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 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 aboard NASP, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Our branches are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday. Our drive-thru lanes are open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, and our Saufley and Corry branch drive-thru is also open 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. NAS Whiting Field hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
There are several ATM locations aboard each base and in the community, and you can also access your funds and apply for loans 24/7 from our free smartphone mobile app or online at www.penair.org. Call us at 850-505-3200, or 877-4PENAIR, or visit our website at www.penair.org 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.
Additional services available at Saufley Field include the Navy Exchange and Human Resource Office. The Navy Exchange is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For assistance at the Human Resource Office, located at Building 2435, stop in 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For further assistance, call 850-452-1345.
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
Have you ever thought about continuing your education but though 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.
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 www.dantes.doded.mil/Programs/DL.html.
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 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)
- 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 the 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 160,000 Sailors and family members learn about the Navy Enlisted Advancement System.
NETPDTC’s 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 2-D and 3-D 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 and education applications daily.
The Resources Management Department (N8) provides budget formulation and execution, processing $850 million throughout the NETC domain. It provides funds administration and financial systems support, as well as acquisition and logistics support services for NETPDTC, NETC headquarters, Naval Service Training Command, the Center for Personal and Professional Development, other MPT&E organizations, and the 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 and personnel planning and analysis, workforce 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 are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. drill weekends. It is closed Monday prior to and after drill weekend. Lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily.
In case of emergency, please contact CDO at 850-384-4023.