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Bring your Child to our Work Day

The U.S. Coast Guard invites you to

Bring Your Child to OUR Work Day!


The U.S. Coast Guard is inviting families to Bring Your Children to OUR Work Day on Thursday, April 22.

Coast Guard units around the world will bring children (grades K-12) aboard cutters, planes, helicopters and more in a series of virtual field trips.

Think of it as a guided tour. Our active duty military members will welcome kids aboard for fun activities that highlight careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).

Welcome to Bring Your Children to OUR Work Day!
Welcome to Bring Your Child to OUR Work Day!
April 21, 2021 - We’ve got a packed day of virtual field trips ready for you. Please join us!
Commentary | April 21, 2021

Fly a Gulf Stream 550 over Washington DC

Come join us for a personal tour of Coast Guard 202, and go for a flight over Washington, D.C.!

The Coast Guard’s Gulf Stream transports the Commandant and Department of Homeland Security VIPs. 

Key Terms

  • Department of Homeland Security - the federal executive department responsible for public security.
  • Gulf Stream 550 - a type of airplane   
  • Principals - another word for VIP.  
  • VIP – Very Important Person, such as an elected leader, celebrity, or a military service branch chief  
  • Nautical miles - Measurement of distance when on the water.   
  • Flight Deck – An area on a vessel where the aircraft lands and takes off  
  • Pilot - a person who operates the flying controls of an airplane
  • Flight Engineer - a member of a flight crew responsible for the aircraft's engines and other systems during flight
  • Secure Comms – When radio communications stop. The Coast Guard crew who is helping with a case will secure communications on the radio when the Coast Guard has stopped helping.  Also, when two entities are communicating and do not want a third party to listen in.

Learn More

Learn more about Coast Guard missions