This Day in Coast Guard History – Sept. 18

Thursday, September 17, 2009

1939-President Roosevelt directed the enlistment of 2,000 new Coast Guardsmen and opened two new training stations.

1947-The U.S. Air Force was formed as a separate military service.  Happy Birthday Air Force!  The Air Force's motto is: "Uno Ab Alto" (One over all).

1989- Hurricane Hugo hit Puerto Rico and eventually made landfall at Charleston, South Carolina, on the 21st.  Coast Guard units conducted search and rescue as well as relief operations.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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