Coast Guard Aviation Association Awards


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Roost Awards

Each year the Coast Guard Aviation Association honors active duty aviation personnel by recognizing outstanding achievement. Recipients of these awards are chosen by the United States Coast Guard. Awards include the The Victor Roulund Rescue Swimmer Meritorious Achievement Award, the Captain Gus Shrode Flight Safety Award, the Chief Oliver Berry Aviation Maintenance Award, the Commander Elmer Stone Fixed Wing Rescue Award, and the Captain Frank Erickson Rotary Wing Rescue Award. See below for award descriptions as well as past and present recipients.

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Roll Of Valor

The Roll Of Valor was created to honor those personnel who have received higher ranking medals during or associated with flight. The Aviation Association realizes that some citations may be sparse in written justification for the medal in question, but under the rules of award the absence of language may only reflect the sensitive nature of the award, nature of the mission or the organization making the award and that we must trust those approving the award as to the justified merits behind the award.

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Public Service Awards

Ptero members recognized for outstanding public service in support of the United States Coast Guard and Coast Guard Aviation

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Ancient Albatross

The Ancient Albatross Officer Award (Aviator) was instituted in ’66 to honor the Coast Guard Aviator on active duty holding the earliest designation in recognition of clear defiance of the private realm of the albatross and all it seabird kin while in pursuit of the time-honored Coast Guard duties.

The Ancient Albatross Officer award is sponsored by Airbus Group and Sikorsky Aircraft

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Hall of Honor

The Coast Guard Aviation Hall of Honor recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to U.S. Coast Guard Aviation through sustained superior performance, significant achievement in technology or tactics, and unique or extraordinary accomplishments in flight.

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Roulund Rescue Swimmer Award

The Victor Roulund Rescue Swimmer Meritorious Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Rescue Swimmer Program through sustained superior performance, significant initiative in technology or tactics, and unique or extraordinary accomplishments in other areas associated with the Program. This award is sponsored by the Coast Guard Aviation Association and established in 2015.

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