Operational Intelligence School Challenge Coin

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This coin salutes staff and students of the Operational Intelligence School and of Training Center Yorktown. Struck in brass, the coin features the emblem of the OIS on the obverse, and the emblem of Training Center Yorktown on the reverse. The coin is complete with a baked-on hand painted enamel finish, and comes packaged in a polybag with a header card.

Intelligence training of the United States Coast Guard operates to support missions in air and water, and honors the maritime heritage of the Coast Gurard and the added power intelligence provides. The OIS has been instrumental in providing vital training for the Intelligence Specialist Force, to whom this coin is dedicated.

Training Center Yorktown occupies the easternmost tip of Virginia's historical triangle, formed by Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. Notable historical events occured there, including a siege the British Army that had fortified the seaport hamlet there by Colonial and French soldiers, and during the Civil War, became a key installation established by the Union's Army of the Potomac. Today, Training Center Yorktown has grown into the Coast Guard's largest training command, providing instruction in all of the Coast Guard's operational programs. The pride, professionalism, and excellence of staff and students alike, clearly pay tribute to the colonial vision and courage that gave birth to our great nation.