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Our Mission

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The mission of Naval Air Training Command is to train the world's finest combat quality aviation professionals, delivering them at the right time, in the right numbers, and at the right cost to a Naval Force that is where it matters, when it matters. Read More...

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Since the days when naval aviator #1 - Lt Theodore Ellyson - trained at the Curtis Aviation Camp a North Island, CA, in 1911, to today with 5 Training Air Wings located across the American Southeast, the production of the world's finest naval aviators has been our business. Read More...


T6-B training aircraft

It is an exciting time in Naval Aviation as most training and fleet aircraft are in the process of transitioning to newer models/aircraft. CNATRA is modernizing and downsizing from seven type model series with eleven configurations to four type model series and configurations. Read More...

RDML Robert D. Westendorff

RDML Robert D. Westendorff

Rear Adm. Robert D. Westendorff, a native of Paola, Kansas, is a 1992 graduate of Kansas State University. He earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration focusing on Corporate Finance and commissioned in December 1992 after completing Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida.

Westendorff was designated a Naval Aviator in April 1995 in Meridian, Mississippi, after...

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Naval Aviation Vision, 2016-2035
Naval Aviation Vision, 2016-2035
CNATRA HQ Communicator, SEPTEMBER 2021
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