US Coast Guard Aviation Training Center

Gulf Strike Team

8501 Tanner Williams Rd Mobile, AL 36608

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ABOUT

Mobile Coast Guard Aviation Training Center is an air base of the United States Coast Guard located at Mobile, Alabama, where it shares an airfield with the Mobile Regional Airport.  The base is also home to the Coast Guard National Strike Force’s Gulf Strike Team.

Aviation Training Center is responsible for all the US Coast Guard missions that can be taken inland. The most important ones include the SAR operations, as well as plenty of law enforcement activities. The logistical missions are just as important, especially since this installation cannot conduct ice patrolling, oil spills investigations or illegal immigrants actions. The training center is responsible for preparing some of the finest pilots in the force, as well as their proper certification. It is vital for these experts to provide the proper certificates according to the studies and experience of each pilot. The training courses are conducted on multiple aircrafts such as HH 65, HC 25, HC 130 (Hercules) or HH 60.

 

Its motto says “Semper Paratus”, which means the base is always ready to defend and fight.

 

The operations department, flies the HC-144A Ocean Sentry, which is a segment within the ATC command that conducts search and rescue, homeland security, and environmental protection missions. The operations department operates under the tactical control of the Eighth Coast Guard District and has an area of responsibility that extends from the Louisiana/Texas border to the eastern edge of the Florida panhandle.

 

The Gulf Strike Team is a specially trained unit was created in 1973 as a result of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, and is tasked with responding to natural and man-made pollution and hazard incidents such as oil discharge, hazardous materials released, weapons of mass destruction, and vessel salvage operations.

 

There are approximately 850 Coast Guard service members at USCG Aviation Training Center in Mobile. 

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ARRIVAL

The closest major airport to Mobile, Alabama is Mobile Regional Airport (MOB / KMOB). This airport is 13 miles from the center of Mobile, AL.

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TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
 

To be enrolled in an Alabama school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements.

 

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.

 

Mobile County Public Schools

 

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER

Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

 

​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

 

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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.
 
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe. 
 
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more. 
 
 
Highway Patrol    256-435-3521

Base Operator (251) 441-6900

Housing

There are no military lodging facilities at the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile.

Eastern Shore
21 miles from Base

Small town feel. Daphne School System within 1-2 miles. Several small local shops close by.

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Community

In Mobile, the summers are long and hot; the winters are short and cold; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 41°F to 91°F and is rarely below 27°F or above 96°F. The area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 70 days per year.
The best times of year for general outdoor activities are from mid April to late May and from mid September to late October.

Mobile, Alabama has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones.

 

Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 90°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 95°F.

Alabama’s only saltwater port, Mobile is located on the Mobile River at the head of the Mobile Bay and the north-central Gulf Coast.

 

​Considered one of the Gulf Coast’s cultural centers, Mobile has several art museums, a symphony orchestra, professional opera, professional ballet company, and a large concentration of historic architecture.[16][17] Mobile is known for having the oldest organized Carnival or Mardi Gras celebrations in the United States. Its French Catholic colonial settlers celebrated this festival from the first decade of the 18th century. Beginning in 1830, Mobile was host to the first formally organized Carnival mystic society to celebrate with a parade in the United States.

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