Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) Commander Col. Allan Lanceta paid a neighborly visit to the US Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi where he met with command leaders and flew in a MH-65 Dolphin, November 7.

Commander Capt. Tony Hahn and Deputy Commander Capt. Michael Cunningham gave Col. Lanceta an inside look at all the missions Sector Corpus Christi performs, including search and rescue; law enforcement; ports, waterways, and coastal security; marine safety; drug interdiction; aids to navigation; living marine resources; defense readiness; migrant interdiction and marine environmental protection.

CCAD has a critical mission to meet the Army's vertical-lift requirements to extend helicopter service life well into the future. Known as the core of Army Aviation's maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for helicopters, engines and their components; CCAD delivers the highest quality product on time and at the lowest possible cost to ensure military readiness in any climate.

Since its inception in 1961, CCAD has grown to become the largest tenant organization on Naval Air Station Corpus Christi (NASCC), of which US Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi is also a tenant. CCAD makes up more than 58 acres, 2.3 million square feet of industrial space and sixty buildings and hangars, many of which have gone largely unchanged since they were built in 1941.