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4. NAV / Naval Station Jacksonville

Last modified: 05 Jun 2022

Country: United States    Region: Florida

Latitude: 30° 23' 6" N     Longitude: -82° 35' 27" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE


30°23'6"N 81°24'32"W Naval station Jacksonville a.k.a. Mayport Base Former WW1 army camp. In 1940 reassigned NAS Jacksonville and during WW2 a trainingbase and POW camp. In 1948 the first jetfighters were introduced. and renamed NAS Jacksonville remained a training base. USMC base 1970-1986. From 1957-1981 the base has also been used by USAF Air Defence Cmd as a SAGE radarstation.Renamed again Naval Station Jacksonville 2004

Current units
- Hq US Naval Forces Southern Command / 4th Fleet

- Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven with an Aviation Support Detachment; Patrols Squadrons (VP) 5, 8, 10, 16, 26 and VP-45 and unmanned patrol squadron (VUP) 19 operating Ep-3 Orion, P-8 Poseidon and the unmanned MQ-4C Triton aircraft.

- Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, Atlantic Fleet with Helo Squadrons Maritime 46; 60 (Reserve); 70; 72 and 74 All based at NAS Jacksonville flying and maintain MH-60R helicopters

- Patrol Squadron 30 (VP-30) the US Navy’s Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS). Its mission is to provide EP-3 and P-8 specific training to pilots, naval flight officers, and enlisted aircrew prior to reporting to the fleet.

- Fleet Logistics Support Wing (Navy Reserve) with Reserve Squadrons VR 58 and 62 and VP 62

- Fleet Readiness Center Southeast

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