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Hurlburt Field, FL: In-Depth Welcome Center (2021 Edition)
Hurlburt Field, FL: In-Depth Welcome CenterHurlburt Field, FL: In-Depth Welcome Center

Hurlburt Field, FL: In-Depth Welcome Center (2021 Edition)

Introduction 

Welcome to the home of the Air Commandos since 1961! Hurlburt Field supports the 1st Special Operations Wing, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, an Air Force major command, and a number of associate units. It’s a great place to live and work.

The 1st SOW boasts a 29-squadron wing, capable of deploying and sustaining a fight anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. The AFSOC is America’s specialized air power. It provides Air Force Special Operations Forces for worldwide deployment and assignment to regional unified commands throughout the spectrum of conflict. The base employs more than 8,500 active duty personnel, 32,000 retirees, 1,200 civilian personnel and about 10,000 family members.

Continue reading for an in-depth guide to help aid you in your transition to living and working on Hurlburt Field.

1. Where Is Hurlburt Field?
2. Google Map View
3. Getting There – Directions to the Base
4. Entering Hurlburt Field and Base Amenities

5. Where Should I Live Near Hurlburt Field?
6. What Schools are Near Hurlburt Field?
7. What’s the Weather Like in Hurlburt Field?
8. Things to Do Near Hurlburt Field

Where Is Hurlburt Field, Florida?

Hurlburt Field Visitor Center
1 Hume Drive
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
Phone: 1 (850) 884-2310

Hurlburt Field Map

Hurlburt Field Map

Hurlburt Field Directions

Public Transportation

There are no Amtrak stops in the Florida Panhandle or near Hurlburt Field. Alternatively, you could take a Greyhound bus from Fort Walton Beach and connect to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Pensacola and most other major cities on the East Coast and in the South.

Flights to Hurlburt Field, FL

The closest airport to Hurlburt Field is Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport. It’s about 15 miles from the front gates of Hurlburt Field. The airport is served by five major airlines (Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest and United Airlines) via daily direct or connecting flights.

Driving Directions to Hurlburt Field, Florida

  1. If you drive from the airport, you will get on Eglin Parkway/Florida Route 85.
  2. Take a slight right onto Lewis Turner Boulevard/Florida Route 189.
  3. Turn onto Green Acres Road, it will become Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
  4. Continue on Freedom Way.
  5. Go straight onto Independence Road.
  6. Take a right onto Tully Street.
  7. Turn right on Cody Avenue to enter Hurlburt Field.

Hurlburt Field Transportation Office

Hurlburt Field Transportation Office
212 Lukasik Ave.
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
Phone: 1 (850) 884-6051

Hurlburt Field Transportation Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0800 to 1500

Entering Hurlburt Field and Base Amenities

Entering Hurlburt Field and Base Amenities

If you don’t yet have a DOD-issued identification, you will be subject to a background check at the Visitor Control Center before you’re allowed to enter Hurlburt Field. Click here to learn more about where to go.

Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel

Upon arrival, all permanently assigned personnel report to the Commando Welcome Center with copies of orders and receipts for travel vouchers. The Commando Welcome Center is the one-stop shop to welcome new commandos to Hurlburt Field. Upon arrival, inbound members will be escorted to the Hurlburt Welcome Center by their sponsor during their appointment time. New arrivals are briefed by several agencies on programs, assistance and services available on base.

Commando Welcome Center
424 Cody Ave.
Bldg. 90229
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
Phone: 1 (850) 884-4815

Hurlburt Field Commando Welcome Center Hours

  • Monday through Friday: 0730 – 1530

Hurlburt Field Visitor Center

Hurlburt Field Visitor Control Center
1 Hume Drive
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
Phone: 1 (850) 884-2310

Hurlburt Field Visitor Control Center Hours

  • Sunday through Saturday – 0600 to 1500

DEERS Hurlburt Field 

The Hurlburt Field DEERS Office is an appointment-based system. Update DEERS due to marriage, divorce, birthday or death. You can also renew or get issued your CAC/ID cards. To schedule an appointment, click here.

Hurlburt Field DEERS Office
212 Lukasik Ave.
Bldg. 90210, Room 143
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
Phone: 1 (850) 884-5321

Hurlburt Field DEERS Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0730 to 1530

Hurlburt Field Gate Hours

There are three gates that provide access to Hurlburt Field.

  • Main Gate – Open 24/7.
  • Back Gate – Open 24/7.
  • Kerwood Gate – Closed until further notice.

Hurlburt Field Commissary

Hurlburt Field Commissary

The Hurlburt Field Commissary lets you save your hard-earned dollars when shopping for groceries at the commissary. In-store amenities and specialties include an ATM, a bakery, a deli, sushi, grab-and-go options and more.

Hurlburt Field Commissary
114 Howie Walters Road
Bldg. 91013
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
Phone: 1 (850) 881-2138

Hurlburt Field Commissary Hours

  • Monday – Closed
  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 0900 to 1900
  • Wednesday and Saturday – 0900 to 1800
  • Sunday – 1000 to 1700

Hurlburt Field BX 

The Hurlburt Field Base Exchange offers an assortment of health and beauty care, small appliances, electronics, toys and more. There is also an ATM, DVD rentals and 24-hour gas pumps.

Hurlburt Field Base Exchange
112 Lielmanis Ave.
Bldg. 91012
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
Phone: 1 (850) 581-8225

Hurlburt Field Base Exchange Hours

  • Monday through Saturday – 0900 to 1800
  • Sunday – 1000 to 1800

Hurlburt Field Barber Shops

Hurlburt Field Barber Shops

There is one barber shop on base. It is open from 0900 to 1700 Monday through Saturday, and 1000 to 1500 on Sunday. Call for more information.

Main Exchange Barber Shop – Bldg. 91012 

Phone: 1 (850) 581-8893

Hurlburt Field Post Office

The official mail center is open on base from 0900 to 1630 Monday through Friday, and is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays. Express and certified mail services are available as well as post office box rentals.

Hurlburt Field Post Office
437 Tully St.
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
Phone: 1 (850) 884-7699

Hurlburt Field Post Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0900 to 1630

Hurlburt Field Finance

Hurlburt Field Finance 

The Hurlburt Field Finance Office is open from 0800 to 1600 Monday through Friday. The office has resources available to help you understand and manage your finances, including one-on-one counseling to assist your family with financial readiness, from basic planning to long-term investing.

Hurlburt Field Finance Office
220 Lukasik Ave.
Bldg. 90213
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
Phone: 1 (850) 884-5441

Hurlburt Field Finance Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0730 to 1630

The Hurlburt Field Legal Assistance Office provides legal advice and assistance to eligible clients, including active duty, retired, and dependents with a military ID card. The office is where you want to go to get a will prepared or have other legal documents reviewed, including powers of attorney, living wills, bills of sale, simple affidavits, leases, name changes, uncontested divorces, etc. Call for hours or to make an appointment. Power of attorney and notary services available on a walk-in basis.

Hurlburt Field Legal Office
212 Lukasik Ave.
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
Phone: 1 (850) 884-7821

Hurlburt Field Legal Office Hours

  • To make an appointment with the Legal Assistance Office, call 1 (850) 884-7821.

Hurlburt Field Base Library

The Hurlburt Field Base Library offers public computers, fax services, over 20,000 books, magazines, newspapers, story time, DVDs to checkout, 3D scanners, 3D printers, telescopes, laptops to borrow and STEM kits to checkout.

Hurlburt Field Base Library
443 Cody Ave.
Bldg. 90337
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
Phone: 1 (850) 884-6266

Hurlburt Field Hotels

Hurlburt Field Hotels

Hurlburt Field offers temporary housing and lodging on base. Air Force Inns offers cable, coffee makers in the room, refrigerators, internet access, laundry facilities and are pet friendly.

Hurlburt Field AFB Lodging
300 Tully St.
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
Phone: 1 (850) 884-7115

Hurlburt Field AFB Lodging Hours

  • Open 24/7

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Where Should I Live Near Hurlburt Field?

Where Should I Live Near Hurlburt Field?

If you’re considering living on base, check out the available on-base housing options. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off base.

Cities Near Hurlburt Field

There are several cities near Hurlburt Field, including Fort Walton Beach, Ocean City and Wright. Most people stationed at Hurlburt Field choose to live in Fort Walton as it offers plenty of housing options, family-friendly attractions and a short commute to work.

Best Places to Live Near Hurlburt Field

Fort Walton Beach, FL

Fort Walton Beach is a small city with a population over 20,000 in the Florida Panhandle near Hurlburt Field. It’s known for its white sand beaches, emerald waters and beautiful golf courses on adjacent Okaloosa Island. The city is home to family-friendly resorts and things to do like parks, museums and aquariums. The island’s Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is home to dolphins, penguins and alligators.

Ocean City, FL

The suburb of Fort Walton Beach, Ocean City, is home to approximately 6,300 people. It is part of the Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin Metropolitan Statistical Area and has grown over the past decade. The census designated place has been named one of the best places to live in Okaloosa County because of its quality schools, affordable housing and diversity.

Wright, FL

While Wright is deemed a census designated place, it’s nearly as populated as nearby Fort Walton Beach. The area is ideal for those connected to Hurlburt Field because of its affordable housing, great public schools, numerous parks and lots of restaurants.

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Hurlburt Field Schools

Hurlburt Field Schools

There are many options for your child’s education near Hurlburt Field. The state offers traditional public schools, as well as public charter schools and private schools. For younger children, there are a variety of local daycares and child care programs on and off base. Children who live on base attend schools in the Okaloosa or Santa Rosa school district. There are no DoDEA schools on the base.

The Hurlburt Field school liaison officer can provide more information on area school districts, home schooling in Florida and special education resources. The base’s school liaison officer can provide information and guidance on area schools as well as educational resources for your children.

Check out our full guide to Hurlburt Field base schools for a more detailed rundown.

Things to Do Near Hurlburt Field

Hurlburt Field Weather

Florida is known for its mild winters and hot, humid summers. In the winter, the average highs are in the 60s and average lows are in the 40s. In the summer, the average highs can soar to the high 80s and low 90s, with lows in the 70s. NAS Pensacola gets about 60 inches of rain annually.

Things to Do Near Hurlburt Field

Things to Do Near Hurlburt Field

Hurlburt Field and the surrounding region are home to sand, surf, and fun in the sun, as well as historical sites, museums, art galleries, theaters, great restaurants and breweries, and vibrant shopping districts. On base, there are a multitude of recreational opportunities, including bowling, camping, fishing, golfing, and swimming. Outside the gates, with beautiful beaches and other Gulf Coast hot spots, there’s no shortage of things to do. Not to mention the recreation and entertainment options available on base thanks to Hurlburt Field Force Support Squadron.

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Conclusion

Hurlburt Field has more to offer than meets the eye. The area is bustling with things to do and there are white sandy beaches just a short drive away. While stationed at Hurlburt Field you’ll have the opportunity to train with the Air Commandos while the location provides the chance to experience everything the Florida Panhandle and the Gulf of Mexico have to offer. Moving to a new place has its challenges, but you’ll be glad to be here.

 

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