Coast Guard Reserve celebrates its 77th birthday

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Military.com | By Justin Sloan

The Coast Guard Reserve celebrates its 77th birthday this February 19.

The passage of the Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary Act in 1941 set up the Coast Guard Reserve, modeling it after the Naval Reserve within the Coast Guard. There were the Regular Reservists and Temporary Reservists, with the former serving on active duty during World War II, and the latter performing coastal patrols and port security work. One of seven reserve components of the armed forces, the Coast Guard Reserve made up over 90 percent of the 214,000 members serving in the Coast Guard in World War II.