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Coast Guard (Coast Guard)

Headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), one of the country's five armed services, traces its history to Aug. 4, 1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling. Known variously through the 19th and early 20th centuries as the Revenue Marine and the Revenue Cutter Service, the service received its current name in 1915 under an act of Congress.

Source: Adapted from U.S. government regulations, "U.S. Government Manual", and "An Overview of the U.S. Intelligence Community"
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