While attending Officer Candidate School in Yorktown, Virginia, Janna Lambine applied to the first CG flight training program open to women in December 1975. Upon OCS graduation she reported for flight training earning her wings at NAS Pensacola on 4 March 1977 as CG Aviator #1812. Later she qualified as a HH-3F helicopter pilot on 6 May 1977, qualifying her as the first female aviator, and first female helicopter pilot in the US Coast Guard. She was also the first female pilot to land on a US aircraft carrier when she landed her helo on USS LEXINGTON during a training exercise.
After training, Lambine reported for duty at her first aviation duty station at Air Station Astoria Oregon, and later earned promotion to Lieutenant. Upon completion of active duty service, Lt. Lambine joined the USCG Reserves later earning rank of Commander.
CDR Lambine served honorably as a reserve intelligence officer during Operation DESERT STORM at Governor’s Island in New York, as well as XO of Reserve Unit Atlantic Area, Senior Reserve Officer at Support Center Boston, and served as Emergency Preparedness liaison officer to Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).
During her career she earned several awards including the CG Special Ops Service Ribbon (07/20/1992), and several team and unit commemoration awards, and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal (02/11/1998).