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Naval Air Station Key West

Naval Air Station Key West
Airport information
Airport typeMilitary: Naval Air Station
OperatorUnited States Navy
LocationKey West, Florida
BuiltDecember 15, 1940
CommanderCAPT Patrick Lefere [
Elevation2 m (6 ft)

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Naval Air Station Key West , is a naval air station and military airport located on Boca Chica Key, four miles (6 km) east of the central business district of Key West, Florida, United States.

Naval Air Station Key West's national security mission supports operational and readiness requirements for Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, National Guard units, federal agencies, and allied forces. The air station is also host to several tenant commands, including the Caribbean Regional Operations Center (CARIBROC), Fighter Composite Squadron 111 (VFC-111), Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (VFA-106) Detachment, Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (202) Detachment Key West, the U.S. Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School and Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South).

In addition to the main air station on Boca Chica Key, NAS Key West comprises several separate annexes in the Key West area. These additional properties include Truman Annex, Trumbo Point, Sigsbee Park Annex, Peary Court, Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West and several other properties in the Florida Keys. Most family housing, as well as the Navy Exchange, Commissary, RV park and other Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities are located at Sigsbee Park, a man-made island created from dredging of seaplane runways for the NAS Key West seaplane base at Trumbo Point in the 1940s. Family housing is also located at Trumbo Point and Truman Annex. Single enlisted service members are housed at Truman Annex and Boca Chica Field, while single officers are housed at Trumbo Point. Married family housing is managed by Balfour Beatty Communities, a public-private venture (PPV) partner.

Also at Trumbo Point is Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS), (305) 293-4141 or (305) 293-4305, formerly known as the Bachelor Officers Quarters (BOQ) and later the Combined Bachelor Quarters (CBQ). NGIS accommodates transient government personnel. Distinguished Visitors (DV) quarters are also available for senior commissioned officers (O-6 through O-10). The CBQ is very visible from North Roosevelt Boulevard and Palm Avenue, with its "FLY NAVY" logo printed prominently on the south side of the building (it is the tallest building on the island of Key West). It is approximately a mile, or twenty-five minute walk, to Duval Street downtown.

Truman Annex is the remaining portion of the former Naval Station Key West that closed in 1974 and is still under military control. It has a beach and is the location of Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South).

Fleming Key is the site of the U.S. Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School. NAS Key West also provides a degree of support for Cudjoe Key Air Force Station, a U.S. Air Force installation located north of Key West that is home to the Cudjoe Key Tethered Aerostat Radar System

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