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Naval Aviation Depot~Norfolk

I-564w Hwy, Norfolk, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 36° 56' 40.9272", -76° 17' 47.2452"
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The depot began in 1917 as part of the Naval Air Detachment of six canvas hangars servicing seven seaplanes. Before the depot closed in 1996, its name changed over time from Construction and Repair (1918), Assembly and Repair (1922), Overhaul and Repair (1948), and Naval Air Rework Facility (1967), to Naval Aviation Depot (1987). Reaching peak employment during WWII of more than 8,000, the facility later became Norfolk's largest employer. Through the decades, as naval aircraft advanced from seaplanes, to fighter jets, to air-to-air missiles, the master mechanics continued to play a leading role in advancing maintenance technology for the Navy, Air Force, and NATO forces.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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