U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston

U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston The information provided is for public information only and is not a distress communication channel. People in an emergency and in need of Coast Guard assistance should use VHF-FM Channel 16 (156.8 MHz), dial 911, or call their nearest Coast Guard unit.
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Providing an all-weather 24/7 Search and Rescue (SAR) capability to the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast since 1963. With three MH-65D "Dolphin" helicopters, AIRSTA Houston's AOR extends from the Colorado River to White Lake, Louisiana.

Mission: To request a tour of the AIRSTA, a Pilot/Aircrew speaker, or an MH-65D helicopter static display for your school, government, or non-profit organization event please contact the Public Affairs Officer at (713) 578-3000.

Operating as usual

01/10/2021
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston

Bravo Zulu to the Air Station Houston Crew for locating the missing vessel!

The Coast Guard assisted six people on a 32-foot boat approximately 56 miles offshore Freeport, Texas, Saturday.

Watch standers directed the launch of a Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat crew and an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to locate and assist the missing vessel.

No injuries were reported.

"Having the two-way satellite communicator onboard with a friend monitoring shore side made a vast difference in helping our aircrew and surface asset quickly locate and render assistance to those stranded on the disabled boat 56 miles offshore with inclement weather heading to the area," said Lt. Cmdr. Ian Murray, search and rescue mission coordinator.

Airstation Houston crew has selected LT Hanks as the Leading Edge Award recipient. Congratulations LT Hanks! Thank you f...
01/06/2021

Airstation Houston crew has selected LT Hanks as the Leading Edge Award recipient. Congratulations LT Hanks! Thank you for your hard work!

Airstation Houston crew has selected AET1 Lilkendey as the Golden Wrench. Congratulations AET1 Lilkendey! Thank you for ...
01/06/2021

Airstation Houston crew has selected AET1 Lilkendey as the Golden Wrench. Congratulations AET1 Lilkendey! Thank you for your hard work!

Congrats AMT2 Guerra on receiving the Airbus Bronze Flight Hour award for 500 hours on the MH65 helicopter!
01/06/2021

Congrats AMT2 Guerra on receiving the Airbus Bronze Flight Hour award for 500 hours on the MH65 helicopter!

Congrats AMT3 Arana for receiving a Good Conduct award!
01/06/2021

Congrats AMT3 Arana for receiving a Good Conduct award!

01/02/2021
Admiral Karl Schultz

The Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Schultz, giving Air Station Houston a shout out on a rescue preformed this summer. Great job to the crew!

Now that hurricane season is officially over, let’s reflect on a feel-good story for the holiday season!

Back in October, a U.S. Coast Guard Station Galveston boat crew made a remarkable rescue working alongside a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston aircrew in high winds and rough seas caused by Hurricane Delta.

Watch as BM2 Ryan Constable recounts the heartwarming rescue.

#Bestof2020

Merry Christmas from Air Station Houston! Have a safe and happy holiday season. We have the watch!
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas from Air Station Houston! Have a safe and happy holiday season. We have the watch!

On Tuesday the duty crew launched on a MEDEVAC of a patient who had their pelvis crushed between a railing and a connex ...
12/18/2020

On Tuesday the duty crew launched on a MEDEVAC of a patient who had their pelvis crushed between a railing and a connex box on a tanker 32 miles southeast of Galveston. Due to the poor visibility and low ceilings from rain and fog, this was a challenging evolution for the crew. The patient was safely hoisted and delivered to the hospital. Great work by the crew for another successful mission!

Happy Halloween from Air Station Houston!
11/01/2020

Happy Halloween from Air Station Houston!

This morning Air Station Houston conducted K9 hoist training in partnership with MSST Houston. Both K9s were deployed to...
10/30/2020

This morning Air Station Houston conducted K9 hoist training in partnership with MSST Houston. Both K9s were deployed to the boat and hoisted back up as part of their annual training. Great job to the crew, handlers and the K9s! U. S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team Houston - 91104

10/28/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Heartland

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland

This video highlights the U.S. Coast Guard role in marine environmental response operations after #HurricaneSally. #Sally made landfall in #Alabama Sept. 16, 2020 as a Category 2 hurricane.

Our #USCGSally responders worked more than 17,500 hours along side partner agencies managing logistics, resources and operations, which included vessel assessments and facilitating the deployment of 11,650 feet of containment boom. Additionally, 3 drone pilots flew a total of 95 unmanned aerial system flights to pinpoint pollution along the #GulfCoast.

Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward Wargo

#Ready, #Relevant, #Responsive, #Storm2020

Please join us in congratulating SK1 Chelsea Kariam for her selection as Enlisted Petty Officer of the Quarter. SK1 Kari...
10/28/2020

Please join us in congratulating SK1 Chelsea Kariam for her selection as Enlisted Petty Officer of the Quarter. SK1 Kariam is a devoted member of Air Station Houston and her leadership in Supply Department made it possible for Air Station Houston to respond to the multiple hurricanes that have effected our area this year. Thank you for your hard work SK1!

10/16/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Heartland

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland

Job well done U.S. Coast Guard Sector / Air Station Corpus Christi on a successful medevac for an injured fishing vessel crewmember! The man was safely hoisted 15 miles off Baffin Bay, Texas, and transported to Corpus Christi Medical Center – Bay Area in stable condition.

Congratulations on a fantastic career Chief Powell! Enjoy your retirement! Thank you for your service and time at Air St...
10/14/2020

Congratulations on a fantastic career Chief Powell! Enjoy your retirement! Thank you for your service and time at Air Station Houston!

10/12/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Heartland

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland

Bravo Zulu Air Station Houston for an early morning rescue!

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston helicopter crew successfully hoisted and rescued two boaters from the water after their sailing vessel became grounded and began taking on water around 2 a.m. near the mouth of the Brazos River in Freeport, Texas.

Great work from our crew and the Station Galveston crew!
10/12/2020

Great work from our crew and the Station Galveston crew!

Coast Guard Station Galveston, alongside U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston, assisted mariners and their families from three shrimping vessels that ran aground near Galveston Island evacuating Hurricane Delta. Bravo Zulu shipmates!!!

10/10/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Heartland

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland

Teamwork at its finest!

Crews from U.S. Coast Guard Station Galveston, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston, and U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Mobile responded to three grounded fishing vessels near Rollover Pass in Gilchrist, Texas, which were in danger of rolling over due to harsh weather conditions caused by #HurricaneDelta.

A Station Galveston boat crew safely removed the four adults, two infants, and three dogs from vessels and transported them back to dry land!

Bravo Zulu all!

Airstation Houston, Mobile, Traverse City, Corpus Christi, and Clearwater are preparing for #hurricanedelta. We are #alw...
10/09/2020

Airstation Houston, Mobile, Traverse City, Corpus Christi, and Clearwater are preparing for #hurricanedelta. We are #alwaysready to respond to those in distress following natural disasters. Stay safe and vigilant!

Air Station Houston is the first Coast Guard unit to operationally fly the MH-65E. In this video, Commanding Officer Mar...
10/03/2020
Coast Guard Pilots discuss conversion from MH-65D to MH-65E helicopter platform

Air Station Houston is the first Coast Guard unit to operationally fly the MH-65E. In this video, Commanding Officer Marcus Canady and LT Drew Hainen discuss the improved operational capabilities of the aircraft. Air Station Houston leading the way!

U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Marcus Canady, commanding officer of Air Station Houston, Texas and U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Bernard Hainen, pilot at Air Station Houston, Texas, discuss the conversion from the MH-65D helicopters to the MH-65E models at Air Station Houston, Aug. 29, 2020. The Coast Guard is in th...

09/30/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Heartland

Bravo Zulu to the crew for this successful medevac!

Check out this medevac conducted by a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston helicopter crew 225 miles off of Galveston, Texas!

The 28-year-old man, who was experiencing abdominal pain, was safely hoisted and transported to Ellington Airport in Houston where EMS was waiting.

The excellent coordination between U.S. Coast Guard District Eight, Air Station Houston, and U.S. Coast Guard Sector / Air Station Corpus Christi resulted in this successful medevac!

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center
09/20/2020

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center

Here are the Key Messages regarding Tropical Storm Beta, issued by NHC at 10 a.m. CDT Sunday - www.hurricanes.gov

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center
09/20/2020

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center

...BETA STARTING ITS WESTWARD TURN...
...TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE TEXAS AND LOUISIANA COASTS...

*** A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
* Port Mansfield, TX to Cameron, LA including Baffin Bay, Corpus Christi Bay, Copano Bay, Aransas Bay, San Antonio Bay, Matagorda Bay, Galveston Bay, Sabine Lake and Calcasieu Lake
*** A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Port Aransas Texas to High Island Texas
*** A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Port Aransas Texas to Intracoastal City Louisiana
*** A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* South of Port Aransas Texas to the Mouth of the Rio Grande
* East of Intracoastal City Louisiana to Morgan City Louisiana

Tropical storm conditions are expected in the tropical storm warning area by late Sunday or Sunday night. Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane watch area by late Monday or Monday night. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the tropical storm watch area along the southwestern Louisiana coast as early as tonight, and along the south Texas coast Sunday night.

At 10 a.m. CDT, the center of Tropical Storm Beta was located about 305 miles (495 km) east-southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas. Beta is moving toward the northwest near 3 mph (6 km/h). A slow westward motion is expected to begin later today, with a slow northwestward motion forecast to begin late Sunday or Sunday night and continue through late Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Beta will slowly approach the Texas coast into early next week.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km) from the center. Little change in strength is expected today. After that, slow strengthening is forecast to occur, and Beta is expected to be at or near hurricane strength Sunday night or Monday.

The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...
- Port Mansfield, TX to Cameron, LA including Baffin Bay, Corpus Christi Bay, Copano Bay, Aransas Bay, San Antonio Bay, Matagorda Bay, Galveston Bay, Sabine Lake, and Calcasieu Lake...2-4 ft
- Mouth of the Rio Grande, TX to Port Mansfield, TX...1-3 ft
- Cameron, LA to Morgan City, LA incl. Vermilion Bay...1-3 ft

Beta has the potential to produce a long-lived rainfall event along the western Gulf Coast. Today through Tuesday, Beta is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches with isolated totals of 10 inches beginning Saturday across southern Louisiana and spreading into coastal Texas on Sunday. Flash and urban flooding is likely as well as minor river flooding. Additional heavy rainfall amounts across the western Gulf Coast are possible through late week as Beta is expected to move slowly near the Texas coast.

The next complete advisory will be issued by NHC at 4 p.m. CDT with an intermdiate advisory at 1 p.m.CDT - www.hurricanes.gov

Congratulations LT Benedetto on being selected by her fellow pilots for the Leading Edge Award! Keep up the great work!!
09/16/2020

Congratulations LT Benedetto on being selected by her fellow pilots for the Leading Edge Award! Keep up the great work!!

Congratulations LTJG Fay on your first life saved!
09/16/2020

Congratulations LTJG Fay on your first life saved!

Congratulations AMT 1 Ramos on your first life saved! Way to go!
09/16/2020

Congratulations AMT 1 Ramos on your first life saved! Way to go!

Congratulations AET3 Beeson on your first life saved! Great work!
09/16/2020

Congratulations AET3 Beeson on your first life saved! Great work!

Congratulations DC1 Moran for your Douglas Munro Inspirational Leadership Award! Thank you for your hard work!
09/16/2020

Congratulations DC1 Moran for your Douglas Munro Inspirational Leadership Award! Thank you for your hard work!

Congratulations to LCDR Mike Freeman on being awarded the Coast Guard Aviation Association Safety Award!
09/16/2020

Congratulations to LCDR Mike Freeman on being awarded the Coast Guard Aviation Association Safety Award!

Congratulations to AMT1 Monaghan, YN3 Hilleary, and AMT3 Markley on their Good Conduct Awards!
09/14/2020

Congratulations to AMT1 Monaghan, YN3 Hilleary, and AMT3 Markley on their Good Conduct Awards!

Please join Air Station Houston in congratulating AET1 Ramos on receiving the Robert A Perchard Award!
09/14/2020

Please join Air Station Houston in congratulating AET1 Ramos on receiving the Robert A Perchard Award!

09/11/2020
Admiral Karl Schultz

Admiral Karl Schultz

He was supposed to be in the Twin Towers on 9/11. Instead, LT Michael Day helped coordinate the largest maritime evacuation in human history. After the World Trade Center collapsed, more than 500,000 people fled lower Manhattan, launching a rescue effort that involved virtually every part of the tightknit maritime community in New York. Now, CAPT Day is serving on my team. His actions, and the actions of all first responders, ensure we will never forget.

#NeverForget

09/11/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Heartland

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland

This morning a helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston conducted a successful medevac for a man onboard a fishing vessel 150 miles south of Galveston, Texas.

The 76-year-old man was safely hoisted and transported to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston for further medical care.

Bravo Zulu Air Station Houston and thank you for the awesome footage U.S. Coast Guard Sector / Air Station Corpus Christi!

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland
09/11/2020

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland

In the aftermath of the events that unfolded September 11th, 2001, the Coast Guard found itself shifting priorities.

Before 2001, the Coast Guard's highest priorities were search and rescue, drug interdiction, and counter migration operations but on September 11th, the Coast Guard was called upon for port security and maritime readiness.

In 2002, the Coast Guard began creating Maritime Safety and Security Teams (MSSTs), supporting the Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security mission and providing non-compliant vessel boarding capability for service missions.

In 2003, the Coast Guard became part of the newly established Department of Homeland Security.

Today, the Coast Guard proudly performs 11 official missions.

The service’s response to 9/11 demonstrated its flexibility and relevance to homeland security and rapid response requirements.
#AlwaysReady #NeverForget #KnowYourMil
#Ready #Relevant #Responsive

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston
08/31/2020

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston

Our Sector Commander, Captain Jason Smith narrated an overflight of the areas effected by Hurricane Laura with Congressman Babins (TX 36th District) and ABC reporter Matt Gutman. Great discussion on how the Coast Guard was and continues to be prepared and engaged with its partners to respond to Search and Rescue, Port Preparation/Reconstitution and environmental response associated with the hurricane. Big thanks to Air Station Clearwater and Air Station Houston for facilitating the flight. #SemperParatus, #uscoastguard, #uscg

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