Naval Air Station Jacksonville is a multi-mission base hosting more than 100 tenant commands; Naval Air Station Jacksonville (better known as NAS Jax), is synonymous with their annual air show. The first aviation display at NAS was a flyover of JN4 Jenny biplanes in 1918 to celebrate the end of WWI; however, the first scheduled air show was held in the early 1930's, while the station was still under the control of the Florida National Guard.
The Blue Angels is the United States Navy's flight demonstration squadron formed in 1946, and is currently the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team in the world, after the French Patrouille de France formed in 1931.The Blue Angels performed their first flight demonstration in 1946 at their home base NAS Jacksonville, FL and it is not uncommon to see the aerobatic team up in the air today, over their home NAS Jax.
NAS Jacksonville is not only known for their Blue Angels, but also for their many strides in medical care with a world class on-base hospital. They are also dedicated to promoting environmentally efficient policies by championing an outstanding wastewater reduction and pollution prevention program.
Centrally located next to Interstate 295, the beltway around Jacksonville, FL, you can quickly get to whatever form of entertainment that is available. Florida is an optimal mix of urban charm and rural beauty offering over 50 golf courses, nightlife, jazz festivals, beaches, home to NFL Team Jacksonville Jaguars, museums, Jacksonville Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
Love to dine out? Being so close to the ocean, it's no surprise that seafood reigns supreme along Florida's First Coast, especially at restaurants within the Jacksonville area and in nearby St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city. In some cases, fresh catch often comes straight from a restaurateur's own fleet. Shrimp, snapper, swordfish and grouper are plentiful. Yet southern-fried chicken, sushi, steak, or barbecue are also popular at various locations to suit a variety of tastes.
There is a good selection of local schools within the vicinity of the base; Sacred Heart Elementary, Jeb Stuart Middle School, The Foundation Academy, Orange Park Elementary, Ed White High School, and Robert E. Lee High School ' just to name a few.
The average price rent for a studio apartment is $625 and the average price of a three-bedroom apartment is around $1000.
Some major employers include Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Publix's distribution center, The Mayo Clinic, CSX, Bank of America and Aetna Inc.
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