USCG Air Station And Group Astoria (Images Of America)
USCG Air Station and Group Astoria (Images of America)
US Coast Guard Air Station and Group Astoria was established on August 14, 1964, at Tongue Point in Astoria. It is currently located at the Warrenton-Astoria Regional Airport in Warrenton, Oregon. The group includes Air Station Astoria, the Aids to Navigation Team, Station Grays Harbor at Westport, Washington, Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Washington, and Station Tillamook Bay at Garibaldi, Oregon. They also supply support for the USCG cutter Alert (WMEC-630), USCG cutter Steadfast (WMEC-623), USCG cutter Fir (WLB-213), the National Motor Lifeboat School, the Electronic Support Detachment at Astoria, the Advanced Rescue Swimmer School, the Marine Safety Detachment, and the Advanced Helicopter Rescue School. In August 2011, the unit became USCG Sector Columbia River.
About the Author
Susan L. Glen is married to a retired Coast Guard helicopter pilot who was stationed at Air Station Astoria from 1976 to 1981. They returned to the area following his retirement after 29 years of service, and the photographs in this book are from the many people who have been stationed here since the base’s inception, as well as from Coast Guard Community Relations. This is her fifth book with...