This week marked the end of an era for Coast Guard aviation. After 32 years of service to the nation, the last HU-25 Falcon, the only jet to ever be a part of the service's operational air fleet, was retired in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Falcon played a significant role in search and rescue as well as counter drug missions and was a critical asset during the first Gulf War. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick
(source: US Coast Guard)
Coast Guard says farewell to an old friend. HU-25 Falcon Jet.