The cost of living in Pensacola, FL is 6% lower than the state average and 5% lower than the national average.
Hurricane season lasts from 01 June through 30 November. Hurricanes are a fact of life in Florida and the Gulf of Mexico is often referred to as "Hurricane Alley". Disaster preparedness is a must for the residents of Florida.
It is suggested you have Renter's Insurance if renting or living in Government Quarters/Housing, or Homeowner's insurance if purchasing. Make sure you also have Flood insurance as well (the type that covers water rising from the ground) this is a separate insurance. Make sure you and your family members are registered in NFAAS/AFPASS/ADPASS/CGPASS and you maintain a "grab-and-go bag" at all times, as well as a disaster preparedness kit.
Remember you are living in Florida. You must prepare for hurricanes and that means planning for your pets as well.
If you evacuate:
Verify your local public shelters accept pets. Before hurricane season begins on June 1 every year, make sure all your pets have current immunizations and take these records with you if you must evacuate. Photograph each of your pets prior to June 1 each year and include these pictures with your immunization and other medical records.
All animals should have secure carriers (or collapsible cages for large dogs) as well as collars, leashes, (muzzles if necessary) and rabies tags. Carriers should be large enough for the animals to stand comfortably and turn around (train your pets to become familiar with their carriers ahead of time. Your pet survival kit should include ample food (at least a one-week supply); water/food bowls; medications; specific care instructions; newspapers and plastic trash bags for handling waste; brushes, combs, and other hygiene items; toys and others comfort items; muzzles if necessary. A manual can opener is a necessity. If you plan to house your pets at a kennel or clinic, call before evacuating to determine if space is available. Allow sufficient time to travel from the kennel to your evacuation location after making certain that your animals are secure.
If you stay at home:
Carriers, collars with proper ID and leashes should be maintained for your pets at all times. Your pets will be most comfortable and secured in a safe area of your home, this usually means inside your home, until the storm has passed. If they are not secured during the storm and your house is damaged, your pets may escape and become disoriented, since normal landmarks and scent trails could be obliterated. If your pets become lost, proper ID will ensure their return to you. Place your pet food and medication in watertight containers in a cool, dry, dark place inside the home. Store adequate water for your pets. Your normal water source may become contaminated. To purify water, add two drops of household bleach per quart of water, mix, seal tightly, let stand for 30 minutes before using. Walk your pets on a leash until they become reoriented to their home. Caution: Downed power lines and other debris pose real dangers to you and your pets. Do not allow pets to consume food or water that may have become contaminated.
Do not leave a dog tied outside in hurricane weather. If you evacuate, take your pet (if it is dangerous for you it is dangerous for them). For a copy of Hurricane Prep Guidebook, register for the Disaster Prep class conducted monthly at the Naval Air Station Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center. Contact the FFSC Disaster Assistance Branch to register at 850-452-5990 ext. 0.
Every region in the world experiences some type of natural disaster. The types of natural disasters the Gulf Coast can experience are:
Go to the Be Ready Escambia website for flood zones and current information on disaster preparedness in Escambia County (Pensacola).
The Fleet and Family Support Center for Hurricane Preparedness information or call 850-452-5990 ext 0.
Visit bereadyescambia.com for more information.
Fleet and Family Support Center will have briefs, lists and information for disaster preparedness.
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, visit the installation homepage Naval Air Station Pensacola (navy.mil).Mission
To efficiently deliver the very best Readiness From The Shore.
NAS Pensacola, situated in Escambia County, employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel. This includes 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, a command which combines direction and control of all Navy education and training.
The current metro area population of Pensacola in 2023 is 359,000, a 0.56% increase from 2022.
All branches of the military are represented on NAS Pensacola and Corry Station. If you are not authorized to bring your family members with you on your orders, do not bring them.
Pensacola is located in Northwest Florida at the Florida/Alabama state line in Escambia County, 60 minutes east of Mobile, 45 minutes west of Ft. Walton Beach, and 500 miles northwest of Orlando. The altitude ranges from sea level to 120 feet above sea level. Escambia County is 661 square miles and the City of Pensacola is 25.09 square miles. 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 Barin. NAS Pensacola FACSFAC controls over 18,000 square miles of airspace. There is no base operator at NAS Pensacola, Corry Station or Saufley Field. For information contact the NAS Pensacola FFSC Front Desk at 850-452-5990 ext.0.
To NAS Pensacola Region from Pensacola Regional Airport
Google Maps: NAS Pensacola Main Gate
To Corry Station (Center for Information Dominance) from Pensacola Airport
Google Maps Corry Station
Incoming personnel must make their own arrangements. Contact the Quarterdeck at 850-452-4785 for a duty driver.
Note: Not all taxis are allowed on installation. Please verify with the taxi before engaging.
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.
Pensacola is located in 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.
Welcome to Naval Air Station Pensacola located on the Florida Gulf Coast. We are committed to fully supporting the operational and training missions of tenants assigned; enhancing the readiness of the U.S. Navy, its sister armed services and other customers.
***For questions regarding access to the base,
please contact the Visitor Control Center at 850-452-4153.***