Base History \ Arrival
Located in extreme Northwest Florida at the Florida/Alabama state line in Escambia County, 60 minutes east of Mobile, AL, 45 minutes west of Ft Walton Beach, FL, and 500 miles Northwest of Orlando, FL. Altitude ranges from sea level to 120 feet above sea level. Escambia County is 661 square miles. Santa Rosa County 1,024 square miles and the City of Pensacola is 25.09 square miles. Pensacola is a high cost living area based on civilian wages and high cost of rent. NAS Pensacola is located in Escambia County in the panhandle of Northwest Florida. The installation covers a total of 8,423 acres of land - 5,804 acres at NAS Pensacola proper, and over 2,500 acres at other locations including Corry Station, Saufley Field and Outlying Landing Field Bronson. NAS Pensacola FACSFAC controls over 18,000 square miles of airspace.
MISSION: To fully support the operational and training missions of tenants assigned; enhancing the readiness of the U.S. Navy, its sister armed services and other customers enabling them to meet mission requirements.
HISTORY: NAS Pensacola is known as the Cradle of Aviation and was the first site of an established Naval Aviation command during WWI. For a thorough history of NAS Pensacola Region, visit the installation web site.
POPULATION: NAS Pensacola has approximately 14,544 military personnel per year, this does not include family members. All branches of the military are represented on this installation and Corry Station. There are approximately 450,000 people who are residents of the Pensacola area. If you are not authorized to bring your family members with you in your orders, do not bring them.
Directions to NAS Pensacola Florida
Pensacola is located in extreme Northwest Florida, 65 minutes east of Mobile, AL, 45 minutes west of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, and 500 miles NW of Orlando, FL (home of Disney World). Altitude ranges from sea level to 120 feet above sea level. Escambia County is 661 square miles, Santa Rosa County is 1,024 square miles and the City Of Pensacola is 25.09 square miles.
To Get to NAS Pensacola from Interstate I-10
Westbound on I-10, exit at Exit 2. Turn right (south) onto SR-297 (Pine Forest Road), at approximately 3.5 miles turn right at the intersection of SR-297 (Pine Forest Rd) and Longleaf Drive onto Longleaf Drive. Follow Longleaf Drive to SR-173 (Blue Angel Parkway). Follow SR-173 Southbound to the Back Gate of NAS Pensacola. Eastbound on I-10, exit at Exit 2. Turn left (south onto SR-297 (Pine Forest Road), at approximately 3.5. miles turn right at the intersection of SR-297 (Pine Forest Road) and Longleaf Drive onto Longleaf Drive. Follow Longleaf Drive to SR-173 (Blue Angel Parkway). Follow SR-173 Southbound to the Back Gate of NAS Pensacola.
To NAS Pensacola Region from Pensacola Regional Airport
When leaving the airport, stay to the left (follow the signs directing you to the Beaches and Downtown). At the intersection of Airport Blvd. and 12th Ave., turn Left onto 12th Ave. Stay on 12th Ave until you reach a sign that reads "12th Ave Next Left", stay to the right into Fairfield Dr. Stay on Fairfield Dr and look for a large sign that reads "295 South Pensacola NAS". Merge to the Left which will put you on New Warrington Rd. Stay on New Warrington Rd which turns into Navy Blvd. Navy Blvd takes you to the Front Gate of NAS Pensacola Region.
To Corry Station (Center for Information Dominance) from Pensacola Airport
Follow the above directions to NAS Pensacola from Pensacola Airport until you reach "Chiefs Way" (look for the sign after you pass the Jackson Street and New Warrington Rd Intersection). Turn Right and follow Chiefs Way to the Front Gate of Corry Station.
If you get lost call 850-452-3100 Ext.0.
NAS Pensacola does not have any airport shuttles or offer transportation from Pensacola Regional Airport. Incoming personnel must make their own arrangements. There is a USO military assistance desk located inside the Pensacola Regional Airport 7 days a week, from 8:00 am until 8:00 p.m., to help in arranging transportation to the installations. The USO also offers free computer usage, snacks, and TV for military personnel and spouses while waiting.
A taxi ride from the airport is about $20.00 per person. If you want to obtain a taxi as a group and split the fare, all personnel that will be riding in the taxi must be at the curbside as a group upon the hiring of the taxi.
Upon arriving at the front gate of NAS Pensacola, Center for Information Dominance, or Saufley Field, personnel will need to have their ID Card and a copy of their orders ready to present to the sentry, in order to enter the installation and report to your respective command quarterdeck.
NAS Pensacola personnel will report to Headquarters, Building 1500, 1st deck. NATTC personnel will report to the Quarterdeck at the NATTC Campus, Building 3460. USMC personnel will report to the MATSG-21 Quarterdeck, Building 3450. For any other commands contact your command for reporting in-processing, phone numbers for your command can be located in the Major Unit Listing, or by calling the NASP FFSC Relocation Office, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., at 850-452-4277/5609. Closed weekends and Holidays.
Reporting personnel should be in the uniform of the day. Navy personnel report in service dress blues, Marines should report in service dress alphas, USAF should report in service blues, and Army should report in wearing service greens.