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United States Navy
7550 USS Essex St.
Milton, FL 32570-6013
Cost of Living in Santa Rosa County, Florida
Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Santa Rosa County is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Santa Rosa County, Florida is more expensive.
Santa Rosa County cost of living is 98.3.
Telephone Access for NAS Whiting Field is Commercial 850 area code DSN 868 Prefix.
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense. Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
Our mission is to produce the military’s best trained “Aviation Warfighter. NAS Whiting Field is where the future of Naval Aviation begins. As the host of 19 tenant activities, including the Training Air Wing FIVE who produces over 1,200 pilots a year.
NAS Whiting Field owns 56% of Navy outlying landing fields, and 17% of all DoD flight hours are flown out of NAS Whiting.
In July 2022, NAS Whiting Field celebrated 79 years of continuous operation. What was once a field of weeds has become the backbone of the Navy's flight program. During its history, Whiting Field has served as a prisoner-of-war camp for German soldiers, home of the famed Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team and home of the Navy's first jet training unit. Whiting Field came into being to fulfill the need for pilot training commands in WWII. Today, the installation currently hosts 6 Training Squadrons and 2 Instructor Squadrons. NAS Whiting Field is the busiest air station in the world accounting for nearly onw million annual flight operations including primary flight training of approximately 1200 students each year.
Once known as the most industrialized county in Florida, Santa Rosa's history is abundant with the lore of the logging, sawmills, and shipbuilding industries around which life evolved. The area around Milton gained distinction as the site of the first cotton textile mill in the South. For more information, please visit our homepage.
NAS Whiting Field is located in the Northwest Florida Panhandle near the city of Milton. The Whiting Field/Milton area is noted for its pleasant overall quality of life and relaxed atmosphere. Located in Santa Rosa County, Milton along with neighboring City of Pace, has a large military retiree population and is definitely considered a Military Town. The cost of living in Milton and Santa Rosa County is considered low with average household income around $65,000 per year. Within driving distance are national parks, historic sites and the sugar-white beaches along the famous Gulf Shores of the Florida Panhandle. The base operator's phone number is 850-623-7011 or DSN 312-868-7011.
The Pensacola Florida International Airport serves the NAS Whiting Field/Milton area. There is no shuttle service to and from the Airport. Taxi Service is available at the Airport and it will cost you approximately $50.00 to get to NAS Whiting Field.
When you arrive at the front gate, please have your military Identification card available and be prepared to show it to the gate guard. The gate guard will then direct you to the appropriate place to check in.
NAS Whiting Field is located approximately 28 miles from the Pensacola Regional Airport and about eight miles from Downtown Milton off of Highway 87. From Highway 90 in Downtown Milton take Highway 87 North to get to NAS Whiting Field.
Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.
850-623-7011 or DSN 312-868-7011