Welcome to Naval Air Station Key West

Naval Air Station Key West's national security mission supports operational and readiness requirements for Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, National Guard units, federal agencies, and allied forces.

Installation Information

NAS Key West has perfect flying weather year round and unparalleled aerial ranges that offer aircrew training within minutes after takeoff.

The station is equipped with a sophisticated Tactical Combat Training System (TCTS), similar to the one depicted in the popular movie "Top Gun," which tracks and records aerial maneuvers. In addition, NAS Key West is the host facility for numerous tenant activities, including Joint Interagency Task Force South, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Army Special Forces Underwater Training School to name a few.

The best Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen in the world are to be found at NAS Key West and its tenant commands. Each of them work diligently daily to ensure that we are responsible stewards of our human, fiscal, material and environmental resources.

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KEY WEST, Fla. (Sept. 23, 2011) The guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Spruance (DDG 111) arrives at Naval Air Station Key West in preparation for its formal commissioning ceremony Oct. 1. The ship is named in honor of Adm. Raymond Spruance, commander of Carrier Task Force 16 during the World War II Battle of Midway. Spruance is the second Navy ship to bear the name and the 61st ship in the Arleigh Burke class of Navy destroyers. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael K. McNabb/Released)
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KEY WEST, Florida (Nov. 2, 2016) An F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, based at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, takes off at Naval Air Station Key West’s Boca Chica Field November 2. VFA-101 is at NAS Key West to train and qualify F-35C aircrew and maintenance professionals to operate safely and effectively as part of a Carrier Strike Group at sea. NAS Key West is a state-of-the-art facility for air-to-air combat fighter aircraft of all military services and provides world-class pierside support to U.S. and foreign naval vessels. (U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cody R. Babin/Released)
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KEY WEST, Fla. (Feb. 19 2014) Navy Diver 2nd Class Jason Thurston, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, Company 2-4, surfaces after conducting an inspection dive on the Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS-53). MDSU-2 is aboard Grapple conducting training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wyatt Huggett/Released)
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