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Vice President Joe Biden told the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2013, "This is not your father's Coast Guard." He told the 227 graduates they will confront challenges unimaginable years ago, from the stateless actors that seek to do great harm, the large growth in piracy and human trafficking and the new need for complicated operations in the Arctic.

Published: May 22, 2013

Graduates Sarah Hohenberger, left, and Joshua Surgeon, right, hug as they come together for the recessional of the 132nd U.S. Coast Guard Academy commencement exercises in New London Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

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