Coast Guard opens Air Facility Muskegon for summer

The U.S. Coast Guard opened its seasonal air facility in Muskegon on Friday. The seasonal air facility, located at the Muskegon County Airport, operates annually from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. It provides increased search-and-rescue capabilities and faster response times throughout the Lake Michigan area, according to the Coast Guard, with two crews and a MH-65C rescue helicopter from Air Station Detroit.
Tribune Staff
May 31, 2011


“Air Facility Muskegon’s opening coincided with National Safe Boating Week, and the theme this year is ‘always wear your life jacket,’” said Cmdr. Michael Platt, commanding officer of Air Station Detroit. “This applies to both boaters and weak swimmers.”

Air Station Detroit is a year-round Coast Guard facility that has a staff of 115 personnel and five MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopters. Both Air Station Detroit and Air Facility Muskegon are maintained under the Ninth Coast Guard District.


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