Together, the bases are host to nearly 200 tenant commands and activities. Naval Station Mayport is the third largest fleet concentration area in the United States, and NAS Jacksonville is the largest Navy base in the Southeast Region.
The Jacksonville area is home to more than 1 million people, and both bases enjoy strong relationships with the civilian communities. NAS Jacksonville employs more than 23,000 active duty and civilian personnel, as well as servicing thousands of retirees and dependents. This infuses an estimated $2 billion into the local community. NS Mayport employs more than 14,000 active duty personnel, 45,000 family members and retirees, and 1,400 civilian employees.
Residents of Jacksonville enjoy a diversity of people, weather and activities. From the natural beauty of the beaches and wetlands to the excitement of city life, those assigned to NAS Jacksonville or Mayport will find a welcoming community with a sense of home.