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.
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.
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.
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.