Protecting the Pacific Northwest
Welcome to Astoria Oregon. We are pleased to welcome you to the Astoria area and look forward to your arrival. Your new assignment should be both challenging and rewarding. The history of Coast Guard service in the Pacific Northwest, and particularly in the Columbia River area, is long and distinguished.
It is important that you plan ahead for your arrival in Clatsop County. Although temporary housing may be found in the area, availability is often limited. Camp Rilea is the only government facility in the area that provides temporary lodging (503) 861-4051. If unable to make reservations at Camp Rilea, you should be financially prepared to stay in commercial facilities until you can obtain permanent residence. Please contact the Group Housing Office, (503) 325-0203, for assistance with your housing concerns.
Have a safe and enjoyable journey to Astoria, and we look forward to serving with you.
Welcome Aboard package
Reporting in to Sector Columbia River or one of our Tenant Commands
Reporting In - During normal work hours from 0800-1600 report in the proper uniform of the day to Sector Columbia River Administration Office located in the Admin building to have your orders endorsed, report to Sector Columbia River Admin by the time specified on your orders or by 1600 Mon - Fri. Sector Columbia River Administration will be your gateway to reporting to your afloat unit and be your administrative support while you are awaiting transportation.
Cutter Personnel - If you are in receipt of PCS orders, returning from TAD or emergency leave and your unit is currently deployed your first stop will be Sector Columbia River Administration Office. Here you will be processed in and assigned to work at Sector Columbia River or another tenant command depending upon your rate until further arrangements can be finalized for you to join your cutter. Sector Columbia River Administration will be your gateway to reporting to your afloat unit and be your administrative support while you are awaiting transportation.
Unfortunately there are no barracks available at Sector Columbia River, temporary lodging can be found at Camp Rilea (503) 861-4051 or local hotels.
Most junior personnel requiring temporary quarters and/or messing will be administratively assigned to Station Cape Disappointment.