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Feb. 22, 2024

Tomorrow looks different for Coast Guard aviation training

Coast Guard aviation innovates with rotary-wing only pilot training.

Feb. 9, 2024

Melvin Williams Jr. — An African American Coast Guardsman’s aviation story

Melvin Williams Jr. was the first African American to make chief as an Aviation Survivalman and then as a Chief Warrant Officer.

Nov. 3, 2023

The Long Blue Line: Aviator #8 recounts the early days of Coast Guard flight

“I didn’t know whether he should have a court-martial for risking the plane and his life or be recommended for a medal for bravery beyond the call of duty. He retired as Rear Admiral.”

May 12, 2023

The Long Blue Line: Gander—the most famous aviation rescue that you’ve never heard of

This is the story of the Coast Guard's first civilian helicopter rescue.

April 17, 2023

Progress made; more work needed for safer work spaces. 

We need your help to continue eliminating hazardous conditions in your workplace.  

Dec. 30, 2022

The Long Blue Line: Capt. von Paulsen’s New Year’s Day aviation rescue near Miami

Before all was said and done, the rescue turned to survival for the rescuers.

July 28, 2022

 Coast Guard revamps the way it delivers new aviation assets to the field  

New Aviation Projects Acquisition Center offers smoother process, better-defined career track for procurement professionals 

April 28, 2022

Extreme Rescue: Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew receives DHS Secretary’s Award for Valor 

Congratulations to the Coast Guard's Secretary's Award recipients.

April 6, 2022

Coast Guard bringing on reserve pilots 

Reserve aviators to take to the skies.

March 22, 2022

Rescue swimmers train in California while North Carolina training center is renovated   

AST-A school relocated to Training Center (TRACEN) Petaluma for at least three years