Air Station Traverse City Hosts Ancient Albatross Ceremony

The United States Coast Guard has been flying for the past 98 years.

Fifty years ago, they decided to award their longest tenured aviator with the title of Ancient Albatross.

Today at Air Station Traverse City, Vice Admiral John Currier passed the torch to Rear Admiral Jake Korn.

Admiral Currier has flown for the Coast Guard for 38 years and took over the Ancient Albatross title in 2011.

The presentation was here in Traverse City because Admiral Currier and his wife are retiring here after spending a tour at the air station in the 1980’s.