Naval Air Station Jacksonville is one of the Navy’s finest and fastest growing installations and is the recipient of the 2012 Presidential Excellence Award and 2013 Commander, Navy Installations Command Excellence Award. We are the largest Navy base in the Southeast Region and third in the nation. As a master air and industrial base, Naval Air Station Jacksonville supports U.S. and allied forces specializing in anti-submarine warfare and training of the best aviators in the world.
The official mission of Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville is to provide facilities, service, and support for the operation and maintenance of naval weapons and aircraft to operating forces of the United States Department of the Navy as designated by the Chief of Naval Operations.
NAS Jacksonville occupies approximately 3,800 acres in south-central Duval County, Florida and is located approximately 9 miles south of downtown Jacksonville. The facility is located on the St. Johns River approximately 24 miles upstream from its confluence with the Atlantic Ocean. NAS Jacksonville is home to Patrol Squadron Thirty (VP-30), the Navy's largest aviation squadron and the only P-3 Orion Fleet Replacement Squadron that prepares and trains United States and foreign pilots, air crew, and maintenance personnel for further operational assignments. NAS Jacksonville is also home to the P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft, which is replacing the fleet of P-3 Orion aircraft, and the SH-60F Seahawk helicopter squadron.
"NAS Jacksonville sustains, enables and supports warfighter readiness"