On December 8-9, JINSA national leaders had the rare opportunity to visit Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, the home of the Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NAVSCIATTS) and Special Boat Team 22, both important assets to the Navy SEALs.
A delegation of JINSA leaders recently visited Edwards Air Force Base, home to the U.S. Air Force Test Center and U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. The base played a significant role in the testing and evaluation of every aircraft to enter the U.S. Air Force since World War II. The base, then known as Muroc Army Air Base, was where Chuck Yeager first broke the speed of sound.
On Wednesday March 28, 2012, JINSA officers and members returned from Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. The trip was JINSA’s first military base visit of 2012 and was led by Rear Admiral Terence E. “Terry” McKnight, USN (ret), a member of JINSA’s Board of Advisors.
On April 1 and July 14, JINSA officers and members visited Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Command headquarters at Coronado, California and the Naval Amphibious Base at Little Creek, Virginia, respectively for an update on the operations of the Navy’s SEAL (Sea, Air and Land) and SWCC (Special Warfare Combat Crewman) teams.
On May 23-24, 2011, a JINSA delegation from the New York area led by JINSA Advisory Board Member Major General Larry Taylor, USMCR (ret.) was hosted by the Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC) at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Virginia.
Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Command in Coronado, Calif. hosted more than 20 members of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) during a visit, April 1, intended to educate community leaders on the mission, methods and equipment of NSW.
JINSA delegation visits Oregon Air National Guard air defense fighter wing and special tactics squadron and gains in-depth understanding of U.S. Coast Guard motor lifeboat training and rescue operations in the Pacific Northwest.
On May 27, 2010, at the invitation of the Special Operations community, a small group of JINSA members traveled to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina to participate in a special Memorial Day dedication and remembrance of the fallen warriors from the U.S. Army's Special Operations community.
On November 19, a JINSA delegation visited U.S. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, the east coast homeport of the U.S. Navy's nuclear-powered Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines. The boats, also known as Trident submarines for the 24 nuclear-tipped Trident ballistic missiles they carry, form one third of America's nuclear deterrent arsenal along with the Air Force’s air- and ground-based missiles.
On May 14, a group of JINSA members visited Hurlburt Field, home of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), to gain a greater understanding of AFSOC's contributions to current American military operations. The visit was planned as part of JINSA’s Base Visit Program.