Naval Air Station Jacksonville
Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville is a multi-mission base hosting more than 100 tenant commands. Located in Duval County, along the west bank of the St. John’s River in northeast Florida, it is a 20-minute ride to the heart of the City of Jacksonville. NAS Jacksonville occupies approximately 3,400 acres along the scenic St. John’s River.
Even with the force reductions, the installation is one of the hubs for naval activity in the U.S. South.
NAS Jacksonville is home to Patrol Squadron THIRTY (VP-30), the Navy’s largest aviation squadron and the only P-3 Orion and P-8 Poseidon Fleet Replacement Squadron that prepares and trains U.S. and NATO/Allied pilots, air crew and maintenance personnel for further operational assignments in the P-8A, P-3C and similar variants in various NATO and Allied navies and air forces.
In addition, NAS Jacksonville is home to Naval Hospital Jacksonville, under Navy Medicine, which supports all medical programming across naval installations in Florida, including providing the command structure for five Base Health Clinics (BHCs) from Jacksonville to Key West.
Finally, support facilities at NAS Jacksonville include its being an Aviation Maintenance training facility for several aviation ratings (facilitated by the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Jacksonville), an additional outlying field (OLF Whitehouse) for pilot training, a maintenance depot employing more than 150 different trade skills.
PSD) in Building 789 on the corner of Birmingham and Child streets. Personnel assigned to deployable squadrons must check in with their respective squadron duty office.
You must be in uniform when checking in. Service Dress Blue is universally accepted as a travel uniform and may be worn at check-in, regardless of season.
More than 51,000 DoD personnel, military families, federal employees, NAF employees, and contract employees are assigned to NAS Jacksonville.