San Diego is home to various U.S. Navy ports, coast guard stations and Marine Corps bases. In fact it is home to one of only two Marine Recruit Depots.
We are contesting that we are the "birthplace of naval aviation," a claim that is also made by Pensacola, Florida.
San Diego is also home to one of the largest naval fleets in the world, with the largest concentration of Naval facilities in the world after reductions were made in Virginia and the pull out from Russia.
SD has two of the U.S. Navy's Nimitz class supercarriers (USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz) as well as five amphibious assault ships, the Hospital Ship USNS Mercy, as well as various carriers, destroyers, cruisers, frigates, and many smaller ships.
Military institutions in the San Diego area include the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego; the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
While the Navy has its Naval Base Point Loma, Naval Base San Diego, the Bob Wilson Naval Hospital, and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego.
The few the proud indeed. The bases are also a great source of income for San Diego
I didn't know florida is staking a claim on being the birthplace of naval aviation... it has always been san diego
I have also heard that Pensacola stakes the claim of being the birthplace of naval aviation. So is it San Diego in fact?