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US Coast Guard Auxiliary Service

Uniformed Volunteer Coast Guardsman

Coast Guard Motto: Semper Paratus,
meaning "Always Ready."

Since1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation's maritime interests and environment around the world.  The Coast Guard is an adaptable,  responsive maritime force whose broad legal authorities, geographic diversity and expansive partnerships provide a presence along our rivers, lakes, ports, and oceans. Our impact is local, regional, national and international from 43,000 active duty, 8,000 reservists, and 30,000 uniformed volunteers.

  • Search and Rescue
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Public boating safety
  • Ports, waterways, and coastal security
  • Marine safety
  • Marine environmental protection
  • Living marine resources
  • Ice operations