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. https://aoptero.org/medals/220911_citation_moore_shane_w_am.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220912_citation_moore_shane_w_am.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220913_citation_brodie_dakata_b_am.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220914_citation_newberg_nathan_e_am.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220915_citation_vickers_michael_m_cgcomm.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220916_citation_king_jr_david_e_am.pdf

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 […]

23 New entries to Roll of Valor

If you have an award that is not on the Roll of Valor, submit us a copy to [email protected] Our history team has been busy, we have posted another 23 awards to the Roll of Valor. Check it out and see what amazing accomplishments and professionalism our Coast Guard team demonstrates on a daily basis. […]

HITRON received recognition at 2021 U.S. Interdiction Coordinator Awards 

By Annie Sheehan, MyCG Staff Writer   The Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) — the world’s premier counter-drug Airborne Use of Force (AUF) Unit — received recognition from White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Dr. Rahul Gupta at a United States Interdiction Committee (USIC) Awards Ceremony in the Maritime […]

Roost at Corpus Christi from 1 to 4 November 2022

The excitement is building for our approaching Roost at Corpus Christi from 1 to 4 November 2022.  Hopefully you have already made your reservations to attend. If not, check out the roost plan and register NOW, events are filling up and you won’t want to miss out.  https://aoptero.org/2022-roost/  While you are doing this, please Save […]

15 New additions to the Roll of Valor

Click on the links to see the awards added to the Coast Guard Aviation Association Roll of Valor. More to come so check back https://aoptero.org/medals/220801_citation_oliverson_michael_r_dfc.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220802_citation_ainsworth_kevin_r_dfc.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220803_citation_lee_rocky_s_dfc.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220804_citation_isley_thomas_j_am.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220805_citation_bashelor_james_c_cgcomm.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220806_citation_ellison_richard_l_cgam.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220807_citation_lolli_anthony_w_cgcomm.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220808_citation_ashworth_robert_l_am.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220809_citation_cobb_II_jeromeq_c_am.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220810_citation_wynn_thomas_w_am.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220811_citation_garman_david__cgcomm.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220812_citation_ashworth_jr_robert_l_dfc.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220813_citation_overman_samuel_r_dfc.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220814_citation_lee_rocky_s_am.pdf https://aoptero.org/medals/220815_citation_lee_rocky_s_am.pdf

Coast Guard rescues 9 from rig on fire near Sabine Pass, Texas

U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas link to full article with photos and video HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued 9 people Thursday from a rig on fire near Sabine Pass, Texas. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a notification at 12:51 p.m. from the dredging vessel Ohio that the Pride Wisconsin, a mobile offshore […]

Inside the Coast Guard’s Air Station on Kodiak Island: Living Life on the Edge

The Super Hercules parks next to its four HC-130J siblings. Nearby squat six MH-60T Jayhawk and four MH-65D Dolphin helicopters, aircraft that US Coast Guard watchstanders will scramble to rescue mariners at sea, hikers trapped in bear country, or downed pilots anywhere across 4 million square miles of the Gulf of Alaska, Bristol Bay, the […]

Last Week in Coast Guard Aviation – 31 July to 6 August

TODAY IN COAST GUARD AVIATION HISTORY – 31 JULY 1974 (1 OF 2): a U.S. Navy Grumman TE-2A Hawkeye assigned to the 120th Airborne Early Warning Squadron crashed while practicing touch-and-gos at Elizabeth City Airport, NC. The mishap was caused by a failure of the port engine’s auto-feather system. The aircraft careened and struck a […]

Conversation with a Hero CDR Lonnie Mixon, USCG (Ret)

CDR Mixon, a rated Naval Aviator, served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1951 to 1973 primarily in search and rescue operations. During a tour as an exchange pilot with the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam, he flew 395 combat search and rescue missions as a Jolly Green Giant of the 37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron.