The Naval Station Mayport is one of the most advanced military bases owned by the United States of America’s Navy. Currently, the Naval Station Mayport is commanded by Captain Douglas F. Cochrane. Aside from being the most advanced, the Naval Station Mayport is also a prolific facility in the entire country. The Naval Station Mayport has a 2,500 meters runway that is paved with asphalt. The Naval Station Mayport has been open for about eight decades. Thus, it has already proven its competence and importance for the United States of America’s Navy.

The Naval Station Mayport is located in Jacksonville together with other military and naval installations. But the Naval Station Mayport is the most important among the military installations in the area. The Naval Station Mayport is located between the inland waters and the ocean. The Naval Station Mayport is strategically located in the attractive shoreline of Jacksonville.

Cost of Living: The cost of living in Duval, Florida is 91.50%.

 Automated Telephone Attendant Number: 904-270-5401, or DSN 270-5401

Base Population: The base population in the Naval Station Mayport Navy Base was composed of 15, 150 active duty personnel, 32,000 family members, and numerous personnel and contractors from the Department of Defense.

City/ Area Population: The area population in Jacksonville has already reached 1, 300,823.

Child Development Centers:

  • Mayport Child Development Center (Day Care Center)

Address: 738 Kasimir Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32211, United States

Phone: +1 904-270-5339

  • Chappell Child Care & Development Center  

Address: 8400 Bay center Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256, United States

Phone: +1 904-739-1279

  • A Gift of God Child Development Center  

Address: 2104 Cassat Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32210, United States

Phone: +1 904-384-9644

Youth Programs:

  • Duval School (Youth Development Programs)

Address: 1840 West 9th Street Jacksonville, FL 32209

Phone: 904-630-6640 (Office)

  • Youth Crisis Center-Safe Place

Address: 3015 Parental Home Rd Jacksonville, FL 32216 United States

Phone: 1-877-720-0007, Local Number: 904-720-0002

  • Hands on Jacksonville

Address: 6817-1902 south point Parkway Jacksonville, FL 32216

Phone: (904) 332-6767

Airman and Family Readiness Center:

  • Eglin Airman & Family Readiness Center

Address: 502 W Van Matre Ave Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

Phone: +1 850-882-9060

Employment: The unemployment rate in Duval is 9.2 %. On the other hand, the median household income is $ 54, 445.

Base Services:

  • Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Facilities  
  • Exchange
  • Commissary        
  • Mayport Naval Station Banking Center

Medical Services:

  • Acumen CNA Training & Testing Centers Home Health Care Service

Address: 934 Arlington Rd N, Jacksonville, FL 32211, United States

Phone: +1 904-786-6047

  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville  

Address: 800 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32207, United States

Phone: +1 904-202-2000

  • St. Vincent's Medical Center Riverside  

Address: 1 Shircliff Way, Jacksonville, FL 32204, United States

Phone: +1 904-308-7300

History

Before planning the construction of the Naval Station Mayport, the United States Navy has been looking for a good spot in the southeastern part of Florida. They set several standards and high requirements before building a naval base. Jacksonville is the most appropriate location for the upcoming naval base. In 1939, the construction of the Naval Station Mayport was formally started. After a few years, the Naval Station Mayport was opened and served as one of the primary naval base owned by the United States Navy. It was formally opened on December 1942 just in time for the World War II. It was inaugurated when the Japanese Troops attack one of the most important naval bases of the United States of America- the Pearl Harbor.  

After the World War II, the Naval Station Mayport was temporarily closed. However, the closure of the base didn’t take longer because of the rise of the Vietnam War and Korean War. Nowadays, the Naval Station Mayport continuously serves as one the primary naval base in Florida that was owned and managed by the United States Navy. Moreover, it has underwent various renovations and improvements to upgrade the facility and the services provided by the Naval Station Mayport.

Units

The Naval Station Mayport is the current location of four aircraft squadron- the Vipers, the Jaguars, the Airwolves, and the Grandmasters. In addition, there are about twenty ships, frigates, split in cruisers and destroyers that were deployed in the Naval Station Mayport.

Housing

The military and naval force provides two options to use the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). The first option is to live on base and the second option includes purchasing or renting an off- base residential housing unit.  

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