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QUESTIONS
  1. When did the Coast Guard adopt the “slash” for its cutters, boats, and aircraft?
  2. In what wars and conflicts did the Coast Guard serve?
  3. The US Coast guard was Commisioned on August 4,1790 as a "system of Revenue Cutters" What year did it recieve it's current name?
  4. One Coast Guardsman has recieved the Medal Of Honor getting hundreds of Marines off a beachead in a cross fire. what is his name?
  5. What is the difference between the legal authority of Petty Officers and Comissioned Officers in the US Coast Guard as compaired to those in the US Navy?
  6. What is the largest ship the Coast Guard has to date?
  7. What five formerly seperate overlapping federal agencies now comprise the US Coast Guard?
  8. What was the name of the USCG Surveillance Task Force in Vietnam?
  9. What color were the USCG boats and ships painted in Vietnam to keep them hidden at night?
  10. What is special about the 47 foot Motor lifeboat in the USCG?
  11. What does the abbreviation DMB stand for in the USCG?
  12. What does ATON stand for in the USCG?
  13. Who has the nickname "Father of the Coast Guard"?
  14. How many Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutters do the U.S. Coast Guard have?
  15. On the HH60 \"J\" Model USCG helicopter it carries a LLRU-20 life raft. How many persons can it hold?
  16. The rescue basket on a CG helicopter can hold how many pounds?
  17. The orange and blue stripe on the USCG Cutters are painted at what degree of angle?
  18. Who was the most celebrated lifesaver in the world?
  19. Who earned the Treasury's Department Gold Lifesaving Medal?
  20. What is the origin of the saying "You have to go out but you don't have to come back"
  21. What were the names of the three men that deserted the Point Judith Station on Sept. 4th 1906?
  22. Who is the parent agency of the USCG?
  23. Where did Douglas Albert Munro, the only Coastguardsman to receive the MOH earn it?
  24. Who led the Lifesaving Service after being re-birthed after the Civil War?
  25. What was the name of the first Cutter to be tasked for rescue searches in 1831 by The Secretary of the Treasury?
  26. What was a mortar apparatus used for in early lifesaving in the Lifesaving Service?
  27. What is AMVER?
  28. What are the consequences for alerting the Coast Guard to a false distress call?
  29. What is the operation cost of a single Coast Guard plane hourly that is involved in a search and rescue?
  30. What is the operation cost of a USCG cutter hourly that is involved in a search and rescue?
  31. What is the operation cost of a USCG small boat hourly that is involved in a rescue?
  32. What is the Coast Guard's motto?
ANSWERS
  1. When did the Coast Guard adopt the “slash” for its cutters, boats, and aircraft?
    It was originally recommended in 1964 by the industrial design firm of Raymond Loewy/William Snaith, Incorporated and was adopted service-wide on 6 April 1967.
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  2. In what wars and conflicts did the Coast Guard serve?
    Quasi-War with France, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Mayaguez Incident, Grenada: Operation Urgent Fury, Panama: Operation Just Cause, Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom
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  3. The US Coast guard was Commisioned on August 4,1790 as a "system of Revenue Cutters" What year did it recieve it's current name?
    In 1915, on January 28 the Revenue Cutter service was reamalgamated with the Lifesaving Service and was renamed as the US Coast Guard.
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  4. One Coast Guardsman has recieved the Medal Of Honor getting hundreds of Marines off a beachead in a cross fire. what is his name?
    Signalman First Class Douglas Albert Munro
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  5. What is the difference between the legal authority of Petty Officers and Comissioned Officers in the US Coast Guard as compaired to those in the US Navy?
    Due to it's constant Law Enforcement roll all E-4s and above in the US Coast Guard in the Official Line Of Duty have the same authority as a Federal Marshal.(this may have changed since 9/11/01)
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  6. What is the largest ship the Coast Guard has to date?
    The 420 foot Icebreaker.
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  7. What five formerly seperate overlapping federal agencies now comprise the US Coast Guard?
    The Revenue Cutter Service, The Lighthouse Service, The Steamboat Inspection Sevice, The Bureau of Navigation and the Lifesaving Service.
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  8. What was the name of the USCG Surveillance Task Force in Vietnam?
    The Market Time
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  9. What color were the USCG boats and ships painted in Vietnam to keep them hidden at night?
    Gray replacing the bright white color.
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  10. What is special about the 47 foot Motor lifeboat in the USCG?
    It is self righting and self bailing.
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  11. What does the abbreviation DMB stand for in the USCG?
    A data marker buoy.
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  12. What does ATON stand for in the USCG?
    Aids to Navigation.
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  13. Who has the nickname "Father of the Coast Guard"?
    Alexander Hamilton.
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  14. How many Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutters do the U.S. Coast Guard have?
    13
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  15. On the HH60 \"J\" Model USCG helicopter it carries a LLRU-20 life raft. How many persons can it hold?
    6
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  16. The rescue basket on a CG helicopter can hold how many pounds?
    600 pounds
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  17. The orange and blue stripe on the USCG Cutters are painted at what degree of angle?
    63 degrees.
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  18. Who was the most celebrated lifesaver in the world?
    Captain Joshua James (USLSS)
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  19. Who earned the Treasury's Department Gold Lifesaving Medal?
    Captain Joshua James - 1888 rescues
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  20. What is the origin of the saying "You have to go out but you don't have to come back"
    Because of the regulations of the lifesaving service of 1889. Article IV, section 252, page 58
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  21. What were the names of the three men that deserted the Point Judith Station on Sept. 4th 1906?
    John A. Streeter, F. Holberton, Elias C. Card
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  22. Who is the parent agency of the USCG?
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) -- it is the only uniformed military service outside the Department of Defense. Before the establishment of DHS, the Coast Guard was an agency of the Department of Transportation (DoT), and the Treasury Department prior to that. In time of war, the USCG is integrated into the US Navy.
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  23. Where did Douglas Albert Munro, the only Coastguardsman to receive the MOH earn it?
    During the Guadalcanal Campaign.
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  24. Who led the Lifesaving Service after being re-birthed after the Civil War?
    Sumner L Kimball.
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  25. What was the name of the first Cutter to be tasked for rescue searches in 1831 by The Secretary of the Treasury?
    The Gallatin.
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  26. What was a mortar apparatus used for in early lifesaving in the Lifesaving Service?
    It was used to propel a rescue line to a floundering boat or a person in the water.
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  27. What is AMVER?
    It is a central computer-based voluntary global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to persons in distress, sponsored by the Coast Guard.
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  28. What are the consequences for alerting the Coast Guard to a false distress call?
    6 years in prison, $250,000.00 fine, $5,000.00 civil fine, Reimbursing the Coast Guard for the cost of performing the search.
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  29. What is the operation cost of a single Coast Guard plane hourly that is involved in a search and rescue?
    $3,700.00 per hour and several may be used.
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  30. What is the operation cost of a USCG cutter hourly that is involved in a search and rescue?
    $1,550.00 per hour
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  31. What is the operation cost of a USCG small boat hourly that is involved in a rescue?
    $300.00 to $400.00 per hour.
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  32. What is the Coast Guard's motto?
    Semper Paratus, it means Always Ready.
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