MCB CAMP PENDLETON
Oceanside, CA 92058, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

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Welcome to MCB Camp Pendleton

Located 42 miles north of San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field) and 88 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Camp Pendleton is home to Marine Corps Installations West-Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, I Marine Expeditionary Force, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Logistics Group and many tenant units, including

Arrival

From San Diego International Airport The United Service Organization (USO) is in Terminal 2 of the airport and is open 6 a.m. to midnight 365 days a year. The facility offers active-duty members, their family members and retirees referrals for shuttle service to Camp Pendleton, directions to base and hospitality

Services

  The Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital is 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). The phone line provides access to the following services: Family medicine. Pediatrics.

Marine Corps Community Services

  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 Fit (recreational activities including fitness centers, Single Marine Program and more). In

Recreation

  The Athletics Department provides organized sports opportunities for Marines, sailors, authorized patrons and youth athletes at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton under the direct supervision of the athletic director, deputy director and director of the Semper Fit Division. The athletics program provides our customers, regardless of skill or experience

Family Programs

  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 following programs. For

Major Commands at Camp Pendleton

  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 Yuma and MCLB Barstow.

Tenant Organizations

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

Formal Schools

  The Assault Amphibian School Battalion (Building 210568) is 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, CampPendleton.

History

  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

Local Areas

  MCB Camp Pendleton and its surrounding communities, most of which are in San Diego County, date 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 of what

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Camp Pendleton Receives Grant

Story by PFC Dylan Overbay on 11/17/2016 CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. Camp Pendleton and the Armed Services Young Men's Christian Association recently received a $15,000 grant to put towards vital programs in support of Marines, Sailors and their families. Camp Pendleton plans to use the funds to support the Fisher Children's

Gear Check: 1st Medical Battalion trains for deployed environments

Story by LCpl Joseph Sorci on 11/17/2016 CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - U.S. Navy preventative medicine technicians with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, participated in Preventative Medicine Exercise 2016 at Camp Pendleton, Calif., from Nov. 7-11, 2016. The technicians used a variety of equipment that is rarely incorporated into

Playing the links at Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow

Story by Keith Hayes and Robert Jackson on 11/14/2016 Marines, Soldiers and Civilian Marines took to the links on a beautiful day to rededicate a golf course and participate in a tournament at a facility described as a jewel in the desert aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif, Nov.
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