New Orleans, Louisiana
Base New Orleans is the successor in command to BSU New Orleans.
Base New Orleans was established to horizontally integrate mission support activity and align with operations at the point of service delivery. Base New Orleans will be responsible for delivering support services within its areas of responsibility. The Base Commanding Officer will administer and direct all activities of the Base in accordance with DOL direction and the technical direction of Logistics/Service centers.
Bases provide regional support to all Coast Guard units in their area of responsibility (AOR), and also will provide local support to collocated units. Bases will stabilize field support delivery by re-instating local command unity and balancing technical authority and local command authority.
Newly openned BASE New Orleans watches proudly as its neighbor, NASA, delivers the final external tank for the Space Shuttle program in July of 2010.