|Coast Guard Air Stations|
|Branch||United States Coast Guard|
|Role||To provide aviation missions and support|
A Coast Guard Air Station provides aviation support for the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard operates approximately 210 aircraft from 24 Coast Guard Air Stations in the United States. Fixed-wing aircraft, such as the HC 130 Hercules built for long range missions operate from air stations. HH-65 Dolphin and Sikorsky HH-60 Jayhawk helicopters also operate from Air Stations, Air Facilities and flight deck equipped cutters.
First District[edit | edit source]
|Coast Guard Air Station Brooklyn||Brooklyn, New York||1936||1998|||
|Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod||Sandwich, Massachusetts||1970||Active||Located on the Otis Air National Guard Base. Flies the HH-60J Jayhawk helicopters, HU-25 "Falcon" jets, and HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and provide coverage from the Canadian border to Long Island, New York.|||
|Coast Guard Air Station Salem||Salem, Massachusetts||1935||1970|||
|Coast Guard Aviation Station Ten Pound Island||Gloucester, Massachusetts||1925||1935|||
Fifth District[edit | edit source]
- CGAS Atlantic City, New Jersey: This air station is located at Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey and provides aircrews and aircraft to the Washington, D.C. area as part of Operation Noble Eagle, a Department of Defense (NORAD) mission to protect the air space around the nation's capital.
- CGAS Elizabeth City, North Carolina: This is both an operational and a training air station. Enlisted Coast Guardsmen in aviation ratings are taught at its Aviation Technical Training Center.
- Washington (Arlington)
- Air Facility Norfolk (Moved to St. Augustine)
Seventh District[edit | edit source]
- CGAS Clearwater, Florida (formerly St. Petersburg) Located on St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (KPIE)
- CGAS Miami, Florida Located on Opa Locka Airport (KOPF)
- CGAS Savannah, Georgia Located on Hunter Army Airfield (KSVN)
- CGAS Borinquen, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
- The first Coast Guard Air Station was established in 1920 at Camp Glenn, Morehead City, North Carolina (Aviation Station Morehead City)
- St. Augustine
- Maritime Force Protection Unit Kings Bay, Georgia
Eighth District[edit | edit source]
- CGAS Houston, Texas
- CGAS Corpus Christi, Texas
- CGAS New Orleans, Louisiana
- Coast Guard Aviation Training Center, Mobile, Alabama: This is both an operational and a training air station. Besides performing operational missions, Coast Guard Aviators (pilots) receive flight training on the HC-144A, HH-65, HH-60, and HU-25 aircraft.
- Biloxi, Mississippi between 1933 and 1947
- Air Detachment El Paso
Ninth District[edit | edit source]
- CGAS Detroit, Michigan- Located on Selfridge Air National Guard Base (KMTC)
- CGAS Traverse City, Michigan
- Air Detachment Cleveland
- Air Detachment Buffalo
Eleventh District[edit | edit source]
- CGAS Humboldt Bay, California
- CGAS Sacramento, California: McClellan AFB
- CGAS San Francisco, California
- CGAS Los Angeles, California: This air station was established in 1962 located adjacent to the North runway complex of Los Angeles International Airport where 3 HH-65 Dolphin Helicopters are parked in hangars. In case of emergency, the Los Angeles County Fire Department Ocean Lifeguard will put in a call to request distress or rescue response anywhere in the waters of southern California.
- CGAS San Diego, California
Thirteenth District[edit | edit source]
Fourteenth District[edit | edit source]
- CGAS Barbers Point, Hawaii
- Sangley Point
- SAR Wake
- SAR Midway
- Air Detachment Kaneohe, Hawaii
- Air Detachment Guam
Seventeenth District[edit | edit source]
Unknown[edit | edit source]
- Air Detachment Naples
- Air Detachment Argentia, Newfoundland
References[edit | edit source]
- "Air Station Brooklyn, New York". United States Coast Guard. 1. http://www.uscg.mil/history/stations/airsta_brooklyn.asp. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Air Station Cape Cod". United States Coast Guard. 3. http://www.uscg.mil/d1/airstacapecod/. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Air Station Salem, Massachusetts". United States Coast Guard. 2. http://www.uscg.mil/history/stations/airsta_salem.asp. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Air Station Ten Pound Island, Massachusetts". United States Coast Guard. 3. http://www.uscg.mil/history/stations/airsta_tenpoundisland.asp. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
[edit | edit source]
- Coast Guard Air Stations
- "Coast Guard Grows Wings to Save Lives" Popular Mechanics, April 1936 list of USCG air stations in 1936
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