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Press Release | Jan. 24, 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard to hold groundbreaking ceremony for new Base Charleston campus in North Charleston

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Editor’s note: Media interested in attending are required to RSVP at by 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25.

The ceremony is by invitation only and not open to the general public. Interested media are requested to arrive by 8:45 a.m. and bring a government-issued photo ID and media credentials to present at the security checkpoint.

WHAT:  Groundbreaking ceremony for new campus buildout

WHO: Adm. Linda Fagan, the Coast Guard Commandant; Capt. Neal Armstrong, Facilities Design and Construction Center Commanding Officer; Capt. Eric Jones, Coast Guard Base Charleston Commanding Officer; Mayor Reggie Burgess, City of North Charleston

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 26, at 9:15 a.m.

WHERE: Base Charleston, 4500 S Hobson Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405. Media attending are instructed to use the construction entrance at the corner of South Hobson Avenue and Viaduct Road, circled here in red.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Base Charleston’s new campus, Friday, in North Charleston.

The 64-acre campus along the Cooper River will support the five Charleston-based national security cutters, their crews, and the support personnel with completion expected in late 2026.

The design for a base command and administrative building commenced in June 2023. Both initial projects, awarded at more than $160 million, will support operations in the Low Country region.

Growth estimates show that the Coast Guard workforce may double in the Charleston area by 2030. Continued prioritization and investment in the future of Base Charleston is needed to make this vision a reality.

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