Naval Station Mayport
The area where the St. John’s River meets the Atlantic Ocean is where you’ll find the heart of Jacksonville. The beach and golf are two very popular things to do in the area, as TPC Sawgrass and Neptune Beach top almost every “must do” in Jacksonville list.
Jacksonville sits between two Navy installations, Naval Air Station Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport. From the city center, NAS Jax is about 10 miles to the southwest. NS Mayport is about 20 miles due east. With two installations so close to each other, families can live on either installation or somewhere in between and still have easy access to the military resources. They could also easily blend in with the locals and feel at home on the beach and in the downtown areas.
NS Mayport is almost as big as NAS JAX. About 15,000 active duty and 32,000 family members call this area home. The port can hold up to 34 ships, and the 8,000-foot runway can accommodate any type of aircraft the Dept of Defense wants to land there. Busy is NS Mayport’s middle name, and “sustain and support the fleet” their game.
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