NAS Corpus Christi
Naval air base
11001 D St #101, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Several years before World War II, Congress decided there was a lack of aviation training facilities and recommended another station be created. NAS Corpus Christi was commissioned based on their recommendation in March, 1941, and several months later flight training began in the Coastal Bend area. Corpus Christi trainees contributed significantly to the success of America’s Naval operations through WWII.
To support War Fighter Readiness and enhance the missions of our Tenant Commands and Regional Installations by providing quality service in a timely, efficient and safe manner.
The official step leading to the construction of the Naval Air Station was initiated by the 75th Congress in 1938. A board found that a lack of training facilities capable of meeting an emergency demand for pilots constituted a grave situation. They recommended the establishment of a second air training station, and further, that it be located on Corpus Christi Bay.
NAS Corpus Christi was commissioned by its first skipper, Captain Alva Berhard, on March 12, 1941. The first flight training started on May 5, 1941. Former President George Bush was in the third graduating class, June 1943, commissioned just three days before his 19th birthday, which made him the youngest naval aviator to that date.
In 1941, 800 instructors provided training for more than 300 cadets a month. The training rate nearly doubled after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. By the end of World War II, more than 35,000 naval aviators had earned their wings here. Corpus Christi was the only primary, basic and advanced training facility in existence in the United States. At one time it was the largest pilot training facility in the world.
Today, the training program is much longer, approximately 18 months, due to the increased complexity of today’s aircraft. Currently, Training Air Wing FOUR produces approximately 600 newly qualified aviators each year.
Today there are more than 50 tenant commands and activities located on NAS Corpus Christi and it is the major hub of military activity in South Texas. More than 10,250 employees from all parts of the country. Military from all branches of the service, civil service employees and contractors now work together at NAS Corpus Christi to support our national defense.
Personnel must be in the uniform of the day. Chiefs and officers should report in khaki’s and E-6 and below should report in Navy Service Uniforms (NSU).
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FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
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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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Texas Department of Human Resources 361-857-0878
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.
Nueces County Children Services 361-851-5024
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.
Nueces County Animal Services 361-387-5701
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Nueces County Dept of Public Health 361-826-7200
Highway Patrol 361-879-4500
Base Operator 361-961-2811
Dental Headquarters 361-961-3838
ID/CAC Card Processing 361-961-3840
Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255
Housing options 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. No homeowner fees/property owner associations in this subdivision.
7 miles from base
Off base subdivision that’s very family orientated. 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.
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