United States Coast Guard Air Stations
|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.
|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 Canada–US 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|
|Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City||Atlantic City, New Jersey||1998||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.|
|Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City||Elizabeth City, North Carolina||1940||Enlisted Coast Guardsmen in aviation ratings receive their initial aviation training at the Aviation Technical Training Center(ATTC), which is co-located with the AirSta in Elizabeth City, NC. These two commands (AirSta and ATTC) are separate entities.|
|Coast Guard Air Facility Norfolk||Norfolk, Virginia||1987||1989|
|Coast Guard Air Station Washington||Arlington, Virginia||1952|
- 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
- CGAS Houston, Texas
- CGAS Corpus Christi, Texas
- CGAS New Orleans, Louisiana: Garrisoned at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, flying the HH-65 for search and rescue/recovery, port security, and maritime law enforcement.
- 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
- CGAS Detroit, Michigan- Located on Selfridge Air National Guard Base (KMTC)
- CGAS Traverse City, Michigan
- AIRFAC Waukegan, IL
- AIRFAC Muskegon, MI
- 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. The USCG & the Los Angeles County Fire Department ocean lifeguards are involved in Helo Operations training on the coast of Los Angeles County, California. It is scheduled to close, and relocate to Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), in the summer of 2016.
- CGAS San Diego, California
- CGAS Barbers Point, Hawaii
- Sangley Point
- SAR Wake
- SAR Midway
- Air Detachment Kaneohe, Hawaii
- Air Detachment Guam
- 36Air Detachment Naples (Naples, Italy) (disestablished 1972)
- Air Detachment Argentia (Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada) (disestablished 1966)
- "Air Station Brooklyn, New York". United States Coast Guard. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Air Station Cape Cod". United States Coast Guard. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Air Station Salem, Massachusetts". United States Coast Guard. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Air Station Ten Pound Island, Massachusetts". United States Coast Guard. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey". United States Coast Guard. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
- "Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina". United States Coast Guard. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
- "Air Station St. Augustine, Florida". United States Coast Guard. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
- "Air Station Washington". United States Coast Guard. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to United States Coast Guard air stations.|
- Coast Guard Air Stations
- "Coast Guard Grows Wings to Save Lives" Popular Mechanics, April 1936 list of USCG air stations in 1936