Naval Air Station Key West is a naval air station and military airport located about four miles outside of the central business district of the island of Key West. This is where the President would fly into if visiting Key West.
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, similar to the one depicted in the popular movie “Top Gun,” which tracks and records aerial maneuvers. NAS 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. The air station is also host to many tenant commands, including Fighter Composite Squadron 111, Strike Fighter Squadron 106 and the U.S. Army Special Forces Underwater Operations to name a few.
NAS Key West also comprises of several separate annexes in the Key West area. Properties include Boca Chica Field, Truman Annex, Trumbo Point, Sigsbee Park Annex, Peary Court, Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West and several other properties in the Florida Keys. Most family housing, as well as the Navy Exchange, Commissary, RV park and other Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities are located at Sigsbee Park, a man-made island created from dredging of seaplane runways in the 1940s. Single service members are housed at Truman Annex. NAS Key West also provides a degree of support for Cudjoe Key Air Force Station, a U.S. Air Force installation located north of Key West that is home to the Cudjoe Key Tethered Aerostat Radar System.
You can find this southernmost winged squadron on Hwy. US-1 at Mile Marker 8.2 oceanside about 4 miles before entering the island city of Key West.