Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Resources are available to help you understand and manage your finances, including one-on-one financial counseling to assist you and your family with financial readiness. Services are designed to focus on money management issues throughout your active-duty lifecycle and into retirement. Financial readiness educational opportunities range from basic planning to long-term investing. Check out the information below to see what’s available at your installation.
Making a military move is always costly for military families, for which, reimbursable compensation is not always received. Start your move by visiting your Command Financial specialist or your Personal Financial Manager who can work up a budget for you prior to leaving your present command. After reviewing the cost for local housing (expect to be on a waiting list for government housing) and the amount of Housing Allowance that you will receive, you can anticipate the approximate amount of cash you will need to bring with you for deposits and rent. While you can receive a waiver for electricity deposit in Pensacola through the housing office, deposits will be required for the other utilities.
You can anticipate spending several nights in a local motel/hotel while trying to find suitable housing. The months of May through September are the tourist season for the Pensacola area, therefore rents and/or hotel stays could be double that of the off-tourist season. If you are a student, will not be here for 6 months under instruction (does not include holidays or weekends), and your orders assigning you here does not authorize your spouse/family members to travel with you while you are here do not bring them. If you do you will have to pay all costs out of pocket, that includes movement of household goods, and it will affect your entitlements when you transfer from NAS Pensacola to your next duty station.
If you will be in transit for a while, remember to plan ahead for paying the debts that you are already obligated for. The credit card industry will not be lenient regarding missed payments due to military transfer, unless arrangements have been made in advance. Remember to provide forwarding addresses in advance and to let all of your debtors know of your relocation plans. Call your Command or your Sponsor for a forwarding mailing address. The Fleet and Family Support Center is the training site for the Command Financial Specialist Training Program. This program emphasizes personal financial responsibility and accountability by providing basic principles and practices of sound money management, counseling tools and referral services. The command Financial Specialists are trained to assist members and families of their commands/departments. This training is conducted quarterly at the Fleet and Family Support Center.
Financial guidance is offered to those experiencing money management difficulties and or for those who wish to be in control of their finances. The Fleet and Family Support Center Financial counselor can work with you to prepare a personalized budget and spending plan. Information and assistance is also available in areas such as military pay and allowances, home buying, credit card management and much more.
Personal Financial Management
Personal Financial counseling is provided by the Personal Financial Management Specialist at the Fleet and Family Support Center, located in Building 625, 151 Ellyson Ave., NAS Pensacola Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. closed weekends and holidays. The Financial Educator offers financial guidance and counseling to personnel experiencing money management difficulties, or for those who want to be in control of their finances. Appointments are made either through individual command financial specialist or by calling 850-452-5990 ext. 0.
The following workshops and one-on-one counseling sessions are offered for:
The NAS Pensacola FFSC is the training provider for the Command Financial Specialist Program. Service members, in pay grades E6 and above, are trained to assist members and families of their commands/departments. This training is held every quarter at FFSC. Contact the PFM or your Command Career Counselor for information.
Relocation Budget Planning
Relocation Specialists at the NAS Pensacola FFSC, Building 625, 2nd deck/south wing 151 Ellyson Ave, NAS Pensacola offers the following financial guidance:
To make an appointment contact the Fleet and Family Support Center Relocation Office at 850-452-5990 ext. 0.
Be advised if you move your family to NAS Pensacola without being authorized within your orders, you may not have the income to take care of them or to move them to the next duty station - if you move your family members without orders authorizing them to be here you will not receive compensation for the move. A "Brown Baggers Chit" is not authorization for you to move your family here, it is a command privilege only, and it may only authorize you to live off base.