Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Welcome Aboard

Naval Air Station Key West, Fla. (NASKW) is the U.S. Navy’s premier training station for tactical aviation squadrons. Local aerial ranges enable aviators to engage in training maneuvers within minutes of takeoff. This saves fuel, time and tax dollars. The station is equipped with a sophisticat...

Command History

The military presence in Key West dates back to 1823 when a U.S. naval base was established, commanded by Commodore David Porter, to suppress piracy in the surrounding waters. To combat pirates in the shallow waters around the region, Porter used an old New York steam ferryboat, the Sea Gull, to tow...

NAS Key West Today

NAS Key West’s national security mission supports operational and readiness requirements for Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, National Guard units, federal agencies and Allied forces. ...


Naval Air Station Key West housing is a public-private venture project and is operated by Balfour Beatty Communities. ...

MWR Facilities

Air Lanes Bowling Center ...

A Colorful and Historic Community

Located on Boca Chica Key, Key West Naval Air Station is located four miles northeast of Key West proper. Known as “the Caribbean of the United States,” the Keys are as close as you can get to paradise without leaving the country. Due to the Keys’ proximity to both Cuba and the Car...

The Island City

As you reach the last major island of the Florida Keys, you are entering the very southernmost city of the continental United States. Key West measures 1.5 by 4 miles. It is located 93 miles north of Cuba and 153 miles southwest of Miami at 24.5 degrees above the equator. It’s tropical through...

Beyond Key West

About a five-hour drive up Overseas Highway 1 from Key West, the Everglades National Park encompasses more than 1.5 million acres of diverse ecological preserves and is the only subtropical wilderness area in the United States. A co-mingling of both fresh and saltwater, the Everglades Ecosystem is r...

Telephone Directory

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