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Military Installations

NAVAL BASES in the UNITED STATES


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California
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Port Heuneme
First built as a temporary depot in the early days of World War II, the Construction Battalion Center at Port Hueneme is a veteran of that war. The base was originally established to train, stage, and supply the newly created Seabees.
Naval Base San Diego
Naval Base San Diego is a modern Navy complex and homeport to nearly a third of the Navy's fleet in the Pacific theater. The official name, Naval Base San Diego, is the fourth official title and the correct way to reference the base.
China Lake
China Lake, home to the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, provides efficient deployment of new weapon systems through a unique combination of its co-located laboratories, ranges, weapons test squadrons and the Navy's Air Test and Evaluation Squadrons NINE and THREE-ONE.
Naval Postgraduate School
The best and brightest military officers from the United States and around the world come to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, to work with world class faculty on real military and defense problems.

Connecticut
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Naval Submarine Base New London
Naval Submarine Base New London is the Navy's first submarine base and "Home of the Submarine Force." Every officer and nearly every enlisted Sailor in the submarine force will be assigned there at least one time during a military career.

District of Columbia

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Naval District Washington
The Washington Navy Yard, authorized by the first Secretary of the Navy, Benjamin Stoddert, in 1799, is the U.S. Navy's oldest shore establishment. Today, the Washington Navy Yard continues to be the "Quarterdeck of the Navy" and serves as the Headquarters for Naval District Washington.

Florida
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Naval Air Station Jacksonville
The installation is considered to be one of the hubs for naval activity in the South and is the third largest naval installation in the United States.
Naval Air Station Key West
NAS Key West has perfect flying weather year round and unparalleled aerial ranges that offer aircrew training within minutes after takeoff. The station is equipped with a sophisticated Tactical Combat Training System which tracks and records aerial maneuvers.
Naval Air Station Pensacola
Known as the "Cradle of Naval Aviation", Naval Air Station Pensacola serves as the launching point for the flight training of every Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer (NFO), and enlisted aircrewman.
Naval Air Station Whiting Field
What was once a field of weeds has become the backbone of the Navy's flight program. During its history, Whiting Field has served as a prisoner-of-war camp for German soldiers, home of the famed Blue Angels flight demonstration team and home of the Navy's first jet training unit.
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division
NSWC PCD is one of the major research, development, test and evaluation laboratories of the U.S. Navy and boasts a wide base of expertise in engineering and scientific disciplines.
Naval Station Mayport
The Navy at Mayport covers 3,409 acres and is the third largest Naval Facility in the continental United States. As a major Surface and Air Warfare organization, Mayport remains dedicated to providing "The Finest Service to the Finest Fleet."
Center for Information Dominance Corry Station
With a staff of more than 700 military, civilian and contracted staff members, CID oversees the development and administration of more than 225 courses at 17 Learning Sites throughout the U.S. and in Japan. CID provides training for nearly 16,000 members of the U.S. armed services and allied forces each year.

Georgia
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NSB Kings Bay
Lt. David Robinson, who went on to become an NBA All-Star, served on active duty at Kings Bay. An engineer graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, Robinson worked for the Officer in Charge of Construction, the office responsible for carrying out the base construction project.

Hawaii
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Commander, Navy Region Hawaii
Pearl Harbor was established as a U.S. naval base in 1908, and remains a vital part of the U.S. defense establishment today. Pearl Harbor is a national historic landmark because of its essential contribution to the rise of the U.S. as a major power in the Pacific and the crucial role it played in World War II, beginning with the Dec. 7 attack.
Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands
PMRF is the world's largest instrumented multi-environment range capable of supporting surface, subsurface, air, and space operations simultaneously. There are over 1,100 square miles of instrumented underwater range and over 42,000 square miles of controlled airspace.
Naval Station Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harboer is the Navy's busiest port, completing about 65,000 boat runs and transporting 2.4 million passengers and 200,000 vehicles each year. Tour boats manned by Naval Station personnel transport more than 2 million visitors to the USS ARIZONA memorial each year.

Illinois
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Naval Station Great Lakes
Naval Station Great Lakes is a large and busy place. More than 25,000 military and civilian personnel work, train and live there. Its training commands and schools proudly graduate thousands of recruits and Sailors every year. The base is nearly 100 years old.

Louisiana
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Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans
Naval Air Station JRB New Orleans is home to the 159th Fighter Wing as well as other naval activities. It contains a military airport known as Alvin Callender Field which is located three nautical miles south of the central business district of New Orleans.

Maine
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Naval Air Station Brunswick
Naval Air Station Brunswick is scheduled for base closure in May 2011 as a result of the BRAC 2005. Squadrons and some tenant commands will be transferring to NAS Jacksonville, Florida.

Maryland
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Naval Air Station Patuxent River
NAS Patuxent River was commissioned April 1, 1943, in an effort to centralize widely dispersed air testing facilities established during the pre-World War II years. The Naval Air Test Center was established as a separate entity on June 16, 1945, organizationally dividing the test and support functions.
NSGA Fort Meade
Fort Meade is located midway between the cities of Baltimore, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Annapolis. The overall installation mission is to provide a wide range of support to all military affiliated personnel assigned to Fort George G. Meade and the Baltimore-Washington corridor.
US Naval Academy
The Naval Academy was founded in 1845 by the Secretary of the Navy, George Bancroft, in what is now historic Annapolis, MD. The Naval Academy gives young men and women the up-to-date academic and professional training needed to be effective naval and marine officers in their assignments after graduation.

Mississippi
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Naval Air Station Meridian
The main base of NAS Meridian occupies more than 8,000 acres of land, with an additional 4,000 acres at Joe Williams Field and the target facility SEARAY. The size of NAS Meridian may be compared to that of other major naval air stations such as NAS Pensacola which has about 5,000 acres.
Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport
NCBC Gulfport was first established as a Advanced Base Depot in 1942. Today, the Center functions as a support for operating units of the Naval Construction Force. The mission today is to prepare for and support all facets of the mobilization of construction forces, including reserve units.

Nevada
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Naval Air Station Fallon
NAS Fallon is the Navy's premiere tactical aviation training facility. Located in the high desert of Northern Nevada, the airspace, target ranges, and training facilities make NAS Fallon an important part of our national defense.

New Hampshire
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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
This shipyard's primary mission is the overhaul, repair and modernization of LOS ANGELES Class submarines. It provides the U.S. Navy's nuclear powered submarine fleet with quality overhaul work in a safe, timely and affordable manner.

New Jersey
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Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst
NAVAIR at NAES Lakehurst is the world leader in Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment. Its mission assures that fixed and vertical wing aircraft operate safely and effectively from aircraft carriers, air capable ships, and expeditionary airfields worldwide.
Naval Weapons Station Earle
NWS Earle is located in rural Monmouth County, NJ. Its mission is to receive, store and transfer to the fleet, the ordnance used to keep our country free.

New York
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Naval Support Unit Saratoga Springs
The primary mission of the installation is to support the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU). The NPTU is located in the town of West Milton, Saratoga County, about 10 miles southwest from the FSC and Housing complex in Saratoga Springs.

Pennsylvania
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Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willowgrove
The station is truly a Joint Reserve Base. The Willow Grove "team" supports Navy, Marine Corps, and Pennsylvania Air National Guard and Army Guard units. From A-10 and C-130 aircraft, H-53 helicopters, soldiers on the ground to sailors on ships, these units deploy to Afghanistan, Iraq and around the globe.

Rhode Island
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Naval Station Newport
Newport is the Navy's premier site for training officers, officer candidates, senior enlisted personnel and midshipman can-didates, as well as conducting advanced undersea warfare and development systems.

South Carolina
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Naval Weapons Station Charleston
NWS Charleston is the premiere facility within the South Carolina low-country military complex. Under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure plan the Air Force is to jointly manage Naval Weapons Station Charleston and Charleston Air Force Base.

Tennessee
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Naval Support Activity Mid-South
Located in Millington, TN, some 21 miles north of the city of Memphis, NAVSUPPACT Mid-South is seven miles east of the Mississippi River. As the base has grown, so has its impact on the area. It plays an important part in the Memphis community and is one of the largest single businesses in the state of Tennessee.

Texas
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Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
Former President George H.W. Bush was in the third graduating class, June 1943, and the youngest pilot ever to graduate. NAS Corpus Christi also was home to the Blue Angels from 1951-1954. It also served as a Project Mercury Tracking station in the early 1960s.
Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth
NAS JRB Fort Worth, also known as Carswell Field, is a military airfield located 6 miles west of the central business district of Fort Worth, in Tarrant County, Texas..
Naval Air Station Kingsville
Naval Air Station Kingsville is one of the U.S. Navy's premier locations for jet aviation training. Its primary mission is to train Student Naval Aviators for the Navy and Marine Corps, and tactical jet pilots for other select NATO and Allied countries.
Naval Station Ingleside
On August 24, 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Committee voted to close Naval Station Ingleside. The main base is expected to close by September 30, 2010.

Virginia
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Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek
NAB Little Creek is the major operating base for the Amphibious Forces in the United States Navy's Atlantic Fleet. The base comprises four locations in three states, including almost 12,000 acres of real estate.
Naval Air Station Oceana
Home to seventeen strike fighter squadrons of F/A-18 Hornets and F/A-18 Super Hornets, the base is the sole East Coast Master Jet Base and home to all the east coast strike-fighter units. It is currently an alternative landing site for NASA's Space Shuttle.
Naval Station Norfolk
In addition to being the home for the Navy's largest concentration of naval forces, Naval Station Norfolk also hosts personnel from the Marine Corps, Army,Air Force, and Coast Guard, and supports significant Joint missions as well.
Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren
The mission of the Navy at Dahlgren focuses on research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) in the fields of military safety testing, integrated warfare systems, weapons and ammunition, sensors and directed energy, and homeland and force (military personnel and equipment) protection.
Yorktown Naval Weapons Station
NWS Yorktown provides a weapons and ammunition storage and loading facility for ships of the US Atlantic Fleet. The station borders the cities of Newport News and Williamsburg.
Surface Combat System Center Wallops Island
SCSC is a highly sophisticated facility uniquely located in a rural setting on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Virginia which is famous for its wildlife refuge and unspoiled shorelines.

Washington
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Naval Air Station Whidbey Island
There are 19 active duty squadrons and 2 Ready Reserve squadrons currently based at NAS Whidbey Island. The air station also maintains a Search and Rescue Unit.
Naval Base Kitsap
Naval Base Kitsap is a U.S. Navy base located on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington state. It was created in 2004 by merging the former Naval Station Bremerton with Naval Submarine Base Bangor.
NS Everett
NS Everett is home to two destroyers, three frigates, one nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and a Coast Guard buoy tender. There are about 6,000 Sailors and Civil Service persons assigned to commands located at Naval Station Everett.

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