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Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is located in Nueces County in the coastal city in South Texas. This is a United States air base which used to be named as Truax Field, named after Lieutenant Myron Truax of the United States Navy.
The United States troops set camp in the city on July1946 under General Zachary Taylor until March 1846 and after a year the place was named Corpus Christi. On 1926, the Port of Corpus Christi was established and the on 1941, the United States armed forces commissioned Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. Currently, the Port of Corpus Christi is deepest inshore port in the whole of Gulf of Mexico and rank 6th largest United States port which handles mostly agricultural products and oil.
Corpus Christi United States army installation houses the Corpus Christi Army Depot and the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. It is also the home for the Chief of Naval Air Training, Drug Enforcement Agency, the United States Coast Guard, Defense Distribution Depot, Medical Naval Hospital and the Mine Warfare Command. The base is the location of the world’s largest helicopter facility.
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi mission is to provide maintenance and operations, material and service support to the operations of the United States Navy Aviation and the Naval Training Command units. The flight training facility in Corpus Christi puts emphasis on the flight maneuvering and traffic pattern operations. There were about 400,000 flights made annually in the Corpus Christi air field.
The Naval Air Station Corpus provides 6,200 non military jobs to the local industry which makes the installation the biggest employer in the city. Corpus Christi’s industry is dependent on their tourism, petrochemical and oil industry. The Port of Corpus Christi ranked 47as the largest cargo tonnage in the world.