Eglin 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.
Homestead 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.
Hurlburt 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 Naval Air Station – is a military airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of the central business district of Jacksonville, Florida. 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 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.
MacDill 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.
Patrick 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 Naval Air Station – is a US Navy base located next to Warrington, Florida, a community SW of the Pensacola city limits. It is best known as the initial primary training base for all Navy, Marine 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
(with Interactive Map)
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
How easy is it to use space a and on base lodging at MacDill AFB? And do they have any regular scheduled flights?
I have personally never been to MacDill but I will give you the information that I know. First of all, I do not think MacDill has very many flights. Their Air Passenger Terminal looks small. Here is the link to their official page https://www.facebook.com/MacDillPassengerTerminal/. I haven’t noticed any regularly scheduled flights, but their contact information is here on this blog, you can call and ask. https://ujspaceainfo.com/2014/01/macdill-afb-florida/.
As for lodging, I’ll have to plead ignorance again. Of course, their contact information is also on this blog. Also here is the DOD Lodging page for MacDill http://af.dodlodging.net/propertys/MacDill-AFB. There is a place to check for availability on that page. It also lists the amenities available.
I have heard nothing bad about the lodging at MacDill, but also I have not heard of too many people staying or departing from there.
If you do try to get a flight out and/or stay there, I’d love it if you’d let me know your experiences so I can pass the information on to others.
Good luck to you and with your travels, where ever they may be.
Love what you have done! It is very nice to be able to have all of this info on one site. Have you ever thought about adding maps that show the bases and then you can also click on the base to link you to their site or FB page?
Actually, no. I have not thought of that, but excellent idea. Now I just have to figure out how to do that. Thanks for that idea. I’m always looking for ways to improve this site and I think that would be great.
I’ve got one almost or maybe completed. Just checking to see if everyone with different types of media can view it. I will add them little by little until they are all complete. Now to find the best places to post the maps. https://batchgeo.com/map/27ff092125861ccfc2524ecec9f5562a
I actually found a site that already has an interactive map for all the bases in each state. I’m just adding a link to that page. They have more information than I would be able to accumulate from here in the Philippines on my computer. I’m making the link on all the front pages of each State (the All Military Bases link) the place to find the map plus more information about each base.
Very nice site……may I suggest info on Billeting at each base with contact number to reservations. May help military travelers driving through the state
I do have that on most pages under Lodging. I’ll work on making each one stand out and get it on all the pages, if they have lodging. If not, then the closest DOD lodging available.
This would be very helpful when traveling…would be easier to find a base to stay at for the next night.
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.
Interesting Addition, but will require a lot of work on Your part. Thanks for Making The Space-A site very Helpful.
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.
Great idea – thank you.
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.
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.
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.