Avionics Technicians service and maintain the aircraft of the Coast Guard's cutting-edge aerial fleet.
Trained in troubleshooting and repairing a full range of aircraft performance and safety-related problems, Avionics Technicians ensure that the Coast Guard is fully capable of meeting every challenge and facing every potential threat. These skilled technicians provide expert ground-handling of aircraft, inspecting the avionics systems that perform communications, target acquisition, automatic flight control, and navigation functions. Avionics Technicians also serve as aircrew personnel on a variety of Coast Guard aircraft, operating as flight mechanics, communications experts, and navigators.
This coin salutes the pivotal role played by Avionics Technicians in the completion of Coast Guard operations throughout the world. Featured on the obverse is a detailed rendering of the insignia worn by these individuals. In honor of the Coast Guard's heritage as America's oldest continuous maritime force, the reverse depicts a team of intrepid Coast Guard sailors braving rough surf as they approach a lighthouse and features a space for engraving.
Struck in a nickel alloy and gently brushed with an antique bronze finish, this coin is accented with crisp enamel highlights. Each coin comes packaged with a descriptive header card that underscores the unique contributions of Coast Guard Avionics Technicians.
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