SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - WTOC had the pleasure of a getting a walking tour of the Coast Guard Air Station Savannah.
We got a look inside the unit's hangar facilities.
The open house was held to celebrate 100 years of Coast Guard aviation. There was an aircraft on display and it also featured a first look at the unit's new, uniquely painted centennial helicopter.
The paint scheme is only one of nine of its kind and it mirrors the same one used by many early Coast Guard helicopters.
"Each Coast Guard Air Station is able to put a little something on the tail to represent the city in which it's stationed and we chose the shamrock here in Savannah," said Air Station Savannah Commanding Officer John Rivers.
"This is what we had originally whenever we first got the Dolphin back in the 80's and it's definitely unique. It's a little bit different when you walk out on the hangar and you're like 'that… something... something's different here' but it's very cool," said Acting Public Affairs Officer Lt. Alex Johns, Air Station Savannah.
The event Thursday also recognized Air Station Savannah's 53 years of service to the community.