It’s all in the data – Advocates use mapping to save Newport Coast Guard helicopter

af5857_bd597e2a1bf84cecafda9cd4c6078a2d_jpg_srz_359_244_75_22_0_50_1_20_0Last year, the Coast Guard wanted to withdraw a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Newport because of budget constraints. Search and rescue operations would have been handled by crews at Air Station North Bend to the south and Air Station Astoria to the north, roughly 45 minutes to an hour in flight time from Newport. While the Coast Guard maintained that emergency response times would still have fallen within its two-hour national standard, countered,,, Read the rest here 12:31

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