1916: The Navy Offered Flight Training to the Coast Guard

The Navy Offered Flight Training to the Coast Guard 1916 LT(jg) R.G. Thomas who was in charge of the Navy Hydrographic Office in Norfolk Virginia, like a number of others, had become interested in the flight tests being conducted in conjunction with the Coast Guard Cutter Onondaga.  Based on test result and an awareness of […]

1916: The Beginnings of Coast Guard Aviation

The Beginnings of Coast Guard Aviation 1916 Rendering assistance to vessels in distress was not a specific mission of the Revenue Cutter Service until 1832 when the Secretary of the Treasury Louis McLane directed several cutters to actively cruise solely for that purpose. Revenue Cutters were kept busy searching for and assisting vessels in distress, […]

1915: The United States Coast Guard Was Established

1915: The United States Coast Guard Was Established In 1911 President William H. Taft established a Commission on Economy and Efficiency under the direction of Professor Frederick A. Cleveland to recommend ways to increase the economy and efficiency of the government. The Commission determined that government agencies were more efficient and economical when unifunctional as […]