History: Carl Christian von Paulsen & the establishment of Coast Guard aviation

2011 is the Centennial of Naval Aviation and will honor aviation pioneers in the Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. The year-long celebration includes air shows, art exhibits, flyovers and tactical demonstrations nationwide. As part of our ongoing celebration of […]


Cmdr. Kevin Bruen

A Memorial Day flight

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Allyson E.T. Conroy and Petty Officer 2nd Class Henry Dunphy. Every year on the last Monday of May we remember as a nation. We pay tribute to those who were courageous enough to sacrifice […]


David Gershowitz

History: CAPT David Gershowitz

2011 is the Centennial of Naval Aviation and will honor aviation pioneers in the Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. The year-long celebration includes air shows, art exhibits, flyovers and tactical demonstrations nationwide. As part of our ongoing celebration of […]


Vice Adm. Currier

100 years of Naval Aviation: San Diego kick-off

As part of our ongoing celebration of the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation, the Compass brings you a guest post by Vice Adm. John Currier, the Coast Guard’s senior aviator. Written by Vice Adm. John Currier, Chief of Staff and […]


NC-4 In Flight

History: 100 years of Naval Aviation

Written by William H. Thiesen, Ph.D., U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian 2011 is the Centennial of Naval Aviation and will honor aviation pioneers in the Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. The year-long celebration will include air shows, art […]