Coast Guard Air Station Astoria

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CGAS Astoria
USCG AS Astoria.svg
Unit Patch CGAS Astoria
Active1964 to present
Country United States
BranchUnited States Coast Guard
TypeCoast Guard Air Station
RoleSearch & Rescue
Size67 Active Personnel
Garrison/HQAstoria Regional Airport
Commanders
Commanding OfficerUS-O6 insignia.svg Capt. Bruce Jones
Executive OfficerUSCGCASHRE.jpg CDR Bill Timmons
Aircraft flown
HelicopterMH-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 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).[2]

On April 28, 2017, the Coast Guard announced it would base two Sentinel-class cutters in Astoria, in 2021.[3]

Aircraft historically operated by CGAS Astoria[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b USCG Press Release
  2. ^ Filming locations for The Guardian
  3. ^ "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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Coordinates: 46°09′19″N 123°53′06″W / 46.1553°N 123.885°W / 46.1553; -123.885