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I'm going to write about about one of less popular branches of US Armed Forces - that is US Coast Guard.
The modern United States Coast Guard was started on January 28, 1915 when the U. S. Congress ordered the Revenue Cutter Service and the Life-Saving Service to be put together
It is a part of the United States Department of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard's purpose is to protect the people, environment, industry and security of the United States on seas, lakes and rivers. To do this, the Coast Guard uses boats, ships (also called cutters), helicopters (eg. HH-60 Jayhawk and HH-65 Dolphin) and airplanes (eg. HC-130H Hercules and HC-144A Ocean Sentry) to stop crime and terrorism, and to rescue ships and boats in danger.