San Diego: Birthplace of Naval Aviation

San Diego: Birthplace of Naval Aviation (HM22PX)

Location: San Diego, CA 92101 San Diego County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 42.82', W 117° 10.61'

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Prosperity 1945 - Present

As military installations were closed due to post-World War II reductions, the Navy concentrated its West Coast operations in San Diego. During the Cold War, the area became a major training center for supplying men, ships, and aircraft to the Pacific Fleet.

With more than 95,000 military personnel in the greater San Diego area today, the Navy is the largest single employer in the region. In addition to active duty personnel, the Navy provides approximately 142,500 civilian jobs that support the fleet. This accounts for more than 20% of the total employment in the San Diego region.

Today San Diego is host to 35 aircraft squadrons with more than 400 aircraft; 48 surface ships including guided missile cruiser, destroyers, frigates, amphibious assault ships, and various patrol craft; as well as seven submarines.

The harbor is home port to deep-water vessels such as two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers the USS Nimitz and the USS Ronald Regan, and nine Military Sealift Command Ships.

The partnership between the U.S. Navy and the San Diego community has lasted for more than 100 years. The Navy found an ideal location for a deep-water harbor with ample space for training operations. San Diego has prospered due to the influx of federal defense spending - exactly what the city's fathers set out to accomplish
in 1908.
HM NumberHM22PX
Placed ByUSS Midway Museum
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Date Added Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at 7:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 483427 N 3619558
Decimal Degrees32.71366667, -117.17683333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 42.82', W 117° 10.61'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 42' 49.2" N, 117° 10' 36.6" W
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Area Code(s)619, 858, 949, 310, 510,
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego CA 92101, US
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