Patrick Space Force Base

Updated: October 5, 2023
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    Patrick Space Force Base is along the east coast of Florida, in Brevard County. The base plays a pivotal role in supporting and ensuring the safety of space missions. It offers crucial resources and infrastructure for space launches and range instrumentation.

    Base Operator:

    845 Falcon Avenue
    Patrick Space Force Base, FL 32925

    What Kind of Base is Patrick Space Force Base?

    Patrick Space Force Base is home to Space Launch Delta 45, which oversees all unmanned rocket launches at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS) and the Eastern Range. It also hosts the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute and the 920th Rescue Wing.

    Patrick Space Force Base History

    Established in 1940 as Naval Air Station Banana River, the base transitioned to the U.S. Air Force in 1948. It was renamed Patrick Air Force Base in 1950 and united with Cape Canaveral Space Force Station under the Eastern Space and Missile Center in 1979.

    In 2020, it became part of the first installations of the U.S. Space Force. It continues to be a central component of U.S. space missions and defense operations.


    Patrick Space Force Base Housing

    Patrick Space Force Base offers on-base housing options. Hunt Military Communities owns and manages housing on the base. To learn more about Patrick Family Housing, reach out by calling 321-655-6321.

    Off-base housing options are available in the nearby coastal communities, or about 15-20 minutes away in the Orlando metropolitan area.

    How to Apply For Housing

    To apply for housing at Patrick Space Force Base, you’ll first need to contact the Military Housing Office (MHO) at 321-494-2594. Next, you’ll likely need to reach out to Patrick Family Housing (number in bold, above) for additional assistance.

    PCS and TDY Lodging

    At the military base, temporary lodging is available at the Space Coast Inn. It’s along Falcon Avenue. It is open 24/7 and can be reached at 321-494-6590 for reservations. Both Temporary Duty (TDY) and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) personnel are accommodated.


    What is the BAH for Patrick Space Force Base?

    The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at Patrick Space Force Base varies depending on rank, years of service and dependency status. Visit the Florida state BAH page or see the chart below for more information.



    Military Housing Area: FL059

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $2,271 $1,773
    E02 $2,271 $1,773
    E03 $2,271 $1,773
    E04 $2,271 $1,773
    E05 $2,525 $1,923
    E06 $2,667 $2,028
    E07 $2,688 $2,190
    E08 $2,697 $2,424
    E09 $2,742 $2,508
    W01 $2,685 $2,136
    W02 $2,694 $2,421
    W03 $2,706 $2,523
    W04 $2,763 $2,664
    W05 $2,850 $2,676
    O01E $2,691 $2,352
    O02E $2,700 $2,490
    O03E $2,772 $2,658
    O01 $2,552 $2,010
    O02 $2,664 $2,298
    O03 $2,703 $2,550
    O04 $2,877 $2,667
    O05 $3,012 $2,679
    O06 $3,036 $2,682
    O07 $3,057 $2,715

    For more information, look at BAH rates by state or calculate your exact BAH rate

    Patrick Space Force Base Surrounding Area

    Patrick Space Force Base is between Satellite Beach and Cocoa Beach. It is situated on a barrier island with the Banana River to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Nearby towns include Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Palm Bay and Titusville.

    The base is known as the “Space Coast” due to its proximity to Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The area offers a range of outdoor and recreational attractions, including beautiful beaches, fishing, boating and wildlife viewing.


    On-base medical services are offered at the Patrick SFB Hospital Medical Clinic via the 45th Medical Group. It consists of three units: itself, the 45th Healthcare Operations Squadron, and the 45th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron. The 45th Medical Group Clinic provides basic services in family practice, flight medicine, pediatrics, and physical therapy.

    Note: Patrick Space Force Base does not have an emergency room.


    There is one Child Development Center (CDC) on-base. It offers full day, part day and hourly care services. These centers are specifically designed to accommodate children of various age ranges, from infants to school-aged children.


    There are no on-base schools at Patrick Space Force Base. Children living on-base will attend Brevard Public Schools.  To learn more about the education options, call the School Liaison Office at 321-494-1991.

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