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Coast Guard Air Stations
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Country United States
Branch United States Coast Guard
Type Air Station
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[]

Station Location Opened Closed Notes Coordinates Reference
Coast Guard Air Station Brooklyn Brooklyn, New York 1936 1998 [1]
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. [2]
Coast Guard Air Station Salem Salem, Massachusetts 1935 1970 [3]
Coast Guard Aviation Station Ten Pound Island Gloucester, Massachusetts 1925 1935 [4]

Fifth District[]

  • 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[]

  • 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)
  • Charleston
  • St. Augustine
  • Maritime Force Protection Unit Kings Bay, Georgia

Eighth District[]

Ninth District[]

Eleventh District[]

  • 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[]

Fourteenth District[]

  • CGAS Barbers Point, Hawaii
  • Sangley Point
  • SAR Wake
  • SAR Midway
  • Air Detachment Kaneohe, Hawaii
  • Air Detachment Guam

Seventeenth District[]


  • Air Detachment Naples
  • Air Detachment Argentia, Newfoundland


  1. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (1). "Air Station Brooklyn, New York". United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  2. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (3). "Air Station Cape Cod". United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  3. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (2). "Air Station Salem, Massachusetts". United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  4. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (3). "Air Station Ten Pound Island, Massachusetts". United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 

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