The Family Housing Office, in Building 960 on Ballard Street between Yorktown and Saratoga avenues, assigns public quarters to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible for on-base family housing, a military member must have a legal dependent who will reside with him or her for at least nine consecutive months out of the year. NAS Jacksonville accepts applications from members stationed at NAS Jacksonville and tenant commands, as well as independent duty personnel within a one-hour commute during rush hour. Three- and four-bedroom quarters are available but with waiting lists ranging from approximately three to six months depending on time of the year.
NAS Jacksonville Air Operations Department maintains NAS Jacksonville airfield, Naval Outlying Field Whitehouse, the Air Mobility Command Passenger Terminal, and detachment hangars and spaces to contribute to the mission of NAS Jax of enabling naval aviation warfighting readiness by supporting the fleet, fighter and family.
Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Jacksonville is one of eight ASTCs around the country that are tasked to provide safe and effective survival training for aviators and aircrew. Training includes classroom lectures and simulator devices in a curriculum that emphasizes hands-on exposure to survival skills.
The First Coast offers an abundance of leisure activities to suit every taste. From the Jacksonville Jazz Festival and the city’s renowned symphony to greyhound racing and the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football team, First Coast residents have an extensive variety of exciting activities from which tochoose.