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Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Coast Guard.

If you would like to chat with a live recruiter, hours are:

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST (7 p.m. PST).
Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Please note: The hours for chat availability will be modified during the following periods:

24 May 2019 - 10 Jun 2019 
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST (7p.m. PST).
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED.

25 June 2019 - 29 July 2019
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST (7p.m. PST).
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED.

This account is not monitored continuously. If you are in distress and in need of assistance, you must call 9-1-1 or use Marine VHF Radio Channel 16 to alert the U.S. Coast Guard.