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Welcome to Naval Air Station Pensacola Resource Guide!

NAS Pensacola - PCS resource guide

Welcome to NAS Pensacola! Situated in beautiful Pensacola, Florida, Naval Air Station Pensacola is a historic and bustling military base that holds a significant place in the United States Navy’s history. Known as the “Cradle of Naval Aviation,” NAS Pensacola has been instrumental in training generations of naval aviators, and its rich heritage is evident throughout the base.

At NAS Pensacola, you’ll find a wide range of amenities and facilities designed to support the military community and enhance the quality of life for service members, their families, and civilian employees. The base offers various recreational activities, including sports facilities, fitness centers, a golf course, and outdoor spaces for leisure and relaxation. Additionally, NAS Pensacola boasts a vibrant community with a range of services such as schools, healthcare facilities, shopping centers, and dining options, ensuring that residents have all their needs met conveniently within the base.

Whether you are stationed at NAS Pensacola or planning a visit to the area, this resource guide will serve as your comprehensive companion, providing valuable information about the base, its facilities, local attractions, and essential services. From exploring the fascinating history of the base to discovering the natural beauty of the surrounding Gulf Coast region, you’ll find everything you need to make the most of your time at NAS Pensacola, whether its your first time or you are a seasoned visitor. Get ready to immerse yourself in this vibrant military community and embark on an unforgettable experience at one of the Navy’s most prestigious air stations.

For even more information on all things NAS Pensacola, visit:

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The Ultimate NAS Pensacola Base Housing Guide

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NAS Pensacola Resources Guide

NAS Pensacola Location & Missions

NAS Pensacola Location & Statistics

NAS Pensacola, short for Naval Air Station Pensacola, is located in Pensacola, Florida, along the Gulf Coast of the United States. It is situated on the western end of the Florida Panhandle and occupies a large area of land near Pensacola Bay. The base is approximately six miles southwest of downtown Pensacola and encompasses parts of Santa Rosa Island, where popular attractions like Pensacola Beach and Fort Pickens are also located.

NAS Pensacola Base Map
Map of NAS Pensacola

NAS Pensacola Missions

Some of the primary missions and units stationed at NAS Pensacola include:

NAS Pensacola Missions
Air Crew Training at NAS Pensacola
  1. NAS Pensacola is primarily focused on two main missions: aviation training and support services. As the “Cradle of Naval Aviation,” it has a rich history of providing comprehensive training for naval aviators.
  2. Naval Air Technical Training Center: NAS Pensacola serves as the primary training base for the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard aviators. It is home to the Naval Aviation Schools Command, which oversees various training programs, including flight training, aviator candidate selection and training, and advanced specialty training for aviation support personnel. The base houses multiple training squadrons and facilities, including simulators, to prepare pilots and other aviation personnel for their roles in the military.
  3. Support Services: In addition to aviation training, NAS Pensacola provides a range of support services to military personnel, their families, and civilian employees. These services include medical and dental care, family support programs, housing, legal services, recreation facilities, and more. The base ensures that the military community has access to the necessary resources and support to maintain a high quality of life.
  4. Furthermore, NAS Pensacola is home to the Blue Angels, the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron. The Blue Angels conduct practices and air shows throughout the year, showcasing the precision and skill of naval aviators to the public.

Overall, NAS Pensacola plays a vital role in training and supporting military aviation personnel, naval education, ensuring their readiness for service and contributing to the overall mission of the United States Navy.

Top Things to Know Before Your NAS Pensacola PCS

PCSing can bring so many uncertainties. A new location and base you may not be familiar with. We have been there and wanted to help provide as much insight as we could for fellow military members and families. Here are a few things we found would be helpful when PCSing to Naval Base Pensacola.

  • The Base Housing Waitlist is long. The waitlist varies depending on the housing you qualify for. Once you have hard orders for NAS Pensacola get on the military housing waitlist asap, even if you are unsure if you want to buy, or rent. This gives you another option incase you change your mind about buying or renting.
  • The Base Child Development Centers (CDC) Waitlists are long. These time frames can vary depending on your priority. Single Parent Active Duty Military has first priority, followed by Dual military, followed by Single Military and working parent, and then Single Military and stay at home parent. Make sure you add yourself to the waitlist as soon as you know you are PCSing to NAS Pensacola.
  • Off Base Rentals are hard to find. Rentals are just hard to find, especially pet friendly. Plus the rental rates are pretty high. Further away from base the easier it will be to find a rental.
  • Temporary Housing is hard to find. This is even more difficult to find than rentals. Try your best to get TLF on base. You can always try to rent an AirBnB while waiting for a home to open.
  • Drive times and Commutes. Driving time may take longer than you expect. We live where others vacation, so during peak tourist season traffic can be horrendous in the Pensacola area.

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Naval Air Station Pensacola Logding

NAS Pensacola Lodging

Navy Gateway Inns and Suites is who you will book your lodging with. You can book your stay either online or by phone. You make a reservation by phone by calling: (850) 452-3188  or to make a reservation online, visit their website at: https://ngis.dodlodging.net/propertys/Pensacola-NAS . Lodging may fill quickly, especially during peak PCS season, so be sure to make a reservation as soon as you can. 

NAS Pensacola DITY Move Weigh Stations

When choosing to do a Personally Procured Move (PPM), previously known as a DITY move, there are several things you need to know about to ensure you are properly reimbursed for your move. One of them being, weigh stations. First of all you will need to know where weigh stations are to get a certified weight ticket. You will need a weight of the empty container/truck and a full weight, once your belongings are packed inside. Try to ensure the fuel level is close to the same amount for both weights so it is most accurate.  Make sure to keep your receipts for the certified weight tickets so you can get reimbursement for those as well. The weight tickets will cost around $10, but some companies may charge more. Make sure to keep all of your receipts and weight tickets, you will turn these in with all of the remaining paperwork needed for your PPM move. (It is always a great idea to make a copy of everything to keep for yourself too!) Below you will find a list of local weigh stations!

*Note that operating hours and availability of weigh stations may vary, depending on the location and season. Contact the weigh station ahead of time to inquire about their hours of operation. This will help you plan your travel route accordingly and avoid any unplanned stops or delays.

List of DITY Move Weigh Stations for NAS Pensacola :

  • CAT Scale 7950 Pensacola Blvd · In Circle K (850) 471-9854 Open 24 hours
  • CAT Scale 3225 W 9 Mile Rd · In Circle K (850) 471-9132 Open 24 hours 
  • Florida Weigh Station, East Bound, & West Bound Pensacola
  • Weigh station 101 Florida 10 Pensacola, Fl 32534 Open 24 hours (850) 941-6028
  • Florida Dot Scale 1845 FL-95 Cantonment,Fl 32533
  • Weigh Station Eastbound11001 Mobile HWY, Pensacola, Fl 32526 (850) 941-6050

Where to Live Near NAS Pensacola

When receiving orders to a new base,  one of the first things that comes to mind is where you will live. When choosing where to live there are a few things to keep in mind, one being the distance you are willing to commute to work. Do you want to live close to the beach, or do you prefer a more secluded area? We have found that members who are stationed at NAS Pensacola prefer to live in the following areas, and here are a few reasons why.

  • Myrtle Grove & Warrington: Military families choose to live here due to the proximity to base.
  • Perdido Key: Another choice for military families since it is closer to NAS Pensacola. You will find it is a little more expensive since this is close to the water.
  • Downtown Pensacola: A choice for some military families due to the entertainment options Downtown Pensacola offers. It is a relatively easy commute to NAS Pensacola as well.
  • Milton & Pace: Since many military members will be at both NAS Pensacola and NAS Whiting Field some choose to live in either Milton or Pace. Both towns offer new build communities and are growing to offer more entertainment and food options.
  • Gulf Breeze: Some military members choose to live in Gulf Breeze as well. Gulf Breeze is a further commute, but offers high rated public schools and easy access to Pensacola Beach.

For more details on Where to Live at NAS Penacola check out this video:

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NAS Pensacola Housing and BAH 

NAS Pensacola’s base housing is managed through a company called Balfour Beatty. The base housing waitlist can be long, so it is very important that you get your name on the list as soon as possible. Feel free to join our Facebook community where we update our members on the Housing waitlist monthly. To join simply click here: www.facebook.com/groups/panhandlepcs

Contact Housing – (850) 456-3120 

BAH Rates for NAS Pensacola: 

  • E1 – E4 –  $1683 w/ Dependents | $1440 w/o Dependents
  • E5 –   $1731 w/ Dependents | $1557 w/o Dependents
  • E6 –   $2118 w/ Dependents | $1632 w/o Dependents
  • E7 –   $2142 w/ Dependents | $1686 w/o Dependents
  • E8 –   $2151 w/ Dependents | $1812 w/o Dependents
  • E9 –   $2193 w/ Dependents | $ w/o 1920Dependents
  • W-1 – $2139 w/ Dependents | $1683 w/o Dependents
  • W-2 – $2148 w/ Dependents | $1809 w/o Dependents
  • W-3 – $2160 w/ Dependents | $1932 w/o Dependents
  • W-4 – $2220 w/ Dependents | $2118 w/o Dependents
  • W-5 – $2328 w/ Dependents | $2124 w/o Dependents
  • O1E – $2145 w/ Dependents | $1725 w/o Dependents
  • O2E – $2154 w/ Dependents | $1899 w/o Dependents
  • O3E – $2232 w/ Dependents | $2112 w/o Dependents
  • O1 –   $1782 w/ Dependents | $1629 w/o Dependents
  • O2 –   $2115 w/ Dependents | $1716 w/o Dependents
  • O3 –   $2157 w/ Dependents | $1977 w/o Dependents
  • O4 –   $2364 w/ Dependents | $2121 w/o Dependents
  • O5 –   $2529 w/ Dependents | $2127 w/o Dependents
  • O6 –   $2550 w/ Dependents | $2130 w/o Dependents
  • O7+ – $2568 w/ Dependents | $2145 w/o Dependents

Access the DOD BAH Calculator here (zip code for NAS Pensacola is 32508): https://www.travel.dod.mil/Allowances/Basic-Allowance-for-Housing/BAH-Rate-Lookup/

NAS Pensacola Phone Numbers

Here are essential NAS Pensacola Phone Numbers:

Naval Air Station Pensacola Phone Numbers
  • Housing Office: (850) 884-7505
  • Privatized Base Housing: (850)344-0220
  • Lodging: (850) 456-8676
  • Police:    (850) 452-4344
  • Fleet & Family Support Center: (850) 452-5990
  • MWR: (850) 452-5990
  • Appointment Line: (850) 505-7171
  • Commissary: (850) 262-9200
  • School Liaison: 850-458-6588 | Cell: 850-712-4105
  • Transportation Management Office (TMO): (850) 452-4654 | (850) 452-2920

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Pensacola NAS Schools and School Registration

Naval Air Station Pensacola School Registration

Moving is stressful, especially when you have children. School registration can be a nightmare, but there are resources available to help ease the transition. Escambia & Santa Rosa County Schools simplified the registration process, the first step is to create a parent account on the Focus Portal. Once you complete the account the portal will walk you through what is needed for registration.

Please note, you will need a physical address in order to complete the registration process. You also have the opportunity to reach out to the School Liaison Officer on base so they can help guide you through the process and learn about school programs! The State of Florida also offers Scholarships to a private school for active-duty military families. The School Liaison’s contact information is listed below. 

School Liaison & Registration Info

School Liaison: Carissa Bergosh
Office: 850-458-6588 | Cell: 850-712-4105
New Student Registration for Escambia County: https://focus.escambia.k12.fl.us/focus/

New Student Registration for Santa Rosa County: https://santarosaschools.org/en-US/how-to-register-new-students-for-school-e8b749f5 

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NAS Pensacola CDC

Pensacola NAS Base Child Development Centers

NAS Pensacola’s CDC offers full day childcare for children ages 6-weeks to 5 years-old. CDC Waitlists are long, and are based on priority. Be sure to apply as soon as you know you are PCSing. Register at: www.MilitaryChildCare.com 

Additional Educational Programs Resources: https://www.navymwrpensacola.com

  • NAS Pensacola CDC: (850) 452-2211 | 690 Moffett Road-Bldg. 6364

NAS Pensacola Medical Group

Pensacola Naval Hospital,  offers a range of medical services for military personnel, military spouces, and their family members, as well as retirees. For more information regarding the services NAS Pensacola offer please visit: https://pensacola.tricare.mil/Health-Services/Primary-Care

  • Appointment Line: (850) 505-7171
  • Pharmacy: (888) 513-4164

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Things to Do On and Near NAS Pensacola

Pensacola Beach near NAS Pensacola
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola is a decent sized city, spread out over multiple zip codes. The good thing about being a bigger city means there are more things to do. Of course when you think of Pensacola, you automatically think of Pensacola beach, and Blue Angels, right? I mean why wouldn’t you? It is one of the top things that attracts tourist to the area, but there is more to the city than just the beaches and Blue Angels. Pensacola is full of history, culinary delights, shopping, and evening entertainment.

  • National Naval Aviation Museum: Located on NAS Pensacola this museum is one of the largest Naval Aviation museums in the world, showcasing over 150 restored Naval aircraft. This museum is a must see for aviation enthusiasts, history buffs and families alike.
  • Palafox Market and Gallery Night: Palafox Market is a vibrant and bustling farmers market that takes place in downtown Pensacola Saturday mornings. Gallery Night takes place the third Friday of the month. It is a monthly celebration of art and culture of downtown Pensacola.
  • Seville Quarter: A historic entertainment area in downtown Pensacola. Seville Quarter is the perfect place to find live music, karaoke, dancing, or simply a place to unwind with friends, it has everything you’re looking for!
  • Pensacola Lighthouse: Located on NAS Pensacola, this historic beacon has stood tall for over 150 years. If you are up for the hike you can take a tour and climb 177 stairs to the top while hearing about the history of the lighthouse.
  • Blue Wahoo’s: If you like baseball you will want to catch one of the Blue Wahoo’s games. They are a local baseball team and do military discounts on certain days!
  • Fort Pickens & Fort Barrancas: Fort Pickens and Fort Barrancas are two historic military forts located in Pensacola, Florida, both of which played significant roles in the defense of the region and the United States. Fort Pickens, situated on Santa Rosa Island at the entrance of Pensacola Bay, is a well-preserved coastal fort that dates back to the early 19th century. Fort Barrancas, located on the grounds of Naval Air Station Pensacola, is a testament to the area’s long military history. You can also visit Barrancas National Cemetery which holds 36,000 military veterans. Both Fort Pickens and Fort Barrancas provide visitors with unique opportunities to step back in time and discover the military heritage of the Pensacola region.
  • Pensacola Beach: Pensacola Beach is a haven for sun-seekers, water sports enthusiasts, and nature lovers. The beach offers a wide range of activities, including swimming, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, and dolphin-watching, making it a perfect destination for a relaxing getaway or an action-packed adventure by the Gulf of Mexico. There is public access restrooms and over 100 available parking spaces!
  • Blue Angels Air Show: NAS Pensacola is home to the world famous Blue Angels. That means you can see the Blue Angels practicing over NAS Pensacola on certain days throughout the year! You can find their practice flight schedule here: https://navalaviationmuseum.org/blueangels/ They also have a couple of Air Shows each year, so be sure to catch one while you are here!
Blue Angels air show
Blue Angels

Weather at NAS Pensacola

The weather in Pensacola is typically mild year round. The summers are long here, with a lot of humidity and of course sun. Winters here are mostly mild, but can get cold and windy. If you like the outdoors, you will love the weather here like we do! There are plenty of days filled with sunshine! However, be prepared for hurricane season, which starts June 1st and doesn’t end until November. It is always great to be prepared and up to date with what is going on. A great site to familiarize yourself with is: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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The Military Home Team is dedicated to helping you find your next home, or sell your current home. Our team is made up of Military veterans, and spouses, so we understand the PCS process because we have all experienced it ourselves. We are focused on serving our military members, and, we are dedicated to making the process as simple as possible.

Our lender partners charge no fees for VA loans, offer competitive rates and offer unrivaled service. Our Title partners also offer steeply discounted title fees for military families. Not only do we help our military clients find their next home, we also help support the local community by running a Facebook group that provides valuable information for military families, feel free to join the group here: www.facebook.com/groups/panhandlepcs .

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