You may disrespect them, think that they don't do as much work as the Marines or Navy.

But when you're in the 10 degrees water in a storm surrounded by sharks and 20 feet tall tidal waves, you're gonna have a hella lot respect for them.
Respect the US Coast Guard.
by Mk19 October 28, 2012
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A sea-based branch of the United States military that is jointly operated by the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. During times of war, they assist the Navy. During times of peace, their general duties include: border patrol, immigration control, environmental protection, search and rescue, and stopping drug trafficking into the Untied States.
Ensign Jones was part of the U.S. Coast Guard.
by Nicolai April 10, 2004
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The USCG is the smallest of the United States' five military branches, but also unique in that it has some law enforcement jurisdiction and is operated by the DOH during peacetime. They perform search & rescue operations, protect ports and harbors, and stop drug smugglers, among other things. Although described by some as Navy washouts, the USCG performs very dangerous duties even during times of peace.
The drug boat was immobilized after a Coast Guard sniper hit the engine with a .50 caliber round.
by kmfr August 30, 2010
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The oldest sea-going branch of the military and most unknown. Under the Department of Homeland Security, the Coast Guard's main mission is the safety of personnel and property at sea. 98% of Coast Guard assests are comprised of hand-me-downs from the Navy.
NAVY SAILOR: "Damn, a Coastie took my wife."

NAVY CHIEF: "Ya, the Coast Guard does that."
by uscggm07 January 1, 2009
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The hardest working and most important of the United States' 5 armed services, performing search & rescue, drug and illegal immigrant interdiction, as well as port security.
Dude, the US Coast Guard is the coolest fucking service ever!!
by LT JG Neffson September 4, 2004
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Someone who finds herself saving friends from unfortunate sexual situations.
see sailing your boat
"Coast Guard Kortney saved me last night, she pulled me off of that guy with the Fo-Hawk and jacked up teeth, Oh My Gawd!"
"Man, Coast Guard Kortney saved me, but then she made out with him"
by Kortney J May 1, 2007
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how they hell are they even part of the military!?
by Hayabusa August 15, 2005
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