All the way through the wealthy history of Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, it has played vital roles for the Army and Navy, and currently for the Marine Corps. For over half a century the base has been answerable for training countless aircraft carrier pilots for combat, providing logistical make stronger for naval aviation forces all through the vast Pacific region, and supporting early warning airborne and anti-submarine patrol operations. MCAS Kaneohe Bay is positioned on the Northeastern coast of the island of Oahu.
MCAS Kaneohe Bay was once attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy at the same time as en route to Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. In the war period, the air station was once a major training base in the Pacific theater. Thousands of Navy gunners were trained at the Fleet Gunnery School. There were also training facilities dedicated to celestial navigation, sonar, aircraft recognition, and turret operations. Flight instruction for the Navy and Marine Corps aviators was once provided prior to being sent to forward combat areas.
In keeping with the wealthy traditions of the base, the MCAS Kaneohe Bay challenge coin pays tribute to the countless service workforce who passed through this base on their path to history.
The official seal of Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay is featured on the obverse of this coin, at the same time as the reverse features the official seal of the US Marine Corps.
1 3/4 inch (44mm) Round
Nickel Antique with Enamel