U.S. Coast Guard Birthday Trivia

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As the oldest continuing seagoing service, the U.S. Coast Guard is a mighty fleet dedicated to the safety of life at sea and enforcing maritime law. This week, we celebrate 232 years of Semper Paratus! Always Ready! In celebration, here are some trivia questions to test your knowledge of the U.S. Coast Guard.  

 

As a bonus, check out some impressive training and operational photos after the trivia. 

 

Q1: Who is known as the "Father of the Coast Guard"? (hint: their last name is associated with a popular Broadway musical) (source) 
 

  1. Alexander Hamilton 
  2. Rogers and Hammerstein 
  3. James Madison 

 

Q2: What actor served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve? (source) 

 

  1. Kurt Russel 
  2. Jeff Bridges 
  3. Patrick Swayze 

 

Q3: Who is the only recipient of a Medal of Honor in the United States Coast Guard and is credited with saving "Chesty Puller"? (source) 
 

  1. Douglas Munro 
  2. Red Erwin 
  3. Henry Johnson 

 

Q4: What United States Coast Guard team was deployed in Afghanistan? (source) 
 

  1. Redeployment Assistance and Inspection Detachment (RAID) Team 
  2. Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta 
  3. Seal Team 6 

 

Q5: Which Coast Guard Mascot was famously banned from Greenland? (source) 

 

  1. Campbell 
  2. Sinbad
  3. Gumbie 

 

Q6: Where is the oldest boat station? 

 

  1. Sandy Hook, New Jersey 
  2. Boston, Massachusetts 
  3. New Haven, Connecticut 

 

Q7: Which department is the Coast Guard part of?  

 

  1. Department of the Navy 
  2. Department of Defense  
  3. Department of Homeland Security 

 

Q8: How many official flags does the Coast Guard have? 

 

  1.  
  2. 3 

 

Q9: What is the name of the first Coast Guard cutter? 

 

  1. Eagle  
  2. Vigilant 
  3. Massachusetts 

 

Q10: What are the Coast Guard Core Values? 

 

1: Honor, Courage, Commitment 

2: Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in all that we do 

3: Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty 

 

 Look for the answers to be updated on Friday, August 6th 

 

 

 

How well do you know the U.S. Coast Guard? Share your answers in the comments. 

 

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Ricardo Aguilar, an electronics technician aboard Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC 901), directs a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin, an asset from Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON), down to the flight deck of the ship, Atlantic Ocean July 13, 2022. Aguilar was serving as the landing signal officer on deck. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Abban) – DVIDSHUB.netU.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Ricardo Aguilar, an electronics technician aboard Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC 901), directs a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin, an asset from Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON), down to the flight deck of the ship, Atlantic Ocean July 13, 2022. Aguilar was serving as the landing signal officer on deck. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Abban) – DVIDSHUB.net

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U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Ricardo Aguilar, an electronics technician aboard Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC 901), directs a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin, an asset from Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON), down to the flight deck of the ship, Atlantic Ocean July 13, 2022. Aguilar was serving as the landing signal officer on deck. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Abban) – DVIDSHUB.netU.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Ricardo Aguilar, an electronics technician aboard Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC 901), directs a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin, an asset from Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON), down to the flight deck of the ship, Atlantic Ocean July 13, 2022. Aguilar was serving as the landing signal officer on deck. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Abban) – DVIDSHUB.net

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U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Ricardo Aguilar, an electronics technician aboard Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC 901), directs a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin, an asset from Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON), down to the flight deck of the ship, Atlantic Ocean July 13, 2022. Aguilar was serving as the landing signal officer on deck. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Abban) – DVIDSHUB.netU.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Ricardo Aguilar, an electronics technician aboard Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC 901), directs a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin, an asset from Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON), down to the flight deck of the ship, Atlantic Ocean July 13, 2022. Aguilar was serving as the landing signal officer on deck. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Abban) – DVIDSHUB.net

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Coast Guard rescue featuring a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisting a crewmember by basket from the sail of the submarine. (U.S. Coast Guard video/Air Station Astoria) 

 

Happy Birthday, Coast Guard!  

 

Related links: 

Coast Guard Roll Call

The Coast Guard Ball is back 

 

 

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Here are the Answers.... How did you do!? 

  

Q1: Who is known as the "Father of the Coast Guard"? 

  1. Alexander Hamilton  

Q2: What actor served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve? 

  1. Jeff Bridges  

Q3: Who is the only recipient of a Medal of Honor in the United States Coast Guard and is credited with saving "Chesty Puller"? 

  1. Douglas Munro  

Q4: What United States Coast Guard team was deployed in Afghanistan? 

  1. Redeployment Assistance and Inspection Detachment (RAID) Team  

Q5: Which Coast Guard Mascot was famously banned from Greenland? 

  1. Sinbad   

Q6: Where is the oldest boat station?  

  1. Sandy Hook, New Jersey  

Q7: Which department is the Coast Guard part of?   

  1. Department of Homeland Security  

Q8: How many official flags does the Coast Guard have?  

  1. 2   

Q9: What is the name of the first Coast Guard cutter?  

  1. Vigilant  

Q10: What are the Coast Guard Core Values?  

  1. Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty