Naval Air Station Whiting Field 

One of the Navy’s two primary pilot training bases
Home to Training Air Wing Five (TRAWING 5)

7550 USS Essex St, Milton, FL 32570

ABOUT

Although it is run by the United States Navy, Naval Air Station Whiting Field is known among multiple armed forces of the United States of America for providing training sessions. The Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard also benefit from the facilities and the training courses on site. The installation was established in Santa Rosa County, in the immediate proximity of Milton, Florida. There are just two training bases for professional pilots the United States Navy can rely on and this is one of them. The other one is located in Texas – Corpus Christi. Aside from the American armed forces training on site, the base is open to international students and pilots coming from the allied countries too.

NAS Whiting Field is a training site. Therefore, its primary objective is to create some of the finest pilots in the country. Its mission supports all the armed forces relying on it. The facilities on site are also among the objectives, since people always do a better job when they are treated accordingly. In an attempt to make the deployed troops feel like home, the officials provide some of the finest and most advanced facilities. The same rule applies for their families and other civilian workers or contractors.

NAS Whiting Field was a wide field of grass and weeds before 1943, when the base was commissioned. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on July, 16-th. There were 1,500 individuals attending the ceremony. One of them was the widow of Kenneth Whiting, for whom this facility was called. These days, it is the backbone of most programs held by the United States Navy. Meanwhile, the activities on site varied from one “age” to another.

Since it was established during World War II, it played a forced role throughout the war. Its most important objective was to hold the prisoners of war. Most of them were German. A few years later, it became the home of the popular Blue Angels. The Blue Angels come as a team of professional pilots performing air shows every once in a while, in different parts of the country. Another significant success was the deployment of the first jet training group in the US Navy. The Navy picked NAS Whiting Field for its advanced facilities and operations.

Whiting Field is the busiest Naval Air Station in the world, responsible for an estimated 46 percent of the Chief of Naval Air Training Command’s total flight time and more than 11 percent of Navy and Marine Corps total flight time. Greater than 1,200 service personnel complete their essential flight training here yearly.

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ARRIVAL

If checking in during normal working hours (Monday-Friday 7:30 am – 4 pm) report to the Administrative Department in Building 1401, 2nd floor, room 207. If checking in any other time report to the Bachelor Quarters in Building 2957.
 
If you have any questions or require assistance, you are encouraged to contact our Fleet & Family Support Center at DSN 312- 868-7177 or 850-623-7177. After hours, inquiries may be made to the NAS Whiting Field’s “After Hours Automated Answering System” at DSN 312-868-7762/7770 or 850-623-7762/7770.

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
To be enrolled in an Florida school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st of the school year. The compulsory school age in Florida is age 6. Early entry rules and age exemptions to attend kindergarten are not specified in Florida statute.

CPLAMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida’s official source for standards information and course description.

For Educational resources for learning and the core standards in Florida, go towww.floridastudents.org

For attendance and enrollment information, go to https://www.fldoe.org/how-do-i/attendance-enrollment.stml

Santa Rosa County School District

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. https://www.jaxhumane.org/

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.

Florida Department of Human Services 866-762-2237
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.

Santa Rosa Child and Family Services 850-623-5300
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.

Santa Rosa Animal Services 850-983-4680
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.

Santa Rosa Health Department 850-934-4074

Highway Patrol 850-617-3000

Base Operator 850-623-7177

 

Chaplain 850-623-7211

 

Dental Headquarters 850-623-7626

 

Housing Services Office 850-623-7493

 

Medical Appointments 850-623-7508

 

Housing

The Whiting Pines Navy Family Housing, a Public-Private Venture community is available to both officers and enlisted. Whiting Pines Navy Family Housing offers 2, 3, and 4 bedroom homes with many amenities. Contact the Family Housing Office for more information, 850-626-6202.

Tanglewood Golf Course Community

5.2 miles from base

Nice off base subdivision with a golf course and great homes available.

Tanglewood Oaks

5.8 miles from base

Neighborhood within walking distance to a golf course and community pool. Great home prices to buy and/or rent. Great elementary schools.

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Community

In Milton, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short and cool; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 91°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 96°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Milton for warm-weather activities are from late March to mid May and from late September to early November.

The overall cost of living index in Milton, FL is 91, which is 8% lower than the Florida average and 9% lower than the national average.

Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Milton, FL are 2% lower than the Florida average and 3% lower than the national average.

Santa Rosa County is unique because of its amazing natural resources and inspiring geography from the sugar white beaches of Navarre Beach to the breathtaking woodlands of the Blackwater River State Forest. Santa Rosa County offers a little bit of something for everyone, whether you are an outdoor enthusiast that enjoys the beach, golfing, hunting, fishing, hiking, zip lining, or canoeing and kayaking, or someone that simply wishes to explore the rich history of our community. The Florida areas of the Gulf Islands National Seashore are home to historic sites and some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. Relax and enjoy the scenery, hike a trail or explore the beautiful historic brick forts within the park. Whether you visit the seashore for a day or a week, there are many activities and places to explore.

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is a 50-acre park located in Gulf Breeze, Florida, in the Southern part of Santa Rosa County. The zoo proudly displays more than 200 kinds of animals, and a path through the zoo enables visitors to see a wide variety of animals including primates, big cats, marsupials, tortoises and more.The National Naval Aviation Museum is the world’s largest naval aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. See more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation.

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