Saufley Field

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Welcome and Arrival

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.


Reporting Aboard

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.


Credit Unions


Credit Unions

Pen Air Federal Credit Union

(850) 505-3200 ext. 4700

Pen Air Federal Credit is a full-service financial institution serving the military, civil service, more than 1,000 employee groups, and their families throughout our community. We have 15 branches throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties in Florida and in Baldwin County, Alabama, with three branches conveniently located onboard NASP, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Our branches are open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to
5 p.m.; and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Our drive-thru lanes are open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday,
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and our Saufley branch drive-thru is also open on Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.

There are several ATM locations onboard each base and you can also access your funds 24 hours a day, seven days a week from our free smartphone mobile app. Call us at (850) 505-3200, or (877) 4PENAIR, or visit our website at for a full listing of all ATM and branch locations, as well as information on all of the products and services we offer to make your life a little easier. Home or away, we’ve got you covered.

Other 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.


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.

Distance Learning

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 294 regionally or nationally accredited military-friendly institutions offering over 23,738 individual distance-learning courses or more than 6,059 degrees ranging from undergraduate certificates to graduate degrees. All of the course and degree information can be accessed under the DANTES Distance Learning Catalogs. Just as critical as the actual DL course is being aware of your readiness to take the course. The DANTES DL Readiness Self-Assessment (DLRSA) helps you determine if DL is right for you. Information on the DL Catalogs and DLRSA, and more, can be found at

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


General Education Development (GED)

College Admission

SAT Reasoning Test (SAT)

ACT Assessment Test

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Graduation Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

Praxis Series™ Tests

College Credit Examinations

College Level Examination Program (CLEP General and Subject)


Guidance Tests

Kuder® Journey Career Search

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 800 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 118.

NETPDTC Saufley Field

Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center’s (NETPDTC) mission is to provide quality products and services to enable and enhance education, training, career development and personnel advancement. The primary elements of the command are the Navy Advancement Center (NAC), Visual Information Department (VI), Information Systems and Technologies Services, Community Services and Outreach, and the Resources Management Department.

NAC (N3) rank-orders all Active Duty and Reserve Sailors who are advancement eligible by developing and processing more than 300,000 enlisted advancement exams each year. NAC also maintains and monitors an interactive facebook page where more than 107,000 Sailors and family members learn about the Navy Enlisted Advancement System.

Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center’s (NETPDTC) Visual Information Department (N5) manages the overall visual information function throughout the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) and provides quality media products such as 2D/3D animations, video productions, digital imagery, illustrations, and fabricated training aids in support of web-based and classroom training.

The Systems Engineering and Technical Services Department (N6) provides Information Technology (IT) services to the Navy’s Manpower, Personnel Training and Education (MPT&E) domain. They manage, design and develop all aspects of information systems for the Commander, Naval Education Training and Education Command (NETC). Services provided include information assurance support; program management; applications development; operational and systems infrastructure support; training networks and IT services contract administration. Over 130 Navy sites use the associated Training & Education applications daily.

The Community Services and Outreach office (N7) manages STARBASE-Atlantis, a Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored program serving local community youth by offering fifth grade students an opportunity to participate in a variety of learning experiences designed to increase interest and improve their knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The Resources Management Department (N8) provides budget formulation and execution, processing $850 million throughout the NETC domain. It provide funds administration and financial systems support, and acquisition and logistics support services for NETPDTC, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) Headquarters, Naval Service Training Command, Center for Personal and Professional Development, other MPT&E organizations, and Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Coast Guard. Department personnel also provide command strategic business planning and strategic sourcing, as well as the command human capital planning and execution to include manpower/personnel planning and analysis, work force development, education, and training.

Navy Operational
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.