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Astoria MH-60TAstoria, OR, Sept. 17, 2011: Sector Columbia River hosted a Centennial of Naval Aviation Open House and Air Show which featured CG aircraft, CG Auxiliary, National Guard, and civilian aircraft.

Sacramento, CA USCG HC-130HSacramento, CA, Aug 27, 2011: Air Station Sacramento hosted a Centennial of Naval Aviation Open House, displaying various USCG aircraft and demonstrating Search and Rescue operations.

Seattle, WA - An MH-60T aircraft demonstrates vertical insertionSeattle Seafair, July 31 - Aug 8: Hundreds of boaters gathered to view the HH-60 vertical insertion and HH-65 SAR demonstrations, highlighting the Lake Union events including the Navy Blue Angels, The L-39 Patriots and several other air shows.

Oshkosh PictureEAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 25-31: Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City supported AirVenture 2011 and Centennial of Naval Aviation celebrations during the largest airshow venue in the western hemisphere.

North Bend CONA pictureJuly 16 North Bend Open House: Coast Guard Group/Air Station North Bend treated visitors to an open house display of Coast Guard aircraft and equipment during its Centennial of Naval Aviation celebration.

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STS-135: The shuttle program's final flight. Another historic milestone during the Centennial of Naval Aviation year. Aboard this flight were three commemorative centennial coins, one from each of the Tri-Services. Watch the youtube video here.

H-65 CoNA Decal
Centennial pride spotted at Air Station Detroit    


Port Angeles, Wash. - An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles performs a search-and-rescue demonstration during a Centennial of Naval Aviation celebratiion at Ediz Hook, Wash., June 25, 2011. In addition to the demonstration, attendees were also allowed to tour different Coast Guard Cutters and the station hanger, which featured an array of aircraft from throughout the Northwest. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan W. Bradshaw.  Port Angeles, Wash. – Coast Guard Air Station / Sector Field Office Port Angeles hosted a local celebration for the Centennial of Naval Aviation combined with a Safe Boating Expo at the Coast Guard base on Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on June 25, 2011

Coast Guard HH-52 helicopter dedication celebrated at Boeing Museum of Flight

USCG MH-60TH-60 Branch supports Evansville Freedom Festival June 11


KODIAK, Alaska - Capt. Bill Deal, Air Station Kodiak commanding officer, Rear Adm. Gary Blore, District 13 commanding officer and Ancient Albatross, Senior Chief Petty Officer Peter MacDougall, the enlisted Ancient Albatross stationed at the Coast Guard Academy, and Capt. Jesse Moore, Base Support Unit Kodiak commanding officer, prepare to slice the cake at the Centennial of Naval Aviation and 70th anniversary of military presence in Kodiak ceremony at Coast Guard Base Kodiak June 15, 2011. They all gave remarks noting the significance of Coast Guard aviation and bond between the Coast Guard family and the communities of Kodiak and Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charly Hengen.

Alaska Update, CG Compass

D17 Multimedia Release

YouTube video (external link)



Hawaii Update, courtesy CAPT Jack Vogt:

"On Thursday, May 12, Air Station Barbers Point aircrews joined RADM Ray at the Pacific Aviation Museum for a CoNA Hawaii Celebration Dinner. After a roll call of all Hawaiian Navy, Marine Corp and Coast Guard aviation units, naval aviation contributions were honored by a presentation of aircrew, support personnel, family, WWII, Korea and Vietnam representatives and a special ceremony for KIA, MIA and POWs. (The Air Station's) AMT2 Travis Edwards, USCG, represented the Coast Guard and all officer/enlisted/civilian support personnel who have made naval aviation the success it is today. Following keynote addresses by the Pacific Fleet Commander and RADM Ray, a toast was made by the senior naval aviator present, ADM Ron Hays, USN (Ret). RADM Ray educated the audience on the many naval aviation firsts conducted by our Coast Guard predecessors. He got a lot of laughs too. The night ended with an awesome rendition of God Bless America by Jim Nabors, aka Gomer Pyle.


The CoNA dinner was followed by the Pacific Missile Range Facility Open House in Kauai on Saturday, May 14. Air Station Barbers Point aircrews manned our aircraft static displays along with other naval aviation aircrews for over 3000 visitors. Another great event to mark CoNA festivities.


Future CoNA activities incl KBay MCAS BayFest with a tribute to Naval Aviation in July, Biggest Little Airshow on Ford Island in August, potential Open House at old Naval Air Station Barbers Point in September, and a Flight Suit (In)Formal in October at the Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point Hideaway Club."

MH-65 providing public tours at JSOH 2011

Joint Services Open House, Andrews AFB


Interview with CG Ancient Albatross RADM Gary T. Blore

USCG HH-65 Air Station Borinquen Celebrates Centennial of Naval Aviation


Clearwater HU-16 Video

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater celebrated the Centennial of Naval Aviation along with the dedication of an HU-16 'Albatross' aircraft, May 6, 2011. Several Coast Guard members, both active duty, reserve and retired, attended the ceremony to pay tribute to men and women who have paved the road for Coast Guard aviation and to dedicate the restored HU-16 'Albatross.' U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara Molle



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