April 15, 2024

Military Bases in Florida

| 1/26/2018

 1   NAS Pensacola

Provides: Aviation flight and maintenance training for Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard
Key Organizations: Naval Education and Training Command; Naval Air Technical Training Center

 2   Saufley Field

Provides: Naval education

 3   Corry Station

Provides: Cyber warfare and intelligence training
Military Personnel: 14,544
Civilian Personnel: 7,400

 4   NAS Whiting Field

Provides: Multi-service primary fixed-wing training and advanced helicopter pilot training
Military Personnel: 2,680
Civilian Personnel: 1,161

 5   Eglin AFB

Provides: Support for development, acquisition, testing, procurement and deployment of all air-delivered weapons
Key Organizations: 96th Test Wing; Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate for air-launched munitions; F-35 Joint International Training; 7th Special Forces Group; Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Military Personnel: 9,470
Civilian Personnel: 4,613

 6   Hurlburt Field

Provides: Support for global special operations missions
Key Organizations: Air Force Special Operations Command; 1st Special Operations Wing
Military Personnel: 8,011
Civilian Personnel: 1,681

 7   Naval Support Activity Panama City

Provides: Research development test and evaluation for amphibious warfare, diving, maritime special operations, mine warfare and other naval missions in coastal areas
Key Organizations: Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division; Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center; Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving
Military Personnel: 585
Civilian Personnel: 2,741

 8   Tyndall AFB

Provides: Advanced training for pilots, air traffic and weapon controllers
Key Organizations: Air Forces North/1st Air Force command center for air operations in North America; 601st Air Operations Center; 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group supports air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons system evaluation programs; 325th Fighter Wing/F-22 Training and Operations
Military Personnel: 4,930
Civilian Personnel: 1,548

 9   NAS Jacksonville

Provides: A master air and industrial base to support anti-submarine warfare and aviation training
Key Organizations: Key Organizations: Navy Region S.E. Headquarters Fleet Readiness Center; Naval Facilities Engineering Command S.E.; Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11
Military Personnel: 10,200
Civilian Personnel: 6,890

10  USMC Support Facility Blount Island

Provides: Support for Marine expeditionary forces
Military Personnel: 98
Civilian Personnel: 147

11  NS Mayport

Provides: Fleet basing and support
Key Organizations: U.S. Fourth Fleet; Helicopter Strike Wing, Atlantic
Military Personnel: 15,150
Civilian Personnel: 1,679

12  Camp Blanding Joint Training Center

Provides: Training for Florida National Guard
Military Personnel: 482
Civilian Personnel: 722

13  Pinecastle Bombing Range

Provides: Navy’s primary live-fire bombing range

14  Naval Support Activity Orlando-Multi-Service

Provides: Modeling, simulation and training acquisition
Key Organizations: Naval Air Warfare Center Training System Division; Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Army; Program Manager for Training Systems, Marine Corps; Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation
Military Personnel: 120
Civilian Personnel: 2,200

15  Cape Canaveral AFS

Provides: Access support to space/ space launch activities
Key Organizations: Navy Ordnance Test Unit
Military Personnel: 3,951
Civilian Personnel: 2,206

16  Patrick AFB

Provides: Support for launch, range and expeditionary operations for the military, NASA and civilians
Key Organizations: 45th Space Wing; Air Force Technical Applications Center; 920th Rescue Wing

17   MacDill AFB

Provides: Support for airlift and aerial refueling missions; hosts two unified commands
Commands: United States command for Middle East; worldwide command for counter-terrorism special operations
Military Personnel: 12,000
Civilian Personnel: 7,000

18  Avon Park Air Force Range

Provides: Air-to-ground and ground training range
Military Personnel: 3
Civilian Personnel: 38

19  U.S. Southern Command

Commands: U.S. Command for Central and South America and the Caribbean
Military and Civilian Personnel: 1,200

20  U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Headquarters Miami

Provides: Assistance to mariners in protecting and preventing threats from reaching our shores

21  Homestead Air Reserve Base

Provides: Combat air power, combat support forces and humanitarian support
Military and Civilian Personnel: 1,400

22  NAS Key West

Provides: Pilot training for transient tactical aviation squadrons
Key Organizations: Naval Aviation Pilot Training Facility; Joint Inter-Agency Task Force South
Military Personnel: 1,431
Civilian Personnel: 1,071

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