Naval Air Station Pensacola Base Guide


NAS Pensacola is located 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.

NAS Pensacola was the first Naval Air Station commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1914. Tens of thousands Naval Aviators have received their training there including John H. Glenn, USMC who became the first American to orbit the earth in 1962 and Neil Armstrong who became the first man to set foot on the moon in 1969.

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On the shores of the Pensacola Bay lies the “Cradle of Naval Aviation.” Naval Air Station Pensacola is the starting point for most—if not all—Naval Aviators, Flight Officers, and Aircrewmen. The major tenant commands Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air Technical Training Center, Marine Aviation Training Support Groups 21 and 23, and the headquarters for Naval Education and Training Command. Likely the most notable residents of NAS Pensacola are The Blue Angels Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron.

South Pensacola is a stunning locale and boasts having some of the most exquisite beaches imaginable. The fine, powdery sand is pure white and glistens in the sun. A fine concentration of pulverized quartz gives it its gleam, having been constantly churned in the warm Gulf waters. Over one million tourists visit the “western gate to the Sunshine State,” and the military’s impact on the city is thoroughly respected and appreciated.

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