WATCH: Life in the Coast Guard, On and Off Duty

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Being a member of the U.S. Coast Guard means being on watch and ready to protect our homeland at any given moment. But it also means belonging to a culture that promotes individuality and strong work-life balance.

Explore the videos below, where you’ll follow real-life Coast Guard members who balance life with career. From building handcrafted surfboards to fiercely knocking out opponents on the roller derby rink, each of them find fulfillment both on and off duty.