Coast Guard Station Fort Macon serves as a host for 6 other commands which are co—located within its fence, these being the Group Ft. Macon Office, ANT Ft. Macon, CGC Primrose, CGC Conifer, CGC Chilula, and Reserve Base Ft. Macon. While each has its own Commanding Officer, the Base and ANT Ft. Macon (Aids to Navigation Team) are attached to the Group Office.
Its responsibilities extend from Hobucken, NC to the north, to the NC/SC border to the south. Base and Group Fort Macon has many missions it is required to perform, from maintaining a constant ready status to aid the mariner in distress to keeping the various navigational markers in working order. With these comes the responsibility to enforce Federal Laws covering boating safety to drug interdiction. Many hours of training and work goes into these areas so as to be ready when the need arises.
Each coin measures 2.5 inches in size.