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U.S. Coast Guard March & Official Song "Semper Paratus"

"Semper Paratus: (Always Ready) is the official song and march of the U.S. Coast Guard....(more)

Coast Guardsman SM1/C Douglas Munro; Medal of Honor-Guadalcanal

SM1/C Douglas Munro was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing Marines trapped on a Guadalcanal beach during the 2nd Battle of the Matanikou 27 September 1942. Although Munro was successful in safely extricating them, he was mortally wounded. Munro is the only Coast Guardsman to earn the MoH. ...(more)

USCGC Eagle

USCGC Eagle (WIX-327) is a steel-hulled sail training ship built in Germany in 1936 and taken by the United States as a war prize following WW2....(more)

Today in History-August 4: Birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard was founded 4 August 1795 by Alexander Hamilton...(more)

Memorials and Museums

Tomb of the Unknowns

The Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument dedicated to American service members killed in combat and unidentified. Located in Arlington National Cemetery it is unofficially but commonly known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier....(more)

National Museum of the Marine Corps

The National Museum of the Marine Corps is the historical museum of the United States Marine Corps. Located in Triangle, Virginia near Marine Corps Base Quantico, the museum opened on 10 November 2006 and is now the top tourist attraction in Virginia, drawing more than 500,000 people annually....(more)

The CSS Hunley

Th CSS H.L. Hunley was a Confederate States of America submarine that played a tiny part in the Civil War, but a large role in the history of naval warfare. In 1864 Hunley was the first combat submarine to sink an enemy warship, although she sank with all hands following her successful attack....(more)

Loans

Housing Options at Ord Military Community

Receiving military orders to be stationed somewhere new is a fun and exciting adventure. One of the first things you need to do when you arrive at your new base is to secure housing. If you are being stationed at Fort Ord, there are many options for Ord military community housing....(more)

Applying for a VA IRRRL Loan

A VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL) is a great way to lower your mortgage payments on your existing VA home loan. Applying for a VA IRRRL loan is a process that contains several steps....(more)

Housing and Lodging Options for Military Personnel in Atsugi, Japan

Atsugi, Japan, is the site of a Naval Air Facility with short and long-term housing for service members stationed on the base as well as those who transit through to another destination. Housing in Atsugi, Japan, accommodates unaccompanied servicemen and those with families. The facility in Atsugi is the largest naval installation in the Pacific, so it needs various housing options for the large volume of active service members....(more)

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Andrew Lubin is a foreign policy-defense analyst and author specializing in military, foreign policy, and defense issues. From Ramadi to Fallujah to Garmsir, he's brought America the stories of our deployed men and women in Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, and Beirut. Lubin's work appears regularly in such professional magazines as "Leatherneck",... Read More

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