Florida Military

Florida is home to 21 military bases most of which are located along the coast near the state's largest cities. Among them are 1 army base, 1 marine corps base, 3 coast guard bases, 5 air force bases, and 11 navy bases. Florida also has an air reserve base in Miami. 

Florida is proud to support it's military and veteran residents with many programs and benefits that make it one of the most military-friendly states in the country.

Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island is a U.S. Marine Corps base located in Jacksonville, Florida. It is one of the newest bases in the U.S., having been built in 1986 and expanded on since. It is a specialized supply base with a small battalion sized military/civilian workforce augmented by 1,000 civilian contractors. The base’s mission is to supply and support Marine forces when they deploy overseas. 

Camp Blanding Joint Training Center (CBJTC) is a Florida National Guard base that serves a broad array of military branches and can train ground military units up to a brigade in size. Located in central Northeast Florida, the Florida National Guard website proudly states that “Camp Blanding aspires to be the premier domestic and combat training facility in the southeastern U.S with a focus on Unified Land Operations.”

Eglin AFB is a U.S. Air Force base located in the Florida panhandle in Oskaloosa County. A large base, it is home to many military tenant commands and hosted by the 96th Air Base Wing who test and evaluate Air Force weapons and other supporting systems.

MacDill Air Force Base is a US Air Force base in Tampa, FL. It is home to many commands of military units from all branches of the military including the U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, and the 927th Air Refueling Wing. 

Naval Air Station Jacksonville, also known as NAS Jacksonville, is a large military base located in Northeast Florida within the city of Jacksonville, Florida.

Naval Air Station Key West lies on Boca Chica Key, an island 1 mile east of the island of Key West, Florida. Located near the southernmost point of the continental USA, the NAS Key West website states that, “Naval Air Station Key West's national security mission supports operational and readiness requirements for Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, National Guard units, federal agencies and allied forces.” 

NAS Pensacola Corry Station is a sub-installation of nearby Naval Air Station Pensacola. It’s primarily used to train military personnel in the Information Warfare Corps. The military station is located near the city of Pensacola, Florida, on Florida’s Emerald Coast. 

Located a short distance from the Alabama-Florida border and a 20-minute ride east to the City of Pensacola, Naval Air Station Pensacola lies a short 25-minute drive from the cities of Mobile, Alabama, Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana. The base and the attractions nearby make this a great place to be stationed at and a fantastic travel destination.

Naval Station Mayport, is a large naval base located in the community of Mayport in Jacksonville, Florida.

Located on the Space Coast of Florida, Patrick AFB lies directly south of Cape Canaveral and Cape Kennedy. Orlando and its attractions are about an hour drive west.

Tyndall Air Force Base is an advanced fighter base with many types of fighter aircraft including the F-22A Raptor. The base is located in the Florida Panhandle on the Emerald Coast next to Panama City, Florida. 

The Coast Guard 7th District headquarters is located in downtown Miami, Florida. Per their official website, it is “responsible for Coast Guard activities throughout a 1.7 million square mile area including Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and 34 foreign nations and territories.”