ES6tLMQ0PXfdqC9-18bZz9xUQ9E The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife: USCG - A Day at the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy & Giveaway

Thursday, May 27, 2010

USCG - A Day at the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy & Giveaway

As you all know, my husband is in the United States Coast Guard! He proudly serves and protects our country! I am a SUPER proud Coastie wife! A lot of people don't know much about the Coast Guard. Before I married my husband, I didn't know much about it either. The Coast Guard does everything from Search and Rescue, catch drug runners, catch immigrants, and board boats and make sure they are doing what they are supposed to.

Law Enforcement (LE) is a HUGE part of the Coast Guard. When the Coast Guard boards boats, they have to be prepared for anything and everything they might encounter! They do carry guns and are trained to use them when needed. They know how to take people down and protect themselves against attackers.

Located in  Charleston South Carolina is the USCG Maritime Law Enforcement Academy. Here is a little about the academy:
The U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy was established in November, 2004 at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, SC to prepare Coast Guard personnel to perform as Maritime Law Enforcement Officers. In addition, we enhance the Maritime Law Enforcement skills of students from our fellow federal, state and local agencies, as well as the international community. We accomplish this through the delivery of high quality training that provides the knowledge and skills necessary for graduates to perform in a Safe, Legal and Professional manner. We also develop, maintain and make readily available up-to-date training material that supports the standardization and professionalism of the Coast Guard’s entire Maritime Law Enforcement Training system. Click HERE to visit the CG website and learn more about the USCG MLE.

I was recently in touch with Jason who works with the Coast Guard. He visited the USCG MLE and shot some really cool footage during his visit! Here is one of the videos he shot. It will give you a little insight into what he USCG MLE is all about!


There is also a channel set up on Daily Motion. Go HERE and check out more videos and lots of interesting information!

Also, you can visit GoCoastGuard.com to learn more about the CG and the CG Reserve!

I think it is important for the US people to be more informed about the Coast Guard and what they do! There are so many times, the Coast Guard gets forgotten about. People focus more on the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force. Which I understand, they are in the news more. Please know that the CG does their part too! Don't think that the CG isn't overseas helping, because they are! They protect our country and our boarders! Please thank a Coastie any chance you get. And sleep well tonight knowing that my husband is out to sea protecting right now, protecting YOU!

                                                                         WIN IT                                                                             
The USCG is generously offering a wonderful giveaway for my readers! There will be three(3) winners! One(1) grand prize winner will win a USCG sweatshirt and t-shirt and the two(2) other winners will win a USCG t-shirt!

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Visit any or all of the links that I posted and leave a comment telling me something you learned about the USCG that you didn't know before! Please be sure to leave your email address in the first entry, or that it's visible on your profile. *You MUST do the mandatory entry! All bonus entries will be deleted if it's not done first!*

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RT #Win some Coast Guard gear from @USCGWifey #Giveaway ends 6/18 http://tiny.cc/mhz10

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Giveaway ends June 18, 2010 @ 12 (noon) CST 

Winner(s) will be chosen via Random.Org., and contacted via email
Winner(s) have 48 hours to respond to the email or another winner(s) will be chosen
Open to US Only

I was contacted directly by the USCG and asked to post the links, video, and giveaway listed above. I will be receiving USCG gear as well, and no other compensation was received in turn for the post.

Don't forget to thank a member of our MILITARY!

71 comments:

debbie said...

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I learned their mission is to develop and foster closer law enforcement and security relations around the world.
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**Nicole** said...

I'm also a VERY proud Coastie wife! :) It's nice to "meet" you! :) Since I've been a Coastie spouse for 5 years now I'd (hope) I know just about all there is to life in the CG! So instead I'll tell you that my hubby just became an ME (made the lateral from BM) so I found the video very cool and we recently (as in this past week, haha) PCSed to Boston :)

**Nicole** said...

Following you on Twitter (Coastiewife321 ;) )

**Nicole** said...

I'm following the USCG on Twitter as well

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I am a Google Friend Connect follower. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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Diana D said...

I learned that it was formed in 2004. Sounds like a job an ambitious young man would enjoy controlling crime on the seas.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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I honestly had no idea that they had an academy. I mean...duh...of course they do...but I didn't think about it I guess!
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Judy said...

Love the CG! I am hoping that my daughter will be joining. I have already research about CG but this time learned about their stewardship role and thought about how they must be involved in the current oil spill fiasco. Thank you Coast Guard.

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namelesschaos said...

I didn't realize the USCG Maritime Law Enforcement Academy was established in 2004

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