NAS Whiting Field is approximately 30 miles (45 minutes) from Pensacola Regional Airport. Refer to the foldouts of this guide for a map to Whiting Field. It is located approximately 8 miles north of Milton, Florida.
Personnel reporting aboard NAS Whiting Field are advised to contact their sponsor in advance to arrange transportation to the installation from either the Pensacola Regional Airport or local bus station. If no transportation arrangements have been made, report to the USO Information Center, located on the second deck of the regional airport, for assistance.
While traveling through the central and northern parts of the county, you can observe many restored historic buildings that now serve as museums, residences, offices and businesses, many of which are open to the public. Although few original landmarks remain, the influence of the early settlers and local Native American tribes is still seen in names of streets and areas in Santa Rosa County.
Once known as the most industrialized county in Florida, Santa Rosa’s history is abundant with the lore of the logging, sawmill and shipbuilding industries around which life evolved. The area around Milton gained distinction as the site of the first cotton textile mill in the South. The Shortline Railroad was the primary hauler of the nation’s first paper mill supply of logs, run by the Bagdad Land and Lumber Co., in operation from 1828 until 1939.
Five flags have flown over Santa Rosa County, the Spanish, French, British, Confederate and the U.S. Local residents and visitors to Santa Rosa enjoy the cultural diversity of vastly unique communities each committed to providing its distinctive quality of life.
A climate with moderate year-round temperatures, unlimited business opportunity and one of the finest school systems in the state combine to provide an atmosphere that many people find enticing in their search for a new home. All of the conveniences of a cosmopolitan society can be found while enjoying the wealth of nature’s blessing in a relaxing environment.
All military and civilian personnel reporting to NAS Whiting Field staff should report to Administration, Building 1401, Room 112, between 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. All flight students and flight instructors reporting to Training Air Wing 5 should report to the Student Control Office in the first deck of Building 2943, USS Enterprise Street, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. After normal working hours, all military personnel must report to the Unaccompanied Housing front desk, Building 2942, Lexington Circle, and report on the next regular workday.