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Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Welcome Aboard San Diego

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To make your move as worry-free as possible, Navy Region Southwest Community Support Programs has created this booklet to help acquaint you with San Diego and the surrounding areas. ...

History

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San Diego dates back to the nomadic Indian tribes who once inhabited the area. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, a Portuguese navigator hired by Spain, explored the coast of California and in September 1542, sailed into the harbor of San Diego. He named the port San Miguel since their arrival coincided with ...

Getting Around

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles website is the best source for all of your vehicle-related questions. Visit www.dmv.ca.gov for California driver’s license requirements and local vehicle requirements such as smog tests. If you’re thinking about registering your car in Californ...

The Navy San Diego

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As the naval shore installation management headquarters for the Southwest region (California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico), Navy Region Southwest provides coordination of base operating support functions for operating forces throughout the region. This includes providing expertise...

Housing

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Temporary Navy and Marine Corps lodging is readily available in San Diego to support you during your transition to the area. We recommend that you make advance reservations in order to ensure you have a place to stay while seeking permanent housing.

Navy Gateway Inns & Suites ...

Fleet and Family Support Center

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Fleet and Family Support Center, San Diego (FFSC) welcomes all military members and their families to San Diego. FFSC is located in multiple locations on and off base to serve you, including: Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Coronado and Naval Base Point Loma, and in the Navy housing areas of Murphy...

Parenting Resources

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This section highlights parental resources for the many stages of childhood: infant to toddler, to kindergarten, transitioning into primary and secondary education, and finally preparation for higher education options. As a military family, you have many resources available to support you and your f...

School Days

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Navy Region Southwest employs School Liaison Officers (SLOs) who serve as liaisons between the Navy installation commander, military agencies and schools by providing assistance in matters pertaining to student education. The SLOs also implement the Navy’s Strategic Planning for Education Advo...

Family Resources

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Navy Region Southwest Military School Liaison Officers specialize in creating connectivity between military installations, local school administrations and military families. With the average military family moving every 2.9 years, School Liaison Officers provide such services as school transition, ...

Health Care

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TRICARE/UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans administers the TRICARE program for military service members and their families in the 21-state western region. Once you’re in California call 877-988-9378 to register with UnitedHealthcare, update your address and find a provider. TRICARE offer...

Morale, Welfare & Recreation

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Welcome to the world of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) at Navy Region Southwest, where our goal is to bring you the widest variety of recreational and leisure activities. ...

Welcome to San Diego, America's Finest City

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Welcome to San Diego, California’s second-largest city, where blue skies keep watch over 70 miles of beaches and a gentle Mediterranean climate means paradise every day. Bordered by Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains, San Diego County’s 4,200 squa...