Dec 11 2014
Air Facility Charleston Open Through 2015
Kevin Bishop (864) 250-1417 or Lorcan Connick (202) 224-5972
WASHINGTON - South Carolina's U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) today said the Coast Guard's Air Facility Charleston will stay open until at least January 1, 2016.
The provision continuing operation of the facility was included in S. 2444, the Coast Guard Authorization Act, which has now passed through the Congress and is being sent to President Obama.
This past October, the Coast Guard announced abruptly that it would close air facilities in Charleston, South Carolina and in Newport, Oregon. The Coast Guard Authorization Act prohibits the Coast Guard from closing any Coast Guard air facilities that were in operation on November 30, 2014 or retiring, transferring, relocating or deploying an aviation asset from an air facility for the purpose of closing such facility through January 1, 2016.