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    Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) is located at the north end of the Coronado peninsula and is the homeport of several big aircraft carriers of the United States Navy. It also hosts the largest aerospace-industrial facility in the United States Navy.

    NASNI, with only its commands in the metropolitan San Diego Area, brackets the city of Coronado from the entrance to San Diego Bay to the Mexican border.
    North Island was commissioned a Naval Air Station in 1917, called Naval Air Station San Diego until 1955. On August 15, 1963, the station was granted official recognition as the "Birthplace of Naval Aviation"

    Military Commands - North Island NAS
    Coronado Naval Installations Command

    This base also administers Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Outlying Field Imperial Beach, Silver Strand Training Complex, Mountain Training Facility LaPosta, Warner Springs Training Area, and Naval Auxiliary Landing Facility, San Clemente Island.

    Ship Commands - North Island NAS
    Currently three US Navy Aircraft Carriers make their homeport here:
    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) 2012 Retrofitting at Bremerton WA -
    USS Nimitz (CVN-68) - 2011 Retrofitting at Bremerton WA - nearing completion
    USS John C Stennis (CVN-74) - Shipboard Facebook - 2012 Deployed in the Arabian Sea. Pilots and aircraft on the Stennis include the air wing staff and Strike Fighter Squadron 81, which flies the FA/18E. It also includes two units based at Chambers Field at Naval Station Norfolk: Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125, which flies the E2-C Hawkeye, and VRC 40, a fleet logistics support squadron that flies the C-2A Greyhound.

    Aviation Commands - North Island NAS
    NAS North Island itself is host to 23 aviation squadrons and 80 additional tenant commands and activities, one of which, the Naval Aviation Depot, is the largest aerospace employer in San Diego.
    North Island Naval Air Systems Command NAVAIR NI - one of the eight Naval Air Systems Command sites
    Naval Air Forces Command
    HSL-43 Battlecats - SH-60B Seahawks
    HSL-45 Wolfpack - SH-60B Seahawks
    HSL-47 Sabrehawks - SH-60B Seahawks
    HSL-49 Scorpions - SH-60B Seahawks
    VRC-30 Providors - C-2 Greyhound
    HSC-3 Merlins - HS-60B Knighthawks
    HSC-8 8-Ballers - HS-60B Knighthawks
    HSC-12 Golden Falcons - HS-60B Knighthawks
    HSC-21 Blackjacks - HS-60B Knighthawks
    HSC-23 Wildcards - HS-60B Knighthawks
    HSC-85 High Rollers - HS-60B Knighthawks
    HS-4 Black Knights - HH-60B Seahawks
    HS-6 Indians - HH-60B Seahawks
    HS-10 Warhawks - HH-60B Seahawks
    HSM-41 Seahawks - HH-60B Seahawks
    HSM-71 Raptors - HH-60B Seahawks

    Troop Services - North Island NAS
    NAS North Island Housing -
    NAS North Island Commissary -

    Aircraft Carrier United States Navy Naval Base Coronado
    The Birthplace of US Naval Aviation

    This base has a long famous history connected to naval aviation and has been a San Diego landmark for many years. This US Navy Base is responsible to arm, repair, train, and supply some 140 tenant commands of the US Pacific Fleet. It oversees several facilities including air base, aircraft carriers, amphibious base and several training installations. The Navy operates their Morale, Welfare & Recreation department that includes a number of NBC recreational and athletic facilities including golf course, bowling alleys, swimming pools, sports and fitness centers, dining facilities, theater and hobby shops.

    Coronado Sea-N-Air Men's Golf Club
    619-545-9659; Course Website;
    18-hole golf course for active duty, reserve and retired military members, plus DoD civilians located adjacent to North Island NAS.

    North Island Navy Flying Club
    North Island NAS, Coronado CA; Club Website;
    Flying lessons, safety regulations, and more.

    Morale, Welfare & Recreation
    MWR Website - San Diego;
    MWR Department operates all NBC recreational and athletic facilities including golf course, bowling alleys, swimming pools, sports and fitness centers, dining facilities, theater and hobby shops.

    NAS North Island Base Website;
    North Island was commissioned a naval air station in 1917. The station was originally called the Naval Air Station, San Diego until 1955; North Island is headquarters for four major military flag officer staffs including: Commander Naval Air Forces, and supports 21 squadrons and more than 220 aircraft. Its piers are homeport to two major aircraft carriers, the USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), and the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76). Additionally, the base is home to the Navy's Deep Submergence Unit. With all ships in port, the population of the station swells to more than 36,000 active duty, reserve, and civilian workers. It has large industrial complexes where commands, such as the Naval Aviation Depot, employ thousands of civilians in aircraft maintenance. The base also boasts its own parks, beaches, housing, and recreation areas.

California Resort Best Western Coronado Downtown

Coronado Best Western - Coronado CA
275 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118;
Closest accommodations to North Island Naval Air Station.

The Best Western Resort Hotel welcomes you to visit miles of white sandy beaches, marinas, bicycle trails, public parks and the nation's most ideal climate. Military, business and family travelers alike will relish the central location, outstanding service, and unbeatable prices.

North Island Coronado California

Resort living in beautiful Coronado California USA.
Copyright 2012 : by Roland Richey