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NAS Pensacola: In-Depth Welcome Center (2020 Edition)
NAS Pensacola: In-Depth Welcome CenterNAS Pensacola: In-Depth Welcome Center

NAS Pensacola: In-Depth Welcome Center (2020 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to Naval Air Station Pensacola, known as the “Cradle of Naval Aviation.” NAS Pensacola serves as the launching point for the flight training of every naval aviator, naval flight officer, and enlisted aircrewman.

NAS Pensacola employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel. The base encompasses more than 8,400 acres of land: about 5,800 acres at NAS Pensacola proper and another 2,500 acres at other locations, including Corry Station, Saufley Field, and Outlying Landing Field Bronson. NAS Pensacola provides base operating support and quality of life services for all shore activities aboard NAS Pensacola, Corry Station, Saufley Field, and Bronson Field.

The base is home to the Naval Aviation Schools Command, the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Marine Aviation Training Support Groups 21 and 23, the Blue Angels, and the headquarters for Naval Education Training Command. NAS Pensacola also provides support to 94 Department of Defense and 31 non-DOD tenant commands, most of which train Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel in naval aviation.

Continue reading for our in-depth guide on NAS Pensacola so you can get to know your new base and its surrounding community.

  1. Where Is Naval Air Station Pensacola?
  2. Google Map View
  3. Getting There–NAS Pensacola Directions
  4. Entering NAS Pensacola and Base Amenities
  5. Where Should I Live Near NAS Pensacola?
  6. NAS Pensacola Schools
  7. NAS Pensacola Weather
  8. Things to Do Near NAS Pensacola

Where Is Pensacola Naval Air Station?

Visitors Control Center
Building 777, Duncan Road
Pensacola, FL 32507
Phone: 1 (850) 452-4153

NAS Pensacola Map

NAS Pensacola Map

Directions to NAS Pensacola

NAS Pensacola is located in northwestern Florida near the Florida-Alabama border in the part of the state known as the panhandle. The base is in Escambia County, southwest of the city of Pensacola. It is about 12 miles from the Pensacola International Airport.

From Pensacola International Airport

  1. When leaving the airport, stay to the left (follow the signs directing you to the beaches and downtown).
  2. At the intersection of Airport Boulevard and 12th Avenue, turn left onto 12th Avenue.
  3. Stay on 12th Avenue until you reach a sign that reads “12th Ave Next Left.” Stay to the right into Fairfield Drive.
  4. Stay on Fairfield Drive and look for a large sign that reads “295 South Pensacola NAS”. Merge to the left, which will put you on New Warrington Road.
  5. Stay on New Warrington Road, which turns into Navy Boulevard. Navy Boulevard takes you to the front gate of NAS Pensacola.

From Interstate 10, Westbound

  1. Traveling westbound on Interstate 10, exit at Exit 2.
  2. Turn right (south) onto state Route 297 (Pine Forest Road).
  3. After approximately 3.5 miles, turn right at the intersection of state Route 297 (Pine Forest Road) and Longleaf Drive onto Longleaf Drive.
  4. Follow Longleaf Drive to state Route 173 (Blue Angel Parkway).
  5. Follow state Route 173 southbound to the back gate of NAS Pensacola.

From Interstate 10, Eastbound

  1. Traveling eastbound on Interstate 10, exit at Exit 2.
  2. Turn left (south) onto state Route (Pine Forest Road).
  3. After approximately 3.5. miles, turn right at the intersection of state Route 297 (Pine Forest Road) and Longleaf Drive onto Longleaf Drive.
  4. Follow Longleaf Drive to state Route 173 (Blue Angel Parkway).
  5. Follow state Route 173 southbound to the back gate of NAS Pensacola.

Public Transit near NAS Pensacola

Escambia County Area Transit provides public transportation services in Escambia County. ECAT provides fixed-route bus service, a seasonal Pensacola Beach trolley, a University of West Florida on-campus trolley, and ADA paratransit transportation. Visit the ECAT website for fares, routes, and schedules.

NAS Pensacola Transportation Office

Getting ready for a PCS move and in need of some help? Call the NAS Pensacola Personal Property Office to get started.

NAS Pensacola Personal Property Office
121 Cuddihy St.
Pensacola, FL 32507
Phone: 1 (850) 452-4654

NAS Pensacola Personal Property Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday – 0800 to 1500.
  • Wednesday – 0900 to 1500.

Entering NAS Pensacola and Base Amenities

Entering NAS Pensacola and Base Amenities

If you do not have a valid military ID, you may have to stop at the visitors control center to gain base access. Click here for more information on the visitors control center at NAS Pensacola.

Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel

If you arrive at NAS Pensacola between 0700 and 1600 Monday through Friday, check in with the Personnel Support Office in the NAS Pensacola Headquarters, Richardson Building, Building 1500, Room 229. If you arrive after working hours or on a weekend, check in with the officer of the deck on the quarterdeck in Building 1500. The quarterdeck can be reached at 1 (850) 452-4785 or 1 (850) 452-4786.
For more information on check-in procedures, call the NAS Pensacola sponsor coordinator at 1 (850) 452-2617 or email nasp.cmd.sponsor@navy.mil.

NAS Pensacola Visitor Center

The visitors control center issues temporary vehicle passes and can provide directions and information on the base. For more information on base access and the visitors control center, visit the NAS Pensacola website.

Visitors Control Center
Building 777, Duncan Road
Pensacola, FL 32507
Phone: 1 (850) 452-4153

NAS Pensacola Visitors Control Center Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0730 to 2200.
  • Saturday and Sunday – 0730 to 1530.

DEERS NAS Pensacola

For more information on personnel matters, including pay and personnel support, retirement, transition, DEERS, RAPIDS, CAC and ID cards, and electronic service records, visit the base’s Personnel Support Detachment website.

NAS Pensacola Personnel Support Detachment
Building 680, Saufley Street
Pensacola, FL 32507
Phone: 1 (850) 452-3617

NAS Pensacola Gate Hours

For more information on the Corry Station, Saufley Field, and other NAS Pensacola gates, go to NAS Pensacola’s visitor information website.

  • Main Gate: Off Navy Boulevard and Duncan Road, open 24/7.
  • West Gate: Off Blue Angel Highway and Radford Boulevard, open 0500 to 1900 Monday through Friday and 0800 to 1800 Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.

NAS Pensacola Commissary

NAS Pensacola Commissary

5800 U.S. Highway 98
Pensacola, FL 32507
Phone: 1 (850) 262-9200

NAS Pensacola Commissary Hours

  • Monday through Sunday – 0800 to 1900.

NAS Pensacola Exchange

5600 U.S. Highway 98
Pensacola, FL 32507
Phone: 1 (850) 453-5311

NAS Pensacola Exchange Hours

  • Monday through Sunday – 1000 to 1800.

NAS Pensacola Barber Shop

NAS Pensacola Barber Shop

Exchange Barber Shop
Building 3727, U.S. Highway 98
Pensacola, FL 32507
Phone: 1 (850) 458-8893

NAS Pensacola Barber Shop Hours

  • Monday through Sunday – 1000 to 1800.

NAS Pensacola Post Office

210 West Ave., Suite B
Pensacola, FL 32508
Phone: 1 (850) 458-1602

NAS Pensacola Post Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 1000 to 1245 and 1315 to 1530.

NAS Pensacola Finance Office

Fleet and Family Support Center
151 Ellyson Avenue
Building 625
2nd Deck South Wing
NAS Pensacola, FL 32508
Phone: 1 (850) 452-5102

NAS Pensacola Finance Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0830 to 1700.

NAS Pensacola Legal Office

Building 680
Pensacola, FL 32508
Phone: 1 (850) 452-3733 or 1 (850) 452-3734

NAS Pensacola Legal Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0800 to 1100 and 1300 to 1500.

NAS Pensacola Library

250 Chambers Ave.
Pensacola, FL 32508
Phone: 1 (850) 452-4362

NAS Pensacola Library Hours

  • Sunday through Thursday – 0900 to 1900.

NAS Pensacola Hotels

NAS Pensacola Hotels

There are many hotels near NAS Pensacola, so you’re sure to find one to fit your budget. For a full list of military lodges and affiliated resorts in the area, visit the Department of Defense Lodging website.

Navy Gateway Inns and Suites
600 Moffett Road
Pensacola, FL 32508
Phone: 1 (850) 452-2755

Download MyBaseGuide's Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide’s NAS Pensacola Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Where Should I Live Near Naval Air Station Pensacola

Where Should I Live Near Naval Air Station Pensacola?

Major Cities Near Naval Air Station Pensacola

While many military family members call base housing their home, others choose to live in nearby communities. The neighboring communities of Brent, Ferry Pass, Milton, Pace, Pensacola, and Warrington provide housing, employment, and other services for NAS Pensacola military families. The NAS Pensacola region’s cost of living is lower than the national average.

Best Places to Live Near Naval Air Station Pensacola

Pace

The city of Pace is northeast of NAS Pensacola in Santa Rosa County. It is home to approximately 20,000 people. This growing community has a golf course, parks, athletic and recreation leagues, a high-performing school district, and more.

Pensacola

The city of Pensacola, in Escambia County, is northeast of NAS Pensacola. This city has a population of approximately 53,000 people. Surrounded by more than 50 miles of coastline, Pensacola boasts some of the best beaches in the country. However, Pensacola is more than just beaches. Big-city amenities, historical sites, museums, parks, scenic trails, and more make Pensacola a great place to call home.

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Hot Tip: Look for NAS Pensacola homes and apartments for rent or sale, and find BAH, PCS, TLA & ETS military housing information at AHRN.com.

NAS Pensacola Schools

NAS Pensacola Schools

There are many options for your child’s education near NAS Pensacola. 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 Escambia County School District. There are no DoDEA schools on the base.

The NAS Pensacola school liaison officer website has more information on area school districts, home schooling in Florida, special education resources, and the youth sponsorship program, which matches incoming students with a fellow student who can guide them in their new community. The website also has contact information for the base’s school liaison officer, who can provide information and guidance on area schools as well as educational resources for your children.

NAS Pensacola Weather

NAS Pensacola Weather

Florida has 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.

NAS Pensacola Things to Do

NAS Pensacola Things to Do

NAS Pensacola 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. Get out and explore!

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Conclusion

Moving to a new base comes with challenges, but NAS Pensacola is a great place to call home. Head to the beach and dive into everything this region and world-class base have to offer you during your time here.

 

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