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Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 23 of June, repeating indefinitely
June 23rd is the official Coast Guard Auxiliary birthday. Most are familiar with the Coast Guard, and while the Coast Guard Reserve isn’t quite as well known, it’s the Coast Guard Auxiliary which remains one of the more obscure (but important) groups that has traditionally been associated with the United States Military.
The U.S. Armed Forces are made up of Active Duty components supplemented by Reserve forces such as the Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, etc, but a non-military and unpaid civilian auxiliary exists for two branches; the Air Force and Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard is considered military service but is not part of the Defense Department, which is an important distinction from its’ Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps counterparts.