Some of the major Air Force bases in Florida are Eglin, Tyndall, Patrick, MacDill and NAS Pensacola. Hurlburt Field in Destin is also home to the Airman Leadership School, where senior airmen take preparatory courses for becoming noncommissioned officers.
Eglin is located near Valparaiso and is the home of the 96th Test Wing. Tyndall is located near Panama City and is named for World War I pilot Frank Benjamin Tyndall. Patrick is on the ocean in Brevard County near Palm Shores. MacDill is near Tampa and is home to the 6th Air Mobility Wing. NAS Pensacola is a naval pilot training center.