AVDET (Aviation Detachment) Guantanamo Bay was formed on September 10, 1981, to provide SAR and law enforcement services. AVDET GTMO was used during the late ‘80s for air interdiction missions and again in 1994-95 during a peak interdiction period as well as a number of times since. The AVDET is maintained in a skeletal form and is fully activated when operations dictate. At present HU-25 aircraft are operating out of GTMO on interdiction missions and HH-65 helicopters support the Coast Guard Port Security Detachment.
This coin salutes AVDET Guantanamo Bay and the men and women who have served there. Minted in a brass alloy, the coin is embued with richly colored enamels reflecting the patch of this AVDET. This coin is rectangular with a rounded top.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) by 1 3/4 inch (44mm).
This is a surplus NWTM item.