Coast Guard training ramps up at Air Station Humboldt Bay

Coast Guard training ramps up at Air Station Humboldt Bay
MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – Local residents will notice an increase in helicopter training flights as aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay, Calif., complete a comprehensive evaluation program beginning Monday, April 14-19. A standardization team, consisting of pilots, flight mechanics, and rescue swimmers from the Coast Guard’s Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Ala., will be...

Coast Guard tests disaster readiness

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Coast Guard Group/Air Station Humboldt Bay will test its readiness and ability to continue operations during a simulated disaster scenario tomorrow. The Continuity of Operations Plan tests the Group’s ability to re-establish and maintain normal operations in the event the base needs to relocate and evacuate personnel. The COOP will also test the Coast Guard’s notification...

Coast Guard, Humboldt Bay community, welcome home Honor Flight veterans

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – Humboldt Bay-based Coast Guardsmen joined local community well-wishers, family and friends at Arcata-Eureka Airport to welcome home more than 100 World War II veterans returning from touring historic war memorials in Washington, D.C., Monday as part of the Honor Flight network. The Honor Flight network started in 2005 with six private planes flown out of Ohio with 12 veterans...

Coast Guard Group/Air Station Humboldt Bay welcomes new commanding officer

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Coast Guard Group/Air Station Humboldt Bay welcomed its new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony held at Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay, Friday, June 24, 2011. Capt. Salvatore Palmeri relieved Capt. Christopher Martino, who has served at Humboldt Bay since July 2008. Palmeri is returning for his second tour of duty at Humboldt Bay. A native of...

Coast Guard and regional emergency response partners to engage in mass rescue exercise

USCG File Photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif – The U.S. Coast Guard and regional emergency response partners are scheduled to participate in a full-scale mass rescue exercise, April 13, 2011 at various locations in Eureka, Calif. Coast Guard Group/Air Station Humboldt Bay will team up with more than 24 state, local and industry partners to conduct the largest full-scale mass rescue exercise in regional history During...