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United States Coast Guard

United States Coast Guard


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By Melchior Timmers


United States Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard operates approximately 204 fixed and rotary wing aircraft and is a service unique among the U.S. military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission (with jurisdiction in both domestic and international waters) and a federal regulatory agency mission. It is part of the Department of Homeland Security. Its fleet consist of MH-60s, MH-65s, HC-130s, HU-25s, HU-144s and VC-37s operating from 24 different Coast Guard Air Stations and is the federal agency responsible for maritime SAR operations.


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