Updated On: 4/3/2013 1:07:10 PM
Saufley Field has been in the supporting cast of Navy Pensacola’s long-running drama, “Cradle of Naval Aviation,” for more than 50 years. Welcome! We hope your tour aboard Saufley Field will be especially enjoyable.
Personnel reporting for duty to NETPDTC can check in at the Military Support Office (MSO) during normal working hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or at the Security Office at the front gate after normal working hours.
All military personnel will file their travel claims and receive their official check-in at the NAS Pensacola Personnel Support Detachment once they have reported aboard.
Pen Air Federal Credit Union
Pen Air Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution serving the military, civil service and hundreds of other employee groups and their families throughout the region. Pen Air FCU’s Saufley Field Office is located outside the gates at 4523 Saufley Field Road and is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday until 5:30 p.m. The drive-up window opens everyday at 8:30 a.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to noon. There is also a drive-up ATM. Safe deposit boxes are available.
An ATM is available on Saufley Field near the Snack Bar Area. Plus, Pen Air offers 24/7 ATM locations throughout the region, as well as no-cost debit cards, telephone account access, Internet account access, bill pay, a 24/7 Member Services Center at (850) 505-7811 and a 24/7 Loanlink Center at (866) 564-2938. All offices can be reached at (850) 505-3200 or toll free at (877) 4PEN AIR.
Other full-service offices are located throughout Pensacola, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Pace, Century, Fla., and in Robertsdale, Orange Beach, Spanish Fort, and Eastern Shore, Ala. Pen Air FCU is also located on NAS Whiting Field, Corry Station, NAS Pensacola as well as many other full-service locations. Visit our website at www.penair.org for a full listing of all ATM and office locations, Saturday hours, as well as other products and services.
Additional services available at Saufley Field include the Navy Exchange and Human Resource Office. The Navy Exchange is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For assistance at the Human Resource Office, located at Building 2435, stop in Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For further assistance, call (850) 452-1345.
MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION
Saufley MWR Fitness Center
The Saufley Field Fitness Center, Building 2475, has a wide variety of selectorized weight machines, a cardiovascular room with an aerobic area as well as treadmills, steppers, cycles and rowers, and two complete locker rooms. This fitness center is not manned with certified fitness personnel.
The gymnasium, located in Building 830, houses an older basketball/volleyball court. The gymnasium is open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.
The two climate-controlled racquetball/handball courts are located in Building 2460 and are available on a first-come first-served basis.
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional
Education Support (DANTES)
Have you ever thought about continuing your education, but felt it was impossible because of your duty location or schedule? By using DANTES programs and services, you can finish your high school diploma, earn college credit, or complete your college degree wherever you are stationed.
DANTES, located at Saufley Field, can help you reach your educational goals. Nontraditional education is simply any learning that takes place outside of the classroom. DANTES’ job is to provide ways this learning can be proven or documented.
DANTES is best known for the credit-by-examination programs it sponsors. However, you have likely already earned college credit through your military training and job experiences. DANTES sponsors a military evaluations program that results in credit recommendations for your job and training. Additionally, DANTES sponsors the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) program which minimizes admissions, residency and credit transfer problems.
For the Navy, SOC has specifically created associate and baccalaureate degree networks called SOCNAV-2 and SOCNAV-4. Regardless of where you are stationed, you can choose from thousands of individual courses that are available from approximately 50 different regionally accredited colleges and universities. You can also complete a degree at a distance from almost 200 regionally or nationally accredited institutions. All of the course and degree information can be accessed under Distance Learning Programs, DANTES Catalogs, at www.dantes.doded.mil.
The DANTES Distance Learning (DL) Program provides information covering a wide range of nontraditional education opportunities. These opportunities are critical for service members needing alternatives to fulfill course and/or degree requirements when classroom courses are unavailable or when schedules or duty locations do not permit class attendance. DANTES provides information regarding DL alternatives to the DoD Voluntary Education community via three online DL Program catalogs. Regardless of where you are stationed, you can choose from 260 regionally or nationally accredited military-friendly institutions offering over 23,000 individual distance-learning courses or more than 5,000 degrees ranging from undergraduate certificates to graduate degrees. All of the course and degree information can be accessed under the DANTES Distance Learning Catalogs at www.dantes.doded.mil.
Troops to Teachers
DANTES also manages the Troops to Teachers program that assists separating military personnel in beginning new careers as teachers in public schools. Counseling and a stipend is available to assist eligible participants with the cost of becoming certified as K-12 public school teachers.
Information for Service Members
DANTES provides a variety of reference publications, brochures and audiovisual training aids to education centers. These are very useful to Sailors while serving on active duty or preparing a follow-on civilian career. There are many different DANTES programs to help you reach your goal. For more information, see your Navy College Center representative, or contact the DANTES website at www.dantes.doded.mil.
General Education Development (GED)
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
ACT Assessment Test
Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
Praxis Series Admissions Test (GMAT)
College Credit Examinations
College Level Examination Program
(CLEP General and Subject)
DANTES Subject Standardized
Excelsior College Examinations
Kuder Career Search
Career Assessment Inventory (CAI)
Strong Interest and Comprehensive Skills Inventory (SCI)
Campbell Interest and Skills Inventory
Myers-Briggs Type Indicators
Over 90 professional certification and licenses are available, most matching military jobs in areas such as:
Computer Technology Management
Federal Prison Camp Pensacola
The Federal Prison Camp Pensacola, located on Saufley Field, was established in April 1988 to provide inmate manpower to various components of the Pensacola Naval Complex. The agreement between the Bureau of Prisons and the Navy is similar to existing one with the U.S. Air Force in the establishment of the Federal Prison Camp at Maxwell Air Force Base. Saufley Field’s prison camp has a fluctuating population, but can house up to 718 inmates, with over 300 inmates providing manpower to the Navy. Inmate labor is used in accordance to statute for ground maintenance and for other MWR programs. The prison camp has a staff complement of 102.
Naval Education and Training
and Technology Center (NETPDTC)
The Navy Advancement Center is a major component of NETPDTC. Its products and services include the development and distribution of rating examinations, bibliographies and the Navy’s Advancement Center website that is comprised of a variety of helpful tools and information for Sailors such as Advancement Exam Strategy Guides and individual exam profile sheets. As an important part of the exam development process, NETPDTC hosts Advancement Exam Development Conferences (AEDCs) where Fleet Chief Petty Officers (E-7 to E-9) provide input to exam design, exam bank maintenance and exam development for all enlisted Navy ratings.
Other programs operated through NETPDTC include the Defense Language program and STARBASE-ATLANTIS. The Navy Defense Language program allows personnel to satisfy mission or job-related requirements. The purpose of the program is to determine, maintain, or enhance language proficiency. STARBASE-ATLANTIS is a U.S. Navy program serving local community youth by offering students an opportunity to participate in a variety of learning experiences designed to increase interest in and knowledge of math, science and technology. Classrooms are located at a variety of installations and each site uses available Navy resources to enhance program operations. Starbase-Atlantis is one of the many Personal Excellence Partnership Programs serving the U.S. Navy and the community by providing an inspiring educational program for children and by reinforcing Navy Core Values.
One of the key departments under NETPDTC is Systems Engineering and Technology Services. This department serves as the Central Design Activity/Enterprise Applications Service Provider (CDA/EASP) for Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) and functions as the single point of contact and user advocate in coordination with the information technology community for claimancy-wide Automated Information Systems (AISs) designated by NETC. Additionally, this department provides training delivery systems and support for the Integrated Learning Environment (ILE) and Sea Warrior Afloat. The Navy Knowledge Online help desk and information technology infrastructure is also located at Saufley Field.
Also under NETPDTC, the Visual Information (VI) Department serves as principal advisor on all matters pertaining to instructional and informational media development. With 11 VI Centers across NETC, the NETPDTC VI Department produces best-value learning solutions for MPT&E via development of mixed media to improve knowledge retention and learning. Utilizing a level-loading concept of operation, the VI Department is able to maximize customer support throughout the country. Visual Information products and services include: media requirements analysis, digital imagery, video production, illustrations animation and fabricated training aids. The NETPDTC VI Department supports NSTC, CNATRA, all NETC schoolhouses, Training Support Centers, Learning Centers and Human Support Centers.
Support Center, Pensacola
Building 845, Saufley Field
Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Pensacola serves 17 Navy Reserve Units with approximately 130 Officer and 330 Enlisted Reservists assigned. The majority of these Reservists reside in the West Florida and Alabama area. Full Time Support (FTS) staff consists of two Officers and 15 Enlisted personnel who provide administrative support for the Reservists. The staff coordinates administrative and training requirements based on individual and unit requirements. The primary mission is to administratively prepare Reservists for mobilization. NOSC Pensacola usually drills on the first weekend of the month.
The Navy Reserve Recruiting Office is also located here with two officers and five enlisted recruiters.
You may contact the Navy Operational Support Center Pensacola by calling (850) 452-1466/1770 (DSN prefix is 922) or toll free at (866) 482-0026.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Drill Weekend, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Monday prior to and after Drill Weekend.
Lunch daily, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In case of emergency please contact CDO at (850) 384-4023.