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Since its commissioning in December 1942, Naval Station Mayport has grown to become the third-largest fleet concentration area in the United States. Mayport’s operational composition is unique, with a busy harbor capable of accommodating 34 ships and an 8,000-foot runway capable of handling any aircraft in the Department of Defense inventory.


All personnel transferring to Naval Station Mayport are required to contact the Housing Service Center (HSC), located in Building 289, prior to making any off-base commitments. Upon entering through the main gate, turn right onto Moale Avenue. The HSC is the first building on the left. All shipboard and permanent party personnel will check in at Building 2105.

Support Services

The American Red Cross provides services to military personnel and their families. Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Services personnel work in more than 700 chapters in the United States, on 61 military installations around the world, and with our troops in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. Red Cross services include: emergency communications between active-duty members and their families, access to emergency financial assistance, confidential referrals to social service agencies, CPR classes, blood services, disaster assistance and volunteer opportunities.

Tenant Commands

Destroyer Squadron 14 (CDS 14) is the Navy’s largest destroyer squadron and is homeported in Mayport, Florida. As Common Support Directorate (CSD) and is also the head of FFG CLASSRON, CDS 14 responsibilities are threefold. As the Immediate Superior in Command of 13 assigned surface ships homeported in Mayport, CDS 14 executes direct oversight of assigned ships during the maintenance, unit-level training and intermediate training phases, and discretionary oversight of assigned units while they are deployed in support of scheduled deployments, homeland defense and the global war on terrorism.


MWR Mayport is home to “the finest resort on the First Coast,” and you’re already a member. With top-notch facilities, outstanding customer service and high-quality programs, you might expect to pay a lot for this resort-like atmosphere. The fact is Sailors, family members, retirees, reservists and civilian employees are already members of this club. The Naval Station Mayport Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department (MWR) provides a wide variety of high-quality services, facilities, recreation programs and activities. Outstanding customer service is the No. 1 goal in pursuit of the Mayport mission: “Finest Service to the Finest Fleet.” MWR’s main offices are in Building 414 on Massey Avenue (second stop light after entering the main gate). To contact MWR customer service, call 904-270-5228.


Sailors have been flocking to the area surrounding the present site of Naval Station Mayport for more than 400 years. 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.

Local Community

Jacksonville’s mild climate is ideal for an array of recreational and outdoor activities all year long. The summers are warm; winters have mild temperatures, while fall and spring stay cool. The coolest month is December, with an average high of 61 degrees and an average low of 38 degrees. July is the hottest month, with an average high of 92 degrees and an average low of 70 degrees. Rain generally occurs during the summer afternoons with an annual average at about 51 inches. Humidity levels are relatively high, but natural breezes from the Atlantic provide cool relief.


Naval Hospital Jacksonville pharmacist named 2016's best

Story by Yan Kennon on 10/25/2016

Vance's contributions over the past year includes: facilitating NH Jacksonville's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee; serving on the Navy's Pharmacy Advisory Board, which placed 22 clinical pharmacists in Medical Home Ports across Navy Medicine; and standardizing clinical practices for the DoD's upcoming electronic health record.

NMCB 1 Assists Hurricane Matthew Cleanup in Jacksonville, Mayport

Story by PO1 Brannon Deugan on 10/17/2016
The crew of 19 Seabees worked more than 30 hours to clear fallen trees and debris from roadways and vehicle inspection areas at the main entrance in efforts to allow for the full operation of the bases.
"This is one of the core functions the Seabees are available to perform," said Petty Officer 1st Class John Duke, from Tupelo, Mississippi. "It was important because NAS Jacksonville and NS Mayport needed our assistance to get the base fully operational."
In Jacksonville, the crew cut and hauled fallen trees to clear roadways and swept three major roadways on base. While at Mayport, the crew assisted with clearing and hauling 17 fallen trees including one large oak that fell into a vehicle inspection area at the main entrance as well as a large tree that fell along the main exit from base.
The crew was already detached to Jacksonville for another project when their assistance was requested.
"As a Detachment in Jacksonville, we were well positioned to be the first responders," said Duke. "Our crew size, equipment, and tools were perfect for the tasks NAS Jacksonville and NS Mayport required to open the bases. Being on site already, our group had no personal preparations to make and was ready to work when we got the call."
The crew first got the call on October 6, 2016, to assist with the preparation before the storm surge. NMCB 1 loaded, hauled, and delivered more than 3,000 sandbags to support base air operations and the helicopter hanger. Sandbags were also filled and delivered to 35 homes in base housing along the St. John River.
For the members of the crew, their efforts provided an opportunity to lend a helping hand. According to Seamen Skylar Lunders, from Wheat Ridge, Colorado, being able to assist with the recovery efforts was a great experience to make an impact and to help make a difference by easing the stress that Hurricane Matthew presented.
While the opportunity to help was a good experience for the crew, the opportunity also provided a learning experience.
"Preparation is everything when it comes to executing a plan to the best of your ability, even when the event that occurs is not part of the plan," said Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant Norris, from Dallas. "By being prepared for any situation you are able to focus on the mission at hand when you are needed the most. When disaster strikes, being prepared means that you stand ready to be the first responder and help others that are less prepared. Be ready, be prepared, be there when you are needed the most."

Department of Defense's Preparation, Support, and Recovery Efforts for Hurricane Matthew


Hunter Army Airfield continues mandatory evacuation.

Fort Stewart will release all non-mission essential personnel.

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