US Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in Oregon received a yellow-painted Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at its base in Warrenton on Jan. 15, in celebration of 100 years of Coast Guard aviation.
The Jayhawk helicopter, the first of all this year’s specially painted aircraft delivered by the Coast Guard to an operational unit, arrived from Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, N.C., and will operate out of the Warrenton base for the next four years.
“We are honored to receive the first Jayhawk with a historic paint scheme and look forward to using it to continue the watch that our aviators so valiantly stand,” said Capt. Daniel Travers, commander, Coast Guard Sector Columbia River. “This Jayhawk may look different than our orange and white ones, but its mission remains the same, to protect the mariners that call the Pacific Northwest home.”
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