Installations and Geography Found Nowhere Else
Florida’s many military installations host Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Guardians and Coast Guardsmen, and their associated ships, aircraft and other equipment. In addition, Florida is home to three U.S. Combatant Commands (the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM). These installations contain a portfolio of capabilities that are critical for the Department of Defense.
Unique Installations and Geography
Some of Florida’s one-of-a-kind installations include:
- Naval Air Station Whiting Field – A multi-service primary fixed wing and advanced helicopter pilot training center, which trains 60% of all primary pilots, and 100% of Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard helicopter pilots.
- Tyndall Air Force Base – Reconstruction of Tyndall after 2018’s Hurricane Michael will create the Air Force’s “Base of the Future” with new infrastructure designed to be more resilient to future storms using advanced technology like a base “digital-twin” and new automated security systems.
- Naval Support Activity Orlando – Provides support to all Department of Defense military training and simulation missions and is co-located with many commercial modeling simulation and gaming companies at Orlando’s Central Florida Research Park.
- Pinecastle Bombing Range – The U.S. Navy’s only air-to-ground range on the East Coast that is authorized for the use of high-explosive munitions, which is critical to maintaining pilot readiness.
Below are a series of documents which showcase and explain the installation capabilities within Florida. Click on each of the documents to learn more information about the installations and how they impact the U.S. military and the state of Florida.
Archived Documents (Pre-2023)
Florida’s Military Installation Websites