US Coast Guard Station Pensacola

District Eight

21 Slemmer Ave., Pensacola, FL 32508

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ABOUT

US Coast Guard Station Pensacola is part of District Eight, Sector Mobile. Station Pensacola is a Search and Rescue Station located on Slemmer Avenue in Pensacola, Florida.

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile supports a wide range of Coast Guard operations to include search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, marine environmental protection, aids to navigation, and ports, waterways, and coastal security.

 

Headquartered in New Orleans, the 8th Coast Guard District is responsible for U.S. Coast Guard operations spanning 26 states, including the Gulf of Mexico coastline from Florida to Mexico, the adjacent offshore waters and outer continental shelf, as well as the inland waterways of the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and Tennessee River systems.

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ARRIVAL

The nearest major airport is Pensacola International Airport (PNS / KPNS). This airport has domestic flights and is 6 miles from the center of Pensacola, FL.

 

Another major airport is Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS / KVPS), which has domestic flights from Valparaiso, Florida and is 70 miles from Pensacola, FL.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
 

Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten. Students must be 6 years old on or before Sept. 1 and have completed kindergarten to attend grade 1.

 

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.

 

Escambia County School District
N. B. Cook Elementary School
West Florida High School/Technical
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If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER

Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

 

​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

 

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

Florida Department of Health – Escambia (850) 595-6500
The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is the local health department for Escambia County, Florida. Florida Department of Health in Escambia County The history of this health department dates to 1821; and, at more than 198 years in continuous operation, FDOH-Escambia is one of the oldest health departments in the world.

 

Department of Children and Families (850) 487-1111

 

Pensacola Humane Society (850) 432-4250
At the Pensacola Humane Society, we are committed to improving the lives of companion animals in our community through advocacy, adoption, education and sanctuary. We are proud to serve the entire Gulf Coast, providing food, shelter, and medical care for companion animals until they can find their forever homes.

 

Florida Highway Safety – Pensacola (850) 484-5000

 

Base Operator (850) 453-8282

Housing

Currently, the US Coast Guard does not offer housing at Station Pensacola.

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Community

In Pensacola, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short, cold, and windy; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 45°F to 89°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 94°F.

 

The hot season lasts for 4.2 months, from May 22 to September 28, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 89°F and low of 76°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from December 3 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 45°F and high of 61°F.

 

The wetter season lasts 2.8 months, from June 10 to September 4, with a greater than 40% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 60% on July 28. The drier season lasts 9.2 months, from September 4 to June 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on October 20.

Residents in Pensacola, FL enjoy a cost of living index of 95. This index is 5% lower than the Florida average, and 5% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Pensacola, FL, the average cost of goods and services is 2% lower than it is in Florida, and it is 3% lower than the national average.

Pensacola is a waterfront city in the north of the U.S. state of Florida. It’s separated from the Gulf of Mexico by Santa Rosa Island, and its protected beaches make it a popular holiday destination. The city was one of the earliest European settlements in the U.S., and Historic Pensacola Village is a museum complex containing original 19th-century buildings.

 

Tour the National Naval Aviation Museum – throughout the expansive museum and grounds, you will see more than 150 restored aircraft representing U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation. A motion-based flight simulator takes would-be pilots through an F/A-18 mission.

 

Spend a day at Fort Pickens – Completed in 1834 to defend Pensacola Bay and its naval yard, Fort Pickens was one of four Southern forts never occupied by Confederate forces during the Civil War. Fort Pickens is the largest of the Pensacola area’s four forts and remains open for visitors to explore its intricate tunnels and authentic cannons. You can camp, fish or enjoy a picnic lunch within the park, located on Gulf Islands National Seashore and governed by the National Park Service. Weekly and annual passes are available at the entrance; the park is open daily from 7 a.m. until sunset.

 

Enjoy the nightlife at Seville Quarter – Spanning a full city block, Seville Quarter features seven rooms of liquid libations, food and entertainment. The original bar, Rosie O’Grady’s Goodtime Emporium, opened in 1967 and features a dueling piano bar. Adjacent rooms include a café, oyster bar, pool hall, dance hall and courtyard with live music. Gas-lit, brick-paved hallways are a hallmark of this bar. Seville Quarter is open from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday.

 

Shop on Palafox Street – Named one of 10 great streets in America by the American Planning Association in 2013, Palafox Street bisects Downtown Pensacola. Ground zero for entertainment in the city, Palafox Street has been home to the Saenger Theatre since 1925. Other venues and bars have opened in recent years, and organized Gallery Nights create a vibrant nighttime scene. Local historian and real estate developer Deborah Dunlap says Palafox Street at night is reminiscent of New Orleans, with “a much nicer crowd.”
Dunlap and other investors have helped return the once neglected Palafox Street to prominence as a destination. Cafés, sandwich shops, tapas restaurants and a cluster of food trucks with outdoor seating are interspersed between jewelers, boutiques and other shops. Palafox Market offers locally grown produce, live plants, baked goods, art and antiques from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday in Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza. Wherever you go in Downtown Pensacola, you are never far from Palafox Street and its many options.

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