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 Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) can check in at the Military Support Office during normal working hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or at the Security Office at the front gate after 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. There are 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. Branches are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday. 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 the 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 the free smartphone mobile app or online. Call 850-505-3200, or 877-4PENAIR, or visit www.penair.org for a full listing of all ATM and branch locations, as well as information on all of the products and services designed to make your life a little easier.
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, 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
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), a DOD activity located at Saufley Field, provides education programs and services which enable service members to achieve their military and civilian career goals. Nontraditional education is learning which takes place outside of the classroom. DANTES provides statistical data which documents and proves the effectiveness of nontraditional learning. By using DANTES programs and services, service members can finish their high school diploma, earn college credit or complete their college degree wherever they are stationed.
Services DANTES provides:
• Preparation for college – Includes a guidance assessment that helps match skills and interests to specific career and education choices.
• Distance Learning Readiness Self-Assessment helps service members’ self-assess readiness for distance learning.
• DANTES-sponsored examinations provides several examination programs through which an individual may:
›› Earn high school credentials.
›› Satisfy undergraduate- and graduate-level college admission requirements.
›› Earn college credit.
›› Gain professional certification.
• Training for DANTES Test Control Officers.
• OASC and College Placement Skills Training computer-based training.
• Troops to Teachers program recruits quality teachers for high-needs schools. A stipend is available to assist eligible participants with the cost of becoming certified as K-12 public school teachers.
• Military Evaluations Program provides an evaluation of military training and education, and translates courses and occupations held by Service members into recommended college credit.
• DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding between DOD and academic institutions.
• SOC supports the military Services by working with accredited academic institutions to maximize education opportunities for Service members and veterans at the postsecondary level.
• Education Outreach includes the DANTES Information Bulletin, online videos, and social media including Facebook, Twitter and Blog.
• Briefings to military organizations, promote better understanding and use of the voluntary education programs managed by DANTES.
• Support material is available to military units and organizations. Includes information regarding financial assistance for college, general test preparation, and education planning benefits for service members and veterans, potential credit for military training experience, college preparation checklists and tips for success.
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.
Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center Saufley Field
NETPDTC’s 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 Voluntary Education Department, Navy Advancement Center (NAC), Visual Information Department, Information Systems and Technologies Services, Community Services and Outreach, and the Resources Management Department.
The Voluntary Education (VOLED) (N2) is responsible for the administration, implementation, and execution of the off-duty VOLED programs; United Services Military Apprenticeship Program; certification programs; and officer and enlisted special graduate-level education programs within the Navy. VOLED also oversees the Navy’s On-Line Academic Skills Program; the Education Track of the Transition Goals, Plans and Success Program; and the Navy’s SOC Program.
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 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 classroomtraining.
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. The department manage, design and develop all aspects of information systems for the Commander, NETC. Services provided include information assurance support, program management, applications development, operational and systems infrastructure support, training networks and IT services contract administration. More than 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 26 enlisted personnel and one civilian 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 and two enlisted recruiters.
Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. drill weekends. Lunch/Command PT is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily.
In case of emergency, please contact CDO at 850-384-4023.