#CapeMay #CoastGuard Gone Wild

U.S. Coast Guardsmen Gone Wild

“It started out as a challenge to other duty sections at United States Coast Guard small boat station Cape May,” said Jason Ruffenach. Jason is part of the small boat group often seen cruising Cape May harbor in a rigid bottom inflatable vessels. He has spent the last 11 years serving his country in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Ruffenach and his shipmates covered a popular Queen hit in this video, which was approaching 17,000 views at the time of this blog post.

When I shared the video to my own Facebook profile, other media outlets immediately took notice. Amy Quinn of NJ.com said “Lets make these guys famous.” Ted Greenberg also like the video. 251 of Jason’s followers shared the video.

When Ruffenach isn’t protecting his country, specifically the Cape May coastline, he works as a realtor for DeSatnick Real Esate. Specializing in military relocations, bringing his own relocation experiences, Jason is knowledgeable in military moves and understands the needs of service members.

Jason is not sure where this video will lead. Some commenters suggested it would boost the Coast Guard’s image to other branches. Maybe it will help Jason’s real estate exposure. It is not uncommon for enlisted personnel to hold down outside jobs during off duty hours.

I have heard of Chief’s in the Coast Guard with engine room experience, work for diesel repair crews outside of duty hours.

Not sure if this latest viral video craze will launch these CoastĀ Guardsmen gone wild to fame. Good Morning America maybe? But I am certain they will continue to serve their country and community.

Jason assured me the vessel was securely at the dock and no coasties were injured in the making of this video. Maybe the next recruitment video for the U.S. Coast Guard. Where do you think this video should take them?

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  1. D
    May 15, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    Love this! Way to go J!!

  2. Judy Pacifico
    May 15, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    This is awesome!!! Someone notify Good Morning America or the Today show!! Or even, channels 3, 6, & 10. These guys need exposure.

  3. Kristine Sacony
    May 17, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    I am a coastie mom for 15 years. My son was 20 when he went in and it was the best thing he could have done for himself. He was a straight-A student in high school I could have went to the academy but chose to strike his career which means instead of the academy you do it on the job come next month he will be the commanding officer at a station in Boston. So proud of my Costa what a great guy he is and they do not get any exposure people do not realize all that they do. That is a shame.

    • May 17, 2017 / 1:14 pm

      Kristine, thank you for commenting and for you and your son’s sacrificial service to our country. My brother enlisted and served 23 years. He love the Coast Guard. Chances are when your recruit came through Cape May you stayed in Cape May for graduation.

  4. Matthew loeber
    May 17, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    They should maybe. E involved in the future recruitment videos like you said, that was well done! Their sync was all point!! Well done!