Coast Guard Air Station Astoria
Unit Patch CGAS Astoria
|Active||1964 to present|
|Branch||United States 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|
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. The unit's 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).
Aircraft historically operated by CGAS Astoria
- USCG Press Release
- Filming locations for The Guardian
"Coast Guard to Base 2 New Cutters in Astoria, Oregon". Washington DC: 2017-04-28. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
The U.S. Coast Guard announced April 28 that it will homeport two of the service's new Sentinel-Class 154-foot Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) in Astoria, Ore., starting in 2021.
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