Naval Air Station Jacksonville
Commander Navy Region Southwest, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Military Airport
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Fourteen
Hwy 17 & Yorktown Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32212
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.
More than 51,000 DoD personnel, military families, federal employees, NAF employees, and contract employees are assigned to NAS Jacksonville.
Personnel with orders to NAS Jacksonville should report to the Base Quarterdeck in building 1 at the corner of Yorktown Avenue and Langley Street. The officer of the day (OOD) can provide driving directions and also has a duty driver available that will transport service members from the MAC terminal to the BEQ and BOQ, Navy Lodge or Navy Gateway Inns & Suites. The OOD telephone number is 904-542-2338.
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.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in an Florida school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st of the school year. The compulsory school age in Florida is age 6. Early entry rules and age exemptions to attend kindergarten are not specified in Florida statute.
CPLAMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida’s official source for standards information and course description.
For Educational resources for learning and the core standards in Florida, go to www.floridastudents.org
For attendance and enrollment information, go to https://www.fldoe.org/how-do-i/attendance-enrollment.stml
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
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.
Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!
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. https://www.jaxhumane.org/
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.
Florida Department of Human Services 866-762-2237
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.
Duval Child and Family Services 866-762-2237
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.
Jacksonville Humane Society 904-725-8766
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Duval County Health Department 904-253-1620
Highway Patrol 904-695-4000
Base Operator 904-270-5401
Housing Services Office 904-270-5730
ID/CAC Card Processing 904-270-5585
Medical Appointments 904-542-3500
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-027-38255
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. The Jacksonville metropolitan area consists of Duval, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns counties.
6.9 miles from base
Beautiful subdivision area with a great school district. The neighborhood is well kept and allows for safe social interaction. A quiet cul-de-sac with a lake side view.
Fleming Island Plantation
9.7 miles from base
A great planned community with homeowners association, events, and a YMCA within the community. There are options for outdoor activities, and easy access to a nearby lake.
The summers are warm and winters have mild temperatures, while fall and spring stay cool.
The coolest month is January, with rain generally occurs during the summer afternoons with an annual average of about 50 inches. Humidity levels are relatively high, but natural breezes from the Atlantic provide cool relief.
Summer high: the July low is 75 degrees; average high is around 92 degrees
Winter low: the January low is 46 degrees; average high is 66 degrees.
The cost of living index in Jacksonville, FL is 93 which is 7% lower than the Florida average and 7% lower than that for the entire country.
Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location and provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. The cost of retail goods and services in Jacksonville, FL are 1% lower than the average for Florida and 2% lower than the rest of the country.
Jacksonville is known as Florida’s First Coast. It is rich in history with a wide range of entertainment offering something for everyone.
The base is at the mouth of the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean near the small fishing village of Mayport, Florida, and near Atlantic Beach, Florida. The warm climate here makes it ideal for outdoor recreation year-round, including boating, camping, fishing and watersports. Although Jacksonville has nearly 1 million residents, including 225,000 with Navy affiliation, the population is spread over a large geographic area, providing ample residential areas.
For a list of all of the great things to do in the area, go to www.ozarkalchamber.com
If you are looking for fun things to do with the kids, this site provides a long list of options, www.familydaysout.com
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