Naval Station Ingleside

One of three South Texas installations that comprise Naval Region South

2364 TX-361, Ingleside, TX 78362


Naval Station Ingleside is one of the military installations that were affected by the 2005 BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) commission. The base was located in the city with the same name, in Texas. The facility is in the northern part of Corpus Christi Bay. Although there are plenty of military facilities in that part of Texas, this one was among the most important ones the United States Navy could rely on.

NS Ingleside had two major missions and a lot of guiding principles. First of all, the base was responsible for supporting any type of operation conducted by the Mine Warfare Center. The center had strict missions over the history. It was imperative to benefit from a base for its own purposes only and this one seemed excellent for it. Without its help, the center would not be where it is today. In fact, ever since the collaboration was started, the success rate of the center was 100%.
Other than that, the base officials have constantly pushed their limits in an attempt to provide a high quality life to the inhabitants. A happy soldier makes a better job. It was one of the most important principles this base was guided by, therefore the facilities and services on site were excellent. The military troops always counted on the local code of honor and the teamwork. Without supporting each other in their operations, they would be far from where they got. The communication was just as important, especially in a place where all the missions were carefully planned with everyone’s contribution.

NS Ingleside didn’t really have a very long life. The place it laid on was used for military installations for decades. However, the actual station was established about two decades ago. The groundbreaking ceremony attracted a lot of curious people on February, 20-th, 1988. The base was established to represent the successful partnership and collaboration between the southern part of Texas and the United States Navy. The base is named after the Texas citizen who made everything possible. The first unit was deployed on site a few days later.

It took the authorities about a couple of years to make the place livable. Although NS Ingleside was already open, most workers and military troops were hosted off site. The facilities on site were not that useful. Two years later, a series of constructions and buildings were raised, both for the good going of the military base and the housing facilities. The major process of reconstruction and improvement was continued until 2005, when the base got under the 2005 BRAC commission’s eyes. It was placed in the same bowl with two different bases located in the same area. They were all merged together, forming the current Naval Region South. The last ship left NS Ingleside in the autumn of 2009 – USS Sentry. In the spring of 2010, the base was waiting for the last men deployed out of the country to get back in order to be closed. The last one returned in March from Kuwait and NS Ingleside was officially closed in April.

The overall population of Ingleside is 10,302.



Personnel reporting to Naval Station Ingleside should contact the Naval Station Administrative Office or the tenant command or ship to which they are reporting. If you are in receipt of orders to a Mine Countermeasures Rotational Crew or your ship is underway, it is suggested you contact Personnel Support Activity Detachment at (361) 776-4653 for information and any special instructions. The Personnel Support Activity Detachment, located in the Headquarters Building is open to help incoming personnel. If you are checking in after normal working hours, the Naval Station, all tenant activities, and ships have a Command Duty Officer or Staff Duty Officer to help. See Major Unit Listing for additional phone numbers.Arriving by auto – the Naval Station is located on FM 1069, approximately 4 miles from downtown Ingleside off of Highway 361.

The Corpus Christi International Airport is located approximately 40 miles northwest of the Naval Station. There is no bus service available to the Naval Station. If you fly into Corpus Christi, you are reminded to call the appropriate 1-800 number for transportation to the Naval Station prior to contracting with a taxi or airport limo Service. The 1-800 numbers are posted in the baggage claim area. Look very closely as the signs are small.


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Texas Department of Human Resources 361-857-0878
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In Ingleside, 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 49°F to 93°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 96°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Ingleside for warm-weather activities are from mid March to early May and from late October to mid November.

Compared to the state average of Texas the cost of living index in Ingleside, TX is 90, which is equal to the average in Texas and compared to the national average it is 10% lower than.

If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Ingleside, TX goods and services come in at 2% higher than the average in Texas and are 5% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

Ingleside is a city in Nueces and San Patricio counties in the U.S. state of Texas. Open from 9am to 5pm. Visitors can tour the most highly decorated Essex Class aircraft carrier of World War II. The 16-story “Blue Ghost” displays military artifacts and more than a dozen aircraft. 5 Tour Routes,3D MEGA Theater,Ship’s Store,Mess Deck and Flight Simulator. National Historic Landmark located on North Beach. Elevator from the Hangar Deck to the Flight Deck is now available. Welcome Aboard!

Art! Music! and Live Theater in a 1937 movie house! Because man cannot live by fishing alone in our little coastal village. The Rialto Theater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization fostering education across all the arts & honoring our coastal heritage. Come join us!! Open acoustic jams every Tuesday at 6:30-9pm; constantly changing art exhibits with a variety of eclectic gallery artists, along with entertaining concerts & theatrical productions all at a free or low cost to the public.

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