Former Naval Air Station Alameda

Former Naval Air Station Alameda

 
Base Summary
 

Base Property and Historical Use

The former Naval Air Station (NAS) Alameda is located in the City of Alameda, California and is now commonly referred to as Alameda Point.  Situated immediately southwest of the central business district of Oakland, Alameda Point is bordered on the north by the Oakland Inner Harbor, on the west and south by the San Francisco Bay, and on the east by the City of Alameda. The former NAS Alameda consisted of approximately 2,806 acres of land, including submerged acreage.  The south and west portions of Alameda Point provide beautiful panoramic vistas of the Bay Bridge and the City of San Francisco.

In June 1936, Congress approved establishment of a naval air station along the San Francisco Bay.  Public Resolution Number 19 authorized President Franklin Roosevelt to purchase approximately 929 acres from the City of Alameda on behalf of the United States.

NAS Alameda was commissioned in 1940 and played a critical role in the Navy’s defense mission following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.  NAS Alameda’s primary wartime mission was simplified -- “keep ‘em flying” from airfields and carriers.  The base piped massive quantities of men, machinery, and supplies across the Pacific.  Station records document 230,000 man hours logged in December 1941; at peak production in July 1945, this figure would exceed 2,000,000 man-hours in around the clock operations.

From World War II through the Korean Conflict and Vietnam, NAS Alameda supported the Department of the Navy's defense mission until operational closure in 1997.   Christmas 1994 represented the last time two aircraft carriers and a cruiser—USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70), USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) AND USS ARKANSAS (CGN-41) - were home ported together at the air station’s piers.

In January 2013, the Naval Air Station Alameda Historic District was placed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. 

*Portions of text cited directly from “Naval Air Station Alameda 1940-1997”, Disestablishment Handbook, 25 April 1997, Alameda C  Edited and designed by Rochelle Kelly.

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Restoration Advisory Board Meeting

6:30PM Thursday, Nov 08, 2018

November 8, 2018 Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Agenda

6:47AM Thursday, Oct 25, 2018

Alameda Point Site Tour, Alameda City Hall West, Alameda, CA

1:00PM Saturday, Jul 07, 2018

Restoration Advisory Board Meeting Alameda City Hall West, Alameda, CA

10:00AM Saturday, Jul 07, 2018

Restoration Advisory Board Meeting

6:30PM Thursday, Mar 22, 2018

Restoration Advisory Board Meeting

6:30PM Thursday, Nov 09, 2017

Restoration Advisory Board Meeting

6:30PM Thursday, Sep 14, 2017

Annual Alameda Site Tour

10:00AM Saturday, Jul 08, 2017

Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Meeting

6:30PM Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

Community Tour

1:00PM Saturday, Jul 09, 2016

RAB Meeting

10:00AM Saturday, Jul 09, 2016

RAB Meeting

6:30PM Thursday, May 12, 2016

Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Meeting

6:30PM Thursday, Sep 10, 2015

May 14 2015 Restoration Advisory Board Meeting

6:30PM Thursday, May 14, 2015

Restoration Advisory Board Meeting; 950 West Mall Square, Building 1, Room 140, Alameda

6:30AM Thursday, Mar 12, 2015

January 2015 RAB Meeting

6:30PM Thursday, Jan 08, 2015

November 2014 RAB Meeting

6:30PM Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

September RAB Meeting. 950 West Mall Square, Building 1, Alameda, CA 94501

6:30PM Thursday, Sep 11, 2014

Community Tour of Navy Environmental Program. Space is limited. Sign up and scheduling information included in the link below.

12:30PM Saturday, Jul 12, 2014

July RAB Meeting, 950 West Mall Square, Building 1, Alameda, CA 94501

10:00AM Saturday, Jul 12, 2014

Proposed Plan Meeting For OU5/FISCA IR02 Groundwater, Oakland Public Library, 1550 Oak Street, Alameda, CA 94501

5:00PM Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Restoration Advisory Board meeting for NAS Alameda, 950 West Mall Square, Building 1, Room 140, Alameda, CA

6:30PM Thursday, May 08, 2014

The March 2014 Restroration Advisory Board Meeting will be held at 950 West Mall Square, Rm 140, Alameda, Ca

6:30PM Thursday, Mar 13, 2014

Restoration Advisory Board

6:30PM Thursday, Jan 09, 2014

Restoration Advisory Board

6:30PM Thursday, Nov 14, 2013


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