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Corpus Christi Army Depot

  Naval Air Training Command, Training Air Wing Four
308 3rd St, Corpus Christi, TX 78419

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) is a United States Department of Defense (DoD) Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for rotary wing aircraft. It has been a tenant of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi since 1961. Today, CCAD occupies facilities valued at over $746 million on approximately 154 acres on the Naval Air Station.
CCAD employees have served in Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, and are currently serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.


The CCAD mission is to ensure aviation readiness for all service and international sales programs. CCAD is currently the largest facility of its type in the world and serves as a depot training base for active duty Army, National Guard, Reserve and international personnel. The depot’s field teams provide worldwide onsite maintenance services for units around the world, saving a considerable amount of time and money by repairing aircraft engines and components on site rather than having them transported to and from the depot for repair. CCAD provides overhaul, repair, modification, recapitalization, retrofit, testing and modernization of helicopters, engines and components for all service and international sales of rotary wing aircraft.

Arriving at Corpus Christi Army Depot

The closest airport is Corpus Christi International Airport located 20.1 miles from base.


Directions From the Corpus Christi International Airport:

  • Go towards the Airport Exit on International Blvd
  • Turn right on service road
  • Take the TX-44 ramp; merge on TX-44
  • Take the TX-358 exit; merge on TX-358
  • Take the SOUTH PADRE ISLAND DR/SPID exit (Look for NASCC-CCAD sign)
  • Continue on South Padre Island Drive/SPID approximately 15 miles
  • Exit on NAS Dr; continue on NAS Dr to NASCC South Gate entrance

Limousine and taxi transportation, as well as city bus service, is available from the Corpus Christi International Airport to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.


Military personnel arriving for in-processing at Corpus Christi Army Depot must check in with the NAS Officer-of-the-Day office. Service members are asked to report to Building 2, which is open 24 hours a day. After checking in at the office, report to your individual duty sections on the first work day to receive further in-processing instructions. Be sure and bring copies of your orders as well as any medical and dental records to being in-processing. The process may take several days, so be sure and bring enough uniforms to get through the entire in-processing procedure. For more information regarding specific in-processing questions, contact the Housing Welcome Center at Corpus Christi Army Depot at (361) 961-3336 or DSN 861-3336.

Base Population
There are more than 47,287 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Corpus Christi Army Depot and Naval Air Station.