Coast Guard celebrates 75th anniversary of San Diego base

Coast Guard celebrates 75th anniversary of San Diego base
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Coast Guard members celebrated the 75th year of operating the base located on North Harbor Drive in 2012. Now known as Coast Guard Sector San Diego, the original facility was commissioned as an air station in April 1937. At the time it was the only Coast Guard air station in California and its primary mission was seeking out drug smugglers on the maritime border. Much of the preparation...