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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

Mayday Mayday!

There’s a boat taking on water! You're in southeast Alaska. And you’re part of the crew helping launch a search and rescue mission. 

Key Terms

  • UMIB - Urgent Mariner Information Broadcast- This is a radio message for all the boaters in the area that is sent out by the communications watch stander that states something has happened on the water and to be on the lookout to help those who need help.  
  • SAR OPS- Search and Rescue Operations   
  • SMC- Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator- When a case happens, this is the person who starts making the rescue plans in order for the Coast Guard to help those who need help.   
  • RTB- Return to Base. 
  • OS1- Operations Specialist 1st Class
  • PA3- Public Affairs Specialist 3rd Class
  • ME2- Maritime Enforcement 2nd Class

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