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Press Release | April 17, 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard to host free, public Community Day in Houston, Texas

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

Editors' Note: Media interested in attending should RSVP no later than 5 p.m. April 19 by calling 832-293-1293 or emailing

Click here to view the Community Day flyer.

WHAT: Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston to host a free, public Community Day 

WHO: Members from Coast Guard units throughout the Houston-Galveston area

WHEN: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2024

WHERE: Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, 13411 Hillard St, Houston, TX 77034

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to host a free, open-to-the-public Community Day in Houston Saturday.

During the event, Coast Guard members from Sector Houston-Galveston and surrounding units will display equipment and discuss various Coast Guard missions.

Attendees can interact with a diverse array of Coast Guard personnel, including air crews, rescue swimmers, law enforcement officers, marine inspectors, drone operators, watch standers, search and rescue coordinators, pollution responders, auxiliarists, recruiters, and more.

Sector Houston-Galveston consists of 1,562 active duty, civilian and reserve personnel with three marine safety units, five multi-mission small boat stations, two aids to navigation teams and six Coast Guard cutters.

Coast Guard units and personnel scheduled to attend:

  • Air Station Houston with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter
  • Maritime Safety & Security Team Houston
  • Gulf Strike Team
  • Sector Houston-Galveston Response Department
  • Sector Houston-Galveston Prevention Department
  • Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Coast Guard Recruiting Office Houston

Local agencies and partners scheduled to attend:

  • Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
  • Harris County Sheriff’s Department
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • National Weather Service
  • United Service Organizations (USO)
  • Lone Star Flight Museum
  • Galveston Naval Museum

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