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Pensacola Naval Air Station

Pensacola , Florida

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Information and Referral
151 Ellyson Avenue
Building 625
NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-5239

Phone 850-452-2155 /2633 / 850-452-5990 ext. 0
Phone (DSN) 312-459-5990 ext. 0
Fax 850-452-5118
Fax (DSN) 312-459-5118

Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sat, Sun and holidays - closed

Base Regulations

Traffic -- Florida State laws apply onboard NAS Pensacola, Whiting Field, NETPMSA and Center for Information Dominance Corry Station.

Seat Belts -- Seat belts are mandatory in all vehicles manufactured after model year 1966. This is mandatory for all military service members and Reserve Component members driving or riding in a POV/Government Vehicle on or off the installation. Restraint systems will be worn by all civilian personnel (family members, guests, and visitors) driving or riding in a POV on the installation.

Child Restraints -- Car seats are required in POVs for children 4 years old or under and who do not exceed 45 pounds.

Headlights -- Headlights are mandatory during rain, fog, dusk, and of course, at night.

Speed Limits -- The speed limit is 20 mph unless otherwise posted; traffic is busiest between 6 - 8 am and 3-5 pm.

Window Tinting -- Windshields may not be covered or treated with any material which has the effect of making the windshield reflective or in any way non-transparent. It must be free of any stickers not required by law (i.e., base decal, parking permit). Side Windows may not be composed of, covered by, or treated with any ,material which has a highly reflective or mirrored appearance and reflects more than 35% of the light. Rear Windows: when the rear window is composed of, covered by, or treated with any material which makes the rear window non-transparent, the vehicle must be equipped with side mirrors on both sides.

Radar Detectors -- All radar detection devices are illegal aboard the naval installations here in Pensacola.

Cell Phones -- As of 1 December 2005, on all DoD installations cell phone use is prohibited in moving vehicles (both government and privately owned), unless used with a hands-free device or safely parked. A $50 fine will be imposed on violators. Additionally, on-board NAS Pensacola proper, if you drive and talk on a cell phone it is a 1 month (30 days) suspension of driving privileges and 6 points assessed against your license. It only takes 12 points and an individual loses driving privileges for one year.

Vehicle Checks -- All vehicles entering or leaving the various military installations here at Pensacola are subject to search. NAS Security conducts searches periodically with the use of military dogs.

Troop Formations -- all troop formations have the right of way.

Running/Jogging -- Runners/joggers are to wear high visibility clothing during daylight hours and reflective material when running at dusk/dawn/night.

Crime Stop -- Contact NAS Security at 850-452-2453 for any suspicious activities or findings onboard NAS. In the Pensacola community contact the local Crime Stoppers at 850-433-7867. For emergencies dial 911.

Registering Vehicles on Base

Motor vehicle (POV) registration is done at Building 777, Pass and Tag Office. To register your vehicle on board NAS Pensacola Region, Whiting Field, Saufley Field and Center for Information Dominance Corry Station, you must show:

  • ID Card
  • proof of insurance (minimum requirement is 10/20/10)
  • proof of registration
  • current, valid driver's license

Motorcycles 

Requirements for motorcycle registration on-board the military installations requires you be a certified, licensed motorcycle operator, carry insurance and have proof of registration.

As of 15 February 2010, the following PPE (Proper Protective Equipment) will apply to all personnel, regardless of service affiliation, to include dependents and active duty on or off base:

  • DOT Helmet
  • Eye Protection
  • Sturdy leather over the ankle footwear
  • Long sleeve Brightly Colored upper garment (Shirt or Jacket)
  • Reflective upper garment during the night
  • Full Finger Gloves
  • Long Legged Trousers

Regulatory authority comes from OPNAVINST 5100.12H Ch-1 and CNRSEINST 1020.1F.

Bicycles

Bicyclists must obey all traffic control signals. An adult bicyclist may carry a child in a backpack or sling, child seat or trailer designed to carry children. You may not allow a passenger to remain in a child seat or carrier when you are not in immediate control of the bicycle.

Bicyclists and passengers must wear helmets approved by ANSI, Snell or other standard recognized by Florida (in the community it is required by law only if under age 16, but all ages are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet).

For use between sunset and sunrise, a bicycle must be equipped with a lamp on the front exhibiting a white light visible from 500 feet to the front and both a red reflector and a lamp on the rear exhibiting a red light visible from 600 feet to the rear. Do not wear headphones or any other listening device except a hearing aid while bicycling.

Mopeds

You must be 16 years of age or older to operate a moped on a public road (this installation). Operators of mopeds must have the minimum of a Class E license. No motorcycle endorsement is required. Mopeds must be registered annually and a tag purchased. Mopeds may not be operated on bicycle or foot paths. No person may operate a Moped at a speed greater than 25mph. Moped operators do not have to have PIP insurance. On the military installation you are required to wear a helmet (not in the civilian community).