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U.S. Naval Air Station:  Pensacola:  Florida

The U.S. Naval Air Station at Pensacola, Florida, was the only naval air station operational upon the United States' entry into World War I in April 1917.  Previously, the station was named Naval Aeronautic Station and was redesignated as Naval Air Station in December 1917.    During this time, tests were done with aeronautics, upper atmospheric weather soundings, radios, and night-flight training.   The naval station is still in use today and home to the National Naval Aviation Museum

Image:   NH 83913:   Aerial of the Naval Air Station at Pensacola, Florida, 1915-16.   U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.