Group B wrapped up the weekend off by traveling to St. Augustine. Upon arrival at “America’s Oldest City,” the cadets toured the Castillo de San Marcos. The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest fort in the United States. It was originally constructed by the Spanish to protect their colony from the indigenous population. The fort has changed hands many times over its years of service, the Spanish, the British, the Confederacy, and finally the United States. Today the National Park Service operates the fort. After walking the walls of the fort, the cadets were fortunate enough to witness the firing of one of the fort’s many cannons. The group was then released for the day to explore the city of St. Augustine. Many shopped on historic St. George Street, while others rented scooters to ride around. Everyone enjoyed another day off of the work site. Tonight the cadets are learning about the United States Coast Guard from future USCG officer, 1/C Sawicki. Tomorrow we will head back to work to begin our last week of construction. Group B looks to get as much done as possible before we are wheels up on Friday.