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Naval Air Station
Naval Air Station
Kingsville or NAS Kingsville(NASK) (IATA: NQI, ICAO: KNQI, FAA LID: NQI) is a United States Navy
United States Navy
Naval Air Station
Naval Air Station
located approximately 3 miles east of Kingsville, Texas
Kingsville, Texas
in Kleberg County. NAS Kingsville is under the jurisdiction of Navy Region Southeast
Navy Region Southeast
and is the headquarters of Training Air Wing Two. Founded in 1942 as Naval Auxiliary Air Station (NAAS) Kingsville, it served nearby Naval Air Station
Naval Air Station
Corpus Christi as an auxiliary field, aiding in training many of the U.S Navy's pilots for World War II. In 1968, the airfield was redesignated as Naval Air Station
Naval Air Station
Kingsville, and has hosted flight training operations throughout its existence. Additionally, NAS Kingsville organizes and hosts the annual Wings Over South Texas
Texas
Air Show.

Contents

1 Current operations 2 Tenant Units 3 Former Tenant Units 4 References 5 External links

Current operations[edit]

TA-4J Skyhawk of TW-2.

Naval Air Station
Naval Air Station
Kingsville is one of the U.S. Navy’s premier locations for jet aviation training. The naval air station’s primary mission is to train Student Naval Aviators for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps
and tactical jet pilots for other select NATO and Allied countries. To accomplish its mission, NAS Kingsville is home to Training Air Wing Two
Training Air Wing Two
and several tenant commands, military as well as civilian, with a total complement of approximately 300 officers, 200 enlisted, 350 civilian personnel, and 625 contract maintenance personnel. The wing was the first in the Navy to operate the Boeing T-45 Goshawk aircraft, providing a single carrier-capable aircraft to replace the North American Rockwell T-2 Buckeye and the McDonnell Douglas TA-4 Skyhawk II in the Navy's strike pilot training pipeline. Originally equipped with the T-45A model of the Goshawk, the wing began accepting new production T-45C model aircraft in 2005, which replaces the earlier T-45A aircraft's analog cockpit with a digital or "glass" cockpit similar to what students will find when they transition to operational fleet combat aircraft. All T-45A aircraft at NAS Kingsville are slated to be retrofitted and upgraded to a T-45C configuration under the T-45 Required Avionics Modernization Program (T-45 RAMP), with a select number of RAMP modified aircraft slated for transfer to Training Air Wing SIX at NAS Pensacola, Florida in support of Student Naval Flight Officer
Naval Flight Officer
training under the Undergraduate Military Flight Officer (UMFO) program. NAS Kingsville is also home to one United States Army Reserve
United States Army Reserve
unit: Detachment 1, 370th Transportation Company (Medium Truck Palletized Load System). Headquarters Detachment, Company F (MEDEVAC), 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment
158th Aviation Regiment
was formerly located at NASK from 2009 until the unit consolidated on Ft. Carson, CO in the summer of 2014. There is no longer any US Army Reserve Aviation personnel or equipment at NASK. The NAS Kingsville Operations Department operates the airfield and provides services to support operations of activity, tenant, and transiting aircraft; provides firefighting functions, both structural fire and rescue; provides air traffic control; operates the air terminal; schedules administrative and proficiency flights; repairs and maintains station ground electronics equipment; stores, maintains, and issues assigned ordnance and munitions; operates firing ranges; operates aerial targets, bombing ranges, and auxiliary landing fields. NAS Kingsville also has both Military and Civilian security which man the entry control points and conduct vehicle inspections and patrols. Tenant Units[edit]

Training Air Wing Two

Training Squadron TWENTY ONE (VT-21) "Fighting Redhawks" Training Squadron TWENTY TWO (VT-22) "Golden Eagles"

Naval Branch Health Clinic Kingsville Contract Employers included L-3 Vertex, Fidelity Technologies, and Rolls Royce CNATRA Detachment 370th Transportation Company (PLS) Detachment 1, U.S. Army Reserve

Former Tenant Units[edit]

7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, F Company (MEDEVAC)

References[edit]

United States Navy
United States Navy
portal

Naval Air Station
Naval Air Station
Kingsville (official site) FAA Airport Master Record for NQI (Form 5010 PDF) Naval Air Station
Naval Air Station
Kingsville GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 2006-10-27 KNQI Kingsville Naval Air Station
Naval Air Station
AirNav.com Retrieved 2006-10-27

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Naval Air Station
Naval Air Station
Kingsville.

Training Air Wing Two
Training Air Wing Two
(official site)

VT-21 Redhawks VT-22
VT-22
Golden Eagles

FAA Airport Diagram (PDF), effective March 29, 2018 Resources for this U.S. military airport:

FAA airport information for NQI AirNav airport information for KNQI ASN accident history for NQI NOAA/NWS latest weather observations SkyVector aeronautical chart for KNQI

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United States Navy

Portal Category

Leadership

Secretary of the Navy Under Secretary of the Navy Chief of Naval Operations Vice Chief of Naval Operations Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy 4-star admirals House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces Senate Subcommittee on Seapower

Structure

Navy Navy Reserve Fleet Marine Force Expeditionary Combat Command Merchant Marine

Units Aircraft wings Aircraft squadrons Carrier strike group Installations Naval Observatory Master jet base

Operating forces

Fleet Forces Command Pacific Fleet Naval Forces Europe Naval Forces Central Command Naval Forces Southern Command Naval Special
Special
Warfare Command Naval Reserve Forces Operational Test and Evaluation Force Naval Network Warfare Command Military Sealift Command

Shore

Naval Sea Systems Command Naval Air Systems Command Naval Facilities Engineering Command Naval Supply Systems Command Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Fleet Cyber Command Naval Academy Naval Education and Training Command Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command Office of Naval Intelligence Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center Naval Legal Service Command Naval Observatory Navy Occupational Safety & Health Bureau of Naval Personnel Chief of Naval Personnel Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Navy Installations Command

Fleets

Third Fleet Fourth Fleet Fifth Fleet Sixth Fleet Seventh Fleet Tenth Fleet

Ships

A–B C D–F G–H I–K L M N–O P Q–R S T–V W–Z

Aircraft carriers Airships Amphibious warfare ships Auxiliaries Battleships Cruisers Destroyers Destroyer escorts Escort carriers Frigates Mine warfare vessels Monitors Patrol vessels Sailing frigates Steam frigates Steam gunboats Ships of the line Sloops of war Submarines Torpedo boats

Personnel and training

People

Officers

Insignia Designators

Enlisted

Rates Ratings Classification

Personnel

Chaplain Corps

Chief Deputy Chief

Explosive ordnance disposal Medical Corps Dental Corps Nurse Corps Medical Service Corps Supply Corps Civil Engineer Corps JAG Corps

JAG DJAG

NCIS Boatswain's mates Hospital corpsman Naval Aviator SEALs Seabees Master-at-arms Operations specialist SWCCs Hispanic sailors

Training

Recruit Naval Academy Officer Candidate School STA-21 NROTC BESS BFTT CNATT COMPTUEX NAWCTSD AIM Naval Chaplaincy School Naval Hospital Corps School Naval Justice School Naval Postgraduate School United States Armed Forces School of Music Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Navy Supply Corps School Naval War College Nuclear Power School JMTC TOPGUN USNTPS Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Equipment

Uniforms Awards and decorations Badges Current fleet Reserve fleet Aircraft Weapons Naval reactors

History and traditions

History "Anchors Aweigh" Blue Angels Ceremonial Barge Chesapeake Continental Navy Ensign Fleet bands Fleet Week Jack Line-crossing ceremony National Museum Navy Band Navy Flag Navy Hymn Navy Memorial Navy service numbers Navy Weeks Revolt of the Admirals Sailor's Creed Ship commissioning Ship decommissioning Tingey House USS Constitution Wetting-down United States battleship retirement debate

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Naval Air Training Command

Chief of Naval Air Training: RADM James Bynum

Commands

Blue Angels Training Air Wing ONE Training Air Wing TWO Training Air Wing FOUR Training Air Wing FIVE Training Air Wing SIX Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 Marine Aviation Training Support Group 22

Naval Air Stations

Corpus Christi Kingsville Meridian Pensacola Whiting Field

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Air Station

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Landing Field

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Air Force

Air Force Base

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Annex

Kelly Field Annex Lackland Training Annex

Air Reserve Base

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Naval Air Station
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Air National Guard Station

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Coast Guard

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