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Installation Overview --Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas


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Installation Overview --Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas

NAS Kingsville Front Gate

Photo courtesy U.S. Navy
Naval Air Station Kingsville is a military airport located 3 miles east of Kingsville, Texas. Naval Air Station Kingsville is one of the U.S. Navy’s premier locations for jet aviation training. The naval air station’s primary mission is to train Student Naval Aviators for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps and tactical jet pilots for other select NATO and Allied countries.

Under the current US Navy organization, NAS Corpus Christi and NAS Kingsville are part of the Navy Region South Texas. Unlike some Navy facilities elsewhere in the country, the command relationship remains coherent, as the Region and Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) leadership structures are essentially identical. NAS Kingsville’s operation is the natural complement of NAS Corpus Christi. NAS Kingsville operates higher performance single engine aircraft, generally over land (distance, rather than safety or capacity concerns, limits Kingsville use of overwater areas.

NAS Kingsville also organizes and hosts the annual Wings Over South Texas Air Show.

Official website for NAS Kingsville

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