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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 an airplane over O’ahu

Learn how airplanes fly, then take a HC-130 for a spin around Hawaii. 

Key terms

  • Lift - When an aircraft gets off the ground   
  • Thrust - The force that moves an aircraft through the air  
  • Drag – The air slowing the aircraft down   
  • Weight - Heaviness- Aircraft have weight limitation   
  • Engine - The motor that makes an aircraft move   
  • Propeller - The device that spins in front of the aircraft   
  • Taxi – When an airplane is moving on the ground  
  • Accelerate – moving faster  
  • Crew – the people on board a helicopter, cutter or airplane  

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