Below is a short profile of the Coast Guard in Elizabeth City. To get the full story check out the U. S. Coast Guard Web Site
There are several major Coast Guard commands in Elizabeth City:
Support Center Elizabeth City
Air Station Elizabeth City
Aviation Logistics Center(formerly Aircraft Repair and Supply Center)
Aviation Technical Training Center
All are located on the Support Center complex four miles south of Elizabeth City.
Normally there are about 900 active duty members and 600 civilian employees associated with Coast Guard in the Elizabeth City area. The annual Coast Guard payroll is about $32 million. The Support Center staff maintains 800 acres of real estate, including more than five miles of runways and taxiways, four miles of roads, 68 buildings, and units of Coast Guard owned family housing. The staff maintains the pay and personnel records for local area Coast Guard members. The staff also provides transportation and logistics support, and medical and dental treatment.
The Aviation Logistics Center overhauls and makes major repairs and modifications to all Coast Guard aircraft and associated equipment. It performs procurement, accounting, stock inventory control, storage, issue and shipping of aircraft parts, supplies and aeronautical equipment. The ALC also provides technical support in the engineering and avionics fields for all Coast Guard aviation.
In 1978, the Aviation Technical Training Center opened its doors for students as a central training location for all enlisted aviation personnel.
Officially opened 15 Aug 1940 as a seaplane base, the Air Station was the first of the Coast Guard commands in Elizabeth City. Today, the air station has five long range aircraft and three helicopters. The unit's missions include search and rescue; law enforcement for fisheries, drug and migrants; aids to navigation logistics flight support; marine environmental protection; the International Ice Patrol; and operative flights for other federal state, and local agencies.
Elizabeth City aircraft have conducted missions from as far south South America, along the east coast of the United States and Canada
This is also home to the Small Boat Station Elizabeth City
A little USCG pre-history: Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station