This Day in Coast Guard History – Oct. 1

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

1926-An airways division, headed by a chief engineer, was set up as a part of the Lighthouse Service, its work covering the examination of airways and emergency landing fields and the erection and maintenance of aids to air navigation.

1943-Coast Guard-manned USS LST-203 was stranded in Southwest Pacific but there were no casualties.

1976- Coast Guard personnel were required to change to the new "Bender Blues" uniforms by this date.

1991- The CGC Storis became the oldest commissioned cutter in the Coast Guard when the CGC Fir was decommissioned.  The Storis's crew painted her hull number "38" in gold in recognition of her status.

1996- Operation Frontier Shield commenced. It was the largest counter-narcotics operation in Coast Guard history to date.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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