We are a Coast Guard family, and today is the 224th birthday of the United States Coast Guard. The service has been around since 1790.
So here are the top ten things about the Coast Guard you don't often read or hear about:
10. Most Coast Guard units will have a birthday party today.
7. As important as saving lives is, it's not the only function performed by the Coast Guard.
6. The Coast Guard is the only branch of the U.S. Armed Forces that also has law enforcement authority.
5. And many Coast Guard missions are highly sensitive in nature.
3. U.S. Coasties perform their duties all around the world.
And the #1 thing about the Coast Guard you don't often read or hear about:
1. Some cutters and shore units have mascots ... from a legendary dog named Sinbad to a penguin and even a seal!
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