225 Years of Service to Nation

225 years of Service to Nation: Defense Readiness

For 225 years, the Coast Guard has served as the nation’s lead Federal maritime law enforcement agency, protecting our shores each and every day. The Coast Guard also serves as one of the nation’s five armed forces, assisting in the defense of our nation during times of war.


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Honor Flight: Welcoming American heroes to DC

The Honor Flight Network brings senior veterans to Washington free of charge to see, for the first time, the monuments for the wars they fought in, with priority given to veterans from World War II and veterans who are terminally ill.


The Coast Guard and the Korean War

Sixty years ago today, on June 25, 1950, six North Korean infantry divisions, supported by large armor and artillery forces, invaded neighboring South Korea in the opening action of what would come to be known as the Korean War. The […]