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.
Major tenant commands: Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air Technical Training Center, Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 and 23, the Blue Angels, and the headquarters for Naval Education Training Command.
There are two stories as to why city officials changed the name from Broadway Hill to Capitol Hill. Some say that the original developer’s wife simply liked the way it sounded, while others think he hoped that the state would actually move the capitol to that area. In its early days, the neighborhood was certainly ritzy enough to be the political center of the state. Huge houses were built, which led to the nickname of “Millionaires’ Row” in one area. After World War II, a great number of apartment buildings were constructed, changing the demographics. These two cultures are still reflected today.
Located on board NAS Pensacola, is Naval Aviation Schools Command. This Command has the following subordinate schools:
NASP Indoor Pool
Mustin Beach Pool
Corry Station Pool
Corry Bowling Center
5) Golf Courses
Miles Antique Mall
National Navel Aviation Museum
Pensacola Lighthouse and Maritime Museum
(17-18) Parks, Rivers, and Lakes
Big Lagoon State Park
Radford Fitness Center
Portside Fitness Center & Gym
Wenzel Fitness Center
Navy Wellness Center
Naval Air Station Whiting Field is a United States Navy base located near Milton, Florida, with some outlying fields near Navarre, Florida, in south and central Santa Rosa County, and is one of the Navy’s two primary pilot training bases.
Corry Station is part of the greater NAS Pensacola installation, located 3 miles from NAS Pensacola’s main gate. Corry Station is a gated complex, home to several information warfare community training and operational commands, a field office of the Department of Homeland Security, a reserve Army command, as well as MWR and Navy Exchange facilities.
Saufley Field has been in the supporting cast of Navy Pensacola’s long-running drama, “Cradle of Naval Aviation,” for more than 50 years. It is located five nautical miles west of the central business district of Pensacola, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. It is an active U.S. Navy facility and a former Naval Air Station, with its non-aviation activity now known as NETPDC Saufley Field