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Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are the home of the 45th Space Wing and the world’s premier gateway to space. The wing’s approximately 15,000 personnel are tasked with delivering assured space launch, range and combat capabilities for the nation.

As the Department of Defense’s East Coast spaceport and providers of launch support services, the 45th Space Wing is a far-reaching organization. It is responsible for operating three airfields and maintaining $20 billion in instrumentation and infrastructure for the 15-million-square-mile Eastern Range. The base serves a varied population, which includes Air Force, Navy, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, active and reserve personnel, DOD civilians, retirees and their eligible family members.

Patrick Air Force Base is nestled between the white-sand shores of the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Banana River, south of Cocoa Beach and 12 miles north of Melbourne, Fla. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station lies just north of Port Canaveral, with the Banana River to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

This guide features important information to help you quickly settle in — on-base facilities, housing, dining, shopping, child care and entertainment — and enjoy your new home, the base and the local community. Welcome!



The host unit of Patrick Air Force Base is the 45th Space Wing. The wing has four primary mission areas. They provide for Eastern Range operations with resources for flight safety, range instrumentation, infrastructure, and scheduling for space and ballistic launches. They are also responsible for launch operations and support; expeditionary and contingency readiness; and base and people support. The wing is organized into four groups to accomplish its mission: the launch group, the operations group, the mission support group and the medical group. The wing’s mission is “One team … delivering assured space launch, range and combat capabilities for the nation.”


Located at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the 45th Space Wing Staff Agencies strive to continue being a top command and control organization in Air Force Space Command, to provide incomparable service to their customers and to maintain
up-to-date knowledge of space launch operations and maintenance.

Wing Staff Agencies

Air Force Space and Missile Museum

Cape Canaveral Spaceport Management Office


Command Chief Master Sergeant

Equal Opportunity

Financial Management (45th Comptroller Squadron)

History Office

Inspector General

Legal Office

Manpower & Organization


Public Affairs

Reserve Affairs

Retiree Activities Office



The 45th Launch Group, located at Cape Canaveral, vigorously pursues mission success through seamless partnership with launch and satellite systems wings to satisfy national, civil and combatant commander requirements for space access. The group has two squadrons: 45th Launch Support and 5th Space Launch.


The road to space starts here! Located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., the 45th Operations Group operates the Eastern Range and launches space vehicles for the Department of Defense, NASA, the United States and international commercial customers. The group’s squadrons are 1st Range Operations, 45th Operations Support, 45th Range Management, 45th Space Communications and 45th Weather. The 45th Operations Group has three detachments including Detachment 1 at Antigua Air Station and Detachment 2 at Ascension Auxiliary Air Field.


The 45th Mission Support Group, with units at both Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., provides quality mission support to assure success of the wing’s launch, range and expeditionary operations and provides comprehensive support to the wing’s mission partners.

The 45th Mission Support Group’s squadrons are 45th Contracting, 45th Civil Engineer, 45th Force Support Squadron, 45th Logistics Readiness and 45th Security Forces. It also has Detachment 1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.


The 45th Medical Group’s mission is to safely ensure a fit force, healthy community and medics ready to support global operations. The group provides ambulatory medical service to active duty and their enrolled members. It also provides dental medical service to active duty only.


The 45th Space Wing hosts and supports more than 30 major mission partners and tenant units at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Many of these organizations are listed below.

2nd Space Operations Squadron (2 SOPS), Detachment 1

17th Test Squadron, Detachment 3 (17 TS, Det. 3)

114th Range Operations Squadron (114 ROPS), Florida Air National Guard

333rd Recruiting Squadron (333 RCS)

605th Test & Evaluations Squadron, Detachment 2 (Det. 2, 605 TS)

920th Rescue Wing, Air Force Reserve Command

Aerospace Fuels Laboratory

Air Combat Command Program Management Squadron/QA (OL-J)

Air Force Audit Agency (AFAA)

Air Force Office of Special Investigations (8th Field Investigative Region, Detachment 802)

Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC), Air Force ISR Agency

American Red Cross

Army Corps of Engineers

Civil Air Patrol, Florida Wing

Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA)

Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI)

Defense Logistics Agency Document Services

Defense Reutilization & Marketing Office (DRMO)

Department of State Air Wing (DOS/AW)

Joint Stars Joint Test Force (JSTARS)

Military Sealift Command

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Naval Ordnance Test Unit (NOTU)

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA-ERNST)

Space and Missile Systems Center

U.S. Air Force Judiciary Area Defense Counsel

U.S. Coast Guard Armory, Cape Canaveral


Prior to discussing the creation of the 45th Space Wing, one must mention the Banana River Naval Air Station and its selection as the home base for the Joint Long Range Proving Ground. The Hepburn Board, created by the Naval Expansion Act of 1938, authorized the construction of the Banana River Naval Air Station, which was planned as an auxiliary operating base for the Navy’s installation in Jacksonville, Fla. Both stations were designed to reinforce the Atlantic Coast Defense System. In June 1939, Commander W.M. Angus met with civilians from Cocoa, Melbourne and Eau Gallie to select the site for the naval air station. Work began on the site in December 1939, and the station was commissioned Oct. 1, 1940.

The Banana River Naval Air Station continued to operate as a Navy support base for two years following the war, but the installation was inactivated and placed in caretaker status in August 1947. The Navy normally would have returned the property to the local community, but efforts were underway to give the station a new lease on life.

In October 1946, the Joint Research and Development Board established the Committee on the Long Range Proving Ground to study locations for the Joint Long Range Proving Ground. After weighing many options, the committee selected El Centro, Calif., as its first choice for the Joint Long Range Proving Ground. Cape Canaveral was the committee’s second choice. The sites were approved in September 1947, and the Joint Long Range Proving Ground Group was created to carry out the committee’s recommendations.

The range in California would have been convenient for U.S. aerospace contractors, but that location was abandoned as an option after Mexico’s president refused to allow missile flights over Baja California. However, the British were willing to allow missile flights near the Bahamas. As a potential hub for missile launching operations, the Cape was remote enough from heavily populated areas, but it was accessible and supportable by road, waterway and railways. Aside from bouts of wet weather and thunderstorms, the climate was generally sunny and warm.

While negotiations with the British continued, legislation for the Joint Long Range Proving Ground was passed by the 81st Congress and signed by President Truman May 11, 1949. The Navy transferred the Banana River Naval Air Station to the Air Force Sept. 1, 1948. The station remained in standby status but was renamed the Joint Long Range Proving Ground Base June 10, 1949. On Oct. 1, 1949, the Advance Headquarters, Joint Long Range Proving Ground and the Air Force Division, Joint Long Range Proving Ground were established. The base was activated on the same date.

In spring 1950, the Defense Department announced the redelegation of guided missile test centers from joint service commands to separate branches of the military service. As a result of that decision, the Air Force Division, Joint Long Range Proving Ground was re-designated the Long Range Proving Ground Division May 16, 1950. On May 17, the base was renamed the Long Range Proving Ground Base, but that designation lasted less than three months. In August, the base was renamed Patrick Air Force Base, in honor of Maj. Gen. Mason M. Patrick, who had been chief of the American Expeditionary Forces Air Services in World War I and chief of the Air Service/U.S. Army Air Corps from October 1921 until his retirement in December 1927.

On May 9, 1950, work began under a contract with the Duval Engineering Company (Jacksonville, Fla.) to build the Cape’s first paved access road and its first permanent launch site. In May 1951, the Long Range Proving Ground Division was relieved as a separate operating agency under Air Force headquarters and was assigned to the newly created Air Research and Development Command. As such, the division was equivalent to a numbered air force. The division was redesignated the Air Force
Missile Test Center June 30, 1951.

Though there were many organizational changes in the years that followed, the center’s functional role as planner and coordinator and the Air Base Group’s role as base support agency were firmly established. Pan Am and RCA operated the Eastern Range under contract to the Air Force for 34 years, until early October 1988. In 1988, the old Range Contract was divided into the Range Technical Services and the Launch Base Services contracts. The RTS Contract was awarded to Computer Sciences Raytheon in June 1988, and the LBS Contract was awarded to Pan Am World Services (later known as Johnson Controls) in August 1988.

On Oct. 1, 1990, the Eastern Space and Missile Center was transferred from Air Force Systems Command to Air Force Space Command in a ceremony at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. In 1991, ESMC, the 9th Space Division, Air Force Space Command and U.S. Air Force headquarters worked out the details of ESMC’s transformation into an operational wing. Following the final resolution of loose ends, the new wing organization was approved. It was activated as the 45th Space Wing Nov. 12, 1991.

In order to handle space operations more effectively, senior officials at Air Force Space Command, 14th Air Force, the 30th Space Wing and the 45th Space Wing agreed to fine-tune the new standard wing organization in 2003. Following approval at the highest levels of the Air Force, an organizational transformation was implemented Dec. 1, 2003. The final Atlas IIIB/Centaur and Titan IVB missions were launched from Cape Canaveral in February and April 2005 respectively. Consequently, the 3rd Space Squadron — which had been responsible for managing both launch programs — was inactivated June 30, 2005. On the same date, the 45th Launch Support Squadron was activated and placed under the 45th Launch Group. The ceremony for both organizational changes was held at the Cape on the morning of July 6, 2005.



Driving to the Installation from
Melbourne International Airport

For those arriving by air, the closest airport to Patrick Air Force Base is the Melbourne International Airport, which is approximately 15 miles away.

Upon exiting the airport, turn left onto NASA Boulevard. Continue to U.S. Route 1. Take U.S. 1 North to Pineda Causeway (State Road 404). Go east on Pineda Causeway to State Road A1A. Turn left onto State Route A1A and
proceed approximately 4 miles to the main gate of Patrick Air Force Base.

A passenger shuttle service to Patrick Air Force Base is available on the ground level adjacent to the baggage claim. Make reservations by calling 800-826-4544; it is recommended that reservations be made at least 24 hours in advance. Call for rate information.

Driving to the Installation from Orlando International Airport

The Orlando International Airport is approximately 58 miles northwest of Patrick Air Force Base. When leaving the airport, stay to the right and take State Road 528 east toward Port Canaveral (a tollbooth will require a fee). Go south at State Route A1A. The base will be on the right side in approximately 20 miles.

Several shuttles go to Patrick Air Force Base from the airport. Reservations can be made by calling 888-784-4144; it is recommended that reservations be made at least 24 hours in advance. Call for rate information.

Arriving from the North

Take Interstate 95 South to Exit 205 (State Route 528) east toward Cape Canaveral. State Route 528 will become State Route A1A. The base will be about 20 miles south on the right side. Or take Interstate 95 South to Exit 191 (Wickham Road). Turn left at the light and continue approximately 5 miles to Pineda Causeway. Turn left and follow the signs to Patrick Air Force Base.

If you are headed south on Interstate 75 take the Florida Turnpike. From the turnpike, exit in Orlando at State Route 528 East. Follow the above directions for State Route 528 to State Route A1A to Patrick Air Force Base.

Patrick Air Force Base has two gates. The Main Gate is open 24 hours a day and is on Highway A1A. The South Gate is on South Patrick Drive and is accessible from Pineda Causeway. Pass and registration is at the Main Gate. Visitor passes are available at both gates.

By Bus

Greyhound Lines..................... 800-231-2222

Greyhound has terminals in Orlando and at Melbourne International Airport. For detailed information, see the website. Special round-trip tours to area attractions are available.


Contact your commander’s support staff, Military Personnel Flight or the Airman & Family Readiness Center at your current base to request a sponsor. This request should be part of every PCS move. Your sponsor will answer any questions you have about the base and the local area, make lodging/dorm arrangements and meet you upon arrival. Your sponsor will be there to help you and your family until you are settled into your new community.


Newly arriving military members are
welcomed during normal duty hours by the base INTRO manager, located in the MPS Customer Service section of the 45th Force Support Squadron, Building 537. Those arriving after normal duty hours must report to the 24-hour arrival point, the Space Coast Inn, in Building 720, for lodging assignments. Please call 321-494-5428/6590/6591 for
temporary lodging information.

Upon arrival at Patrick Air Force Base, contact your sponsor. They will accompany you through in-processing. If you haven’t been assigned a sponsor or haven’t been in contact with your sponsor, contact Patrick’s INTRO manager before arriving and a sponsor will be assigned. Please contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 321-494-5676 if you do not have a sponsor after you arrive at Patrick Air Force Base.

Relocation counseling, sponsorship assistance and information on personal finances are available at the Airman & Family Readiness Center.

Contact the TMO at 321-494-5083 for any move-related questions regarding household goods, hold baggage or other household move issues.

All military members must first in-process through their squadron command support staff section before taking their records to INTRO. All hand-carried records and
documents should be available for the base INTRO manager to begin in-processing.

Vehicle Registration

Visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website for active-duty military forms used in titling and registering a motor vehicle or vessel, including the Military Insurance Exemption Information form and the Military Initial Registration Fee Exemption Affidavit. These forms can be found at

Base decals are no longer required on vehicles accessing Patrick Air Force Base. Entry is gained only with valid military ID or contractor badge.

Motorcycle Registration

All motorcycles operated on Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station must be registered. In addition to a valid driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance, cyclists are required to complete the base motorcycle safety course to obtain permanent registration. Contact the 45th Space Wing Safety Office at 321-494-2202 to register for the course. The Department of Defense mandates the wearing of all personal protective equipment on base and off base for all motorcycle operators.

Firearms Registration

Firearms are not permitted in any lodging
facility or dormitory. Upon your arrival, you must contact the Security Forces at 321-494-2008to store your weapons. Those living in base housing may retain their firearms and ammunition in their quarters by filling out an Air Force Form 1314 with the unit commander’s signature. Once signed, the form must be brought to the 45th Security Forces Squadron for registration.


The Airman & Family Readiness Center has many resources and services available to make your transition to Patrick Air Force Base easier. Household items such as pots and pans, dishes, silverware and irons are available for those who are waiting for their household goods to arrive. Other services include the Coupon Corner and the Airman’s Attic. For more information, contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 321-494-5676.


Prior to arriving at Patrick, it is necessary to make reservations for temporary lodging. The Space Coast Inn, located in Building 720, provides lodging excellence in support of the 45th Space Wing readiness and peacetime mission. Due to seasonal high-occupancy rates, you are urged to contact lodging well in advance to secure your reservation. New arrivals have priority but it is advised that you or your sponsor take care of your billeting arrangements as soon as possible. Reservations can be made by your sponsor or by directly calling the inn at 321-494-6591.

Check-in is at 2 p.m. and room charges must be paid in advance with cash, check or credit card. Sundry items (snacks, beverages and microwave meals) are provided in some rooms. They are pay-per-usage items and are inventoried daily. Any items used are posted to your room account. Amenities (soap, shampoo, etc.) are provided free upon check-in. Coffee, tea, condiments and bath soap are provided and replenished daily or as needed for all visiting officer and enlisted quarters. Free high-speed wireless Internet is also available in all lodging guest rooms and the main lobby.

The Space Coast Inn is open 24 hours a day year-round and is pet-friendly.



Government Housing Management Office

The housing office is available for referral services and information on the local community. All members are required to report to the housing office for an off-base briefing prior to entering into a lease or sales agreement. The housing office is located at 1060 S. Patrick Drive and can be reached at 321-494-2594.

At Patrick Air Force Base, unaccompanied housing is provided for unaccompanied Airmen in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than three years of service. The majority of dorms are room-bathroom-room configurations. Rooms include a full-size bed, refrigerator, microwave and free basic cable. Common areas of the dorms include game rooms, kitchen, laundry and storage facilities, and an outdoor picnic area. Bachelor personnel with the rank of E-4 with three years’ service have the opportunity to reside in community housing with BAH entitlements. Contact Unaccompanied Housing at 668 Falcon Ave. or 321-494-3647 for more information.

On-base family housing at Patrick Air Force Base is privatized. Hunt Military Communities manages three housing areas at the base — Oceanside (Central) and River’s Edge (North) housing are on-base and Pelican Coast is approximately 1 mile south in Satellite Beach. Patrick Family Housing offers two-, three- and four-bedroom homes. Floor plans, amenities, photos and an application are available at Leases (assignments) are made through Patrick Family Housing leasing offices. Your rental amount is typically your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). Rent is paid by allotment. As soon as you receive your orders you should contact Patrick Family Housing to apply for housing. For more information, contact Patrick Family Housing at 1060 S. Patrick Drive or 321-613-3810.


45th Medical Group

Primary Care: 1381 S. Patrick Drive

................................................ 321-494-8241

Dental: 1389 S. Patrick Drive... 321-494-6366

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; the clinic is closed the third Friday of each month for training

The 45th Medical Group provides the following patient care services: pediatrics, limited gynecological services, immunization, general dentistry, physical therapy, optometry, mental health, substance abuse, family advocacy, laboratory and pharmacy. Clinics include: Dental, Flight, Medicine, Immunizations, Lab, Mental Health, PHAs, Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, Radiology, Women’s Health, Primary Care, Family Health and Pediatrics. Those services not offered are provided through the TRICARE network. Patients requiring general care at the base clinic should call the appointment phone line to schedule treatment. Emergency medical care is not available at Patrick Air Force Base. Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Use urgent care instead of emergency care for an injury or illness that requires professional attention within 24 hours but is not a true life-threatening emergency. Contact your PCM before or within one day of being seen in an urgent care center or emergency room.

To obtain authorization for non-emergency after-hours care or for out-of-area care, call 888-PAT-CURE.

In addition, these ancillary and administrative services are available through the medical group: Diabetes education, chapel services, family advocacy program, bioenvironmental engineering, weight management, physical therapy and public health.


The primary objectives of this health care program for active duty and retirees of the uniformed services, their families and survivors are to optimize the delivery of health care services and attain the highest level of patient satisfaction. In addition, the coverage is completely portable so it moves with you when you relocate.

Follow these simple steps to ensure you have no break in coverage when you move:

Continue your TRICARE Prime enrollment option.

Immediately update your personal information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System when you arrive at your new location.

Select a new primary care manager when moving within the same region or submit a Prime enrollment form within 30 days if you’re moving to a new region.

Location will determine your new Prime option. If you move to a new Prime service area, transfer your enrollment by submitting a TRICARE Prime Enrollment and PCM Change Form to your regional contractor.

Be sure to include all family members who wish to use Prime on the form.

Your TRICARE Prime options include
Remote in the United States, and TRICARE Prime Overseas and TRICARE Global Remote Overseas in regions outside of the United States.

TRICARE Standard and Extra are available to family members only. Active-duty service members are required to enroll in one of these Prime options. The Standard and Extra options, on the other hand, are available throughout the United States and enrollment is not required. Any active-duty family member who is registered in DEERS may use these programs by seeing any network or non-network provider that is authorized by TRICARE.

If you’re already using TRICARE Standard and Extra, moving is easy. When you arrive
at your new location, immediately update your personal information in DEERS. Then find
TRICARE-authorized providers in your new area.

Here are a few things to remember about using TRICARE Standard and Extra in a new region:

In the U.S., visit your new regional contractor’s website for a list of providers. If you use network providers, your copayments will be lower.

If you move to a new region, you’ll have a new claims address for submitting your TRICARE claims.

Learn your new region’s prior authorization requirements as these requirements may differ by region.

For a complete description of the different types of coverage programs and regions, please visit

Emergency Services and Urgent Care

In the event of an emergency, that would result in loss of life, limb or sight, call 911 for ambulance service or rush to the nearest off-base emergency room. Use urgent care instead of emergency care for an injury or illness that requires professional attention within 24 hours but is not a true life-threatening emergency. Contact your PCM before or within one day of being seen in an urgent care center or emergency room. For a listing of Melbourne area TRICARE network urgent care facilities, visit


There are no public schools on Patrick Air Force Base. Children living in Patrick housing attend public schools in the Brevard County School District or may attend the private or parochial schools of their family’s choice.

School Liaison Office

Building 722............................ 321-494-5675

This service supports families with many resources and information to help ease the impact of the Air Force and military’s mobile lifestyle. The school liaison officer helps with registration in the local school system, giving points of contact within the school district
and community, providing information about each school so the parent can choose the
best fit for their child. The officer also helps home-schooled families.

Education & Training

Building 998............................ 321-494-2071

All education and training services are conducted by appointment. Education center personnel can assist potential students with tuition assistance, scholarship opportunities and grants. The center also offers classes such as customer services courses, professional supervisor courses, suicide prevention awareness and more.

Serving You


Airman & Family Readiness Center

Building 722B......................... 321-494-5676

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Airman & Family Readiness Center provides a multitude of services, helping make the transition to life at Patrick Air Force Base easier for all. The center provides individuals, families and leadership with services that strengthen skill sets, creating a better-prepared and better-equipped airman. Services include the Airman’s Attic, which provides free household items to E-5 and below; the Loan Locker, which allows new arrivals to borrow household items free of charge; and the Coupon Corner, a service to help lower your grocery bills. The Airman & Family Readiness Center should be one of your first stops upon arriving at an installation; its programs and services will be an important resource for you and your family.

Child Development Center

Building 1000.......................... 321-494-7028

6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed federal holidays

The development center provides care to children 6 weeks to 5 years old of active-duty military and DOD/NAF civilians, reservists on active duty and DOD contractors. The center is accredited by National Association for the Education of Young Children. Programs include weekly, full-day, hourly and special needs care. The center participates in the USDA Food Program, and children receive a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the day. Limited spots are available, and fees are based on a sliding scale according to annual income. Check with the center for availability. To enroll children, parents must:

Complete AF Form 1181, Air Force Youth Flight Program Patron Registration.

Complete DD Form 2652, Application for DOD Child Care Fees.

Complete AF Form 357, Family Care Plan (single and dual military families).

Complete the USDA Food Program form.

Submit copy of most current LES and pay stub.

Sign CDC contract.

Family Child Care

Building 1000.......................... 321-494-8381

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Rest assured knowing your children are in safe keeping in this professional, DOD-certified program for child care in homes. Special payment programs help parents pay what they would if their child attended the Child Development Center. Assistance is available for expanded child care during extended work shifts. The Family Child Care staff also trains individuals to provide responsible, safe, in-home care for children 2 weeks to 12 years in their government house or affiliated off-base home. To use Family Child Care, complete the following forms:

AF Form 1181, Air Force Youth Flight
Program Patron Registration.

DD Form 2652, Application for DOD Child Care Fees.

AF Form 357, Family Care Plan (single and dual military families).

DD Form 2606, DOD Child Development Program Request for Care Record.

Youth Programs

Building 3656.......................... 321-494-4747

1:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; School Age Program: 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Youth and teens ages 5 to 18 will find plenty to challenge their developing minds and bodies at this popular hangout spot. Whether it’s seasonal festivals, lock-in parties, field trips, karaoke or dance classes, there’s a full range of activities for youngsters to try. Sports programs include youth basketball, baseball, soccer, taekwondo and cheerleading. Other activities include homework assistance, arts programs, 4-H and Boys & Girls Club activities, leadership clubs and more.

To enroll your child at the center, complete the following forms:

AF Form 1181, Air Force Youth Flight Program Patron Registration.

DD Form 2652, Application for DOD Child Care Fees.

AF Form 357, Family Care Plan (single and dual military families).

DD Form 2606, DOD Child Development Program Request for Care Record.

Veterinary Services

Building 1385.......................... 321-494-6080

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

When Fido isn’t feeling like a top dog, bring your pet to the base veterinary treatment facility. Care is provided to pets of active-duty military, military retirees and reservists on active-duty orders. Services include microchipping, vaccinations, blood testing, dental cleanings and skin treatments. All pets living on base must be registered with the veterinary treatment facility upon arrival. On-base housing may limit the number and breed of pets that can live in on-base housing.


Legal Office

Building 562............................ 321-494-7357

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Legal assistance, wills and advance medical directives (living wills) are available by appointment. Notary assistance and powers
of attorney may be obtained on a walk-in
basis. Power of attorney and other legal
worksheets may be filled out in advance by visiting the U.S. Air Force Legal Assistance website at Deployment-related legal assistance services are
also provided.


The Seaside Chapel, Patrick’s main chapel, and the South Chapel offer religious programs and services. Chaplains provide confidential counseling and assist in marital, premarital, job-related, family, grief and spiritual guidance. The local community offers many worship opportunities for a variety of religions. For more information, contact the chaplains at 321-494-4073.

Catholic Services

Daily Mass: Call the chapel for hours.

Saturday Mass, 5 p.m. at South Patrick Chapel

Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. at South Patrick Chapel and 11:30 a.m. at Seaside Chapel

Protestant Services

Sunday, 9 a.m., traditional service in the Seaside Chapel

Sunday, 11 a.m., contemporary service in the South Patrick Chapel



1225 S. Patrick Drive............... 321-494-5841


8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Save an average of 30 percent of your hard-earned dollars when shopping for groceries at the Patrick Commissary. In-store services and specialties include plants, a bakery, a deli, fresh sandwiches to go and sushi. Check the store’s Savings Aisle for even deeper discounts on a changing selection of items. Guests and visitors are allowed in the commissary, but only authorized purchasers with ID are allowed to shop.

The Exchange

Building 1364.......................... 321-799-1300

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

From a haircut to hot subs, glasses to taxes, the main Exchange provides all the services you need in a one-stop shopping location. The Exchange sells a wide range of items, including clothes, jewelry, home electronics, sporting goods, health care products and more. A food court and adjacent fast-food options make sure you don’t shop on an empty stomach.

Main Exchange........................... 321-799-1300

Exchange Restaurants................. 321-494-4646

• Anthony’s Pizza

• Charley’s Grilled Subs

• Taco Bell


Beauty Shop............................ 321-784-5432

Dry Cleaners............................ 321-610-7940

Dunkin Donuts........................ 321-868-7096

Exchange Mobile Center.......... 321-784-2832

Flower Shop............................ 321-784-0508

GNC........................................ 321-783-0344

Optical Shop............................ 321-783-5580

Optometry Clinic..................... 321-783-8820

H&R Block (seasonal).............. 321-868-0286

Other Facilities

Burger King

Building 1369......................... 321-494-6158


Building 415........................... 321-784-1286


Building 415........................... 321-191-3223

Dry Cleaners

Building 415........................... 321-613-3912

Military Clothing Store

Building 415........................... 321-494-2045

North Express

Building 415........................... 321-494-4555


Building 1360......................... 321-494-6686

Hertz Car Rental

Building 720........................... 321-783-7771


For hours of operations, menus and special event information see the 45th Force Support Squadron’s website at

The Beach House

Building 236............................ 321-494-4011


Building 1500.......................... 321-494-3000

Riverside Dining

Building 350............................ 321-494-4248

Ten Pin Cafe

Building 832............................ 321-494-2957

The Tides Collocated Club

Building 967............................ 321-494-4012


For detailed information about recreation programs at Patrick Air Force Base, visit
the 45th Force Support Squadron online at

Auto Services

Building 331........................... 321-494-2537

Base Library

Building 722........................... 321-494-6881

Beach Cottages

Building 345........................... 321-494-2042

The Beach House

Building 236........................... 321-494-4011

The Commons

(Bistro, Sports Bar, Ten Pin Cafe and Bowling)

Building 732........................... 321-494-2958


Building 345........................... 321-494-4787

Fitness & Sports Center

Building 545.................. 321-494-6697/4947

Information, Tickets & Travel

Building 415

Tickets..................................... 321-494-5158

Travel...................................... 321-494-4156

Building 1364

Tickets..................................... 321-494-0997

Travel...................................... 321-494-0996

Manatee Cove Golf Course

Building 1500........... 321-494-GOLF (4653)

Manatee Cove Marina and Yacht Club

Building 1493......................... 321-494-7455

Outdoor Recreation

Building 345........................... 321-494-2042

Pool and Picnic Areas

Family Pool: Building 917...... 321-494-2042

Picnic Areas............................ 321-494-2042