KINGSVILLE, Texas (Oct. 29, 2010) A T-45 Goshawk training aircraft painted in a pre-World War II tactical aircraft paint scheme flies over Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas. The plane is one of nine training command aircraft being painted in celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Gabe Pincelli/Released)
NAS Kingsville is located in Kleberg County, Texas, about 2 miles east of Kingsville in the south gulf coastal plains. The cost-of-living is low. It is about 45 miles from Corpus Christi and NAS Corpus Christi and is the home of King Ranch, once the largest ranch in the world.
The Naval Air Station's primary mission is to train tactical jet pilots for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Approximately 1,455 people are now stationed at NAS Kingsville: 612 military members, including 153 student aviators and 843 civilians. Kingsville is also the nearest military base to the Texas Rio Grande Valley with up to 25,000 retirees.
The NAS Kingsville Command Vision is to foster an inclusive, supportive, and collaborative environment that instills the principles of "One Team, One Fight, One Focus," ensuring our Sailors, Marines, and civilian employees are properly trained, prepared to lead, and ready to serve the Fleet, the Fighter, and their Families.