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Three Coast Guardsmen preparing to board a Coast Guard helicopter to go out on a law enforcement mission.

Right now, you're probably filled with all kinds of emotions. Pride. Concern. Delight. Anxiety. And that's understandable. After all, your loved one is considering joining the Coast Guard. And while we can't ease all your worries and concerns, we can let you know what we're all about, what your loved one will experience in the Coast Guard, and what the answers are to some of your questions.

One thing we will tell you right off the bat, you deserve to be proud. In joining the Coast Guard, he or she will become part of our organization whose main concern is the safety of this country. We teach honor, respect and devotion to duty. Our Coast Guard men and women save lives, protect waters and guard our borders. Their job and how they will face each mission are truly admirable.