Today, the Coast Guard is the nation’s oldest continuously serving sea-going service and conducts 11 different missions. One of those missions is Defense Readiness. Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia is at the forefront of the Defense Readiness mission. Today, PATFORSWA’s mission is to train, organize, equip, support and deploy mission-ready Coast Guard Forces in support of U.S. Central Command, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and national security objectives.
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Two hundred years ago, the United States, independent for less than 30 years, went to war with Great Britain to preserve its economy, its way of life and its independence. Beginning in 2012 and continuing through 2015, the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard will commemorate the bicentennial of the War of
Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Judy L. Silverstein. An oil portrait of Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull, 1792. National Gallery of Art. It is widely known that the founder of the Revenue Marine, precursor to the United States Coast Guard, was our nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Today is his birthday,