US Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento

District Twelve

6037 Price Ave., North Highlands, CA 95652

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USCG Air Station Sacramento was commissioned on the fifth of September, 1978. It is located at the north end of the former McClellan Air Force Base. With a complement of 153 officers and enlisted personnel operating four HC-130 “Hercules” aircraft, Air Station Sacramento is under the operational and administrative control of the Commander, Twelfth Coast Guard District.

Air station Sacramento was initially established by moving fixed-wing aircraft assigned to Air Station San Francisco; prompted by an increase in aircraft, limited ramp space and restrictions on Coast Guard operations at San Francisco International Airport.


The primary domestic missions are Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement and Maritime Homeland Security – as well as providing short notice logistics support to a wide variety of Coast Guard missions. The area of responsibility encompasses 73 million square miles and the concept is strategic as opposed to tactical. The Air Station maintains a 24-hour immediate response capability, with a “ready” Search and Rescue crew on duty at all times. Search and rescue coverage is provided for the Eastern Pacific Area, the entire west coast of the United States, areas west of Canada, and south along the Baja California coast.


Since September 11, 2001, the Coast Guard has assumed a dynamic role in protecting the District’s major ports, which include six Tier one ports: San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Francisco, Oakland, and Richmond. The Coast Guard’s presence in the District continues to expand, as more people, new equipment, and state of the art technology are employed to meet the needs of the United States.



The nearest major airport is Sacramento International Airport (SMF / KSMF). This airport has international and domestic flights and is 12 miles from the center of Sacramento, CA.

Another major airport is Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK / KSCK), which has domestic flights from Stockton, California and is 55 miles from Sacramento.


Please coordinate with your sponsor to report to Admin between normal business hours, Monday-Friday 0730-1400 PST. Admin can be reached during business hours at (916) 643-7605. Air Station Sacramento OPCEN phone number is (916) 643-7659 24 hours a day 7 days a week. If you have issues and your sponsor is not available, call these numbers and someone will assist you.


TRICARE Information and News


For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at


Check the US News Health directory online at to find the best doctor for your family.


The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website


o begin school in a Sacramento area school district, a child must be 5 years old by September 1st. Children who are age-eligible for kindergarten may attend any pre-kindergarten summer program maintained by the school district.


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


Sacramento City Unified School District
San Juan Unified School district
Phoebe Hearst Elementary School
Sutter Middle School
Rio Americano High School


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


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.


Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

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

Sacramento County Department of Health Services (916) 875-6091
The mission of Sacramento County Public Health is to promote, protect, and assure conditions for optimal health and public safety for residents and communities of Sacramento County.


Department of Child and Family Services (916) 875-2000
Connect with our vast array of County services from utilities, the animal shelter, voting and how to protect the environment.


Sacramento SPCA (916) 383-7387
The mission of the Sacramento SPCA is to foster a loving and compassionate community for animals and people by providing assistance, creating lifelong relationships, and saving lives.


California Highway Patrol (916) 348-2300


Base Operator (916) 643-7600


Military housing is not available at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, however, the former McClellan AFB Exchange, commissary and VA Medical clinic are all within a couple miles of the Air Station.

Notamos – Sacramento, CA
6.8 miles from base

Notamos is becoming more and more developed and there is a good mix of renters and home owners. The school system is good too. Lots of community involvement and it’s not too far from Roseville, downtown, East Sacramento, or West Sacramento.

Rocklin – Rocklin, CA
11.4 miles from base

Rocklin is a more upscale community and has lots of family activities. There are plenty of gyms, sports leagues and shopping. Slightly more expensive but has lots to do.

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In Sacramento, the summers are hot, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are short, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 39°F to 94°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 102°F.


The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from June 5 to September 26, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 94°F and low of 61°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 22 to February 18, with an average daily high temperature below 62°F. The coldest day of the year is December 31, with an average low of 39°F and high of 53°F.


The wetter season lasts 5.3 months, from November 1 to April 10, with a greater than 16% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 31% on February 20. The drier season lasts 6.7 months, from April 10 to November 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 19.

Residents in Sacramento, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 116. This index is 16% lower than the California average, and 16% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Sacramento, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 1% lower than it is in California, and it is 9% higher than the national average.

The best way to see Sacramento is to jump right in and do as the locals do for an authentic California experience. Coast along the American River Bike Trail, tour world-class museums, catch a show at Golden 1 Center or get out and explore Sacramento wine country. More than 230 days of sunshine each year make outdoor activities a must – especially the outdoor concert series and music festivals.


And as long as you’re doing as the locals do, make sure to see how many restaurants you can visit. Sacramento is America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, and great food is what we do.

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