Naval Station Mayport
Garrison: Littoral Combat Ship Squadron TWO,
Helicopter squadrons: HSM-40 “Airwolves”, HSM-46 “Grandmasters”, HSM-48 “Vipers”
Home of: the Navy’s 4th Fleet
1 Massey Avenue Mayport, FL 32228
Naval Station Mayport is one of three major Navy installations in the Jacksonville area. It has grown to become the third-largest fleet concentration area in the United States.
Mayport contains a protected harbor and is unique in that it is home to a busy basin capable of accommodating 34 ships and an 8,000-foot runway capable of handling any aircraft in the Department of Defense inventory.
With more than 3,400 acres, the naval station is host to more that 70 tenant commands including 19 naval ships, the USCGS Valiant (WMEC 621), Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40, 46, 48 and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 60. Naval Station Mayport is also the operational and training headquarters for the SH-R Seahawk LAMPS MK III with a primary mission of anti-submarine warfare.
With its ease of access to inland waterways and the open ocean, early Sailors’ interest in the region has resulted in an important military base with strong ties to the community.
This century finds Naval Station Mayport thriving with activity and well-positioned to serve as a vehicle for mission readiness.
Total active duty at NS Mayport is 15,150 with approximately 32,000 family members.
Jacksonville International Airport is just 35 miles northwest of the naval station. The base is at the end of Mayport Road.
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 the season. Personnel with PCS orders to Naval Station Mayport should report to the base quarterdeck in Naval Station Headquarters Building 1.
Those reporting to a tenant command should report to that command’s quarterdeck. Personnel ordered to a ship should report directly to their ship if in port. If the ship is not in, check in with the naval station’s quarterdeck for assistance.
The Security Office is in Building 1591, just inside the main gate. The pass and ID office, located on the right just prior to the main gate in Building 1983, assists newly reporting personnel and visitors with information, station decals or visitor passes. A valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance and vehicle registration are required to receive a visitor’s pass.
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.
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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 904-270-5738
ID/CAC Card Processing 904-270-5585
Medical Appointments 904-270-4444
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-027-38255
Naval Station Mayport is located 15 miles east of Jacksonville, Florida, at the mouth of the St. Johns River in Duval County. NS Mayport is one of three major Navy installations in the Jacksonville area. Mayport is home to a busy seaport as well as an air facility. Installation homepage.
1.5 miles from base
Comprised of multiple neighborhoods. The Clay County school system is excellent for children. The Fleming Island Elem. School is an A rated school, as is Fleming Island High School. Children can easily walk or bike to FIE from Woodlake. There are many sports available for children and adults, including: a soccer and tennis complex as well as a beautiful golf course. There are three pools in the neighborhood.
6.7 miles from base
Reed Island is a tucked away neighborhood right on the St. John’s River. It is a family and boating community, where you can watch the cruise ship sail by. Only 12-15 minutes from NS Mayport and the beach. Close to 9A, easy access to airport and St. Johns Town Center. Perfect for letting children play outside or going for a run/bike ride. Larger lots and wider streets so you don’t live on top of your neighbors.
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 pro vide 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 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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