Patrick SFB Relocation Information
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Welcome to Patrick Space Force Base!
Patrick Space Force Base, formerly known as Patrick AFB, is home to the 45th Space Wing, now designated as the Space Launch Delta 45 in May 2021. It utilizes the Eastern Range, a rocket range (or spaceport) that stretches across the Atlantic into the Indian Ocean. With its Eastern Range assets (Cape Canaveral Space Force Station), Space Launch Delta 45 supports the safe launches for Department of Defense National Security Space, National Aeronautics Space Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, commercial and Naval Ordnance Test Unit’s support to the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs missions.
Though the renaming of Patrick SFB is recent, its history with space is not. Dating back to the 1940s, the Eastern Range served as a key component to Army Missile Testing.
Today’s mission focuses on a collection of works named Range of the Future. The goal of Range of the Future is to increase its launch posture by improving infrastructure, operations and innovating new technology. The hope is to increase the number of safe launches they perform.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Patrick Space Force Base
1) Did Patrick AFB get a new name?
Patrick AFB was renamed Patrick Space Force Base (Patrick SFB) in December 2020.
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2) Is Patrick Space Force Base open for tours?
Patrick Space Force Base is only open for group tours requested at least 60 days prior.
3) Who is Patrick Space Force Base named for?
Patrick Space Force Base is named for Major General Mason Patrick, chief of American Expeditionary Force's Air Service in World War I and postwar head of U.S. Air Service.
4) What beaches are on Patrick Space Force Base?
Hangars Beach and Blockhouse Beach are located on Patrick Space Force Base with many others nearby, including Cocoa Beach and Tables Beach.
5) What is the zip code for Patrick Space Force Base?
The zip code for Patrick Space Force Base is 32925. Other nearby zip codes include 32934 and 32940.
6) What is the BAH for Patrick Space Force Base?
BAH for Patrick Space Force Base ranges from $2,358 for E-1 to $2,751 for E-9 with dependents and $2,703 for O-1 to $3,087 for O-7 with dependents. See the housing section for more info.
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Base Location and Information
Official Site: Patrick Space Force Base
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Patrick Space Force Base is located on the east coast of Central Florida in Brevard County, known as the birthplace of space exploration. It’s approximately three miles south of Cocoa Beach and 15 miles south of Cape Canaveral. Patrick SFB sits on an island between the Banana River and the Atlantic Ocean. Due to its proximity to Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and the Kennedy Space Center, this stretch is known as the Space Coast.
Nearby military installations:
Patrick Space Force Housing
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On-base housing at Patrick Space Force Base is privatized and managed by Hunt Military Communities. Hunt manages 616 homes total and offers easy access to base amenities in addition to the Cocoa and Satellite beaches.
Patrick Space Force Base Family Housing Office:
Location: 514 Falcon Ave. Patrick AFB, FL 32925
Patrick Space Force Off-Base Housing
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Overall, the cost of living near Patrick SFB is lower than the Florida average, with the price of houses being the exception.
Patrick Space Force BAH Information
The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S. based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed service members compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.
Patrick Space Force Base is near Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach, and Melbourne with options to buy or rent. Some sample Patrick SFB BAH rates for zip code 32925:
- E-1 with dependents: $2,358
- E-1 without dependents: $1,770
- E-9 with dependents: $2,751
- E-9 without dependents: $2,517
- O-1 with dependents: $2,703
- O-1 without dependents: $2,049
- O-7 with dependents: $3,087
- O-7 without dependents: $2,712
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Area Weather & Climate
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This area brings short, cool, windy winters and long, hot (rainy) summers that end with renowned surfing competitions. On that note, you’ll also find the world-famous Ron Jon Surf Shop. The sunny weather, perfect waves, and attractions keep tourists returning year after year.
Hurricane season stretches from June to November. To learn more about hurricane preparedness visit, Cocoa Beach, FL Emergency Preparedness and Space Launch Delta 45 Hurricane Information.
Patrick Space Force Base Area Schools
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There are no schools located on Patrick Space Force Base. Families living on or off base fall within the Brevard Public Schools boundaries.
Get more info: Brevard Public Schools
School Liaison Program Contact Information:
Patrick Space Force School Liaison Services
Patrick Space Force Base, FL 32925
Get information about private schools near Patrick SFB: Private School Review. Homeschooling families can learn how to comply with the Florida State Department of Education with Brevard Public Schools Home Education Department or at the Florida Department of Education.
Support for Military & Families
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The unemployment rate for this area trended down recently and rests at 3.7% as of October 2021.
Some of the area’s top employers:
- Clear Choice Health Care
- Space Force Credit Union
- Kennedy Space Center
Looking to volunteer? Try these organizations:
Higher education near Patrick Space Force Base:
Other helpful links:
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Things to Do Near Patrick Space Force Base
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Air Force Space and Missile Museum: Collecting, restoring, and exhibiting historical items, the Air Force Space and Missile Museum educates visitors about rocketry and space flight.
Andretti Thrill Park: From playgrounds to go-karts, rock walls, thrilling rides, and more, Andretti is the perfect family-fun outing for all ages.
Patrick SFB Outdoor Recreation: Why not take advantage of what base has to offer? Find rentals like SUPs, surfboards, boats, and more to help you explore the area.
Cocoa Beach: Beyond digging your toes in the sand, Cocoa Beach offers deep-sea fishing, parasailing, kiteboarding, and fun nightlife. Don’t forget to stop by the world-famous Ron Jon Surf Shop!
Manatee Cove Family Campground: Located on the Banana River, it’s hard to imagine a better backdrop for some 24/7 outdoor relaxation.
NASA Kennedy Space Center: Is there a better place to satisfy your curiosity about space? The Kennedy Space Center offers thousands of experiences to share their world with you.
All Water Adventures: Looking for an adventure out on the water? All Water Adventures will take you aboard for in-shore, off-shore, and deep-sea fishing. Or, if you’re looking for a fun evening with friends, you can book a ride on their party boat!
Rising Tide Tap and Table: Looking for a yummy bite out? Don’t miss Rising Tap and Table in Port Canaveral, where everything is fresh and made from scratch.
Juice ‘N Java Cafe: Who doesn’t love a good, local coffee shop? Juice ‘N Java Cafe roasts their coffee beans on-site.
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842 Falcon Ave