Key West, FL 33040, USA


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Welcome Aboard

WELCOME ABOARD NAVAL AIR STATION KEY WEST, FLORIDA Naval Air Station Key West, Fla. (NASKW) is the U.S. Navy’s premier training station for tactical aviation squadrons. Local aerial ranges enable aviators to engage in training maneuvers within minutes of takeoff. This saves fuel, time and tax dollars. The station i

Command History

The military presence in Key West dates back to 1823 when a U.S. naval base was established, commanded by Commodore David Porter, to suppress piracy in the surrounding waters. To combat pirates in the shallow waters around the region, Porter used an old New York steam ferryboat, the Sea Gull,

NAS Key West Today

NAS 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. What makes the southernmost air station attractive to the war fighter is access to unencumbered air space and sea space, the Tactical Combat


Naval Air Station Key West housing is a public-private venture project and is operated by Balfour Beatty Communities. Balfour Beatty Communities proudly provides homes and builds communities for our nation’s military members and their families, on and off bases throughout the United States. Balfour Beatty is committed to providing

MWR Facilities

Air Lanes Bowling Center Located in Building A-337, the Air Lanes Bowling Center is the only bowling facility in the Lower Keys. Air Lanes features 10 bowling lanes, a pro shop and computers with Internet access. The Runway Grill is also located in the center and has food and

A Colorful and Historic Community

Located on Boca Chica Key, Key West Naval Air Station is located four miles northeast of Key West proper. Known as “the Caribbean of the United States,” the Keys are as close as you can get to paradise without leaving the country. Due to the Keys’ proximity to both

The Island City

As you reach the last major island of the Florida Keys, you are entering the very southernmost city of the continental United States. Key West measures 1.5 by 4 miles. It is located 93 miles north of Cuba and 153 miles southwest of Miami at 24.5 degrees above the equator.

Beyond Key West

About a five-hour drive up Overseas Highway 1 from Key West, the Everglades National Park encompasses more than 1.5 million acres of diverse ecological preserves and is the only subtropical wilderness area in the United States. A co-mingling of both fresh and saltwater, the Everglades Ecosystem is resplendent with


NAS Pensacola, City Officials Sign SAAPM Proclamation

NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin, along with community leaders including Lakeview Rape Crisis Center Director Mack Moore, University of West Florida Vice President for Student Affairs Kevin Bailey and other city officials lined up to sign the proclamation. The purpose of the proclamation is to make clear that

Florida Guardsmen Air Assault into History

Story by TSgt William Buchanan on 06/05/2016 Just two months after becoming the first FANG Airmen to graduate from the Army's Air Assault Course, five 290 JCSS members incorporated their new skill set into their training exercise at Fleming Key, Florida. The mission allowed the 290 JCSS to demonstrate the

Desert Storm: Chiefs reflect

Story by Amn Chester Mientkiewicz on 01/19/2016 MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- On Jan. 16, 1991, a coalition of aircraft led the largest air campaign since World War II. More than 60,830 airmen deployed in support of what began as Desert Shield and ended as Desert Storm. For
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