SERVING IN THE U.S. COAST GUARD
When you join the Coast Guard, you could find yourself apprehending drug runners, saving lives, protecting the environment from polluters and guarding our shores from terrorists. That’s our job – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That's life in the Coast Guard. We don't just train. We train and perform.
In this section, you’ll hear real-life Coast Guard stories from around the nation. Read profiles of our Coast Guard men and women – you’ll get a feel for basic training. Plus, parents can find answers to their questions.
COAST GUARD PROFILES
Who are the men and women behind the uniforms? Where are they from? Why did they join the Coast Guard? Click below to read their personal stories.
In this section you'll hear stories of bravery and courage. Stories of rescues and drug busts. Stories of tracking down polluters and terrorists. These are real-life stories of Coast Guardsmen in action.
"Welcome aboard. Now wipe that silly smile off your face!" Wonder what basic training is like in the Coast Guard? We won't sugar-coat it; it's tough, challenging and demanding. But it's also rewarding. Click below for more information.
PAY & BENEFITS
We offer a good salary, benefits that you'll find hard to come by in the civilian world, and the chance to make a difference.
If your son or daughter is thinking about the Coast Guard, we are sure you have some questions that need answering.