US Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento
6037 Price Ave., North Highlands, CA 95652
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.
Arriving at Air Station Sacramento
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.