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  • usa Rafael Hernández Airport

    Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

    USA





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    1936 to present

    18° 29' 42.00'' N - 67° 7' 45.85'' W
    Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
    ICAO: TJBQIATA: BQN FAA: BQN
    Elevation: 237 feet




    History of this Location





    This was the location of the former USAF Ramey Air Force Base. It was once a SAC base then MAC. The Air USAF departed in early 1974, leaving most of the property to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The US Coast Guard has operated an Air Station here since 1971. Commissioned USCG Air Station Puerto Rico in 1971 after moving from the old Naval Air Station in San Juan, both HH-52 and (FW)HU-16a aircraft were assigned until the HH-3F was activated there. I was stationed here from July 1972 to June 1974. The Air Station was renamed (around 1975?) USCG Air Station Borinquen. HH-3F assigned were the 1489, 1490 and 1491.

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    List of units at Rafael Hernandez

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    1971/    Coast Guard Air Station BorinquenHH-65 Dolphin 1985/   
    HH-3F Pelican 1973/85
    HH-52A Sea Guard 1971/73





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    DatesOperation
    06-sep-17Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations




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