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Welcome to Naval Air Station Pensacola

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.

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.


NAS Pensacola Access Procedures

Due to current restricted base access, the installation including the National Naval Aviation Museum and the Pensacola Lighthouse is only open to current Department of Defense (DoD) ID cardholders and Veterans with a Veteran Health identification Card (VHIC) ID cardholders with either a service connected disability, a Purple Heart, a POW or a recipient of the Medal of Honor. At least one of these categories must be listed on the VHIC under the ID photo.


The Trusted Travelers Program is still in affect and DoD ID cardholders can escort up to 15 guests onto the installation. Veteran Health Identification ID cardholders (VHIC) can sponsor up to 15 guests onto the installation; however, they must come to the Visitor Control Center (VCC) located adjacent to the main gate. The guest as well as the service connected veteran will need to fill out a background form and the guest will be issued a one day pass for base access. The service-connected veteran will receive a DBID card that is good for only NAS Pensacola property for one year.  For information on Veterans access to Exchange, Commissary or MWR facilities, please click here.


Visitors to the Barrancas National Cemetery may obtain a visitor's pass from the Visitors Control Center (VCC), Bldg. 777 at the Main Gate.  The NAS Pensacola VCC hours of operation are 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. M-F, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sat/Sun.  For additional questions on access, please contact the VCC at (850) 452-4153.


In accordance with the REAL ID Act of 2005:

Visitors requesting installation access who are not in possession of an approved government issued credential or state driver's license compliant with the Real ID Act of 2005 must present an additional form of ID, e.g., passport, school ID, voter registration card, Native American Tribal Document, Federal, state or local issued ID card.

State driver's licenses from Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Washington and identification cards from American Samoa are non-compliant with the Real ID Act.

For additional information and guidance regarding NAS Pensacola access, please contact the Visitor's Control Center at (850) 452-4153. To print a request for base access, click here




PENSACOLA, Fla. --- Naval Air Station Pensacola has been named a recipient of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Cultural Resources Management Award while Carrie Williams, NAS Pensacola Cultural Resources Department, received an award in the Cultural Resources Management Individual/Team category.

     The CNO Environmental Awards program recognizes Navy ships, installations, individuals, and teams for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to improving the environmental performance of the Navy.

     “Congratulations to all our accomplished winners for their impressive achievements in protecting environmental assets while maintaining mission readiness. The Navy commends you for your innovative and tireless efforts to demonstrate environmental stewardship and ensure national security,” said Vice Adm. Philip H. Cullom, deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics.

    Winners will now move on to compete at the Secretary of the Navy and then Department of Defense level of the environmental awards program.



Welcome Aboard Information
We want to welcome you to the team here at Naval Air Station Pensacola, the Cradle of Naval Aviation. When reporting during working hours between 0700 and 1600, check in with the Personnel Support Office in the NASP HQ, Richardson Building, Bldg. 1500, Room 229. After working hours or on weekends, check in with the officer of the deck located at the quarterdeck in Bldg. 1500. The quarterdeck can be reached at (850) 452-4785 / 4786 or DSN 922-4785/ 4786. For more information, call the NASP sponsor coordinator at (850)-452- 2617 or email:

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