NAS JACKSONVILLE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

75th Anniversary Chronology

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Historical background

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.

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Welcome Aboard

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Before You Arrive

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.

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Housing

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Housing

The Family 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 six to nine months.

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Support Services

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Action Line

The Commanding Officer’s Action Line is available to help answer complaints and problems of personnel stationed at NAS Jacksonville. Call 904-542-2278 to leave a recorded message, or go to www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrse/installations/nas_jacksonville/about/co_suggestion_box.html. read more

Tenant Commands

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Aviation Survival Training Center

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.

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Morale, Welfare & Recreation

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MWR Administrative Office

904-542-3111/3112

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History

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Naval Air Station Jacksonville History

Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) was officially commissioned Oct. 15, 1940, when Capt. Charles Mason raised his pennant as NAS Jacksonville’s first commanding officer.

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Local Community

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Local Community

Jacksonville is Florida’s “First Coast.” And it only gets better as we dive into a new millennium with endless opportunities within reach of all ages. Jacksonville is rich in history, mild in climate and bursting with entertainment to fulfill myriad individual tastes. Enjoy Jacksonville’s relaxed Southern hospitality with the strength of a brimming economy. Populated by more than 840,000, this culturally diverse, family-friendly First Coast city is a naturally beautiful place to live, work and play. read more