Published on Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Visitors to NAS Pensacola Reminded to Use West Gate on Blue Angel Parkway

Visitors to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola’s areas of public interest are reminded to use the installation’s West Gate at the south end of Blue Angel Parkway. The West Gate is open daily from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m.

Additionally, the NAS Pensacola Facebook, Instagram, X (formerly Twitter) and Linkedin pages should be considered the only official sources of information on accessing the air station.

Areas of public interest on the air station include the Pensacola Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, Fort Barrancas and the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM).

Other areas on NAS Pensacola can only be accessed by individuals with a Department of Defense (DoD) identification card.

Access to Barrancas National Cemetery – located onboard the air station – is always available through the Visitor Control Center (VCC) to individuals with family interred at the cemetery. Visitors to Barrancas National Cemetery must enter the installation through the Main Gate at the south end of Navy Blvd. Additionally all U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals 18 and older must have a state-issued identification card or passport. Foreign Nationals are authorized access to NAS Pensacola but must be escorted by a U.S. citizen with proper identification.

The following restrictions will apply to visitors:

 No weapons (firearms/knives) allowed (to include Concealed Weapon Permit holders)

 No backpacks/coolers allowed (diaper bags or medically required bags are acceptable and subject to search)

 No alcoholic beverages allowed

 No drones allowed

 Persons with felony convictions are not authorized base access

 No visitors with boats and boat trailers

 All vehicles and personnel are subject to security searches and background checks

Please continue to follow the NAS Pensacola Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin pages for additional information.

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