Coast Guard Air Station Astoria

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CGAS Astoria
USCG AS Astoria.svg
Unit Patch CGAS Astoria
Active 1964 to present
Country United States
Branch U.S. Coast Guard
Type Coast Guard Air Station
Role Search & Rescue
Size 67 Active Personnel
Garrison/HQ Astoria Regional Airport
Commanding Officer CAPT Bruce Jones
Executive Officer CDR Bill Timmons
Command Master Chief SCPO Brett Verhulst
Aircraft flown
Patrol 3 x MH-60J Jayhawk

Coast Guard Air Station Astoria was established August 14, 1964 at Astoria Regional Airport in Warrenton, Oregon.

CGAS Astoria, 1974

The unit houses 67 active duty, 24 reserve duty and one civilian personnel. The unit operates three Sikorsky HH-60 Jayhawk helicopters. According to a 2003 press release the unit's annual budget is $1,107,051.[1] The units functions include search and rescue, law enforcement, aids to navigation support, and environmental protection. Air Station Astoria served as one of the filming locations for the movie The Guardian (2006).[2]

Aircraft historically operated by CGAS Astoria[edit]


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Coordinates: 46°09′19″N 123°53′06″W / 46.1553°N 123.885°W / 46.1553; -123.885