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Press Release | April 30, 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard Recruiting Office Inland Empire to host grand opening event at new location in Upland, California

U.S. Coast Guard Recruiting Command

Editor's Note: Media are asked to RSVP by 5 p.m. Friday, May 3, by emailing

WHO: Mayor Bill Veto, Mayor of Upland, Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Dioquino, command master chief at Coast Guard Sector San Diego, Coast Guard Recruiting Command staff, Coast Guard Auxiliary and members of Coast Guard Marine Safety and Security Team Los Angeles/Long Beach

WHAT: Coast Guard recruiting office Grand Opening

WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: Coast Guard Recruiting Office Inland Empire, 1235 W. Foothill Blvd. Upland, CA 91786

UPLAND, Calif. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a grand opening event Saturday, for a new recruiting office in Upland, California, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is open to the public and will include a raffle drawing, corn hole, pop-a-shot and spinning wheel. The Coast Guard Mobile Command Center along with various Coast Guard members representing the ratings of Aviation Survival Technicians, Culinary Specialists and Divers will be in attendance to answer questions the public might have. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) LA/LB will also be in attendance with a small boat providing tours.

The Coast Guard will be offering free pizza, chips and drinks while supplies last and there will be two local food trucks in attendance for purchase.

“The people of the Inland Empire have such a proud history of service and volunteerism,” said Capt. Ben Keffer, Commanding Officer of U.S. Coast Guard Recruiting Command. “We are beyond excited to open the doors to this new location and look forward to serving in and becoming a part of this vibrant community.”

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