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Coast Guard Aviation Association

Save The Date – San Diego Roost 31 Oct-3 Nov 2023

“THE ROOST”ANNUAL CGAA CONFERENCE  &CG AVIATION AWARDS BANQUE Oct 31 – Nov 3, 2023Bahia Resort HotelSan Diego, CA We are excited to announce our 2023 Roost will be held at the Bahia Resort Hotel.  Its waterfront location is directly on Mission Bay ideally located for all our Roost Festivities.  The Bahia Hotel has provided an amazing […]


Someone is sending out emails using the names of CGAA members and officers asking for gift cards for veterans. THIS IS A SCAM – DO NOT FALL FOR IT. Donations to CGAA can be made on the Donation page of the website, or via check to our P.O. Box. We do NOT ask for donations […]

Roll of Valor Updates December 2022

Our Roll of Valor team has done a fantastic job of tracking down award citations. This new batch includes awards from current Coast Guard Aviation personnel, past achievements, and some citations from WW-II Lieutenant Commander John NatwigLieutenant Commander Kenneth M. BilderbackLieutenant Elmer Peter MathisonLieutenant (Junior Grade) Earl S. ChildersLieutenant Clarence R. EasterEugene J. BatkiewiczGerdo W. […]


The 2022 Elmer Stone Fixed Wing Rescue Award, Frank Erickson Rotary Wing Rescue Award, Gus Shrode Safety Award, Oliver Berry Maintenance Award, and the Kossler Aeronautical Engineer Award are now posted on the 2022 Roost Award Pages https://aoptero.org/roost-2022-awards/

Roll of Valor Updates

New entries to the Roll of Valor Brian W. UtechtCommander Bruce I. MerchantLieutenant Bruce I. MerchantLieutenant Mark A. TorresRobert L. BlumeJason R. MathersLieutenant Junior Grade Kevin K. KlecknerLieutenant Roderick MartinLieutenant (Junior Grade) Roderick Martin, IIILieutenant Robert M. BotnenJohn J. McdevittMichael K. WhitcombLieutenant Edwin J. FortezaWesley R. FlemingLieutenant Commander Thomas P. HallockDonald A. Nystrom For the […]

Roost update-Friday Morning Business Meeting

BUSINESS MEETING:  The CGAA Business Meeting is Friday morning before the Bar B Que at the Air Station.  For planning purposes CGAA Members who signed up for the professional day …we are planning on your attendance at the Business Meeting.  No additional charge.  DRESS:   Awards Reception and Banquet:  Uniform is Service Dress Blue for […]

ROOST NEWS: AIRBUS will be providing orientation flights to registered members on an H145

We are excited to announce that AIRBUS will be providing orientation flights to registered members on an H145 (https://www.airbus.com/en/products-services/helicopters/civil-helicopters/h145).  Flights will be based from the Corpus Christ Airport on Nov 2 – Nov 4.  The AIRBUS H145 will also be part of the static display at the Air Station BBQ on the 4th.   Details […]

This week in Coast Guard Aviation 9-16 Oct 2022

TODAY IN COAST GUARD AVIATION HISTORY – 09 OCTOBER 1982: an HC-130H #1501 assigned to Air Station Elizabeth City, NC with unknown aircrew (can anyone help with the crew) launched in response to the 50-foot trimaran GONZO capsized with three persons aboard 300 miles east of Cape Cod. The Coast Guard in Boston identified the […]

John “Bear” Moseley Hall of Honor Induction

Bear Moseley’s Hall of Honor induction ceremony at ATC Mobile will be at 1430 CDT Wednesday 5 October 2022. ATC will be hosting the Induction Ceremony for Mr. John E. “Bear” Moseley into the Hall of Honor! Join us live on FB or in Erickson Hall for personnel eligible to access the base. Link to […]

New posts to Roll of Valor

We continue to gather documentation on awards earned by our crews in Coast Guard Aviation. Here are some of the latest that we have received. Shane W. Moore Shane W. Moore Lieutenant Junior Grade Dakata B. Brodie Nathan E. Newberg Lieutenant Commander Michael M. Vickers King E. David, Jr. For the full Roll of Valor […]

Last Week in Coast Guard Aviation 11 Sept 22

TODAY IN COAST GUARD AVIATION HISTORY – 11 SEPTEMBER 1998 (1 OF 2): an HH-65A #6523 assigned to Air Station Houston, TX and crewed by CDR Stephen E. Mehling (AC); LCDR David A. Walker (CP); unknown (FM) and AST1 Robin N. Feske (RS) launched in response to conduct the perilous night rescue of three survivors […]