Hurlburt Field is located on the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle, 35 miles east of Pensacola (United States). Hurlburt Field is located in the city of Mary Esther, Florida and is very close to Eglin AFB. This area is also known as the Emerald Coast and is a major tourist attraction for its breathtaking white beaches and the emerald green waters. Hurlburt Field's homepage.
Cost of Living: The area is a high cost of living area and has relatively low wages.
Base Operator: 850-884-1110 or DSN 312-579-1110. Hours of Operation 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Active Duty Military 8,751
- Civilian Employees 1,813
- Family Members 9,260
- Contractors: 3,472
Area Population: Mary Esther Florida 41,455, Okaloosa County 180,000
Child Development Centers
Hurlburt's CDC offers services for children six weeks through 5 years of age. The program offers various services that include full-day care, hourly care and part-day preschool. By filling out a DD Form 2606, you can place your child's name on the child care waiting list in advance of your arrival. Call 850-884-6355.
Students at Hurlburt Field attend schools in Okaloosa County Schools website or Santa Rosa school homepage. Since there are no elementary, middle or high schools on base the children of families living on base housing will attend one of the following schools: Mary Esther or Florosa Elementary, Max Bruner Middle School or Fort Walton Beach High School. Families living in the south end of Santa Rosa County (Navarre) will attend Holley-Navarre Primary, Holley-Navarre Intermediate, West Navarre Elementary, Holley-Navarre Middle and Navarre High School.
Hurlburt Field Youth Center offers comprehensive programs to satisfy the needs of young family members. Youth Programs cater to youth, ages 5-18. Many of the programs such as dance, gymnastics and martial arts are sponsored on a year-round basis. Special summer classes and activities offered include judo, tae kwon do, dance, gymnastics, summer skating sessions, Call 850-884-6355.
Airman and Family Readiness Center
Airman and Family Readiness Center, 850-884-5441.
Hurlburt Field has 380 military family housing units located on the main base, and across Highway 98. Hurlburt Family housing wait time varies according to category of assignment. See wait list for on-base housing availability by category.
Single and married (but unaccompanied) first-term Airmen must check in at the Central Dormitory Management Office or Hurlburt Housing Office. The minimum rank to reside off base is SrA with over 3-years time in service.
The unemployment rate in Florida is 9.2%, Okaloosa County is 7.0%. Unemployment compensation may be available for the spouse of a newly assigned military member or civilian employee. For more information contact Jobs Plus, 409 NE Racetrack Rd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547, 850-833-9106. The median household income is $54,445.
- Support Services Squadron
- Exchange System
- Eglin Federal Credit Union and First National Bank and Trust
The 1st Special Operations Medical Group (1 SOMDG) provides clinic services to Hurlburt's population. The Eglin Regional Hospital is nearby serving approximately 77,000. Eglin currently has four separate units including medical, surgical, obstetrical and psychiatric. There is a Ronald McDonald House on the campus of Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, for use by military members and their dependents who are referred to hospitals in the Pensacola area. There is a Fisher House located on Eglin Air Force Base. Eligible beneficiaries include active duty, reserve/guard, veterans, retirees and family members - as long as any of the above-mentioned individuals are receiving care at the Eglin Hospital or similar local medical facility.
- NW Florida can have a very active HURRICANE SEASON, from June to November. Watch the Weather Channel.
- Make it a practice to use sunscreen (especially children) on the white sand beaches. The color of the sand intensifies and reflects the heat rays. Use gradual exposure so that your body will become accustomed to sun bathing.
- Most of the venomous snakes found in North America can be found in NW Florida. Be alert for snakes and alligators when you walk in wooded or marshy areas.