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US Coast Guard paints 16 aircraft in retro colors

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You may see some new colors flying overhead in eastern North Carolina this summer. Aviation workers at a logistics center in Elizabeth City are painting search-and-rescue aircraft in color schemes from the past. Sarah Finch has more on the retro makeover of US Coast Guard helicopters and airplanes. 

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USCG Aviation Centennial Seal

The U.S. Coast Guard has a long and proud history of life-saving operations. For over two centuries they have safeguarded our Nation’s maritime interests along our rivers, ports, and at sea. This year they are celebrating a special milestone and I caught up with Commander Michael Frawley in the Office of Aeronautical Engineering at the United States Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington DC.

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Commemorative paint scheme on the H65 (white and orange)

Coast Guard presence and impact is seen & felt locally with 9 Boat Stations along the North Carolina coast from Jacksonville to Fort Macon, and from Elizabeth City to Oak Island.

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