Patrick Space Force Base Community
See the Getting To & Around Brevard County chapter on Page 20 for information about local airports, train service and public transportation. The closest commercial flights land at Melbourne International Airport, which is about 15 miles from the base. A passenger shuttle service to Patrick AFB is available on ground level adjacent to the baggage claim. Make reservations by calling 800-826-4544 at least 24 hours in advance, if possible. Call for rate information.
Contact your sponsor and advise them of your estimated arrival time and flight information if applicable prior to your arrival at Patrick AFB.
Sponsorship is vital to the relocation process. Don’t PCS without talking to your sponsor before departing for Patrick AFB. Your sponsor will answer any questions you have about the base and the local area, make lodging/dorm arrangements and meet you upon arrival. Your sponsor will be there to help you and your family until you are settled into your new community.
If you have not been in touch with a sponsor and your departure is nearing, contact your gaining unit or call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 321-494-5676.
Cellphone use by the driver of a moving motor vehicle is prohibited on all Department of Defense installations, unless the cellphone is used with a hands-free device.
From Interstate 95
Take Interstate 95 South to Exit 188 (State Route 404). State Route 404 will become the Pineda Causeway. Follow the Pineda Causeway east looking for signs for Patrick AFB, Patrick Drive exit ramp. Exit to Patrick Drive, then turn left. Drive north on Patrick Drive to the South Gate on S. Patrick Drive. The South Gate is only accessible from the Pineda Causeway eastbound. There is no exit to Patrick Drive from the Pineda Causeway westbound.
From Interstate 75
If you are headed south on Interstate 75 take the Florida Turnpike. From the turnpike, exit in Orlando at state Route 528 East. Follow the above directions for state Route 528 to state Route A1A to Patrick AFB.
From Melbourne International Airport
The closest airport is Melbourne International Airport, about 15 miles from Patrick AFB. Upon leaving the airport, turn left onto NASA Boulevard. Continue to U.S. Route 1. Take U.S. Route 1 North to Pineda Causeway (State Road 404). Go east on Pineda Causeway to State Road A1A. Turn left onto state Route A1A and proceed approximately 4 miles to the East Gate of Patrick AFB.
From Orlando International Airport
Orlando International Airport is about 58 miles northwest of Patrick AFB. When leaving the airport, stay to the right and take State Road 528 east toward Port Canaveral (a tollbooth will require a fee). Go south at state Route A1A. The base will be on the right side in approximately 20 miles.
Patrick AFB has two gates. The East Gate is open 24/7 and is on Highway A1A. The South Gate is on South Patrick Drive and is accessible from Pineda Causeway. Pass and registration is at the East Gate. Visitor passes are available at both gates.
Military Personnel Section
Newly arriving military members are welcomed during normal duty hours by the base INTRO manager in the MPS Customer Service section of the 45th Force Support Squadron, Building 537. Those arriving after normal duty hours must report to the 24-hour arrival point, the Space Coast Inn, in Building 720, for lodging assignments. Please call 321-494-6591 for temporary lodging information.
Upon arrival at Patrick AFB, contact your sponsor, who will accompany you through inprocessing. If you haven’t been assigned a sponsor or haven’t been in contact with your sponsor, contact Patrick’s INTRO manager before arriving and a sponsor will be assigned. Please contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 321-494-5676 if you do not have a sponsor after you arrive at Patrick AFB.
Relocation counseling, sponsorship assistance and information on personal finances are available at the Airman & Family Readiness Center.
Contact the TMO at 321-494-5083 for any move-related questions regarding household goods, hold baggage or other household move issues.
All military members must first inprocess through their squadron command support staff section before taking their records to INTRO. All hand-carried records and documents should be available for the base INTRO manager to begin inprocessing.
Space Coast Inn
Building 720 840 Falcon Ave.
The Space Coast Inn provides safe, comfortable and clean accommodations for active-duty members and their families who are being assigned to Patrick AFB as well as retired military personnel traveling in Florida. Because of seasonal high-occupancy rates, you are urged to contact lodging well in advance to secure your reservation. New arrivals have priority, but it is advised that you or your sponsor take care of your billeting arrangements as soon as possible. Reservations can be made by your sponsor or by calling the inn. Check-in is at 3:30 p.m. The inn accepts cash, check or credit card, and payment must be made in advance. All lodging facilities are nonsmoking.
Because of the limited temporary lodging family units available during permanent change of station season — March 1 to
Sept. 30 — only one unit can be reserved per family. Amenities include full kitchens with full-size refrigerator, full-size stove, full-size dishwasher and a stackable washer/dryer. Housekeeping services are provided daily. A few family units are pet-friendly and will require an additional pet service fee. Shot records and pet identification are required at check-in. Rottweilers, pit bull terriers, snakes and other exotic pets are not permitted.
Check the website for room rates.