NAVAL AIR STATION LEMOORE
Today, as the West Coast master jet base for the U.S. Navy, Naval Air Station Lemoore provides the infrastructure, support and services that enable Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Pacific squadrons to conduct operations in support of national tasking. NAS Lemoore was established in 1961 to support the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet.
NAS Lemoore is in California’s Central Valley. This rich agricultural area, with a small hometown atmosphere, is surrounded by California’s playgrounds: Los Angeles, San Francisco, the Sierra Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
NAS Lemoore is home to Strike Fighter Wing Pacific, which supports the West Coast strike fighter community. Other organizations at the station include four carrier air wings, Fleet Readiness Center West, Strike Fighter Weapons School Pacific, an aviation survival training center and the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Lemoore. For more information about units at NAS Lemoore, visit its website at www.cnic.navy.mil/lemoore.
The station has approximately 6,500 military personnel, 2,000 civilians, 10,900 family members, 8,700 retirees and family members, 23,000 students and transients, and 825 reservists.