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MISSION

Training Combat Quality Aviation Professionals

The mission of Naval Air Training Command is to train the world's finest combat quality aviation professionals, delivering them at the right time, in the right numbers, and at the right cost to a Naval Force that is where it matters, when it matters.

Headquartered on board NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, the Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) leads the Naval Air Training Command (NATRACOM) composed of five Training Air Wings located on Naval Air Stations in Florida, Mississippi and Texas. The wings are home to 17 Training Squadrons.

In 2016, our 694 aircraft logged 301,532 flight hours, over a quarter of the Department of the Navy total. To put those numbers in perspective, we flew 28% of the combined Navy and Marine Corps flight hours with 18% of the aircraft. In that same time 1,342 pilots and Naval Flight Officers (NFO) earned their "Wings of Gold" and the command sent 773 Aircrewmen to Fleet Replacement Squadrons to earn their wings.