiction, and search and rescue.

SN Sanchez is the son of Joe and Jo-Ann Sanchez of Rockaway Beach, brother to Desiree and Kayla Sanchez and the grandson of Victor and Magda Campudoni of Rockaway Beach and Sonia Flores of Flushing Meadow. He is a 2011 graduate of Beach Channel High School.

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