Lieutenant Elizabeth D. Blow
United States Coast Guard
Air Safety Officer, San Diego
As a military aviator Lt. Blow has logged more than 3,000 hours in six
Lt. Blow arrived at Activities San Diego in August, 1994, following a
four year assignment at
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida.
She attended Army Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Aviation Course "WORWAC"
or better known as
flight school and was winged in February 1985. She served as Chief
Warrant Officer Two and
Aircraft Commander flying the U.S. Army's HH-60 "Blackhawk" Helicopter
She was stationed in the Republic of Korea at Camp Humphreys 201st
Company and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 25th Infantry Division.
From February of 1989 to June 1990 she flew in the Army Reserves. By
October 1990 she was
able to secure an aviation position in the U.S. Coast Guard. Due to her
aviation background she received a direct commission in the Coast Guard
during a four week
course in Yorktown, Virginia.
Since then she has been an Aircraft Commander in three Coast Guard
helicopters: the HH-3F
Pelican Helicopter, the HH-65A "Dolphin" and currently the HH-60J
Lt. Blow has attended many military schools which significantly prepared
her for to be an
outstanding Flight Safety Officer.
She has received many military medals and awards including:
Humanitarian Service Medal,
Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Commandant's Letter of
with "O" device, Coast Guard Unit Commendation with "O" device, Coast
Guard Bicentennial Unit
Commendation, National Defense Ribbon, and Army Overseas Ribbon.
Women's International Center takes great pride in presenting the 1998
Living Legacy Patriot
Award to a native daughter and an exceptional member of the United
States Coast Guard.
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