The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary established in 1939 as the United States Coast Guard Reserve, is a volunteer civilian service that assists the United States Coast Guard in carrying out its noncombatant and non-law enforcement missions. There are approximately 30,000 Auxiliarists. Auxiliarists may use their own vessels, including boats and aircraft, in carrying out Coast Guard surface operation missions, or apply specialized skills such as Web page design or radio operating to assist the Coast Guard. ...more on Wikipedia about "United States Coast Guard Auxiliary"
The United States Coast Guard Reserve, established in 1939 as a civilian reserve, is now the military reserve component of the United States Coast Guard. It is organized, trained, administered, and supplied under the direction of the Commandant of the Coast Guard through the Director of Reserves and Training. The reserve provides highly trained and well qualified personnel available for active duty in time of war and national emergency, and as otherwise needed. Its personnel are trained to perform the gamut of operations as performed by regular active duty coast guard personnel. They undertake one weekend drill a month and may perform up to 30 days active duty a year. ...more on Wikipedia about "United States Coast Guard Reserve"
The United States Life-Saving Service was a Federal agency that grew out of private and local humanitarian efforts to save the lives of shipwrecked mariners and passengers. It began in 1848 and ultimately merged with the Revenue Cutter Service to form the United States Coast Guard in 1915. ...more on Wikipedia about "United States Life-Saving Service"
The United States Lighthouse Service, also known as the Bureau of Lighthouses, was the agency of the US Federal Government that was responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all lighthouses in the United States. The agency was created in 1910, as the successor of the Lighthouse Board. ...more on Wikipedia about "United States Lighthouse Service"
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