The U.S. Coast Guard
It may be the smallest branch of the armed forces, but the U.S. Coast Guard plays a pivotal role in the military. Charged with ensuring the safety and security of the country through protecting and guarding the shores, members of the coast guard perform a unique job. This informative volume gives readers an up-close look at life in this branch of the military and explains its fascinating history. Striking photographs take readers on a journey from the early days of the coast guard to the high-tech military force it is today.