Coast Guard Air Station Miami bids farewell to the jet age

7th Coast Guard District News
MIAMI – Coast Guard personnel celebrated the HU-25 Falcon jet’s 29 years of service as two departed on its final Coast Guard mission to Cape Cod, Mass., and Elizabeth City, N.C., from Air Station Miami, Wednesday.

During its 29-year tenure, Air Station Miami HU-25 Falcon jets accrued more than 150,000 flight hours, prosecuted 4,000 search-and-rescue cases, 5,000 law enforcement cases, which resulted in 3,000 lives saved or assisted, the interdiction of 20,000 undocumented migrants and the seizure of 30,000 pounds of illegal drugs.

The HU-25 Falcon jets are being replaced by the HC-144 Ocean Sentry.

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