USCG: A Multi-Mission Force

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HH-65 helicopters on the tarmac at dawn

The Coast Guard is a unique branch of the military responsible for an array of maritime duties, from ensuring safe and lawful commerce to performing rescue missions in severe conditions. Nearly 42,000 men and women are actively serving in the Coast Guard to defend America’s borders and protect the maritime environment.

Coast Guard Missions

The Coast Guard proudly performs 11 official missions including: