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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | Marine Corps Air Station MiramarMarine Corps Recruit Depot SD

NAF El Centro | Naval Base Ventura County

Commander Navy Region Southwest
The offices for Commander Naval Region Southwest are currently located downtown on the corner of Broadway and Harbor drive. The command, with a $4.5 million operating budget and another $20 million labor budget, serves as the U.S. Pacific Fleet Regional Coordinator for fleet support from various shore-based activities throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. Commander Naval Base has operational authority over the following bases in Southern California: NAS North Island, NAS Miramar, NAS Lemoore, Naval Station San Diego, NAB Coronado, Submarine Base San Diego and NAF El Centro. The command also serves as regional environmental coordinator for California, Arizona and Nevada and is responsible for planning and coordinating Department of the Navy response to civil emergencies within Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and California. For more information, contact the Public Affairs Office at (619) 532-1430.

Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
COMNAVAIRPAC has an administrative staff located at NAS North Island under the direction of a three star admiral, responsible for all aircraft carriers and aviation units in the Pacific fleet, including:
45,500 officers and enlisted personnel; 6,000 civilians; 79 squadrons, including 12 training squadrons; 1,600 aircraft; five aircraft carriers including the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), the USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the USS George Washington (CVN 73), the USS John C Stennis (CVN 74), and the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). COMNAVAIRPAC's jurisdiction spans more than 100 million square miles from the Arctic to the Antarctic and from the west coast of the U.S. to the Indian Ocean. For more information, contact the Public Affairs Office at (619) 545-1133.

Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
COMNAVSURFPAC has an administrative staff under the direction of a Vice Admiral at Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado which maintains ready surface forces of the Pacific Fleet. The staff is responsible for 38,725 military personnel; 348 civilian personnel; 2,000 small craft and 90 surface ships, including cruisers, destroyers, frigates, amphibious assault ships, logistic support ships and fleet support ships. For more information, call the Public Affairs Office at (619) 437-2735.

Commander Third Fleet
COMTHIRDFLT is tasked with conducting Naval operations in the eastern and northern Pacific Ocean, to protect the western coast of the U.S. A ready Carrier Task Group, comprised of five carrier strike groups, each consisting of a combination of cruisers, destroyers & frigates. Third fleet has more than 30 submarines and a dozen supply ships to support the strike groups. Third fleet’s air forces comprises of more than 400 Navy aircraft. For more information, contact the COMTHIRDFLT Public Affairs Office at (619) 767-4383.

Naval Base San Diego
Naval Station San Diego, located in National City, provides shore support and berthing facilities to the operating forces of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. There are 46 ships homeported at the Naval Station, with 50 more tenant commands at Naval Station. The 14 Piers encompass 12 miles of the 1600 land acres used by Naval Station San Diego. The base population is more than 35,000 military and more than 7,000 civilians. For more information, contact the NavSta Public Affairs Office at (619) 556-7356.

Naval Base San Diego Important Phone Numbers:
Main Information: (619) 556-1011
Ship Information: (619) 556-3120
MWR Department: (619) 556-2180
Child Development Center: (619) 556-7394
Child Care Info & Referral: (619) 556-7404
Commissary: (619) 556-8657
(Wet Side) Rec Center: (619) 556-2174
Adm. Prout Gym: (619) 556-7444
Branch Medical Clinic: (619) 556-8084
Navy Campus: (619) 556-4922
Navy Exchange: (619) 544-2100
Security Office: (619) 556-1527
Rec/Bowling Center: (619) 556-7486
Military Family Housing: (619) 556-8443

Naval Submarine Base Point Loma
Naval Submarine Base in Point Loma provides pierside berthing and support services for submarines of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and is the site of the Navy Alcohol Rehabilitation Center. Eight attack submarines, one submarine tender and one floating dry-dock are homeported at the base. There are no ballistic missile submarines homeported in San Diego. For more information call the Public Affairs Office: (619) 553-7175.

Submarine Base Important Phone Numbers:
Main Information: (619) 553-1011
Navy Exchange: (619) 523-1214
Family Service Center: (619) 553-7505
MWR Department: (619) 553-9138
Athletics: (619) 553-7552
Child Development: (619) 553-0765
Navy Campus: (619) 553-7194
Security: (619) 553-0938
Bachelor Quarters: (619) 553-9380

Naval Base Coronado

Naval Air Station North Island
NAS North Island is home to two aircraft carriers, two Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicles, approximately 23 aviation squadrons and 80 other tenant units including the Naval Aviation Depot. Aircraft flown on base include MH-60S Knight Hawks, SH-60F/HH-60H Seahawks, MH-60R Seahawks, SH-60B Seahawks, C-40A Clippers and C-2 Greyhounds. For more information, call the NAS North Island Public Affairs Office at (619) 545-8167.

Naval Air Station North Island Important Phone Numbers:
Main Information: (619) 545-1011
MWR Department: (619) 545-9576
Child Development Center (NI): (619) 545-0259
Child Development Center (IB): (619) 437-5807
Commissary: (619) 545-6566
Athletics: (619) 545-2876
Bachelor Quarters Division: (619) 545-7545
Branch Medical Clinic: (619) 545-4263
TRICARE: (619) 532-8328
Navy Campus: (619) 545-9589
Navy Exchange: (619) 522-7222
Security Office: (619) 545-7407
Bowling Center: (619) 545-7240

Naval Amphibious Base Coronado
NAB Coronado provides shore facilities and services for admin and logistic support for the operating forces, tenant commands, organizations and other United States forces in order to support amphibious, inshore, riverine, unconventional special warfare and other training operations. For more information, contact the Public Affairs Office: (619) 522-2825.

Naval Amphibious Base Coronado Important Phone Numbers:
Main Information: (619) 545-1011
MWR Department: (619) 437-3190
Child Development Center: (619) 437-5807
BOQ Reservations: (619) 437-3860
Bachelor Quarters Reservations: (619) 437-3494
Athletics: (619) 437-3065

Naval Regional Medical Center San Diego
Naval Hospital San Diego opened its doors in 1922 and has come a long way since that time, providing military medical beneficiaries with state-of-the-art care in its new ultra-modern facility on Florida Canyon Drive, adjacent to Balboa Park.

On average, about 4,000 outpatients are seen at the medical center each government workday, with another 300 inpatients and 170 emergency room patients treated. Add to that about 10 babies born at the medical center each day. The medical center has a staff of about 4,100 military and 2,400 civilians with a budget of close to $182 million.

The Naval Medical Center is Navy medicine's most active teaching hospital with several graduate medical education programs on premises.
Parking at Naval Medical Center is limited. Visitor and patient parking is available in A-lot only. Handicap parking is available in the upper B and C lots. There is additional parking on Park Blvd. (in front of the old Naval Hospital). Free tram service to and from the hospital from the free Park Blvd. lots is available continuously between 6 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Watch posted signs for parking hours.
Each clinic at the hospital makes its own appointments and patients should not walk into clinics without appointments, except for emergencies and designated walk-in clinics.

The outpatient records department is located on the first floor of Building 1, between the Pharmacy and the Primary Care Clinic.

Health Benefits Advisors at Naval Medical Center San Diego provide information on CHAMPUS/TRICARE options. The Health Benefits/CHAMPUS office is located in the Patient Administration area on the first floor of Building 1. The office hours are: 7:30 a.m to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call (619) 532-8328.

The hospital offers pregnancy testing through the obstetrics clinic on a walk-in basis, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. For information call (619) 532-7039. Prenatal registration is required following a positive hospital verified pregnancy test. For more information, call (619) 532-7924.

The Naval Medical Center Main Pharmacy is located on the first floor in Building 1. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays; closed Sundays and federal holidays. Refill phone numbers are (619) 532-8400

For military patients, the Naval Medical Center has a fleet medical liaison office on the first floor of Building 6, open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call (619) 532-6430. The office serves to facilitate medical appointment scheduling between the military patient, the patient's command and the Naval Medical Center.

The Disabled American Veterans organization mans a booth in the central courtyard of the Naval Medical Center, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call (619) 299-6916/7.

The hospital has a children's waiting room with an hourly drop off fee for dependent children of patients. The room is located on the first floor of Building 2 and is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call (619) 532-6665.

Commonly called numbers at Naval Medical Center are:
Primary Care Clinic: (619) 532-8225
Pediatric Clinic: (619) 532-6851
Adolescent Clinic: (619) 532-6930
Emergency Room: (619) 532-8275
Gynecology Clinic: (619) 532-7007
GYN/Obstetric Appointments: (619) 532-7000
Dental Clinic: (619) 532-8600
General Surgery Clinic: (619) 532-7575
Optometry Clinic: (619) 532-6725
Emergency Room: (619) 532-8275

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton is a new four story, 500,000 square foot medical treatment facility located near the main gate of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
The 42 bed facility is a medium size, teaching hospital that provides outpatient and inpatient care for active-duty service members, their family members, retirees and other eligible beneficiaries.
Services available include internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, ENT (Ears, Nose and Throat), cardiology, pulmonary, audiology, urology, optometry, ophthalmology, gynecology, gastroenterology, allergy, obstetrics, dermatology, orthopedics, sports medicine, mental health, general surgery, nuclear medicine and emergency services.
Additional specialty care is provided at Naval Medical Center San Diego, approximately one hour's drive from Camp Pendleton or at nearby civilian facilities as needed.

Emergency care is available at the hospital on a 24-hour basis.

Physical Address: 200 Mercy Circle, Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5191

Appointments (760) 725-HELP(4357)
Emergency Room (760) 719-5971
Family Medicine (760) 725-4357
Family Medicine Oceanside Clinic (760) 725-4357
General Surgery (760) 725-1356
Industrial Hygiene (760) 725-4620
Obstetrics & Gynecology (760) 725-4015
Officer of the Day/Quarterdeck 760-725-1288
Optometry (760) 719-3514
Pediatric (760) 725-4357
Pharmacy (866) 286-8249
TRICARE Service Center 877-988-9378 (WEST)
Pharmacy Refills (Toll Free) 866-286-8249
Health Benefit Advisor/Debt Collection Assistance 760-725-1262


Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Main Information: (760) 725-4111
MCCS:
Commissary: (760) 725-4012
Marine Corps Exchange: (760) 725-5234
Child Development: (760) 725-2817/ 5113/ 6112
Family Service Center: (760) 725-5361

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
MCAS Miramar changed hands from the Navy on Sept. 30, 1997. The base, spanning 24,000 acres, maintains the only consolidated brig on the west coast. The base has a population of 8,000 active duty members and 2,000 civilians. The base was realigned under the Base Realignment and Closure Commissions 1993 plan. Fighter squadrons have been relocated from the base and were replaced by U.S. Marine Corps fighter aircraft and helicopters from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) El Toro, MCAS Tustin and MCAS Kaneohe, Hawaii. For more information, contact the United States Marine Corps Public Affairs Office at (858) 537-6000.

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Important Phone Numbers:
Main Information: (858) 537-1011
Athletics: (858) 537-4127
BEQ: (858) 537-6221
BOQ: (858) 537-4244
Bowling Center: (858) 537-4131
Child Development Center: (858) 537-4144
Commissary: (858) 537-4513
Exchange: (858) 695-7230
Medical Clinic: (858) 537-4630
MWR Department: (858) 537-4118
Security Office: (858) 537-4070
TRICARE: (858) 451-7419

Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Main Information: (619) 524-1011
Athletics: (619) 524-6058
Child Development Center: (619) 524-1244
Family Service Center: (619) 524-0916
Marine Corps Exchange: (619) 524-4435
Medical Clinic: (619) 524-4036
MWR Department: (619) 524-4435
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society: (619) 524-5734

Naval Air Facility El Centro
Whether it concerns flying from an aircraft carrier or landing on the moon, NAF El Centro is proud of its past accomplishments, its expanding mission today, and its important role in the future.

Naval Air Facility El Centro was commissioned on May 1, 1946, as a Naval Air Station. Prior to that, the base was a Marine Corps Air Station. Through the years, Navy El Centro has had several names: Naval Air Facility, Naval Auxiliary Landing Field, Naval Air Station, and the National Parachute Test Range.

Today, NAF El Centro provides realistic training to active and reserve aviation units and activities of the Navy’s operating and training forces. Squadrons visit NAF El Centro to practice gunnery, bombing, carrier landings and air combat. The facility has two operating runways. The 9,500-foot east/west runway handles 96 percent of the traffic. It is equipped with a Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System at each approach end as well as lighted carrier deck landing areas at both ends so pilots can simulate carrier landings.

Apart from "touch and go" landings and take-offs, aircrews use the many ranges at NAF El Centro to develop their skills. A remote-controlled target area allows naval aviators to practice ordinance delivery. The desert range is used for air-to-ground bombing, rocket firing, strafing, dummy drops and mobile land target training. The target complex uses the Weapons Impact Scoring System that microwaves target images to a range master control building for immediate verification of weapons delivery accuracy.

NAF is the "winter home" of the world-famous Blue Angels, the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron. Starting every January, the ‘Blues’ conduct over two months of intense flight operations prior to the start of their air show season. Until mid-March, the officers and enlisted personnel, who are specialists in all the aviation roles required to support the squadron’s maintenance, administration and public affairs requirements, hone their skills as a cohesive unit.

NAF El Centro and its personnel have a role of providing essential support to the squadrons and units training here. This includes flight operations, logistics, billeting, messing, hangars, ramps, aircraft parking space, administration and supply transport. Every month, seven to 12 squadrons and up to 1,600 personnel train here. Additionally, U.S. Air Force parachutists, U.S. Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and British, French, German and Italian aviators visit for various phases of their training.

Administration: (760) 339-2544
Branch Medical Clinic (760) 339-2674
Directory Assistance (Base Operator): (760) 339-2220
Defense Commissary Agency (DECA): (760) 339-2558
Family Advocacy: (760) 339-2241
Housing Office (Central): (760) 339-2920
MWR: (760) 339-2481
Navy Exchange: (760) 339-2342

Naval Base Ventura County
NBVC is a major aviation shore command and a Naval Construction Force mobilization base providing airfield, seaport and base support services to fleet operating forces and shore activities. A national defense resource, NBVC offers a unique combination of mission capabilities to the Navy and the Department of Defense (DoD). NBVC and its tenants employ over 6,000 civilians, 9,000 military personnel and 1,300 contractor personnel. In addition, NBVC hosts over 60 tenant commands.

Information - Point Mugu: (805) 989-1110
Information - Port Hueneme: (805) 982-4711
Bowling Center: (805) 982-2619
Branch Medical Clinic
Point Mugu: (805)989-8815
Port Hueneme: (805)982-2633
Housing Office: (805) 982-4321
Information, Tickets & Tours
Point Mugu: (805) 989-7628
Port Hueneme: (805) 982-4284
Navy Exchange
Point Mugu: (805) 989-8896
Port Hueneme: (805)982-6200
Navy Lodge (805) 985-2624
Navy Marine Corps Relief Society: (805) 982-4409
Pharmacy: (805) 982-6450
Veterinary Service: (805) 982-3271

 
 
 

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