Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Community
Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Detachment
The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Detachment trains Aviation Boatswains Mates in aircraft launch and recovery equipment. This training prepares them for aircraft carrier shipboard duty. All Navy aircraft carrier aircraft launch and recovery equipment maintenance officers, catapult officers, catapult and arresting gear maintenance and electrician specialists, optical landing systems specialists, air bosses, and aircraft carrier commanding officers must attend CNATT. Co-location with the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst provides a unique environment in which technical experts and warfighters can interact and CNATT students can gain real-life recovery and take-off experience at NAWCAD’s Catapult and Runway Arrested Landing Site.