Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved the lease prospectus for the U.S. Coast Guard to use space at the Corpus Christi International Airport. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has also approved this lease prospectus granting the Congressional approval necessary for the Coast Guard to move forward with their move to the Corpus Christi International Airport.
"This partnership frees up much needed space at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and provides new and much needed facilities for the Coast Guard at Corpus Christi International Airport," said Congressman Blake Farenthold. This move provides a solution for the Coast Guard and Naval Air Station Corpus Christi that has the potential to create hundreds of South Texas jobs," said Farenthold.
The Coast Guard has outgrown its current location at Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi which also hosts Corpus Christi Army Depot and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The space the Coast Guard currently uses is needed for the expansion of other missions on base which could lead to the addition of hundreds of jobs.
"This is an important project for the community and will serve to strengthen our ties and commitment to the safety and security of both our region and the nation," said Fred Segundo, Director of Aviation at Corpus Christi International Airport. "We are excited about having the Coast Guard on Airport property and will do everything possible to make this partnership strong and beneficial for everyone," said Segundo.