Jacksonville, FL 32211, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


NAS Jacksonville 1940-Present

The site that NAS Jacksonville occupies today was first used by the U.S. Army in May 1907, and then by the Florida National Guard. After many sites were investigates, a 13,000-acre tract of land at Black Point was recommended as the site for a state camp.

Welcome Aboard

Moving from family, friends and familiar surroundings can sometimes be stressful. Planning ahead is one way to make your move to Jacksonville a little easier.


The Family Housing Office, in Building 960 on Ballard Street between Yorktown and Saratoga avenues, assigns public quarters to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible for on-base family housing, a military member must have a legal dependent who will reside with him or her for at least nine consecutive months out of the year. NAS Jacksonville accepts applications from members stationed at NAS Jacksonville and tenant commands, as well as independent duty personnel within a one-hour commute during rush hour. Three- and four-bedroom quarters are available but with waiting lists ranging from approximately three to six months depending on time of the year.

Support Services

NAS Jacksonville Air Operations Department maintains NAS Jacksonville airfield, Naval Outlying Field Whitehouse, the Air Mobility Command Passenger Terminal, and detachment hangars and spaces to contribute to the mission of NAS Jax of enabling naval aviation war­fighting readiness by supporting the fleet, fighter and family.

Tenant Commands

Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Jacksonville is one of eight ASTCs around the country that are tasked to provide safe and effective survival training for aviators and aircrew. Training includes classroom lectures and simulator devices in a curriculum that emphasizes hands-on exposure to survival skills.

Morale, Welfare & Recreation



Local Community

The First Coast offers an abundance of leisure activities to suit every taste. From the Jacksonville Jazz Festival and the city’s renowned symphony to greyhound racing and the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football team, First Coast residents have an extensive variety of exciting activities from which tochoose.


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."

Navy's Kyle Hooker Repeats, Army Sweeps Armed Forces Triathlon

Story by Steven Dinote on 06/23/2016

Air Force Maj. Judith Coyle from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington captured her first Armed Forces women's gold with an overall time of 2:11:03.

President Obama lands at Cecil Airport

Story by PO2 Timothy Schumaker on 02/26/2016

Cecil Airport is a public joint civilian-military airport and spaceport currently being utilized by the U.S. Navy while the airstrip at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville is undergoing renovations.

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