Corry Station FAQ

Installation Info: Zip Code: 32511, Area Code: 850, DSN: 922

The Corry Station Naval Technical Training Center is considered to be one of the Navy's training showplaces. Corry Station dates from 1923 when it was first opened in a rural area of Pensacola, Fla. Relocated in 1928, the station bears the name of Lt. Cmdr. William M. Corry Jr., a Medal of Honor winner. Lt. Cmdr. Corry was among the first Navy flyers to receive "Wings of Gold," recognizing him as a naval aviation pioneer. Corry Station was an active participant during WWII and the Korean War, used for training advanced fighter plane aviators. Decommissioned in 1958, the base was recommissioned in 1960 with the arrival of the first class of cryptologic technicians. Training facilities such as hangars were converted to classrooms and laboratories. In 1973, the name was officially changed to NTTC Corry Station, with the addition of two new schools of photography and electronic warfare. By 1982, Corry Station was the largest military command in the Pensacola Naval Complex, based on assigned personnel. Today, Corry Station graduates more than 6,700 students annually. Its mission through the years has remained the same, to offer entry- and advanced-level training to all military personnel of all branches. The training facility takes pride in providing the "finest and best-trained personnel in the military." . There are no schools or medical facilities within the complex. Local schools are provided and medical treatment is referred to Pensacola Naval Hospital.

Being in Florida's Panhandle near the Alabama border offers those assigned to Corry Station mild temperatures and climates, ideal for almost all outdoor recreation. Various recreation facilities and state parks are within proximity of the base. Blue Angels Navy Recreation Park, established in the 1940s as a training ground, is now a beautiful park, which offers camping, boating, swimming and picnicking. Big Lagoon State Recreation Center has almost 600 acres great for fishing, boating or just observing nature's beauty. The 690-acre Blackwater River State Park is great for canoeing or hiking.