Naval Air Station Jacksonville

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Private wells around Naval Air Station Jacksonville have been found to be within EPA guidelines. 

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The Navy wants to make sure people aren’t alarmed when they hear automatic gun fire coming from its area bases over the next couple of weeks.

Changes Possibly Coming To Jacksonville Naval Airfield In Whitehouse

Jul 20, 2016
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JACKSONVILLE — The Navy is conducting an environmental assessment to determine if new training exercises can take place at the Naval Outlying Landing Field Whitehouse on Jacksonville's Westside.

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Hundreds of Southeast Navy Chief Petty Officers and soon-to-be chiefs gathered in Jacksonville on Wednesday.

Sailors from Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay shared their pride at Metropolitan Park.


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Since the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was repealed a few years back, the military has had to find a way to integrate a newly outed community of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender service members.  

On Tuesday, Naval Air Station Jacksonville held its first-ever gay pride event. A Navy spokeswoman says the celebration is first on any Navy base in the southeastern United States.

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There will be dozens of aircraft taking to the sky this weekend for the 2014 NAS Jax Air Show, but none more advanced - or more expensive - than the United States Air Force’s F-22 Raptor.

Drones, marriage equality and Florida Blue are in the headlines today.

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The senior enlisted sailor of a Jacksonville-based U.S. Navy helicopter squadron currently supporting security operations in the Persian Gulf  has been relieved of his duties and reassigned due to poor performance.

The P-8A Poseidon, Angela Corey, and Stand Your Ground are in the headlines today.

The public will have the opportunity this week to learn about the environmental impact of the new P-8A Poseidon aircraft being stationed at NAS Jacksonville at a meeting set for Thursday. 

The P-8A’s are military versions of a Boeing 737 and are used primarily for anti-submarine warfare and maritime security. The switch from the old propeller PC-3 Orion’s is about halfway completed.   

The planes are slightly louder than the plane they’re replacing but they won’t fly as often.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the spending cuts known as sequestration are starting to cause serious problems in the military.

He fears cuts like the one-day-a-week furloughs occurring on bases around the country will cause some longtime employees to seek work elsewhere, thereby losing much needed expertise.

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The U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Jonathan Greenert was in Jacksonville today to meet with Navy officials and others at NAS Jax.

He talked about the importance of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia to Navy operations.