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The crew of the Cutter John McCormick (WPC 1121) prepares to commission the Coast Guard's first Fast Response Cutter on the West Coast.

Get Coast Guard Fit

  • Coast Guard Basic PFT
    Coast Guard Basic PFT
    The Coast Guard physical fitness program is designed to ensure that all Coast Guard members have the strength and stamina to sa...
  • Coast Guard Fitness Requirements
    Coast Guard Fitness Requirements
    Today, with the threat of terrorist attacks on American soil, the Coast Guard stands as our first line of defense against any m...
  • US Coast Guard Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA)
    USCG Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA)
    The Coast Guard's weight/physical fitness program is intended to contribute to the fitness and appearance of all Coast Guard me...
  • Military Body Composition Test
    Body Composition Tests
    All services use the body composition test. It requires all military personnel to weigh in and have their height measured.
  • Are You Fit to Serve?
    Are You Fit to Serve?
    As our adult population grows in waist size and decreases in fitness level, so has American children's weight and fitness. Thes...

The Coast Guard was established on January 28, 1915.  The Coast Guard is charged with maritime security, safety, and stewardship. While the Coast Guard operates under the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, during times of war, it can be transferred to the Department of the Navy, as it did in WWI and WWII.

The Coast Guard is comprised of approximately 40,000 active duty personnel supported by an additional 7,000 reservists.