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8 Facts About The U.S. Coast Guard

August 4th is The Coast Guard’s Birthday! Let’s celebrate by learning 10 facts about the U.S. Coast Guard!


Here are some interesting facts about the U.S. Coast Guard I found here.

  1. The Coast Guards’ Official Birthday is August 4th, 1790, making it 233 years old!!!
  2. The Coast Guard was originally The Revenue Marine, founded by Alexander Hamilton.
  3. Every year 50%  of applicants do not pass the qualifying criteria to become Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers.
  4. U.S. Coast Guard tracks icebergs and their movements
  5. Sinbad was a fog who served in the OCast Guard during WWII and was an official member!
  6. During peacetime, the U.S. Coast Guard is part of Homeland Security, and during wartime, they perform under the Navy.
  7. After 9/11, the U.S. Coast Guard went under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security.
  8. The U.S. Coast Guard patrols our coasts using technology to keep our shores safe from traffickers, drug smugglers, and terrorist attacks.





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