Corpus Christi Army Depot
Naval Air Training Command, Training Air Wing Four
308 3rd St, Corpus Christi, TX 78419
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.
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.
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.
TRICARE Information and News
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FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Texas school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the school for other requirements.
Because of student mobility, Texas has adopted curriculum standards that are to be used in all the state’s public schools. The current standards, which outline what students are to learn in each course or grade, are called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The standards are adopted by the State Board of Education, after extensive input from educators and other stakeholders. For more information click here.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current servicemembers can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Child Care Aware:
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (512) 438-4800
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Texas Department of Health and Human Services (512) 776-2150
The Texas Health and Human Services Department provides information, referral, support and assistance to residents at risk of or experiencing economic hardships, neglect, abuse, juvenile crime, or incapacities related to aging or disabling conditions.
Golf Coast Humane Society (361) 225-0845
Texas State Troopers (512) 424-2000
Base Operator (361) 961-3627
Chaplain (361) 961-3751
Civilian Personnel Office (361) 961-2779
Dental Headquarters (361) 961-3838
Housing Services Office (361) 961-3336
ID/CAC Card Processing (361) 961-3840
Legal Services and JAG (361) 961-3194
Medical Appointments (877) 628-9633
Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255
Housing options at Corpus Christi Army Depot include a combination of 272 renovated, new-construction and “as-is” units. Three of the units are reserved for Senior Officer personnel, while the remaining units are available for E1-O5 active duty personnel. Several different floorplans are available, ranging from a 950 sq ft 2-bedroom townhouse to a 1798 sq ft 4-bedroom single family home. The Housing Office can be reached at (361) 961-3336.
5.1 miles from base
A quiet neighborhood with easy accessibility, a grocery store, and shopping centers. There are no homeowner fees/property owner associations in this subdivision.
7 miles from base
Kings Crossing is a family friendly neighborhood located near restaurants and 15 minutes away from the beach.
In Corpus Christi, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short, cool, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 50°F to 94°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 97°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Corpus Christi for hot-weather activities is from late April to mid June.
Residents in Corpus Christi, TX enjoy a cost of living index of 91. This index is equal to the Texas average, and 9% lower than the national average.
The general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Corpus Christi, TX, the average cost of goods and services is 2% higher than it is in Texas, and it is 5% lower than the national average.
Corpus Christi is a Texas city on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s tucked into a bay and its beaches are sheltered by Padre and Mustang islands. The Padre Island National Seashore is home to migratory birds and endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. The harborfront Texas State Aquarium has touch pools, an aquatic nursery and a shark exhibit. Nearby, a WWII aircraft carrier, USS Lexington, now houses a naval aviation museum.