MCB CAMP PENDLETON

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Welcome to MCB Camp Pendleton

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Camp Pendleton Main Gate

Welcome To Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton ...

Arrival

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From San Diego International Airport ...

Services

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The Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital is located just inside the main gate.

The Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton’s health services phone line is 760-725-HELP (4357) (7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed on weekends and federal holidays). ...

Marine Corps Community Services

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Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is comprised of Business Operations (retail shopping, food services, contracted services, temporary lodging facilities and commercial recreation); Marine & Family Programs (active-duty, family and retiree programs and services); and Semper Fi...

Recreation

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Movies are shown Wednesday through Saturday at the Base Theater for service members, DOD employees and their guests. Free “retro” movies are shown Sunday. The theater is located inside the Base Training Center, Building 1330. For the movie schedule, see the theater marquee, visit the web...

Family Programs

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This division of MCCS consists of more than 600 professionals — certified counselors, administrators and technicians — whose goal is to make every Marine, sailor and their family members highly successful in life. The Information and Referral office in Building 13150 can refer you to the...

Major Commands at Camp Pendleton

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Marine Corps Installations West and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton merged into a single command April 5, 2012. Marine Corps Installations West consists of five Marine Corps bases and stations in the Southwestern United States, including MCB Camp Pendleton, MCAS Camp Pendleton, MCAS Miramar, MCAS Y...

Tenant Organizations

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Located in the 31 Area, the Marine Corps Tactical Support Systems Activity (MCTSSA) is a subordinate command of the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) located aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. Employing more than 400 military and civilian personnel, MCTSSA provides a broad spectr...

Formal Schools

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The Assault Amphibian School Battalion (Building 210568) is located by the Del Mar Boat Basin, facing the Del Mar Beach in the 21 Area. The battalion is composed of two companies, Support Company and Schools Company. The battalion commander is also the 21 Area commander for Camp Del Mar, Camp Pendle...

History

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Spanish explorer Don Gasper de Portola first scouted the area where Camp Pendleton is located in 1769. He named the Santa Margarita Valley in honor of St. Margaret of Antioch, after sighting it July 20, St. Margaret’s Day. The Spanish land grants, the Rancho Santa Margarita y Las Flores y San ...

Local Areas

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MCB Camp Pendleton and its surrounding communities, most of which are located in San Diego County, date back to the nomadic Indian tribes that once inhabited the area. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, a Portuguese navigator hired by Spain, explored the coast of California and in 1542, sailed into the harbor...