NAS Cecil Field was the largest military base in the Jacksonville, Florida, area. Including nearly 2,500 acres at OLF Whitehouse, the Cecil Field complex consisted of 22,939 acres; in addition, the base leased another 8,379 acres. As directed by Congress in BRAC 1993 and BRAC 1995, NAS Cecil Field was scheduled to cease Navy air operations in late 1999 with full Navy operational closure in mid-2000. When the lights were all been turned off and the doors locked, all that was left of the largest military installation in the Jacksonville area and the South's only Master Jet Base will be 30,000 acres of land, some buildings and equipment, and memories spanning six decades. The base officially closed September 30, 1999. Approximately 17,200 acres were transferred to the private sector, the remainder was transferred to NAS Jacksonville. (

Lots of bunkers to the NW and E.

Note the aircraft carrier deck painted on the south tip of the runway for practice landings.
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