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. 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.
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NAS Jacksonville 2013 Air Show cancelled
NAS Jacksonville has canceled the 2013 Air Show scheduled for Oct. 26-27. Recognizing budget realities, current Department of Defense policy states that outreach events can only be supported with local assets at no cost to the government. This is one of many steps the Navy is taking to ensure resources are in place to support forces operating forward now and those training to relieve them.
NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Bob Sanders said, “This is a very tough decision because the people of Jacksonville love their Navy and we sincerely appreciate their support. Our air shows are a way to say thank you. But our decision came down to priorities which are operational readiness and supporting the warfighter.”
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 14 held its annual Killed in Action Memorial Ceremony at NAS Jacksonville May 4 to remember fallen shipmates. In 2004, seven Seabees of NMCB-14 were killed and 33 were injured in two attacks in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, while in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
HSM-70 Detachment Four heads to sea
The “Spartans” of HSM-70 sent Detachment Four to sea in preparation for their upcoming
deployment on board USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). The detachment, comprised of six pilots, four
aircrewmen and 18 maintenance personnel, flew two MH-60R helicopters, the Navy’s premier
and most capable anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare helicopter.
More than 500 people attended a ceremony at Green Cove Springs Junior High School May 11
to honor service members who lost their lives during the Vietnam Conflict.