Installation Info: Zip Code: 32512, Area Code: 850, DSN: 534
Even though the air above the Pensacola Naval Air Station is routinely split by the sound of screeching jets and the whirr of helicopters, the atmosphere within the hospital is calm and serene. At the 104-bed facility on the western end of the Florida Panhandle, Pensacola Naval Hospital cares for the ill and injured pilots, trainers and crew of Pensacola Naval Air Station, as well as the personnel of any nearby military installation. .
Of course, health care is provided at the hospital, which is eight stories high, contains 104 beds and offers inpatient, emergency and surgical care. The hospital is under the Tricare System. Hospital personnel shop at the air station's commissary, though they do have their own exchange. All schools in the area are under the control of the local school district. The hospital has tennis courts and a softball field. The station also offers golf; motorboat and sailing facilities; gym; camping; gear rental; and a large museum dedicated to the history of aviation in the U.S. military.