Naval Air Station Kingsville
Under the jurisdiction of Navy Region Southeast
Headquarters of Training Air Wing Two
554 McCain St #214, Kingsville, TX 78363
Naval Air Station Kingsville’s was first created in 1941 its primary mission is to train tactical jet pilots for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. is located in Kleberg County, Texas, about 2 miles east of Kingsville in the south gulf coastal plains. The cost-of-living is low. It is about 45 miles from Corpus Christi and NAS Corpus Christi and is the home of King Ranch, once the largest ranch in the world. There is no base operator at NAS Kingsville.
To provide NAS Kingsville personnel, including all tenant activities, with the best reliable and sustainable shore infrastructure and services to enable and support the Fleet, fighter, and family.
In the fall of 1941, a group of Kingsville civic leaders decided that the city’s desirable climate and scarcely populated area would be very suitable for a military airfield, much like the one in Corpus Christi. The city leaders wasted little time in making their belief known to the Department of Defense.
The Kingsville group picked out several good sites for airfields and presented them to Navy leaders at NAS Corpus Christi. Among the most impressed of the Navy staff was CAPT Alva Bernhard, who at the time was NAS Corpus Christi’s Commanding Officer. While the Navy made no immediate promises to the Kingsville group, that all changed on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. CAPT Bernhard, foreseeing an immense training buildup that would overtake NAS Corpus Christi’s capacity, immediately selected a site in Kingsville and put his plans into high gear for procurement and construction.
The farmland site of 3,000 acres was soon purchased from the B. O. Sims family. The Navy planned to build a combination of two fields with barracks and other Station activities in a central location, thus saving construction time. Quarters “Q” on the property (now Quarters A) was the only existing building on the land to escape demolition when the Navy took control. The house formerly belonged to the B.O. Sims family and the Navy decided to keep it intact for use as a residence for airfield commanders. The base opened July 4, 1942.
The overall population is 25,482.
Your command will see to it that Admin provides you with a Welcome-Aboard-Package. It will contain area information as well as the name and phone number of your sponsor.
NAS Kingsville does not have a Personnel Support Activity on board the installation. Check-in processing is handled through your command or activity administrative office at NAS Kingsville. Personnel reporting aboard to the NAS Kingsville command may check-in at the Administrative Office (Bldg. 2740, 3rd floor) during normal working hours Monday through Friday (7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). After normal working hours, new arrivals should contact the Command Duty Officer by calling: 361-218-7182. Training Air Wing TWO personnel (including Student Aviators) and other tenant activities personnel will complete the check-in process through their respective commands. TW-2 student aviators will report to Student Control, Bldg. 2741, TW-2 Headquarters Bldg. Remember to keep your Sponsor informed of when you intend to report aboard so that he or she can ensure that your arrival and check-in goes smoothly. If you do not have a sponsor assigned, please contact the NAS Kingsville Command Master Chief at (361) 516-6495 (DSN 876-6495)
If you are arriving in the local area by commercial transportation, contact the Command Duty Officer (CDO) at 361-218-7182 for transportation to the station. If the CDO reports military transportation is not available from Corpus Christi International Airport, a taxi to Kingsville will cost approximately $99.00 and is reimbursable on your PCS travel claim.
Remember to keep your Sponsor informed of when you intend to report aboard so that he or she can ensure that your arrival and check-in goes smoothly.
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
Children who are five years of age on or before September 1 are not required to enroll in kindergarten. However, on enrollment in kindergarten, a child shall attend school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
NAS Kingsville Housing does not have government family housing available. However, we do have one Public-Private Venture (PPV), “Hunter’s Cove”. Both military and civilians share these living quarters. Hunter’s Cove offers 3 and 4 bedroom units. Call the Navy Family Housing Office, at 361-516-6498, for availability.
27.6 miles from base
Beautiful neighborhood with trees, sidewalks and a community pool run by HOA. There’s an elementary school and academy just a walk away.
28.1 miles from base
Off base subdivision that’s very family orientated. Located near restaurants and 15 minutes away from the beach.
In Kingsville, the summers are 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 48°F to 96°F and is rarely below 35°F or above 100°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Kingsville for warm-weather activities are from early March to mid May and from early October to mid November.
Compared to the state average of Arkansas the cost of living index in Fort Smith, AR is 85, which is 1% higher than the average in Arkansas and compared to the national average it is 15% 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 Fort Smith, AR goods and services come in at 7% higher than the average in Arkansas and are 2% lower than compared to the nationwide average.
In Kingsville, residents work hard but they most definitely play hard as well. That’s why the city’s offerings include a number of attractions that you can’t find anywhere else. Known for its pristine natural beauty and vast history, Kingsville offers visitors a glimpse into the world of the iconic Old West while still providing activities and points of interest that will please the entire family.
South Padre Island Drive (locally abbreviated as “S.P.I.D.”, with the letters pronounced individually), is the city’s main retail corridor, with two shopping malls, La Palmera (formerly Padre Staples Mall), and Sunrise Mall. Also, a number of other large shopping centers, small strip centers, and restaurants can be found throughout the city.
Corpus Christi also is the home of Midget Ocean Racing Fleet, also known as MORF, which promotes sailing in the Coastal Bend. The Wednesday night races held by MORF are the longest-running weekly races in the United States.
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