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Coastal defense, search & rescue, and law enforcement branch of the United States Armed Forces

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United States Coast Guard: Coastal defense, search & rescue, and law enforcement branch of the United States Armed Forces
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is the coastal defense, search and rescue, and maritime law enforcement branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's eight uniformed services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the U.S. military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission with jurisdiction in both domestic and international waters and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its duties. It operates under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to the U.S. Department of the Navy by the U.S. President at any time, or by the U.S. Congress during times of war. Congressional authority transfers happened twice: in 1917, during World War I, and in 1941, during World War II.

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Italy's Coast Guard rescuing sperm whale entangled in fishing net off Sicily coast [Video]

Italy's Coast Guard rescuing sperm whale entangled in fishing net off Sicily coast

Italy's Coast Guard rescuing sperm whale entangled in fishing net off Sicily coast

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 00:50Published
Paralympian Angela Madsen found dead while trying to row from California to Hawaii [Video]

Paralympian Angela Madsen found dead while trying to row from California to Hawaii

CNN reports three-time Paralympian and six-time Guinness World Record holder Angela Madsen died earlier this week. The 60-year-old passed while attempting a solo row from Los Angeles to Honolulu...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

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