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The United States Navy has 53 or so Naval bases in the United States. The Navy uses these bases to train and keep ready the almost 500,000 military personnel administered by the Department of the Navy.
The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.
Naval Station San Diego, also called NS San Diego or even Naval Base San Diego, is the west coast's largest Navy base. The name of NS San Diego has been changed more than 5 times, so there is a lot of confusion surrounding it. Covering 977 acres of land, and 326 acres of water, NS San Diego is one of the largest bases in the whole US Navy.
Naval Air Station Key West, which is located in Key West, Florida, is a naval air station and military airport. It is located pretty close to the main business district of Key West, with just about 4 miles between it and the main strip in town. NAS Key West is primarily focused on national security. It monitors threats, and reports directly to the DoD.
NAS Atlanta was decommissioned as a Navy air station in 2007. Today, it is called the General Lucius D. Clay National Guard Center, and serves as homeport for Georgia's National Guard. The National Guard took control of the base in 2007, but the name change did not become official, and Navy operations continued, until September, 2009.
Norfolk Naval Shipyard, located in Portsmouth, Virginia, is one of the largest navy shipyards in the world. Norfolk Naval Shipyard repairs, renovates, and builds navy ships, as well as ships from the Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and occasionally allied nations. It is also the oldest shipyard still in use by the navy. The base was originally created in 1767.