Happy 226th Birthday, US Coast Guard!

press_release_iconBy U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, August 4, 2016

The U.S. Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the United States and the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security.


Coast Guard Station Channel islands, at 4201 S. Victoria Ave, in Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, CA. Photo: George Miller/CitizensJournal.us


First established in 1790 by President George Washington to enforce tariffs, the U.S. Coast Guard has become a military force and federal law enforcement agency dedicated to the safety, security and stewardship of the Nation’s waters.

The Coast Guard’s motto is “Semper Paratus” – always ready – to protect our nation and carry out the DHS mission.

Happy birthday, U.S. Coast Guard!

Editor’s note: There are two US Coast Guard facilities in Ventura County: Coast Guard Station Channel Islands in Oxnard and a forward operating base for helicopters at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu.

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