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The Coast Guard was established on Aug. 4, 1790. The Coast Guard is charged with maritime security, safety, and stewardship. While the Coast Guard operates under the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, during times of war, it can be transferred to the Department of the Navy, as it did in WWI and WWII.
The Coast Guard is comprised of approximately 40,000 active duty personnel supported by an additional 7,000 reservists.
The Coast Guard Cutter Reliance is leaving Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for the last time.
The Coast Guard Academy has made major changes because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The boats were spotted at about 1 a.m. as they crossed from Mexican territorial waters toward the United States.
The Coast Guard changed its policy in 2019 to give commanders discretion as to how to handle such imagery.
Eight members of Coast Guard Station Brunswick were recognized Monday for their exemplary performance during rescue efforts.
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer rescued the 10 people with the help of a Good Samaritan.