NORTHWEST TERRITORIAL MINT
USN Naval Air Station Key West Coin
NAS Key west is located east of the town of Key West, Florida. It began as a base in 1823, established to combat piracy in the area. The base has perfect flying weather year round and unparalleled aerial ranges that offer aircrew training within minutes after takeoff.
The station is equipped with a sophisticated Tactical Aircrew Combat Training System (TACTS), similar to the one depicted in the popular movie "Top Gun," which tracks and records aerial maneuvers. In addition, NAS Key West is the host facility for numerous tenant activities, including Joint Interagency Task Force South, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Army Special Forces Underwater Training School to name a few.
The best Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen in the world are to be found at NAS Key West and its tenant commands. Each of them work diligently daily to ensure that we are responsible stewards of our human, fiscal, material and environmental resources.
- This coin salutes the men and women who serve their country ant NAS Key West
- Brass antique with enamel finish
- Size: 1 3/4 inch (44mm) round