I am pleased to welcome you to my personal blog, which I started in March 2009. I first became interested in blogging about five years ago, using old "blogger.com", which was cumbersome to use and I never mastered. About a year ago I discovered that Google had bought "blogger.com" and had revised it considerably, making it fun to use, so much so that I have devised at least 15 blogs on various subjects and frequently add posts and Gadgets to them.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

United States Coast Guard

United States Coast Guard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

United States Coast Guard

United States Coast Guard portal
Active4 August 1790 - Present
CountryUnited States of America
Typecoast guard
Size42,000 active duty personnel
~252 cutters, ~1600 boats ~194 aircraft [1]
Part ofDepartment of Homeland Security
MottoSemper Paratus
ColorsWhiteOrange, & Blue             
MarchSemper Paratus
EngagementsAmerican Civil War
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
Gulf War
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Sea Dragon III
War on Terror
DecorationsPresidential Unit Citation
Secretary of Homeland SecurityJanet Napolitano
CommandantAdmiral Thad Allen
Master Chief Petty OfficerMCPOCG Charles W. Bowen
Racing Stripe
Aircraft flown
HelicopterHH-60 JayhawkHH-65 Dolphin,
PatrolHC-130HU-25A GuardianHC-144A Ocean Sentry

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of seven uniformed services. It is unique among the military branches in that it has a maritime law enforcement mission (with jurisdiction both domestically and in international waters) and a federalregulatory agency mission as part of its mission set. It operates under theDepartment of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to the Department of the Navy by the President or Congress during a time of war.

The overall mission of the Coast Guard is to protect the public, the environment, and the United States economic and security interests in anymaritime region in which those interests may be at risk, including international waters and United States coasts, ports, and inland waterways.

The Coast Guard motto is "Semper Paratus", Latin for "Always Ready" or "Always Prepared".



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