NAVY IN SAN DIEGO

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Welcome Aboard

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Congratulations on receiving orders to sunny San Diego where you’ll find miles of beaches, famously pleasant weather and friendly people. 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 a...

Getting Around

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) web site 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 C...

History of San Diego

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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 ...

Navy In 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 expertis...

Housing

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TEMPORARY LODGING

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. ...

Fleet and Family Support

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Navy Region Southwest Fleet & Family Support Centers (FFSC) welcome all military members and their families to San Diego. FFSC is located in multiple locations on and off base to serve you where you work and live including: Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base Point Loma, and in...

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 who serve as liaisons between the Navy installation commander, military agencies and schools by providing assistance in matters pertaining to student education. The School Liaison Officers also implement the Navy’s Strategic Planning for Ed...

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/TRIWEST Healthcare Alliance administers the TRICARE program for military service members and their families in the 21-state western region. Once you’re in California call 888-TRI-WEST to register with TRIWEST, update your address and find a provider. TRICARE offers three programs: Prim...

Family Employment

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The Navy recognizes that frequent relocations associated with the military lifestyle create career challenges for military spouses. The Family Employment Readiness program (FERP) addresses those challenges in basic workshops, career planning, résumé writing, interview techniques, feder...

Morale, Welfare & Recreation

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

San Diego Attractions and More

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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...