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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!
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Land a helicopter!

It’s noisy on our flight decks! That’s why our safety officers use hand signals to help helicopters take off and land while at sea. Learn how to safely land helicopters on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence.

Key Terms

  • Flight Quarters Support - An emergency call on a cutter that stations personnel at critical positions to conduct safe flight operations. 
  • Helo operations - Helicopter Operations   
  • LE Missions - Law Enforcement Missions   
  • Gear - Equipment that a Coast Guard team or person will use   
  • LSO-  Landing Safety Officer -  
  • Evolutions - Practice  
  • Hand signals- Signals Coast Guard team members will use to help each other to get a job done   
  • Helo Tower- A place where you watch the Helicopter land and take off   
  • Proficiency – being skilled at something  

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