WARRENTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command invites the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly installed.

HU-25 Falcon jet display at Sector Columbia River, next to Astoria Regional Airport in Warrenton, at 2 p.m. Friday.

The aircraft will be open for tours from 2 to 4 p.m.

The ceremony honors the partnerships between Sector Columbia River and Tongue Point Job Corps Center and highlights the history of Coast Guard aviation at Air Station Astoria.

The Falcon sits on a 76-foot diameter concrete pad constructed by students from the Tongue Point Job Corps Center over the last several months.

Falcons were based at Air Station Astoria from 1983 to 1995. This particular aircraft was retired at Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., in June and arrived at Air Station Astoria shortly thereafter.


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