August 2018 is the Birthday for our Coast Guard and Law Tigers saw fit to celebrate–The Coast Guard was founded on August 4, 1790, after Congress commissioned the construction of ten ships to help enforce federal tariffs and prevent smuggling.
– The Coast Guard does not only protect our ocean shores, but they protect our lakes and rivers.
– The Coast Guard operates under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to the U.S. Department of the Navy by the U.S. President at any time, or by the U.S. Congress during times of war. This has happened twice, in 1917, during World War I, and in 1941, during World War II.
– While the U.S. Coast Guard is the smallest of the U.S. military service branches, in terms of size, the U.S. Coast Guard by itself is the world’s 12th largest naval force.
Plus the Tiger crew added military bikes on display in Sturgis this year. Read more.