PATRICK AFB WELCOME CENTER (NOW PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE)
IntroductionWelcome to Patrick AFB (now Space Force Base)! Located between the cities of Satellite Beach and Cocoa Beach in Brevard County, Patrick is the home of the 45th Space Wing. In addition to the 45th Space Wing’s duties as the host wing, they also operate the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS) and the Eastern Range. Patrick Space Force Base is also home to the 920th Rescue Wing, the Air Force Technical Application Center, and the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI). There are around 13,00 military, dependents, civilian employees and contractors on base, and the base has a population of about 1,200 residents. For more information about the base, including a full list of units at Patrick Space Force Base, visit the base’s website. Continue reading for our in-depth guide on Patrick Space Force Base so you can get to know your new base and its surrounding community. 1. Where Is Patrick Space Force Base? 2. Google Map View 3. Getting There – Directions to the Base 4. Entering Patrick Space Force Base and Amenities
- Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel
- Patrick Space Force Base Visitor Center
- Patrick Space Force Base DEERS Office
- Patrick Space Force Base Gate Hours
- Patrick Space Force Base Commissary
- Patrick Space Force Base BX
- Patrick Space Force Base Barber Shops
- Patrick Space Force Base Post Office
- Patrick Space Force Base Finance Office
- Patrick Space Force Base Legal Office
- Patrick Space Force Base Library
- Patrick Space Force Base Hotels
Where Is Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base)?
Main Gate Visitor Center109 S Patrick Drive Patrick Air Force Base, FL 32925
Phone: 1 (321) 494-1110
Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base) Map
Directions to Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base)
Orlando Melbourne International Airport and Orlando International AirportThe closest airport is the Orlando Melbourne Airport, located fifteen miles from the main gate. Another nearby airport is Orlando International Airport, which is located 43 miles from the base.
From Orlando International AirportAll highways leading to the base are well marked.
- If arriving by car, head south on I-95 and take exit 205.
- Follow State Road SR 528 East toward Cape Canaveral/Cocoa Beach. SR528 will become SR A1A.
- Follow A1A South toward Cocoa Beach to the main gate of Patrick Air Force Base.
Directions by BusSeveral shuttles go to Patrick Space Force Base hourly. Pick up is at ground level, Space #18.
Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base) Transportation OfficeGetting ready for a PCS move and in need of some help? Contact the Patrick Space Force Base Household Goods/Transportation Office to get started.
Patrick Space Force Base Household Goods and Inbound Transportation Office1201 Edward White Ave. Bldg. 423, Room N 110 Patrick AFB, FL 32925
Phone: 1 (321) 494-5084/5083
Patrick Space Force Base Household Goods and Inbound Transportation Office HoursPlease call 1 (321) 494-5084/5083 for hours of operation.
Entering Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base) and AmenitiesPersons are required to have a DoD or Federal-issued identification card or a Patrick SFB issued pass. Click here for more information on IC card requirements at Patrick Space Force Base.
Check-in Procedures for Incoming PersonnelMilitary personnel reporting to Patrick Air Force Base for in-processing should check in with the unit Commander Support Staff. If an emergency should arise, contact the base operator at 321-494-1110 and ask to be connected to your unit orderly room. If you are unable to reach your unit, call the Patrick Command Post at 321-494-7001. Be sure and bring all personnel records including medical and dental as well as several copies of your orders. Military personnel should report for in-processing in uniform. The process may take several days, so make sure and make temporary lodging arrangements prior to arrival for yourself or your family members.
Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base) Visitor CenterThe Visitor Control Center issues temporary vehicle passes and can provide directions and information on the base. For more information on base access and the visitor control center, call 1 (940) 676-7441 or 1 (940) 676-2066.
Visitor Center840 Falcon Ave. Building 720 Patrick AFB, FL 32925
Phone: 1 (321) 494-5428
Patrick Space Force Base Visitor Center Hours
Monday through Sunday: 0600 to 2200.
DEERS Patrick AFB (Now Patrick Space Force Base)For information on making an appointment, visit the Patrick Space Force Base ID Card Office Website.
Patrick Space Force Base DEERS and ID Card Office620 O'Malley Rd. Bldg. 537, Rm 101 Patrick SFB FL, 32925
Phone: 1 (321) 494-6144
Patrick Space Force Base DEERS and ID Card Office
Monday & Thursday: 0800-1500
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 0800-1500
Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base) Gate Hours
Main East Gate: North side, 0600-2200, 7 days a week.
South Gate: Patrick Avenue, open 24/7.
Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base) Commissary1225 S Patrick Dr. Patrick AFB, FL 32925
Phone: 1 (321) 494-5841
Patrick AFB Commissary Hours
Saturday - Monday: 1100 - 1800.
Tuesday - Friday: 0830 - 1900.
Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base) BX
Patrick Space Force Base Exchange1221 S Patrick Drive Building #1364 Patrick Air Force Base, FL 32925
Phone: 1 (321) 799-1300
Patrick AFB BX Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9000 - 1800
Sunday: 1000 - 1700
Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base) Barber Shops
Main Exchange Barber Shop1221 S Patrick Drive Bldg. 1364 Patrick AFB, FL 32925
Phone: 1 (321) 784-1061
Main Exchange Barber Shop Hours
Monday - Friday: 0800 - 1700.
Saturday: 0900 - 1700.
Sunday: 1000 - 1400.
Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base) Post Office424 Falcon Avenue Patrick AFB, FL 32925
Phone: 1 (321) 784-0394
Patrick Space Force Base Post Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 0900 - 1300, 1400 - 1600
Saturday - Sunday: Closed.
Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base) Finance1201 Edward H White II Patrick AFB, FL 32925
Phone: 1 (321) 494-4882
Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base) Legal OfficeO'Malley Ave. Bldg. 562 Patrick AFB, FL 32925
Phone:1 (321) 494-2281
Patrick Space Force Base Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 0730 - 1630
Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base) Library842 Falcon Ave. Patrick AFB, FL 32925
Phone: 1 (321) 494-6881
Patrick Space Force Base’s Library Hours
Sunday - Monday: Closed.
Tuesday - Thursday: 0900 - 1800.
Friday - Saturday: 0900 - 1700.
Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base) HotelsThere are several hotels near Patrick Space Force Base, 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.
Phone: 1 (321) 494-6591
Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide's Patrick AFB Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.
Where Should I Live Near Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base)?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 Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base)While many military family members call base housing their home, others choose to live in nearby communities. The neighboring communities of Palm Bay and Melbourne are to the south. Cocoa Beach, Rockledge, Cocoa, Merritt Island, and Cape Canaveral are all situated to the north of the base. The cost of living near Patrick Space Force Base is lower than the national average, so area rental housing and real estate prices are reasonable.
Best Places to Live Near Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base)
Palm Bay, FLLocated in Brevard County, Palm Bay is a city with a population of around 100,000 people. Located 23 miles from the Patrick Space Force Base, the city offers new residents a thriving community. Homes for sale in the area are plentiful and have a median listing price of $129,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Rental units are available for $424 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit. Nearby attractions include the Turtle Creek Sanctuary, which offers 100 acres of natural marshland as well as a wildlife sanctuary. Kayaks and canoes can be launched there, and the scenery is amazing whether by boat or on one of the nature paths. Swimming is also optional as well as bird watching, and many species of wildlife are sighted regularly.
Cocoa Beach, FLAnother city in Brevard County, Cocoa Beach has a population of around 12,000 people. The town was incorporated in 1957 and grew in notoriety due to the space program which is located just 15 miles from the town at the John F. Kennedy Space Center. It is just six miles away from Patrick. Homes for sale in the area are plentiful and have a median listing price of $279,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Rental units are available for $850 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit. Local attractions include the Cocoa Beach Surfing School which offers lessons to all levels of surfers in a pristine setting on a popular beach. Snorkelers can also rent equipment for fish watching and Kiteboarding is also available. All beach activities are optional, but Cocoa Beach does have some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida.
Rockledge, FLAlso in Brevard County, Rockledge has a population of around 24,000 people. The median income for a household is $45,000 annually, and the majority of residents are employed in the space industry due to its proximity to Cape Canaveral. Rockledge is located 18 miles from the Patrick Air Force Base.Homes for sale in the area are plentiful and have a median listing price of $185,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Rental units are available for $646 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit. Local attractions include the Classic Car Museum Rockledge and the Brevard Museum of History and National Science. The History Museum offers artifacts from the region as well as a butterfly garden and a 7,000-year-old archaeological dig. There are many animal fossils on display as well. The Brevard Zoo is full of exotic animals in free-roaming areas including the Cheetah, the American Alligator, and the Red Kangaroo.
Cocoa, FLCocoa was a city founded by fishermen in the 1860s and the current population is about 16,000.The city is also located just 18 miles from the Patrick Air Force Base. Homes for sale in the area are plentiful and have a median listing price of $218,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Rental units are available for $504 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit. Local attractions include the Indian River Cruises which offers visitors a trip down the Indian River by boat with a meal included. There are also Twister Airboat Rides that take visitors through the grassy marshes of the St. Johns River at 45 MPH. Wildlife sightings include alligators, eagles, and many other species of wading birds.
Merritt Island, FLMerritt Island is also located in Brevard County. The current population is about 36,000 people. The Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center are located on the northern part of the island. The majority of people live in the central part of the island, and Patrick Air Force Base is located just 18 miles away. Homes for sale in the area are plentiful and have a median listing price of $224,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Rental units are available for $550 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit. Local attractions include the Brevard Veterans Memorial Museum and Military Museum offers a very well displayed collection of Veterans memorabilia since World War II. Many old military uniforms are on display including old photos from Pearl Harbor right before the bombing happened. Admission is free. The Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands Dolphin and Manatee Tour offers up close and personal encounters with dolphins and manatees in the wild will be the highlight of the visit.
Cape Canaveral, FLCape Canaveral is the site of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and the city lies just to the south of it. Many U.S. spacecraft are launched from both the station and the Kennedy Space Center, and it is the hub of the space program. The city is located just 18 miles from the Patrick Air Force Base. Homes for sale in the area are plentiful and have a median listing price of $235,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Rental units are available for $475 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit. Local attractions include the Kennedy Space Center Visitor complex which offers visitors a chance to see spacecraft from the inception of the space program to present day. Special tours take space enthusiasts out to the actual launch pads that are used to launch the space shuttles. For security reasons, the tours stop a certain ways away, but it is the closest a civilian will get to the actual launch site. Wildlife sightings of alligators along the way add to the experience.
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Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base) SchoolsThere are no schools located at Patrick Air Force Base. Students will attend one of the many schools in Brevard County; on base residents will attend certain schools while off base residents will attend different schools in the same district. Buses are provided for children who live over 2 miles from their assigned school. Call the Brevard County School District for more information at 321-633-1000 ext. 500.
Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base) WeatherPatrick Space Force Base enjoys all four seasons. In the winter, average highs are in the 70s and average lows are around 50 degrees. In the summer, temperatures can reach the high 90s, with average lows in the 70s. Patrick Space Force Base gets about 52 inches of rain annually.
Things to Do Near Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base)Patrick Space Force Base and the surrounding region are home to many historical sites, museums, theaters, great restaurants, and shopping districts. There are a multitude of recreational opportunities both on and off base, including bowling, golfing, hunting, shooting, swimming, and more. The base’s location provides easy access to several nearby cities and towns, so there’s no shortage of things to do once you get off-base. Get out and explore!
Suggested Reads: 24 Things to Do Near Patrick AFB (Now Patrick Space Force Base) and 19 of the Best Restaurants Near Patrick AFB (Now Space Force Base)
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ConclusionMoving to a new base is always challenging, but Florida has wonderful weather and Patrick Space Force Base’s location means you’ll always have things to do when you get there. Head to local hangouts, explore the nearby cities and towns and discover other area gems to experience everything this region and base have to offer during your time here.
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