The Naval Air Station is an US Navy base established in the Pensacola region of the Escambia County of Florida. The base has a sprawling campus of about 8423 acres which includes 2500 acres of Corry Station, Landing Field of Bronson and Saufley Field.  

Cost of Living: The Pensacola area is quite inexpensive as the cost of living in the region is whopping 18.00% less than the US median

Automated Telephone Attendant Numbers:  Contact 850-452-5990 or 850-452-2155

Base Population: At present, the base has about 14,544 military personnel working on it.

City/Area Population: The overall population of the Pensacola-Brent Metro Area is 4, 53,451.  

Child Development Center:  The station has child care foundations which provide child care facility to children aged between 6 weeks and 5 years. Their programs include pre-school services, hourly/weekly care. They offer Drop In facility as well. Moreover, the CDC also provides after school services and vacation care to children between the ages of 5 and 10 years.  

Currently, the Escambia County and the Santa Rosa County have no DoDD operating school. Though, the Florida School District of Escambia has about 50 state-accredited schools out of which 7 are high schools and 9 are middle schools. Rest of them provide elementary education. There are around 19 alternative institutions alongwith 3 PATS Centres. Children staying at the NAS, Pensacola or at the Corry Base get education from Navy Point Elementary School, Warrington Middle School and Escambia High School according to their age and level. Similarly, the Military personnel staying at the Mariner Village have their children attend Blue Angel Elementary School or the Bailey Middle School or the Escambia High School according to their educational level.

Youth Programs:  The youth activities are catered by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department of NAS Pensacola. The MWR community conducts numerous activities to boost the all-round development of the youth. One can contact the Youth Center at 850-452-2417 for further details.  

Fleet and Family Support Center: The FFSC may be contacted at DSN 312-459-5990 ext.0 or at 850-452-5990 ext.0.  

Employment: The Fleet and Family Support Center of NAS Pensacola provides the job opportunities in the region. They are the most prominent recruiters for the Corry Station as well as the Saufley Field. The area has an unemployment rate of 5.3% whereas the average household income is about $35000.  

Base Services:

The Naval Air Station Pensacola has a Morale, Welfare and Recreation centre which offer leisure programs for the personnel. Apart from that, the base has one commissary and one exchange service centre established in it. The financial services are provided by the 1st Navy Bank and Pen Air Federal Credit Union.

Medical Services:  There are five community health centres in the region in addition to several clinics. The area is quite developed in term of medical facilities as skilled and specialised workforce is available here with the latest technology and equipment. Nursing services are provided to the patients and to the elderly population. 24 hour services is also available to the needy. The NAS Pensacola has three medical centres established in it. One is the Fleet Naval Hospital Pensacola which can be contacted at 850-505-6472. Another is the Branch Health Clinic, Phone no 850-452-8970 and there is one Branch Dental Clinic having phone no 850-452-8970 ext.106/107.

History

The area of NAS Pensacola has seen many occupants. Most notably, in 1559, Spanish explorer Don Tristan De Luna established his first colony in this region. Thereafter, the place fell to France in 1719. Then, the British took over this fort in 1763. In 1781, Spain became allied with America and again besieged the fort and held it until 1821. The United States bought this land from Spain after the Adams-Onis Treaty in 1821.

It was deactivated from major operations in 1947 but construction work continued. It was declared a National Historic Site in 1960.

The cadet training facility at NAS Pensacola was started in 1935. For accommodating more cadets, a secondary unit, The Saufley Field was established. The base acted as a strategic point and was under heavy operations during the Korean War. The base continues to produce exceptional pilots.

Units

The major units include - 313th TRS, USAF, Corry Station, 325th Fighter Wing, Det 1, 344th MI Battalion (Corry Station), and 350th Civil Affairs Command, USACAPOC(A)

Housing

The accommodation facilities are overseen by the Florida Panhandle Metro Housing Office oversees housing. For further details, please contact DSN 312-922-4412 or312-459-4412, Balfour Beatty manages the private housing issues. A total of 871 houses are available for accommodation, though the basic allowance is deducted to the maximum for occupying the facility.  

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100524-N-5328N-671 PENSACOLA, Fla. (May 24, 2010) Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Seaman Antron Johnson-Gray, a student at the Center for Information Dominance (CID) Corry Station, checks the wet bulb globe temperature meter, or WBGT meter, at Corry Station. The WBGT index indicated the base would be flying the black flag for the first time in 2010, indicating vigorous outdoor exercise, regardless of conditioning or heat acclimatization, is not advisable. (U.S. Navy photo by Gary Nichols/Released)


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