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Corpus Christi NAS

NAS Corpus Christi Relocation Information


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Welcome to NAS Corpus Christi


NAS Corpus Christi is the home to naval pilot training and has been since 1941. It houses the Chief of Naval Air Training (CNTRA) and oversees training operations throughout the Southeast Region, from Texas to Florida. Under CNATRA's command are five training air wings, including the Blue Angels precision flying team. Several other tenant commands are also located at the base of which the largest is the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD), the largest helicopter repair facility in the world. 




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NAS Corpus Christi sits on the Gulf of Mexico, protected by Padre and Mustang Islands.  Here you’ll find:

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot
  • Chief of Naval Air Training
  • Marine Aviation Training Support Group 22
  • Armed Forces Reserve Support Center
  • Training Air Wing 4-VT-27 Boomers
  • US Customs and Border Protection

Frequently Asked Questions About NAS Corpus Christi


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1. When did NAS Corpus Christi open?  

NAS Corpus Christi was commissioned into service on March 12, 1941, and began training pilots in May.


2. How long is the air training program at NAS Corpus Christi?

The air training program takes approximately 18 months to complete. Each year they graduate nearly 600 new naval aviators.


3. How many gates does Corpus Christi NAS have? 

NAS Corpus Christi has two gates.

  • The South Gate (Main Gate): open 24/7
  • The North Gate (Ocean Drive): open, Monday through Friday, 5-8 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. It’s closed on holidays.

4. Is NAS Corpus Christi near the ocean?  

NAS Corpus Christi is surrounded by water, including the Oso Bay and Corpus Christi Bay. 


5. What is the zip code for NAS Corpus Christi?  

The zip code for Corpus Christi NAS is 78418. Other nearby zip codes include 78411, 78413, 78414, 78404, and 78405.


6. What is the BAH for NAS Corpus Christi? 

BAH for Corpus Christi NAS ranges from $1461 for E-1 to $2,112 for E-9 with dependents and $1599 for O-1 to $2673 for O-7 with dependents. See the housing section for more info.


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Base Location and Information

Official Site: NAS Corpus Christi




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NAS Corpus Christi is located on the southeast side of the city. The base is about six miles south of the central business district and is protected by Padre Island and Mustang Island. These barrier islands offer a host of unique things to do, including fantastic fishing. The city is just three hours from the infamous South Padre Island. San Antonio is about two and a half hours north of Corpus Christi, with Austin about three hours away and Houston three and a half.


*Fun Fact: The nearby beaches have high wind speeds and set the stage for phenomenal kite and windsurfing.



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With a diverse terrain stretching between open fields to the bay and beaches, this region offers a little something for most family members. You'll not only find incredible hunting opportunities if that’s what you’re after, but the fishing could not be better. Additionally, there are a handful of attractions and shopping centers to enjoy your leisure time. 




Nearby military installations: 

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Arrival Lodging


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The Navy Lodge Corpus Christi accommodates incoming servicemembers and their families. 


NAS Corpus Christi 

9604 Ocean Drive 

Corpus Christi, TX 78418



Phone: 361-939-6630


NAS Corpus Christi Housing


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NAS Corpus Christi on-base housing is privatized and managed by South Texas Military Housing. On base, you’ll find access to the basketball court, playgrounds, dog park, tot lot, the marina, and more.


South Texas Military Housing Contact Info: 

1010 Buckey Loop
Corpus Christi, TX 78419

361- 937-0190


Navy Housing Service Center:

Naval Air Station 

11801 Ocean Dr, Bldg 1281

Corpus Christi, TX 78419-5021


Monday through Friday: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm


Phone: 361-961-3336




NAS Corpus Christi Off-Base Housing

Homes for sale and houses for rent near NAS Corpus Christi - NAS Corpus Christi Homes



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You’ll find a variety of places to live off base in Corpus Christi. The two most popular areas for military families to settle are southside and Flour Bluff or even down to padre island. Southside allows you to maintain easy access to numerous shopping areas and schools, while Flour Bluff and Padre island trade square footage for adventure as you’re close to the water. 


Rating one of the lowest commute times in the state, you shouldn’t expect to spend too much time in the car. The SPID and great weather work in your favor to keep your drive to and from work below 30 minutes.


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NAS Corpus Christi BAH Information

The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S.-based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed service members compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.

Corpus Christi NAS  is near the city of Corpus Christi Texas with options to buy or rent. Some sample Corpus Christi NAS  BAH rates for zip code 78419:


  • E-1 with dependents: $1467 
  • E-1 without dependents: $1104
  • E-9 with dependents: $2112
  • E-9 without dependents: $1719
  • O-1 with dependents: $1599
  • O-1 without dependents: $1365
  • O-7 with dependents: $2673
  • O-7 without dependents: $2019

Area Weather & Climate




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Corpus Christi does not offer four seasons throughout the year. Categorized as a subtropical climate, you can expect very short, mild winters and long, hot, muggy summers. The constant humidity keeps the winters from feeling cold and in warm-weather clothing all year long.

Including an occasional flash flood, Corpus Christi’s main natural disaster concerns are hurricanes. Hurricane season ranges from June 1 through November 30. Learn about how you can prepare for bad weather at the City of Corpus Christi.


NAS Corpus Christi Area Schools



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There are no schools located at NAS Corpus Christi. Most military families who live near the base will fall within the Nueces County School District.



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School Liaison Officer Contact Information: 

9th Street
Building 1782

Naval Air Station
Corpus Christi, TX 78419

Phone: 361-961-2625

Get information about private schools near NAS Corpus Christi: Private School ReviewHomeschooling families can learn how to comply with the Texas State Department of Education regarding students instructed at home.

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Support for Military & Families



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There are numerous higher education opportunities in the area, with many volunteer programs to connect with. While the national unemployment rate sits at 4%, Corpus Christi’s rate rests a little higher at 6.6% as of January 2022. The city is the center of fabrication, petroleum, aerospace, and aviation manufacturing. 


Some of the area’s top employers:

  • Bay, LTD.
  • Christus Spohn Health Systems
  • City of Corpus Christi
  • Corpus Christi Army Depot 
  • Corpus Christi Independent School District

Looking to volunteer? Try these organizations:

 Higher education near NAS Corpus Christi: 

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Things to Do Near NAS Corpus Christi




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USS Lexington. The ship was commissioned in 1943 and set more records than any other Essex Class naval aviation ship. In 1992 it made Corpus Christi its new home and serves as a family-friendly museum today.  


Texas State Aquarium. Home to all kinds of ocean creatures, big and small. Learn about caring for our ocean creatures, splash at the H-E-B Splash Park and immerse yourself in the 4D theater. 


South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center. Spend the day exploring the gardens. The center is home to 2500 orchid varieties and has trails perfect for observing all the wildlife around you. 


Padre Island National Seashore. Sixty-six miles long, Padre Island is the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world. 


Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History. With exhibits featuring 500 years of history, this is the place to learn about South Texas and immerse yourself in the culture. 


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Base Address:

11001 D Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Corpus Christi NAS , 78419-5021