Updated On: 3/19/2013 2:53:56 PM
Welcome to Naval Base Ventura County, a multi-faceted Navy base that boasts a deep-water port and an airfield and hosts several critical commands. We are a full-service command and one of the major naval installations on the West Coast, comprised of three separate operating facilities: Point Mugu, Port Hueneme and San Nicolas Island. NBVC provides quality fleet support to more than 80 military commands and focuses on our primary mission of providing support to the Fleet’s operating forward-deployed forces around the world.
We continue to change with the times, and are focusing on being a recognized center for training excellence, an example of operational environmental responsibility, and a command engaged with the community both on base and off. The success that put NBVC in the forefront of premier naval operations is due to the selfless dedication and tireless efforts of all our employees, both military and civilian.
Whether you are a civilian or in the military; active duty or reserve; enlisted or officer; married or single; you will find that NBVC offers something for everyone. We hope you enjoy your tour of duty here.
Point Mugu serves as the center for the Navy’s air operations in Ventura County, operating and maintaining two runways, one long enough to handle the largest aircraft in the Department of Defense inventory. The Air Traffic Control facility is the most complex operation of its type in the Navy, having jurisdiction of more than 3,000 square miles of airspace.
San Nicolas Island
San Nicolas Island (SNI) is located 65 miles south of Point Mugu and is one of eight offshore islands called the Channel Islands. SNI is located within the 36,000 square mile sea range. The range provides valuable sea and air space to conduct controlled test and operational training.
Located on the Pacific Coast just seven miles northwest of Point Mugu, Point Hueneme has one of the few deep-water military ports on the West Coast and has more than 300 acres of lay-down space and 16 miles of railroad portside access, making it an ideal mobilization site for the Pacific Fleet.
Vehicle Registration — All motor vehicles must be registered with Force Protection. A valid driver’s license, current registration and proof of insurance are required to register a vehicle on station.
In addition, applicants must have proof of base employment — such as military or civilian ID card, the old sticker number if being re-stickered and a current California Smog Certificate if the vehicle is more than 6 years old. Call (805) 982-4371 for information.
Vehicles can be registered at the Pass and ID office, located in Bldg. 1183, next to the Sunkist Gate at Port Hueneme and in Bldg. 113 next to the North Mugu Gate.
Weapons Registration — Navy regulations require that all privately owned weapons brought aboard a naval installation must be registered with Force Protection. Personnel residing in government family quarters, to include Catalina Heights in Camarillo, may keep their weapons at their quarters, up to two pistols, one rifle and one shotgun. Persons residing in the barracks are required to store their weapons at the base Armory. All weapons owners must complete a form DD 2760 as well as a weapons registration form, which must be given to Force Protection. If you do not own weapons, you will be asked to sign a letter stating such in lieu of the weapons registration form. Housing residents must annually re-certify their weapons possession status. For more information, call (805) 989-7756.
Physical Security/Crime Prevention — Force Protection offers a comprehensive Physical Security and Crime Prevention program to those individuals residing in government quarters. This includes, but is not limited to, providing etchers to mark personal property, National Night Out observance, child registration, bicycle rodeos and Red Ribbon Week programs. For more information, call (805) 982-5525.
Both Navy Gateway Inns and Suites, operated by the Housing Office, and the Navy Lodge, operated by the Navy Exchange, provide temporary quarters for eligible guests at NBVC. Military families moving to the area are encouraged to contact the Navy Lodge first to make reservations, while single Sailors and students are encouraged to contact Navy Gateway Inns and Suites first. An RV Park, operated by the MWR Program, is also available.
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites is considered Priority One lodging for all TDY travelers (military and civilian) at each of the three NBVC sites-Point Mugu, Port Hueneme and San Nicolas Island. NGIS provides a professionally managed business-based lodging program that contributes and supports mission readiness by providing quality lodging and services for a mobile military community, while keeping official travel costs to a minimum.
It also offers space-available (leisure travelers) lodging services for active duty military, military retirees, DoD civilians and reservists.
In-room amenities include internet access, cable TV w/premium channel, microwave, refrigerator, coffee, iron/iron board, housekeeping service and guest laundry.
Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis without regard to rate or rank by calling (877) NAVY-BED or at www.dodlodging.net . Non-duty travelers may make reservations at Port Hueneme or Point Mugu up to 30 days in advance for up to seven nights.
Each of NBVC’s installation has an operating NGIS Guest Services/Front Desk and can be contacted at the following phone numbers: Port Hueneme, Bldg. 1164, (805) 982-6025; Point Mugu, Bldg. 27, (805) 989-8251; and San Nicolas Island (805) 989-2143.
Navy Lodge has 47 guest rooms at Port Hueneme, including family accommodations, with air conditioning, kitchenettes and private baths. Located in Bldg. 1172 on Addor Street, it is within walking distance of the base gym, fitness center, pool, Navy Exchange and Commissary. It is only a short drive to the Pacific Coast Highway with scenic coastline, beaches, and harbor restaurants.
Reservations are accepted for all eligible personnel on an as-received basis. Eligible individuals include all active duty, reserve and retired military members and their families. Reservations can be made by calling (805) 985-2624 or at the Navy Lodge website at www.Navy-Lodge.com.
Fairways RV Resort Park, located at Port Hueneme, has 85 pull-through sites with full hook-ups, picnic tables, and extra parking space. Military personnel, DoD civilians and other authorized users may rent a space at the RV Park. Call (805) 982-6123 to make reservations.
After initially reporting to your shore command, the next stop for most newly arriving Sailors and their families is the NBVC “Welcome Center” located at 2600 Dodson Street, Bldg. 1169 in Port Hueneme. The Welcome Center serves as a central support center for all NBVC military and civilian personnel and residents.
Built much like a modern shopping mall, the Welcome Center houses the Personnel Support Detachment, Housing Office, Fleet and Family Support Center, Personal Property, Sato Travel office, Homeport Liaison Office, Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society, and the American Red Cross.
From the time you in-process until you finally depart, the Welcome Center is your one-stop shop for help: updating ID cards and DEERS records; maintaining pay records; helping with on-base and off-base house hunting; assisting with deployment planning and household emergencies.
The Welcome Center is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but hours may differ for some of the agencies, which may provide emergency, after duty hours phone numbers.
Welcome Center support agencies include the following:
PSD Port Hueneme’s mission is to provide the highest quality pay, personnel, transportation and advancement services to various Navy and Department of Defense personnel, commands, families and retirees. PSD is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a representative is on duty after hours for emergency services. During regular business hours, PSD can be reached at: (877) 232-1089 or (805) 982-2573. The after-hours representative may be contacted at (805) 901-0177.
While PSD Port Hueneme will assist members in any way possible, the service member’s primary liaison with PSD will be his or her Command Pass Coordinator (CPC), who is trained to recognize the needs of the service member and his or her family and to facilitate complete and accurate administrative, pay and entitlement processes. In many cases, the CPC can provide detailed checklists for the required processes.
Customer service: Primary point of contact for military members and dependents once checked-in with any personnel matters pertaining to their records. This section facilitates re-enlistments and extensions, updates the NAVPERS 1070/602 Record of Emergency Data (Page 2) and provides pay-related services that include but are not limited to allotments, direct deposit, MyPay access, SGLI/FSGLI, state and federal tax withholding, Thrift Savings Plan, and pay inquiries.
Navy Personnel records are now maintained electronically through the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS). Your record can be accessed at: https://nsips.nmci.navy.mil/ . PSD can generate an Electronic Field Service Record (EFSR) in the event one has not previously been generated.
Transfers: Responsible for arranging transfers from the member’s current command to the future Permanent Duty Station (PDS). This section verifies: approved transfer dates and ensures all screenings (overseas, operational, special programs, etc...) are completed, and coordinates all travel arrangements.
Educational Services: Orders and administers Navy-wide advancement examinations and arranges for make-up advancement examinations.
Separations: Processes all types of separation processes including retirements, discharges, fleet reserve transitions, and administrative separations.
Transportation: Issues no-fee passports and arranges for CONUS travel.
Travel: Processes advances related to PCS and TAD travel, and final settlement of military and civilian travel claims.
Reserve Pay: Processes pay and allowances in conjunction with order execution for Selected Reservists (AT/ADT/IRRM).
Fiscal: Responsible for processing all overpayment collections including pay and allowances, travel claims, and Pay Adjustment Authorization (DD Form 139).
ID Cards: Issues CAC/identification cards for active duty military, retired personnel, family members and DoD employees. DEERS enrollment and updates are also done here for family member’s medical and dental benefits. ID card appointments may be made, rescheduled or cancelled at http://appointments.cac.navy.mil/ .
NBVC’s housing is an integral part of the Fleet and Family Readiness Community Support Program. The housing operation is comprised of family and bachelor housing and “A” School student dormitory.
The housing office is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The customer service desk can be reached at (805) 982-4321.
The housing service center offers information for applying for base housing including Lincoln Military Housing. It also provides: command contact information, relocation information and services, school information, hotel and motel listings and community rental listings. The service center also offers a set-aside program and can provide, upon request, in- and out-inspections and renter/landlord mediation.
NBVC has three privatized family housing areas with 1,221 homes managed by Lincoln Military Housing in Port Hueneme, Point Mugu and Camarillo. The Camarillo housing area, Catalina Heights, is currently a “no pet” community.
Lincoln Military Housing has worked closely with NBVC to create a new and vastly improved standard of military housing. Dedicated to providing military families with exemplary service in a quality home environment, all neighborhoods include community centers, playgrounds and park areas. For more information on the base’s privatized housing, visit the Lincoln Military Housing website at: www.lincolnmilitary.com.
Government housing and eligibility
NBVC manages 226 government-owned single and multiple family homes at Point Mugu. Service members residing in government-owned homes are considered housed in rent-free quarters and are required to forfeit their full Basic Housing Allowance; however they are provided the same attentive, responsive resident service, can use Lincoln Military Housing Communities Centers and participate in all Lincoln community activities and events.
All officers and enlisted personnel assigned to NBVC who are accompanied by bona fide family members are eligible to apply for family housing. Waiting times may vary throughout the year. Contact the housing office at (805) 982-4321 for more information
The Department of Defense relies on the local community to provide the majority of housing for military personnel and their families. Housing office counselors are pleased to assist married and single military members and DoD employees in locating homes, townhouses or apartments. NBVC has many properties for rent listed in the DoD Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN). Applicants can go to www.AHRN.com to obtain detailed information, pictures, and maps. Ask about the properties available through our Rental Partnership Program if you are planning to rent.
Single military personnel E-6 and below planning to live off-base must contact the Housing Office prior to negotiating an off-base housing contract. All personnel are encouraged to do so. Ventura County is listed as a high cost of living area. The median cost for rent and utilities can range from $1,204 to $2,647 depending on size of home and location. If you plan to live off base, all cost factors, including phone, cable, utilities and commuting should be taken into consideration before signing any contract.
Unaccompanied housing (bachelor/student dormitory)
We provide safe and comfortable accommodations for unaccompanied service members, as well as “A” School and PCS students of Port Hueneme and Point Mugu tenant commands.
All rooms have available phone and cable hook-ups. Check-in/out locations are Port Hueneme, Bldg. 1518, (805) 982-4551; Point Mugu Bldg. 23 at (805) 989-0406; and San Nicolas Island, Bldg. 181 at (805) 989-2143. For after-hours check-ins at Port Hueneme and Point Mugu, the Duty Manager can be contacted at (805) 312-1993. “A” School Students can contact the Dormitory Manager or the NCTC Command Duty Officer at (805) 982-7297. A copy of orders will be required to obtain a room assignment.
Service members in a Geographical Bachelor (GB) status may be assigned a room based on space availability. To obtain a room, submit a GB request form, copy of PCS orders, documentation substantiating EFM status, personal or financial hardship and an endorsement letter from the gaining command. Sample templates of the GB request form and list of required supporting documentation can be obtained from the NBVC website at: www.cnic.navy.mil/Ventura/index.htm.
Using the Defense Personal Property Program, military members and DoD civilians can now arrange their own movement of household goods. Just log on to www.move.mil , select “DPS Registration,” and create a DPS account for the movement of your household goods.
The DPS system will provide you the following benefits:
The ability to self counsel and submit your application online, instead of traveling to a Transportation Office;
The ability to track your shipment through DPS or Interactive Voice Response;
The option to file a claim online, and to settle directly with your moving company;
Full replacement value of lost or damaged goods, as opposed to depreciated value offered in the past; and
The opportunity to make sure only qualified, reputable companies handle and ship your personal belongings.
The Personal Property Office is located in the Welcome Center and can be reached at (805) 982-4099 or (805) 982-5472.
Fleet and Family
The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) has three sites to serve Naval Base Ventura County’s active duty military personnel, reservists, retirees and their family members. The FFSC at Port Hueneme is located in the Welcome Center, 1000 23rd Avenue, Bldg. 1169; FFSC at Point Mugu is located at Bldg. 225 on North Mugu Road; and the Catalina Heights site is located at 913B Calle La Roda, Camarillo.
Information and referral services are also available by contacting the FFSC at (805) 982-5037 for Port Hueneme and Camarillo, or (805) 989-8146 for Point Mugu. Our staff members are experts in providing assistance and locating resources for service members and their families. Services include the following:
Educational classes: Stress Management; Anger Management, Conflict Resolution; Couples Communication; Co-Parenting; Exceptional Family Member, and Personal Financial Management;
New Parent Support In-Home Visitation Program;
Quarterly baby shower;
Community resource directory;
Local school information;
Ombudsmen and support group rosters;
Military installation information on bases worldwide.
FFSC offers a variety of supportive services and workshops for service members and families. The family advocacy program provides an ongoing support system and counseling. Sexual assault prevention and domestic assault assistance and response are also coordinated by the FFSC. Transition assistance and career counseling are available; which includes: resume writing, interviewing skills, goal setting, and skill building classes for job seekers. The Port Hueneme facility also houses the Retirement Activities Office.
The Navy Family Ombudsman Program is a Navy-wide program established to improve mission readiness through improved family readiness. A strong command Ombudsman Program helps to ensure that families have the information necessary to meet the challenges of a military lifestyle.
The Ombudsman Program helps commanding officers/commanders have a better understanding of the welfare of the command’s families. It also assists commands and their families to be better prepared to meet emergency situations. Every Command, afloat and ashore, is required to appoint an Ombudsman. The Command Ombudsman is a volunteer who, in most cases, is the spouse of an active duty or selected reserve command member.
The FFSC Ombudsman Coordinator administers Ombudsman Basic Training and Advanced Training, and serves as an advisor/consultant to local Ombudsmen and to commands. The FFSC also supports the Ombudsman program by providing classroom space for training, and offering program guidance, policy clarification, and recommendations for Ombudsman recognition to commands. It maintains a roster of all local Ombudsmen, and serves as a major referral resource for Ombudsmen, as well as Navy families. You can contact your command ombudsman by going to www.ombudsmanregistry.org
Homeport Liaison Office
The NMCB Battalion Homeport Liaison Office is the direct link between stateside family members and the forward deployed Seabees. Each Battalion’s liaison works closely with the Command Ombudsman and the Family Readiness Group to provide direct support to families and military members of the Seabee Battalions. Liaisons are a consistent point of contact for prospective Sailors reported to our commands regardless of the deployed or non-deployed status of the battalion.
The Homeport Liaison Office is located in the Port Hueneme Welcome Center in Bldg. 1169 at 2600 Dodson Street, Suite #3. Office hours are typically Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Homeport Liaison Office Phone Numbers
NMCB 5 (805) 982-6449
NMCB 4 (805) 982-3612
NMCB 3 (805) 982-6428
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society assists Navy and Marine Corps personnel and their families with interest-free loans in financial emergencies. These include transportation in case of critical illness or death of immediate family, basic living expenses due to temporary lack of funds, medical and dental expenses in excess of TRICARE coverage, and some funeral expenses. The Society offers layettes for newborn babies and operates a thrift shop selling small household items, used clothing and military uniforms at bargain prices.
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society business office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call (805) 982-4409.
American Red Cross
Red Cross service provided for members of the armed forces and their families include:
Providing communication between active duty military personnel and their families;
Providing information and emergency verification to military commanders, active duty personnel or their families to assist in making decisions that affect morale and welfare or emergency leave;
Assisting with consultation concerning humanitarian reassignments or hardship discharges;
Providing financial assistance by loan or by grant to military personnel and their spouses to return home because of illness, death or other circumstance requiring their presence; and to military personnel and their families to meet basic maintenance and emergency needs under stated circumstances;
Conducting CPR and first aid classes; and
Providing a program for volunteers in the military and civilian community.
The Red Cross office is open weekdays 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call (805) 982-3074. For emergency situations involving active-duty service members, the Red Cross can be reached (877) 272-7337.