NB Ventura County
Santa Paula, CA 93060, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Our Military

Location Just south of the beachfront city of Oxnard, California, lie the two mainland components of Naval Base Ventura County: Port Hueneme and Point Mugu; the third, San Nicolas Island, 60 miles southwest of Point Mugu, is one of the eight storied Channel Islands of the Pacific and part

Welcome

Welcome to Southern California, famous for its mild climate, stunning coastlines, national forests and fertile growing valleys. Ventura County, the southernmost county on California’s central coast, has a population of 850,536, according to 2015 U.S. Census estimates. San Buenaventura, commonly known as Ventura, is the county seat, with 109,708

Getting To & Around

U.S. Highway 101 — The Ventura Freeway — runs from the Santa Barbara/Ventura County line in Southern California south to Pasadena and is the principal east-west route (designated north-south) through Ventura County. Interstate 5 is the primary interstate on the West Coast, running largely parallel to the California coastline

Housing & Real Estate

A beautiful coastline, temperate climate, vibrant arts scene and abundance of year-round recreation in Ventura County contribute to a high quality of life not found in other metropolitan areas. In 2014, 846,178 people called Ventura County home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Naval Base Ventura County, which lie

Employment & Economy

Lying along the Pacific Coast, Naval Base Ventura County is the county’s largest employer with more than 11,000 military and 9,000 civilian employees, most of whom live in southwest Ventura County where the installation is situated. Nearby Oxnard, with 207,254 residents, is the county’s largest city. Other nearby citie

Health Care

There are many health care services in Ventura County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. California is among the states that

Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Ventura County because they provide

Education & Academics

For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Ventura County, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in Ventura

Living

A bundle of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping — is waiting to be unwrapped in Ventura County and beyond. Drop into a wave at one of the county’s beautiful public beaches, for instance, or shop until you drop at Ventura Harbor Village. Don’t mi

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Athlete in Focus: Capt. Joel Bischoff

Story by Stephen Warns on 09/01/2017 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas Capt. Joel Bischoff doesn't just excel in one sport. He excels in three. Bischoff, operations flight commander for the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 027 duty station at Northern Arizona University, placed second in the Armed Force

CEC Students Complete Field Training Exercise

By Amber Vaglica, Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Public Affairs POINT MUGU, Calif. Civil Engineer Corps Officers School (CECOS) Basic Class 263 students concluded the course's expeditionary phase during a five-day field training exercise (FTX) across Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu's coastal terrain Aug. 25. The 47

Port Hueneme logistician honored for promoting high velocity learning

Story by Nichole Susanka on 08/21/2017 Product support is one of the many areas where Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) excels when supporting the United States Navy. This would not be possible without the dedicated and experienced logisticians who enable the fleet to thrive. Senior Supportability
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