About Borinquen Air Station, PR
The United States Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen was established in July of 1976 after the United States Air Force ceased operations at Ramey AFB. The base was taken over by the United States Navy but was vacated, which is when the Coast Guard took over operations.
The United States Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen operates under Commander, Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico. The primary operation of Borinquen Air Station consists of search and rescue missions. There are are also secondary mission operations, which include aerial support for ATON, logistic support, and law enforcement. Furthermore, the Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen supports the United States Coast Guards vessels. Other United States Department of Homeland Security agencies, which include the United States Border Patrol Ramey Sector, also receive support from Borinquen.
The United States Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen has an estimated population of 355. The population includes 150 civilians, 170 enlisted personnel, and 35 officers. The base includes a Coast Guard housing area, a United States recruiting office, guest facilities, a child development center, a park, and a child development center.