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Military & Veteran Resources

Supporting Veterans and Their Families

From the 56,000+ active service members to the 130,000+ veterans living in the region, Northwest Florida offers a supportive community for career growth. The region is also home to the Blue Angels, and while their exemplary air shows are a sight to behold, service members here never have to fly through hoops.

Leaving active duty and returning to civilian life? Employ Florida Vets helps veterans match their military skills to specific jobs and further training opportunities. Want to make sure your family is supported while you’re deployed? Northwest Florida has you covered. Veterans and their families choose to live in Northwest Florida because of the large quantity of resources available that drive a high quality of life.




6 Military installations in Northwest Florida
56,000+ Military personnel In Northwest Florida
75+ Years of the Blue Angels calling Pensacola Naval Air Station home
3,000 New military retirees annually
130,000+ Former military service members

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Cost of Living

With no state income tax and overall costs typically less than Florida and U.S. averages, Northwest Florida loves to keep your pocketbook in its happy place.

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Major Employers

Hundreds of employers with quality benefits are ready to hire in Northwest Florida. Interested in cyber security, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, or aerospace & defense? Find it here.

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Get a sense of what it’s like to live in Northwest Florida with a detailed look into our diverse communities.

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WonderFL – Santa Rosa County

Settled in the top of the Florida Panhandle, between Escambia and Okaloosa Counties, is Santa Rosa County. Santa Rosa was previously a part of Escambia County until it was divided in 1842. Now Santa Rosa is known for their beaches, wilderness and history. One fun attraction in Santa Rosa is the Gulf Breeze Zoo. With […]
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WonderFL – Okaloosa County

Being the 52nd county in Florida, Okaloosa County has not always been a part of Florida’s History. In 1915, Okaloosa County was created out of Santa Rosa and Walton County, coining the name from a steamboat that brought settlers across on the Black Water River. Since then, Okaloosa County has become a trademark in the […]
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WonderFL – Escambia County

In the northwestern tip of the Florida Panhandle, bordered by Alabama, Escambia County is a gateway into Florida. Escambia, coining the title of the “oldest county in Florida,” has a unique history of being founded by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. While the history may run deep in Escambia, the county still has something […]
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WONDERFL Community Development Blog: Calhoun County

Just two hours between the capital city of Tallahassee and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, is Calhoun County, Florida. In “CalCo” (as the locals would say), a visitor will find an array of excursions and shops to make a day out of, as well as bountiful land and water systems perfect for a […]
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