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Press Release | April 14, 2024

Coast Guard hosts Community Day in Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard PADET Texas - Office: (281) 464-4810 / After Hours: (832) 293-1293

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard hosted a Community Day in Corpus Christi Saturday.

During the free, public event at Water's Edge Park, Coast Guard members from Sector Corpus Christi and surrounding units displayed equipment and discussed various Coast Guard missions.

Attendees interacted with Coast Guard air crews, rescue swimmers, boat crews, law enforcement personnel, watchstanders, search and rescue coordinators, pollution responders, Auxiliarists, recruiters and more.

"The Coast Guard has a long-standing tradition of fostering close ties with the communities we serve. Our Community Day offers locals a chance to witness firsthand the vital work we do in the Coastal Bend and become acquainted with our diverse operations to keep our Nation’s waterways safe and secure," said Capt. Jason Gunning, commander, Sector Corpus Christi. "A big thank you to our partner agencies for their support and to everyone who joined us, making our Community Day a great success."

Coast Guard units, personnel and partner agencies in attendance were:

  • Air Station Corpus Christi with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter
  •  Sector Corpus Christi Response Department
  •  Sector Corpus Christi Prevention Department
  •  Aids to Navigation Team Corpus Christi
  •  Coast Guard Recruiting Office Corpus Christi
  •  Coast Guard Auxiliary
  •  Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
  •  Texas General Land Office
  •  Texas State Aquarium
  •  Portland Police Department
  •  Corpus Christi Fire Department

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