Naval Air Station Pensacola
Pensacola, FL

Overview: This base, one of the premier Navy
locations, is best-known as the initial stop for naval
aviators, but it's also home to the command that
oversees Navy technical training and is also a site
for some of that training. The public most closely
associates it as being the home of the Blue Angels.

Location: Pensacola, FL

Branch: Navy

Established: 1825

Size: 5,761

Plant Replacement Value: $2.49 billion*

Mission: Known as the "cradle of naval aviation,"
it's most well known as the primary training base
for all Navy and Marine aviators and naval flight
officers and enlisted aircrewmen. It's also the home
of the Naval Education and Training Command,
Naval Aviation Schools Command, the Center for
Naval Aviation Technical Training, Naval
Operational and Medical Institute and the Blue
Angels. Flight-related activities center around
Sherman Field.

Units: Training Air Wing 6 (CTW6), Training
Squadron 4 (VT4); Training Squadron 10 (VT10);
Training Squadron 86 (VT86); NAS Pensacola
Search and Rescue detachment; Blue Angels Naval
Flight Demonstration Team; 2nd German Air
Force Training Squadron USA.

Other tenants: Pensacola NAS Historic District,
National Museum of Naval Aviation; Fort
Barrancas; Barrancas National Cemetery.

Related activities: Saufley Field; Corry Station;
NAS Whiting Field; Gulf of Mexico OPAREA

Contact: Public Affairs

Phone: 850.452.3100, ext. 1519

*DoD Base Structure Report FY 2011
Aircraft type at NAS Pensacola