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NAS Key West: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)
NAS Key West: In-Depth Welcome CenterNAS Key West: In-Depth Welcome Center

NAS Key West: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West! This base boasts a tropical island feel while being a premier training facility for air-to-air combat fighter aircraft. The year-round favorable flying conditions make this air station the ultimate combat-ready installation for all military branches.

The Key West island community consists of approximately 25,000 people. Included in that number are the 1,650 active duty Navy members, 2,508 family members, 35 Navy Reserves, and 1,312 civilians. Also included are the service members and their families from the Marines, Air Force, Army, and Coast Guard, as well as civilian employees, foreign dignitaries, and retirees.

PCSing may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Continue reading for our in-depth guide on NAS Key West to assist you in your transition to your new home.

1. Where Is Naval Air Station Key West?
2. Google Map View
3. Getting There – Directions to the Base
4. Entering Naval Air Station Key West and Amenities

5. Where Should I Live Near Naval Air Station Key West?
6. What Schools Are Near Naval Air Station Key West?
7. What’s the Weather Like in Naval Air Station Key West?
8. Things To Do Near Naval Air Station Key West

Where Is NAS Key West?

Where Is NAS Key West?

NAS Key West is located on the Boca Chica Key in Monroe County, Florida. It is the second to last major island in the Florida Keys. The naval base is 4 miles east of the central business district of Key West, Florida.

NAS Key West
Naval Air Station Key West
P.O. Box 9001
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 1 (305) 293-2806

NAS Key West Map

NAS Key West Directions

Airport to Boca Chica

  1. Turn left on S Roosevelt Boulevard.
  2. Turn right on US-1 (second light).
  3. Take the ramp to the right just before Mile Marker (MM) 8 (signposted “Naval Air Station Next Right”).

Mainland Florida to Boca Chica

  1. Take US-1 to MM8.
  2. Take the ramp to the right (signposted “Naval Air Station Next Right”)

Key West International Airport

The Key West International Airport is located on South Roosevelt Blvd in Key West. If you fly into Key West, contact your sponsor or the Command Duty Officer at 1 (305) 293-2268 for transportation. Be sure to advise them if you are by yourself or are accompanied by your family. Taxi service, Uber, and Lyft are readily available from the airport.

Bus Service

The Greyhound Bus Station is located at the Key West International airport.

Base Transportation

Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.

NAS Key West Transportation Office

Traffic Management Office (TMO)/Household Goods
800 Sigsbee Rd
Bldg V4059
Sigsbee Park, Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 1 (305) 293-2552.

Entering NAS Key West and Base Amenities

Entering NAS Key West and Base Amenities

Guards will conduct a 100% ID check at all gates. All visitors must have a valid military ID or proceed to the visitor control center for a pass.

Check-In Procedures for Incoming Personnel

All newly arriving personnel with orders to report to Naval Air Station Key West will first need to report to Boca Chica Field located on US-1 at mile marker (MM) 8.

If you haven’t received your welcome letter, get in contact with your sponsor or the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) for maps and informational brochures. Three NAS Key West annexes (Sigsbee, Truman, and Trumbo) are located in the city of Key West. The Housing Welcome Center and RV Park are located at Sigsbee Park, as well as the FFSC, Community Center, ATM Machine, NEX, commissary, and Sigsbee Charter School.

Make sure you have your most important documents (like your marriage certificate, PCS orders, household good inventories, school records, birth certificates, travel voucher, and children’s shot and medical records) in hand upon entering the base.

NAS Key West Visitor Center

Boca Chica Field
Saratoga Avenue
Bldg A641
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 1 (305) 293-2806

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 0700-1600
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed
  • Holidays: Closed

NAS Key West DEERS Office

Customer Service, ID Cards, and DEERS
Boca Chica Field
8120 Forrestal St.
Bldg A-324, Room 155
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 1 (305) 293-3778

NAS Key West Gate Hours

Key West has only one 24-hour gate. It’s located along US-1, the main road down the island chain, which connects it to all the off-base housing in the area.

NAS Key West Commissary

NAS Key West Commissary

Pick up groceries on base at the commissary. Always affordable and convenient.

NAS Key West Commissary
811 Sigsbee Rd
Bldg. V-4111
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 1 (305) 293-4405

NAS Key West Commissary Hours

  • Tuesday: 1000 – 2000
  • Wednesday-Friday: 1000 – 1900
  • Saturday: 0900 – 1800
  • Sunday-Monday: Closed

NAS Key West NEX

Key West Navy Exchange
815 Sigsbee Rd
Bldg V-4111
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 1 (305) 292-7200

NAS Key West NEX Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 0900 – 1900
  • Saturday: 0900 – 1800
  • Sunday: 1000 – 1700
  • Holidays: 1000 – 1700

NAS Key West Barber Shop

Sigsbee Barber Shop
Located inside the Navy Exchange
815 Sigsbee Rd
Bldg V-4111
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 1 (305) 292-7200

Hours:

  • Monday-Saturday: 0900 – 1700
  • Sunday: 1000 – 1700

NAS Key West Post Office

Get your postage delivered where it needs to go properly and on time with the help of the post office. Check the website for hours.

NAS Key West Post Office
4069 Langley Ave.
Bldg A
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 1 (305) 293-2406

NAS Key West Finance Office

The key to financial success is knowing where your money is going, how to spend it, how to budget, and how to save and invest. The Fleet and Family Support Center financial management staff are accredited finance counselors who can assist you with your financial education needs.

NAS Key West Finance Office
804 Sigsbee Road
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 1 (305) 293-4408

The legal office is available to provide a variety of legal services to all active-duty members and their dependents, as well as the retiree population in the surrounding areas. Call the number below to schedule an appointment.

Region Legal Service Office (RLSO)
Forrestal Avenue
Bldg A-324
Key West, FL, 33040
Phone: 1 (305) 293-2833
Hours: Call to schedule an appointment.

NAS Key West Library

Library programs and availability differ by your branch of service. However, you may have access to things like tutoring, educational courses, online curriculums, and a variety of print and electronic materials at Key West Naval Base. Hours, contact information, and closings can be found by calling your installation’s library.

MWR Digital Library
804 Sigsbee Road
Bldg. V-4058
Key West, FL 33040 9037
Phone: 1 (305) 293-4408

Hotels Near NAS Key West

Hotels Near NAS Key West

1. Navy Gateway Inns & Suites

Key West Naval Air Station
2076 Chevalier Ave.
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 1 (305) 295-4400

2. Ocean’s Edge Resort & Marina

5950 Peninsular Ave.
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 1 (877) 935-0862

3. Hampton Inn Key West

3755 S Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 1 (305) 296-3500

Download MyBaseGuide’s NAS Key West Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide’s NAS Key West Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Where To Live Near NAS Key West

Where To Live Near NAS Key West

If you’re considering living on base, check out the available on-base housing options for NAS Key West. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off base.

Cities Near Key West Naval Station

There are several small island towns near base, including Key West, Stock Island, and Big Coppitt Key. These three towns are less than 5 miles to base, and each offers a tropical island vibe.

Best Places To Live Near Naval Air Station Key West

Key West, FL

Key West is a seaport destination located in Monroe County, Florida, and is 129 miles from Miami, Florida. The current population is 25,000 people and is much closer to Havana, Cuba, than it is to Miami.

Stock Island, FL

Stock Island is an island in Monroe County, Florida, with a current population of 4,400 people. Located just 3 miles from base, the town is a prime location for those military personnel and their families who are looking to relocate to the area.

Big Coppitt Key, FL

Big Coppitt Key is a small town in Monroe County, Florida, with a current population of 2,500 people. Big Coppitt Key is also located just 5 miles from base and offers a quiet, laid-back community in which to live and work.

Look for homes and apartments for rent or sale on AHRN.com.

Hot Tip: Look for NAS Key West homes and apartments for rent or sale, and find BAH, PCS, TLA & ETS military housing information at AHRN.com.

Naval Air Station Key West Schools

Naval Air Station Key West Schools

There are no DoD schools on NAS Key West. Students who live on base will attend one of 14 public school options in the Monroe County School District. There are elementary, K-8, and charter schools available. Sigsbee Charter School is located on base.

Call the Monroe County School District at 1 (305) 293-1400 for more specific information, or call the NAS Key West School Liaison Officer at 1 (305) 293-2621.

Check out our full guide to Naval Air Station Key West schools for a more detailed rundown.

What Is the Weather in Key West, Florida?

What Is the Weather in Key West, Florida?

Spring, summer, winter, or fall, you will definitely know you’re on a tropical island! Key West has perfect flying weather year-round and unparalleled aerial ranges that offer aircrew training within minutes after takeoff. Nights at NAS Key West are consistently warm, staying above 50 degrees Fahrenheit nearly every day of the year. From June to September, the temperature rarely gets colder than 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Things To Do in Key West, Florida, Near Base

Things To Do in Key West, Florida, Near Base

Being the southernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key West is a premier vacation hot spot. The Keys offer island living at its best! Enjoy a laid-back island day on the beautiful white sand beaches with plenty of water excursions, stay to enjoy the breathtaking sunset, then head out for a wild night on the town. Key West has it all!

For more information on what is happening around the base, check out our things to do and restaurant articles! 

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Hot Tip: Connect with military-trusted businesses and deals exclusively for NAS Key West at MyBaseGuide.

Conclusion

Moving to a new area can be overwhelming, so we hope this in-depth guide has given you a little peace knowing what to expect on your new journey. Your unit sponsor and the on-base resources listed above are a great place to start for any questions you may have. We hope this guide helped get you pointed in the right direction for a smooth transition.

Welcome to NAS Key West!

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