Thursday, September 3, 2015

United States Coast Guard - USPS Forever Stamps

       I ordered this sheet of 20 Forever Stamps, United States Coast Guard, last month.

       I didn't know difference between Navy and Coast Guard. According to this article from We Are the Mighty, the mission of the U.S. Navy is to maintain, train, and equip combat-ready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas. The Coast Guard is a maritime law enforcement and search and rescue entity governed by Title 14 of U.S. Code and is part of the department of homeland security.  I've sometimes learned a lot about the U.S. from figuring out USPS forever stamps. :)
United States Coast Guard - USPS Forever Stamps
       According to USPS website, this stamp honors the United States Coast Guard for its role in protecting the security of the nation and advancing its vital maritime interests.

In an oil painting on masonite, renowned aviation artist William S. Phillips depicts two icons of the Coast Guard: the cutter Eagle, a three-masted sailing ship known as “America’s Tall Ship,” and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, the standard rescue aircraft of the Coast Guard.

Issue Date:
August 04, 2015
Art Director/Designer:
Phil Jordan, William S. Phillips
      These are pictures of MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and America's Tall Ship.
United States Coast Guard - USPS Forever Stamps

United States Coast Guard - USPS Forever Stamps

       My entries related to USPS stamps can be seen here.

      You can check and buy stamps at Official USPS Store on Ebay.

      Today's Vocabulary
・tall ship : 大型帆船

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