Coast Guard cuts ribbon on state-of-the-art facility at Sandy Hook

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., of New Jersey, Rear Adm. Andrew J. Tiongson, commander First Coast Guard District (both center), and members of the First Coast Guard District participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, N.J. The ceremony dedicated the unveiling of the new the facility after the older buildings were completely destroyed due to unprecedented devastation that impacted Sandy Hook following Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Medley)

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., of New Jersey, Rear Adm. Andrew J. Tiongson, commander First Coast Guard District (both center), and members of the First Coast Guard District participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, N.J. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Medley)

NEW YORK — Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook unveiled a new, state-of-the-art facility, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

Following Superstorm Sandy, Congress appropriated $54 million to bring the new facility to fruition, allowing Station Sandy Hook to continue to maintain the highest level of operational readiness.

Superstorm Sandy made landfall along the Northeast coast in October 2012 and left behind unprecedented devastation which impacted Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook and its piers located at the northern tip of the peninsula. After Sandy hit, the Coast Guard permanently relocated 35 families living in the provided housing there.

Coast Guard units have been stationed on this strategic plot of land since 1848 when the first Life-Saving Service Station was opened there.

The new facilities provide space for all station functions, including administration, maintenance, repairs and training in a safe environment out of the weather.

Station Sandy Hook is responsible for carrying out search and rescue, living marine resources, and marine safety missions, with a component of 38.

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