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Installation Overview --Naval Air Station Corpus Christi,Texas


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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Oct. 25, 2011) Personnel assigned to Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi transport an F/A-18 Hornet previously assigned to the Blue Angels to be put on static display.
U.S. Navy photo by Richard Stewart/Public Domain

Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi located in South Texas on the southeast side of the city. The mission of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is to support the aviation training activities and the operations of tenants by operating and maintaining station facilities and providing all services and materials needed to maintain that support.

In the late 1930's, as the U.S. was becoming more involved with the war in Europe, more pilots were needed for what seemed an inevitable second world war. The Navy saw a need for a new and larger pilot training facility and its eyes fell on Corpus Christi. Commissioned on March 12, 1941, Naval Air Station Corpus Christi commenced flight operations. The city is now the largest city on the Texas coast and is the sixth largest port in the nation.

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