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Morale, welfare & recreation | Commands at NAS KINGSVILLE
Quick REference numbers
Phone: (361) 516-6386
The mission of NAS Kingsville’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) program is to provide quality, varied programs of wholesome and constructive recreation/leisure activities for Navy personnel and their family members.
These programs contribute to the mental, physical, social, and educational enrichment of the participants. The MWR Department takes great pride in providing outstanding facilities, programs, and activities in addition to exceptional food and beverage service. MWR’s goal is to meet or exceed customer expectations at every level of service.
BLDG. 3783 PHONE: (361) 516-6248;
OPEN: TUESDAY-FRIDAY 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.,
SATURDAY 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
The Auto Skills Center provides a friendly, safe, and economical place to perform all types of repairs on your vehicle. There are many different types of tools and equipment available for everything from normal maintenance to major overhauls. Personnel use the Center to repair many things including autos & trucks, boats, home appliances, and lawn mowers.
The Auto Skills Center has a great assortment of hand and power tools, in metric and SAE, as well as specialty tools. There are four bays with overhead lifts, and two bays with short rise body lifts. These are rented on an hourly basis, with most hand tools included. There are 12 additional enclosed bays without lifts for rent, available for storage and repair and all having compressed air and electricity. These are available on a day, week, or monthly basis and include free use of most hand tools.
Diagnostic computers are available to assist you in diagnosing your car. Additionally, a complete All-Data repair library is available on DVD for all years, makes, and models. The Texas State Inspection Station, located here, is open to all people on base during regular business hours.
There is also a tire repair facility with the newest style tire mounting machine and spin balancing machine. Brake repairs are a snap with the Center’s brake washing machines, and there is a drum and disk brake lathe on site. The welding bay has an AC/DC arc welder, a MIG and TIG machine, and an oxy/acetylene cutting torch, as well as a metal cutting saw.
BLDG. 1771 ORDER LINE: (361) 516-6506/6196; OPEN: MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:30 A.M. - 10 P.M.
WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS 12 P.M. - 4 P.M.
The Bowling Center provides eight lanes with electronic scoring, year round leagues, locker rental, tournaments, game area, big screen TV, and a limited pro-shop. The lanes are made of synthetic, man-made surfaces guaranteed to withstand the South Texas humidity as well as resist denting and scratching. To further enhance your experience, new seating and a state-of-the-art scoring system were recently installed. The Bowling Center is available for birthdays, unit, or private parties.
The Bowling Center’s snack bar serves breakfast and lunch specials Monday through Friday. The menu consists of meals and snacks available for take-out or dine-in. For your convenience call ahead and place your order.
LOCATED NEXT TO AUTO SKILLS CENTER
The car wash is a self-service operation with two wash bays and a vacuum bay. Normal high-pressure washing as well as a foaming brush, tire/engine cleaner and wax are available. This facility is open to all base personnel with a current price of 50 cents for more than ree minutes.
BLDG. 3766 PHONE: (361)516-6449;
OPEN TUESDAY - SATURDAY NOON TO 8 P.M.
The Center has pool tables, PS2, X Box 360, Game Cube, foosball, ping pong, air hockey, computers, large screen HD TV, Direct TV, and
more than 600 movies in stock. View your favorite movie or watch programming from Direct TV while relaxing on comfortable leather sofa, chair, or adult sized bean bags. Each month the Recreation Center receives new movies before the video stores. This facility is open to everyone on board NAS Kingsville.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in the numerous trips, cookouts, parties and competitions.
PHONE: (830) 373-4419
Prime South Texas acreage for hunting, horseback riding, fishing, camping, and wildlife watching await you at Escondido Ranch which is located 90 miles from NAS Kingsville, outside of Freer, Tex. Its lodge can accommodate up to 70 people and has a lounge area equipped with a pool table, large screen television, and electronic dart game. Escondido Ranch is a great get-away with a variety of things to do. Other amenities include a cookhouse, camp sites, and RV hook-ups.
Hunting on the 6,800 acre ranch is permitted by reservation only. Active duty service members can make reservations five weeks in advance; retirees and reservists three weeks in advance, and DoD civilians two weeks in advance.
Lodge: Escondido Ranch has a 17 room lodge with several options for your stay. There are rooms that have bunk beds that sleep 4, family rooms that sleep 4, or a separate cottage that sleeps 8 with a kitchen, bathroom and porch. Newly renovated restrooms, shower facilities and flooring throughout the public areas as well as a large ice machine will add to your overall experience. Each room is furnished with beds, a refrigerator, and an air conditioner/heater. Adjacent to the lodge is a cookhouse with barbecue pits, electric stove, and grill. Escondido Ranch is available for group activities such as parties, seminars, reunions, and trail rides. Advance notice is required for scheduling such events so please contact the Ranch at least 60 days prior to the event.
Camping: Twelve RV sites are available with electric, water, and sewage hook-ups. Bring your RV or tent and enjoy the outdoors.
ATV and Horse Owners: Please call the Ranch Staff in advance for restrictions and fees.
Hunting: The Ranch offers year-round hunting. To find out what game is in season call the Texas Parks and Wildlife Office regarding hunting in McMullen County at 1-800-792-1112. Aggressive conservation programs have increased the abundance of wildlife on the Ranch. Over 75 different types of birds can be seen. Hog, javelina, bird and deer hunting are very popular. Deer hunting is conducted on a drawing basis, and begins with archery in October and rifle from November to January. Call the Ranch for more information on the drawing process. Hog hunts are conducted monthly, February through August, around the full moon and are very successful. These hunts are overnight events.
Fishing: Fish the Nueces River! All Anglers are required to comply with Texas State Fishing Regulations.
You don’t have to be a hunter or fisherman to enjoy the ranch. There are many other opportunities to enjoy the outdoors: camping, archery, hiking, fishing, relaxing, wildlife photography, bird watching, animal watching or watching a sunset without obstruction or interference.
BLDG. 1771 (BASE GYM)
PHONE: (361) 516-6171/6172;
OPEN: MONDAY - FRIDAY 5 A.M. - 9 P.M.
WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
The Fitness Complex has a wide range of equipment and work-out opportunities. The Nautilus/Cardiovascular and Free Weight work-out rooms have the newest technology as well as the traditional equipment. Other indoor facilities include a basketball court, four racquetball courts, locker rooms, saunas and hot tubs. Numerous outdoor facilities include tennis courts, a basketball court, a softball field, a football/all-purpose field, a walking track and a 1/4 mile track.
The athletic program includes a variety of activities such as football, racquetball, basketball, bowling, volleyball, tennis, and softball. Captain’s Cup tournaments are held throughout the year.
PHONE: (361) 516-6449
The horse stables are located at the south end of the station. These are privately owned horses, not a public riding facility. Prior to bringing a horse onboard, horse owners must check-in through the ITT office. A quarantine period and check-up from the Army Veterinarian must be completed.
PHONE: (361) 516-6449
The ITT office offers tickets to amusement parks and attractions in the Coastal Bend, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas areas. Tickets include the USS Lexington, Texas State Aquarium, Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld, Disney World and Disney Land. Join the ITT office on sight-seeing and shopping trips from Houston to Mexico. Maps and brochures are available for many of Texas’ historical and educational locations. ITT is open Tuesday-Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.
PHONE: (361) 516-6171, BLDG 1771 (BASE GYM)
Events are scheduled throughout the year and consist of volleyball and racquetball tournaments, softball, tennis, golf, spring softball, basketball, flag football, bench press competition, men’s open basketball tourney, and post holiday 5K run/walks.
BLDG 2742 PHONE: (361) 516-6271;
OPEN: MONDAY-FRIDAY 9 A.M. to 9 P.M.
The Library has collections of fiction and nonfiction books, periodicals, newspapers, and magazines. Books are updated through a contract leasing program. Video cassettes, audio tapes, books on tape, copier, fax machine, a microfiche reader and more are available for patron use. There is also a paperback book exchange program. In addition, nine computers are connected to the internet with printers, an NMCI connection, numerous word-processing, spread sheet and educational software programs, and instructional CDs. Special events are held throughout the year for both children and adults.
PHONE: (361) 516-6570; OPEN: MONDAY-FRIDAY 6:45 A.M. - 5:15 P.M. Closed Federal holidays.
The Child Development Center provides outstanding care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Its primary goal is to ensure that children in our care are offered every opportunity to flourish in a safe and caring atmosphere that offers an abundance of learning activities. The CDC provides an environment that nurtures and challenges the growth and development of each child.
Developmentally appropriate activities and experiences are offered to meet the needs of each child. All meals and snacks are prepared in accordance with USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines. The CDC has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for eight years.
BLDG. 4706 PHONE: (361) 516-6718
Child Development Home Providers are active duty military spouses who provide quality child care services in their homes for eligible children between 6 weeks and 12 years of age, on a full, part-time, or drop-in basis. Hours are flexible and care is excellent. Providers undergo an extensive background check, orientation training, and home inspections prior to authorization by the Commanding Officer. Homes are monitored on a regular basis and training is ongoing to ensure program quality. Each provider is enrolled in the Child and Adult Care Food Program to ensure children receive nutritious meals. Homes are equipped with state of the art materials and equipment.
BLDG. 2742 PHONE: (361) 516-6718;
OPEN: AFTER SCHOOL CARE: 2:15 A.M.-5:45 P.M.
CAMP HOURS: 6:45 A.M.-5:15 P.M.
Closed Federal holidays.
A variety of activities is offered for children ages kindergarten through 12 years of age. After School Care is a key part of the program. Children are picked-up at area schools and brought back to the SAC Center for snacks, homework assistance, and playtime. Holiday Camps are available during school closings. TAC supports and encourages military and DoD children to participate in community youth events.
Families eligible to participate in the program are military dependents, DoD civilians, and contractors onboard NAS Kingsville. Full-time and part-time care is available to meet the varying needs of our parents and children.
BLDG. 3765 PHONE: (361) 516-6191;
OPEN: MONDAY 7 A.M.-3 P.M.,
TUESDAY-THURSDAY 8 A.M.-4 P.M.,
AND FRIDAY 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M
Outdoor Recreation is the place for your camping, fishing, picnicking, and hunting needs. There is a wide variety of equipment ready to rent for your recreational requirements. For those who enjoy water sports, Outdoor Recreation has motor boats, kayaks, and canoes equipped with life preservers, paddles and car carriers or trailers. For campers, Outdoor Rec has trailers, camp stoves, lanterns, water jugs, tents, cots, and sleeping bags.
Outdoor Recreation also manages the hunting and fishing programs on base and is the sole provider for station fishing and hunting permits. It manages two fresh water ponds stocked with blue channel catfish and has complete fishing supplies including rods and reels, bait buckets and tackle. The base hunting program includes dove, quail, and turkey when in season. Outdoor Recreation provides complete information on hunting and fishing both on station and in the region.
Station picnic facilities are also maintained through this activity. Each pavilion has restroom facilities, playground equipment, BBQ pits, and shaded areas. There are no fees for picnic facility use; however, reservations must be made in advance.
Enjoy outdoor entertaining, BBQ, or grilling? Rental equipment includes tables, chairs, ice chests, and two 7ft-BBQ pits on trailers, one of which is a smoker. Also available are utility trailers for moving furniture, vehicle trailers, gasoline generators, garden tillers, and augers.
PHONE: (361) 516-6191
Located behind Outdoor Recreation is a 13-slot RV park. All 13-slots have 10x10 concrete slabs with individual shelter and picnic table. Five of the 13-slots have water, electric, and sewer with the remaining eight having only water and electric. There is a free onsite dump station available for use. The RV Park also has showers, bathrooms, and a coin-operated laundry with large-capacity machines, open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Reservations may be made in person or by phone with a credit card, daily, weekly, or monthly rates.
ORDER LINE: PHONE: (361) 516-6413;
HOURS: MONDAY-THURSDAY 6:30 A.M. - 2 P.M., FRIDAY 6:30 A.M. - 7 P.M., AND WEEKENDS FOR SCHEDULED EVENTS.
The Captain’s Club serves lunch at the K-BAR Monday through Friday. The Club’s two conference rooms, dining area, three ballrooms and night club makes it a versatile facility for hosting events ranging from 10 - 600 guests. Its three ballrooms combined can seat 450 people for large-scale events such as weddings, seminars, reunions and community events. Also, its premier turn-key operation makes it possible to have an elegant event without the hassle of booking decorators, DJ’s, caterers and planners.
K-BAR: Located inside The Captain’s Club in the No-Fly Zone, the K-BAR has something for everyone. For sports fans, there are 12 flat screen televisions with a state-of-the-art sound system enabling you to listen to any TV in the house. A 150” projection screen makes you feel like you’re in the action. If you like to dance, there is a huge dance floor, special effects lighting and a great assortment of music and videos to help move your body. If you like being in the spotlight, MWR’s state-of-the-art karaoke machine is definitely for you. Gaming enthusiasts, MWR has you covered, too. Games include a custom shuffleboard, pool table, foosball, and various video games. Special bar prices and appetizers are offered during events. Please call for upcoming events.
SHOEMAKER PAVILION - Located at the South Pool, this facility is available for special events such as weddings, meeting, birthdays, etc. There are two rooms that can accommodate approximately 75 guests, with restroom facilities and a large patio overlooking the pool. For more details please call The Club.
BLDG. 3743 PHONE: (361) 516-6888;
OPEN: MONDAY-FRIDAY 7 A.M.-7 P.M.
The Line Shack snack bar is located close to the squadrons for ease and convenience.
The Flying Bean Coffee House,
BLDG. 2742 (LOCATED NEXT TO THE LIBRARY)
PHONE: (361) 516-4704;
OPEN: MONDAY-FRIDAY 7:30 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Seattle’s Best Coffee shop is conveniently located for that special blend to start your day. Each day there is a featured coffee or tea.
PHONE: (361) 516-6449
Affordable vehicle, RV, trailer, and boat storage is available on a secure lot that allows for one day or a full year storage.
BLDG. 3783 PHONE: (361) 516-6248;
OPEN: TUESDAY-FRIDAY 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
SATURDAY 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
The Woodworking Skills Shop has all the equipment and tools that you would expect of an industrial wood shop. There are heavy-duty table saws, band saws, scroll saws, planers, shapers, as well as a large variety of hand and small power tools available. Wood and woodworking supplies (nails, screws, glue, sandpaper, etc.) are not sold here. Please bring all the supplies you will be using.
BLDG. 4723 PHONE: (361) 961-3952
The Army Veterinarian visits NAS Kingsville monthly. Appointments are made by calling the Corpus Christi Army Veterinary at 961-3952. Veterinarian services are available to Active Duty and Retirees.
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