2000 – LCDR Daniel C. Burbank Selected as a NASA Astronaut

2000 – LCDR Daniel C. Burbank Selected as a NASA Astronaut LCDR Burbank received his commission from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in May 1985, and was assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin (WHEC 721). In January, 1987, he reported to naval flight training at Pensacola, Florida, and graduated in February 1988. Burbank was […]

2000 – Coast Guard Aircraft Mission Capabilities Upgraded

2000 – Coast Guard Aircraft Mission Capabilities Upgraded CASPER –Chin Turret Drug Interdiction efforts in the Caribbean had produced positive results during the proof of concept surge operations of 1996 through 1998. A large part of the success was due to much better intelligence information and cooperation among the agencies involved. This combined with integrated […]

1999 – The Interagency Task Force on Coast Guard Roles and Missions

1999 – The Interagency Task Force on Coast Guard Roles and Missions In Executive Order 13115, the President established the Interagency Task Force on the Roles and Missions of the United States Coast Guard. The President directed the Task Force to “provide advice and recommendations regarding the appropriate roles and missions for the United States […]

1999 – USCG Cutter Bear deployed with the U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet for Operation ALLIED FORCE

1999 – USCG Cutter Bear deployed with the U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet for Operation ALLIED FORCE Operation ALLIED FORCE was a NATO contingency response aiming at ensuring full compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 1199 (Sept. 23rd 1998). NATO intervened in Kosovo in support of the resolution so as to bring an immediate ending of […]

1998 – Group-Air Station Atlantic City Established

1998 – Group-Air Station Atlantic City Established HH-65C Shipboard Operations Group-Air Station Atlantic City became operational 18 May, 1998. The Air Station is located at the William J. Hughes Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center at the Atlantic City International Airport, New Jersey. The establishment of Group-Air Station Atlantic City was the result of a Coast […]

1998 – Drug interdiction: Operation FRONTIER LANCE; Operation NEW FRONTIER and Airborne Use of Force

1998 – Drug interdiction:Operation FRONTIER LANCE; Operation NEW FRONTIER and Airborne Use of Force MH-90 Operation FRONTIER LANCE was a proof of concept operation designed to evaluate the Coast Guard’s ability to stage an interagency operation from foreign soil as well as test various interdiction assets. It also was an effort to adapt to a […]

1995 – Migrant Interdiction- Operation ABLE RESPONSE and Beyond

1995 – Migrant Interdiction- Operation ABLE RESPONSE and Beyond There have been several mass migrations from Cuba and Haiti over the years. Starting with the Mariel Boat Lift in 1980, which brought over 124,000 Cubans to the United States, migrant interdiction operations have demanded a substantial commitment of Coast Guard assets.  The first exodus of […]

1995 – The Deepwater Mission and Capability Analysis Report

1995 – The Deepwater Mission and Capability Analysis Report The Deepwater Mission Analysis was a thorough look at the Coast Guard’s missions conducted beyond the normal operating range of shore based small boats. These missions generally require extended on scene presence, long transit to the operating area, forward deployment of forces, or a combination of […]

1994 – Alien Interdiction: The Flow Becomes a Flood

1994 – Alien Interdiction – The Flow Becomes a Flood In 1994 the Coast Guard was involved in its largest operation since the war in Vietnam. Responding to two mass migrations at the same time – first from Haiti and then from Cuba. Over 63,000 migrants were rescued and prevented from illegally entering the United […]

1994 – Coast Guard Acquires Executive Transport: C-20B

1994 – Coast Guard Acquires Executive Transport: C-20B The C-20B is a military modification of the commercial Gulfstream III aircraft, manufactured by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.  The C-20B was used to support long range-low passenger missions offering worldwide access and included a communications suite which provided worldwide secure voice and data communications. The Air Force chose […]