Captain Richard M. Kenin
Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum
April 2012 Luncheon: U.S. Coast Guard Operations Overview
The Speaker for our April Luncheon was Chief of Staff of the Seventh Coast Guard District, Captain Richard M. Kenin. Captain Kenin has been married to Sherry for 23 years and through 14 Coast Guard moves. He is the father of two boys ages 15 and 11. He grew up in a small southern town and set an early goal in life to be a Coast Guard officer. His favorite tour in the Coast Guard: Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Air Station Miami, where he got to fly helicopters on a regular basis (his passion), and interact continuously with the fine men and women of the United States Coast Guard.
Captain Kenin's goal today, is to explain the benefit American taxpayers get from the dollars they invest in the Coast Guard, and the pride in public service displayed by every Coast Guardsmen. With this goal in mind, Captain Kenin prepared a special presentation for the NASFL Museum Association and enlightened the attendees with his interactive Operations Overview report.
Captain Kenin reported to his current assignment as the Coast Guard Seventh District Chief of Staff in July 2011. Prior to that he served as the Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Air Station Miami where he was responsible for the employment of eleven aircraft and 380 Coast Guard members executing missions throughout the Caribbean Basin. Captain Kenin earned his ‘Wings of Gold’ in 1987 and accumulated 15 years as an operational aviator in both fixed and rotary wing aircraft. In addition to Air Station Miami, his tours of duty included Coast Guard aviation units in Mobile, AL, St. Augustine, FL, North Bend, OR, and Houston, Tx, which he also commanded.
His staff assignments include: Assignments Officer at the Coast Guard’s Personnel Command, Coast Guard Fellow working on the staff of the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and Executive Assistant to the Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations in Washington, D.C. In that position he led the most comprehensive reorganization of Coast Guard operations since World War II and achieved the first major step in the Commandant’s Modernization plan. Captain Kenin earned a Bachelor of Science majoring in Marine Engineering/Naval Architecture; a Masters of Public Administration from The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the National War College. He also holds civilian designation as an Airline Transport Pilot with fixed and rotary wing qualifications. A native of Anderson, SC, Captain Kenin was commissioned in 1984 upon graduating from the United States Coast Guard Academy. Captain Kenin has received the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, the 9/11 Medal, Coast Guard Commendation medals, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation as well as various service and unit awards.
The Master of Ceremonies for this event was Donald Prichard, Executive Officer for Broward County Sheriff and Executive Vice-President of the NAS Fort Lauderdale Historical Association.
Sergeant Donald Prichard
WWII NAS Fort Lauderdale Aircraft Paint Schemes
Used throughout the life at the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale.
This Naval Air Station was a Specialty School
on the Avenger Torpedo Bomber Aircraft. The following Paint Schemes
were used during the base's operational history. Pilots were paired up with gunner and radioman at NAS Fort Lauderdale, and went through a 45 day training period, then they went to "action" as a team. Each week a new training squadron began, therefore there were 9 to 10 squadrons in training at a time. NAS Fort Lauderdale also had Beechcraft SNB-1 twin engine bomber trainers, and Boeing-Stearman N2S-5 biplane trainers.
Click on each image to zoom and read descriptions. Images of model aircraft and drawings provided by the co-founder of the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Historical Association (NASFLHA), Ben Langley.
- Image 1: Fox Juliet 9 OS2U Kingfisher with wheels rather than pontoons. Used for flying high above training and spotting for Bomb/Torpedo hits on targets.
- Image 2: NAS Fort Lauderdale WING TOPS on the Avengers.
- Image 3: TBF-1 Fox Tare-43. Late 1942 - Early 1943. Painted non-specular sea blue over non-specular light gray with a wavy line per Bur Regs. Oct 13, 1941. National insignia 24" high on fuselage with national insignia on all 4 wings positions. 12" high letters and numbers. FT-43 was widely photographed for publicity as T-43, it is unknown if F- was censored off or not applied yet.
- Image 4: Drawing of TBF-1 Fox Tare-43. Late 1942 - Early 1943.
- Image 5: SB2C-1 Fox Baker Tare-5, 1943. The Helldiver or "Beast" as it was affectionately known. Painted non-specular sea blue over non-specular intermediate blue over non-specular white as per Bur Regs. Feb 1, 1943. White rectangles on National Insignia. 12" letters and numbers. FBT-5 was used for dive bombing pictures for publicity. Helldivers trained at NAS Fort Lauderdale for short time.
- Image 6: TBF-1 Fox Tare 35, 1943. Painted non-specular sea blue over non-specular intermediate blue over non-specular white, per Bur Regs. Feb 1, 1943. White rectangles added to the national insignia June 28, 1943, also national insignia on upper left and lower right wing positions. Letters and numbers were 12" high, with letters over numbers to make room for the white insignia rectangles. Letters: first letter for base, second for squad purpose. ie: FT was for Fort Lauderdale - Torpedo, followed by the aircraft number. FBT - Fort Lauderdale-Bomber-Torpedo. & small number on cowling.
- Image 7: Drawing of a TBF-1 Fox Tare 25, 1943.
- Image 8: TBM-3 Fox Tare 28. Ser #23307, 1945. Painted overall glossy sea blue per Bur Regs. March 22, 1944, most were faded flat in hot Florida sun. White rectangles on national insignia. Letters and numbers were 24" high with letters on fuselage and numbers on rudder. In March, 1945 the prop hubs were painted flat black. This "Turkey" was an Instructor's aircraft and flown by Lt. Charles Taylor on December 5, 1945 as leader of Flight 19.
- Image 9: Drawing of TBM-3 Fox Tare 28. Ser #23307, 1945.
Fleet Week - Fort Lauderdale 2012
Humana Military Fleet Week Port Everglades Presented by Advocate Home Care Services.
Photography by Minerva Bloom.
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The 23rd annual celebration will commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812 during April 25-30, 2012
. Fleet Week will feature Navy ships dock-side in Port Everglades. Nearly 2,500 men and women of the US Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy and Deutsche Marine (Germany) will participate. Fleet Week provides an opportunity for citizens of South Florida to meet Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen as well as witness first-hand the latest capabilities of today’s modern navy and maritime services. Please consider general and specific financial support for the following events planned to hub throughout South Florida. BROWARD NAVY DAYS, INC. (BND)
is a 501(c)(3), non-profit with a mission of supporting the morale, welfare, & recreation of our nation’s Navy, Coast Guard and Marines services. Fleet Week Port Everglades 2012 – presented by title sponsor Humana Military Healthcare Services
– is South Florida’s occasion to honor and celebrate our Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen for their services to our country. Demonstrate your support for our active duty military and their families by supporting BND Fleet Week Port Everglades and the mission of honoring and celebrating these patriots. Join us in thanking men and women of the military through public events that entertain and recognize these heroes. Fleet Week’s magic is in the power of the partnership between our communities and the men and women who serve our nation in the naval services. These great young Americans felt a call to serve their country and are routinely sent to represent our nation, and to defend our strategic interests at great personal risk. Hours are long, pay is low, and physical hardships and family separations are part of the job. South Floridians feel a unique bond to these Sailors, Marines and Coastguardsmen, and hundreds turn out to demonstrate that support each year and to enjoy the fun and excitement of world-class special events.E V E N T S :
• VIP Reception
– Seminole Hard Rock & Casino
• “Roll Call” and EPOY Recognition
– Seminole Hard Rock & Casino
• All Hands on Deck Welcoming Party
– Seminole Hard Rock & Casino
• Damage Control Olympics
– Resolve Marine Group
• Blood Drives
– Red Cross
• Community Relations Projects
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• Ships Tours
– Special days for ROTC, Sea Cadets
• Chief Petty Officers’ Reception
- Coral Ridge Yacht Club
• Junior Officers’ Party
– Presented by Navy League
• 2nd Street Block Party
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• Celebrity Chef Luncheon
– Presented by local restaurants,to purchase tickets
• Ship Honorary Dinners
– American Legion Posts 142, 222 & 304
• Submariners Reception
– Wilton Manors Kiwanis Club
• ESGR Breakfast-
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• Galley Wars Competition –
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• Dignitary Reception –
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