- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Coast Guard is looking for a new home after being forced to leave its half-century-old base at Los Angeles International Airport.

The service says helicopters serving the greater Los Angeles area will have to leave their leased hangars and support buildings as of September 2016 because the airport is expanding.

The Coast Guard has been planning for a new air station but hasn’t chosen a location. In the meantime, air crews and helicopters serving LA will operate out of the Point Mugu Navy base in Ventura County.

The LA airport station started operations in 1962. It conducts about 130 search-and-rescue operations a year.

The Coast Guard says there’ll be no interruption of services.



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