Coast Guard Unpaid During the Government Shutdown
According to NBC News, the only service branch not being paid during the partial Government shutdown is the US Coast Guard. Unless the partial government shutdown is resolved by December 28th, Coast Guard personnel will not receive their next scheduled check on December 31st.
The Coast Guard is the only branch of the military that is funded through the Department of Homeland Security. All the other branches of the military are funded through the Department of Defense which is not impacted by the shutdown.
Sector Northern New England, through its 19 sub-units and over 1,100 Active, Civilian, Reserve and Auxiliary personnel, executes operational missions across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and northeastern New York in an area of responsibility that spans over 5,000 miles of coastline and 11,000 square nautical miles of water. It includes a number of coastal and river cargo ports, cruise ship destinations, and the waters of Lake Champlain.
There are 7 Coast Guard Stations in Maine including Southwest Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, Kittery, Jonesport, Rockland , Eastport and South Portland
(Revised as the original story left out Eastport)