Florida

                

96th Test WingEglin Air Force Base –  is a USAF base located approx. 3 miles (5 kilometers) SW of Valparaiso, Florida in Okaloosa County.  The host unit is the 96th Test Wing.  The 96 TW is the test and evaluation center for Air Force air-delivered weapons, navigation and guidance systems, Command and Control systems, and Air Force Special Operations Command systems.  It was established in 1935 as the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Base. Base named for Lt. Colonel Frederick I. Eglin (1891–1937), who was killed in a crash of his Northrop A-17 pursuit aircraft.

 

482nd FWHomestead Air Reserve Base –  is a USAF base located approx. 6 miles (9.7 km) ENE of Homestead, Florida.  The host unit is the 482d Fighter Wing (482 FW) assigned to the AFRC 10th AF. The 482 FW is a fully combat-ready unit capable of providing F-16C multi-purpose fighter aircraft, with mission ready pilots and support personnel, for short-notice worldwide deployment.  It was established in 1942 as Homestead Army Airfield (AAF). After destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in August 1992, it was taken off active status, reopening as an AF Reserve facility in 1994.

 

AFSOCHurlburt Field – is a USAF installation located in Okaloosa County, Florida, immediately west of the Town of Mary Esther. It is part of the greater Eglin AFB reservation, and is home to Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), the 1st Special Operations Wing (1 SOW), the USAF Special Operations School (USAFSOS) and the Air Combat Command‘s (ACC) 505th Command and Control Wing. Named for 1Lt Donald Wilson Hurlburt, who died in a crash at Eglin. The installation is nearly 6,700 acres (27 km2).

 

Jacksonville NASJacksonville Naval Air Station – is a military airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of the central business district of JacksonvilleFlorida. It is 1 of 2 naval bases located in Duval County. During World War I, the area now occupied by NAS Jacksonville was named Camp Joseph E. Johnston, and was commissioned on October 15, 1917. The 2nd largest rifle range in the U.S. was constructed there, but the camp was decommissioned on May 16, 1919. The Florida National Guard began using the site in 1928 and it was renamed Camp J. Clifford R. Foster.

 

Key WestKey West Naval Air Station (Sigsbee) – is a naval air station and military airport located on Boca Chica Key, 4 miles (6 km) east of the central business district of Key West, Florida.  NAS Key West is a state-of-the-art training facility for air-to-air combat fighter aircraft of all military services, with perfect flying weather year round and unparalleled aerial ranges that offer aircrew training within minutes after takeoff. NAS Key West’s national security mission supports operational and readiness requirements for the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security.

 

6th AMWMacDill Air Force Base – is an active United States Air Force base located approximately 6.4 km (4 miles) south-southwest of downtown Tampa, Florida. The “host wing” is the 6th Air Mobility Wing (6 AMW) of the Air Mobility Command (AMC), part of AMC’s Eighteenth Air Force (18 AF).  It was established in 1939 as Southeast Air Base, Tampa. It is named in honor of Colonel Leslie MacDill (1889–1938). A World War I aviator, Colonel MacDill was killed in a crash of his North American BC-1 on 8 November 1938 at Anacostia, D.C. 

 

45th Space WingPatrick Air Force Base –  is a USAF Base located between Satellite Beach and Cocoa Beach (3 miles south), in Brevard County, Florida. Named for Major General Mason Patrick. An Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) base, it is home to the 45th Space Wing (45 SW). It was originally opened and operated from 1940 and 1947 as Naval Air Station Banana River. The 45 SW controls and operates Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) and the Eastern Range.  It was then deactivated in 1947 and placed in a caretaker status.  In late 1948 it turned into Patrick AFB.

 


Pensacola NAS
Pensacola Naval Air Station – is a US Navy base located next to WarringtonFlorida, a community SW of the Pensacola city limits. It is best known as the initial primary training base for all NavyMarine and Coast Guard aviators and Naval Flight Officers, the advanced training base for most Naval Flight Officers, and as the home base for the US Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the precision-flying team known as the Blue Angels. “The Cradle of Naval Aviation”

 

 

All Florida Military Bases

National Guard Units

Miles by Air/Car

Eglin AFB to Homestead ARB 510/665, Hurlburt Field 9/12, Jacksonville NAS 291/322, Key West (Sigsbee) 505/788, MacDill AFB 305/440, Patrick AFB 390/477, Pensacola NAS 48/58, Tyndall AFB 62/89

Homestead ARB to Hurlburt Field 515/674, Jacksonville NAS 338/373, Key West (Sigsbee) 102/127, MacDill AFB 209/304, Patrick AFB 191/218, Pensacola NAS 541/712, Tyndall AFB 450/614

Hurlburt Field to Jacksonville NAS 300/338, Key West (Sigsbee) 508/799, MacDill AFB 310/450, Patrick AFB 397/488, Pensacola NAS 39/46, Tyndall AFB 69/79

Jacksonville NAS to Key West NAS (Sigsbee) 391/497, MacDill AFB 172/233, Patrick AFB 153/173, Pensacola NAS 338/371, Tyndall AFB 235/272

Key West NAS (Sigsbee) to MacDill AFB 232/428, Patrick AFB 262/342, Pensacola NAS 528/836, Tyndall AFB 450/737

MacDill AFB to Patrick AFB 118/148, Pensacola NAS 340/487, Tyndall AFB 243/388

Patrick AFB to Pensacola NAS 431/525, Tyndall AFB 328/426

Pensacola NAS to Tyndall AFB 105/160

Florida 

8 thoughts on “Florida”

  1. This would be very helpful when traveling…would be easier to find a base to stay at for the next night.

    1. Yes Sandi thats one of the reasons I decided to include these on the site. I realize that other places offer the same information, and probably make it look better, but I figured it’d be all in one spot for people already using my site. I’m told that there are plenty of people that do use it to plan their trips and I just wanted to give them a little bit more information. If you know of other information that people may need, that is not already on the site, please let me know. Thank you for posting a comment. I hope there will be more.

  2. Interesting Addition, but will require a lot of work on Your part. Thanks for Making The Space-A site very Helpful.

    1. Yes Jim it does take a lot of effort at times to try to keep up and think of new things to keep people interested. I’m just trying to find something to get as many visitors as possible, hopefully helping them all. I’m open to new ideas. Thanks for submitting the comment here, I don’t get too many.

    1. Thank you Paula. Everyone doesn’t agree with you on that “Great idea” thing, but most people do. If you can think of something else or a way to make this option better, please let me know. Thanks for posting in the comments here.

  3. I think that this would take quite a bit of time and effort on your part for insignificant gain.
    I recommend that you put your effort into something more worthy.
    Just one person’s opinion.

    1. Thanks Wally. I actually started this because I was thinking of something more I could do to make travel for everyone easier. This is what I came up with. I certainly am open to other things if you can think of something. If it helps out, I will do it.

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