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Press Release | June 17, 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard to hold ribbon-cutting/commissioning ceremony for new Air Station Ventura

District 11 - POC: Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Uranga 310-781-0619

WHO: Congressman Salud Carbajal, Representative of California’s 24th District, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Representative of California’s 26th District, Rear Admiral Andrew Sugimoto, commander, U.S. Coast Guard District Eleven, Capt. Neal Armstrong, commander U.S. Coast Guard Facilities Design and Construction Center and Cmdr. Amanda Sardone, commander, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Ventura.

WHAT: Ribbon-cutting/Commissioning ceremony for the new U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Ventura.

WHEN: June 18, 2024 at 1000.

WHERE: Naval Base Ventura County: 190 3rd St, Point Mugu, CA 93042.

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a ribbon cutting and commissioning ceremony for its newest air station at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, marking the establishment of the newest Coast Guard air station in more than 25 years.

Air Station Ventura features a $70 million state-of-the-art, 43,000 square foot hangar and a 12,000 square foot administration facility, ensuring that Coast Guard personnel have the resources needed to carry out their vital missions. This new facility will house three MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters and approximately 100 personnel, significantly enhancing the Coast Guard's capabilities in the region. 

The air station will serve a crucial role in protecting the busy maritime region from Orange County to San Luis Obispo County including the vital ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The permanent presence of the Coast Guard in Ventura County will provide enhanced security and quicker response times to emergencies, benefiting both the local community and maritime industries. 

For more information or to RSVP to the event, please contact Public Affairs Detachment Los Angeles/Long Beach at

EDITOR'S NOTE: Media are asked to RSVP by June 17 by emailing Coast Guard Public Affairs Detachment Los Angeles/Long Beach at PADETLA@USCG.MIL.