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Only those who have willfully placed themselves in harms way and have known that innermost feeling which comes from the personal experience which results in the saving of life or property can understand the bonding and uniqueness of Coast Guard aviation crew members.
From that humble beginning in 1977, today’s organization has grown to over 1200 members. Membership is comprised of active duty Officers and Enlisted, retired and former Coast Guard Aviation personnel, and supporters, who are actively engaged in the pursuit of all of its objectives. Considerable emphasis has been placed on recognizing the accomplishements of our current Active Duty Aviation Force, and continuing the enlargement and perpetuation of Coast Guard aviation history within the service, and continuing to support Coast Guard Aviation at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida, and at other appropriate museums.