Naval Base Ventura County
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 of the Sea Test Range. The Seabees (“We build, we fight”) stationed at Port Hueneme also train at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett, 215 miles north of NBVC near Jolon, California.
Geographically, Ventura County is about one-third of the way up California’s western coast from the Mexican border and is the southernmost county of the state’s Central Coast, a block of six counties stretching from San Francisco to Los Angeles. For drivers, the bases are about 65 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles on U.S. 101; approximately 43 miles northwest of Santa Monica on the Pacific Coast Highway, also known as California State Route 1; and a little over 360 miles from San Francisco for those driving south on U.S. 101.
Personnel at Port Hueneme (pronounced “Why-NEE-me”) and Point Mugu number about 17,000, counting 4,000 active-duty members, 2,000 Ready Reservists, 5,000 Department of Defense Civil Service employees, 5,800 contractors and 2,500 family members, the Navy says. Census figures indicate there also are about 100 personnel on San Nicolas Island, though there are no official permanent residents.
The combined land area of Port Hueneme, Point Mugu and San Nicolas Island totals 19,475 acres, not counting Point Mugu’s Laguna Peak Naval Satellite Operations Center near Camarillo.
About Naval Base Ventura County
The defining mission of NBVC’s 80-plus tenant commands is to serve and support the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Port Hueneme has the sole military deep-water port between San Diego and San Francisco, including more than 300 acres of laydown space and 16 miles of railroad. The 30th Naval Construction Regiment trains Seabee Battalions and the 31st Seabee Readiness Group here; the base also hosts the Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering, the Naval Facilities Expeditionary Logistics Center, the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, Engineering Duty Officer School, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division. Port Operations controls every vessel as it comes and goes and its movements while in harbor; provides security, berthing, hotel, tug and small craft services; and is First-Responder Qualified, able to contain any on-water oil or hazmat spill in an hour or less.
Point Mugu is a naval air-power hub; one of its two runways can land the largest aircraft in the U.S. military inventory. Air Traffic Control at Point Mugu oversees 3,000 square miles of airspace and is the Navy’s most complex operation of its type. It handles more than 150,000 military and civilian flights every year, while the Air Terminal’s passenger, cargo and transient line aircraft services move some 4.7 million pounds of cargo and 42,000 passengers and deal with 4,000 aircraft. In addition, the base is headquarters for a network of satellite control facilities; which sits atop 1,421-foot-high Laguna Peak, near Camarillo, and monitors and tracks launches from Point Mugu, Vandenberg Air Force Base and other sites. NBVC Point Mugu’s Airborne Command Control and Logistics Wing supports four squadrons of E-2C Hawkeyes, “the eyes of the fleet,” carrier-based surveillance aircraft that can provide crucial military information. Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 55 is also at Point Mugu, as are Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Three Zero and the Naval Air Systems Command Weapons Division (NAVAIR WD).
San Nicolas Island, 9 miles long and 4 miles wide, has a small airport and several buildings that house telemetry equipment in support of research, test, and development activity across Point Mugu’s 36,000-square-mile sea range, as well as a number of target sites for missile tests.
In 2016, Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles moved two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters, with its crew of five pilots, seven ground crew members, and 15 TDY personnel from CG Station San Francisco. The USCG Forward Operating Base moved from Los Angeles International Airport, where they have been based since 1962, to be based at NBVC PM.
By 2025, the Navy hopes to have four of its 68 future-forward MQ-4C Triton unmanned surveillance aircraft being developed by Northrup-Grumman based at Point Mugu. The high-altitude, long-endurance Triton sweeps up images and information in a 360-degree circle over 2,000 nautical miles for direct relay. The Triton’s use also is expected to include assessments of battle damage, communication relays, search and rescue, and support for other naval aircraft involved in anti-surface warfare, maritime interdiction, battle-space management and targeting.
The Navy adds $2 billion in total economic activity to the Ventura County region and about 20,060 direct and indirect jobs, the most recent economic survey, NBVC’s FY2010 “Naval Base Ventura County Economic Impact and Community Involvement,” determined. An additional plus: That activity generated $79.5 million in state and local tax revenues and $1.04 million in Federal Impact Aid to local schools. NBVC is in the final stages of releasing its FY2017 Economic Impact Assessment based on 2015 data.
With the United States thrown into all-out combat and fighting for its life early in World War II, the Navy moved quickly to adapt the mostly agricultural and petroleum industry deep-water port south of Oxnard, California, to hustle fighters and supplies to the Pacific Theater, and to expand Naval Air Station Point Mugu, 7 miles south.
Port Hueneme at first was considered a temporary depot and pre-deployment staging area for training and supplying the newest naval unit, the Naval Construction Battalion, made up of construction crews who could fight. Their mission: Build everything from airstrips to ports to buildings to roads to support the Navy and Marines, and build them fast.
The first electricians, plumbers and masons — ultimately, experts in about 60 skilled trades — arrived in spring 1942 at Port Hueneme, which began operations as Advance Base Depot on May 18, 1942; in 1945, the depot’s name changed to Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Port Hueneme. The battling builders’ name changed too, on March 5, 1942, to “Seabees,” from the first letters of “Construction Battalion.” They also picked up a motto, “Construmus Batumius,” or “we build, we fight,” and a logo, a worker bee wielding a wrench, a hammer and a Thompson submachine gun.
Seabee history records about 175,000 Seabees sluicing through NCBC Port Hueneme as fast as they could be equipped and trained on their way to Bora Bora, Guadalcanal, hops up the Solomon chain of islands to Tawara Atoll and, eventually, to Iwo Jima, and construction of the airfield on Tinian Island, where the B-29 bomber Enola Gay took off for Hiroshima and ended the war.
Since the Korean War, Seabees have been part of almost every U.S. military operation but also are widely recognized for their humanitarian work during disasters around the world.
Naval Air Station Point Mugu became a center for anti-aircraft training during World War II; it was the Seabees who laid the Marston mat runway there that served as the station’s first airstrip. After the war, Point Mugu tested ordnance and served as the Navy’s major missile development and test site from the late 1940s through the 1960s. During the Korean War, planes from Point Mugu provided airlift support for NCBC Port Hueneme’s river of supplies and manpower flowing westward to battle.
In 1962, on the sand spit between Mugu Lagoon and the Pacific Ocean, the Navy Marine Mammal Program began researching how animals such as dolphins and sea lions could contribute to national security. Five years later the program, its personnel and its marine mammals were moved to San Diego’s Point Loma under control of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego. Protected by its sand spit, Mugu Lagoon remains the largest coastal wetland left in Southern California and is an important stopover for migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway.
President Ronald Reagan’s beloved ranch retreat, Rancho del Cielo, or “Heaven’s Ranch,” lies west of Santa Barbara, and he came and went through NAS Point Mugu during his presidency (1981-1989). At his death in 2004, his body was flown from Point Mugu to Washington, D.C., to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda, then returned to Point Mugu two days later on the presidential aircraft for interment at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
By then, NAS Point Mugu and NCBC Port Hueneme had consolidated (Oct. 11, 2000) into a joint operation called Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC). San Nicolas Island was transferred four years later, on Oct. 1, 2004, to NBVC by its former command, the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.
San Nicolas Island, part of the Pacific Missile Range, lies west of Los Angeles in the Santa Barbara Channel but is part of Ventura County. Its 13,370 acres include a 10,000-foot-long runway with missile-tracking and testing facilities, though most will be familiar with it as the setting for the book and subsequent movie, “The Island of the Blue Dolphins.” Two hundred years ago and more, San Nicolas was the home of the Nicoleno Native people. In 1811 fur seal-hunting Aleuts from Russian Alaska stormed San Nicolas and killed almost all the Nicoleno; by 1835, only about seven Nicoleno were left, and the Spanish padres on the coast, hearing of this, sent a rescue ship. One, known to history as Juana Maria, missed the boat and remained alone on the island until 1853, when another rescue vessel located her. All other members of the tribe had died, and Juana Maria herself, taken initially to Mission Santa Barbara, succumbed to dysentery within seven weeks.
More recently, San Nicolas Island gained global attention as the largest island in the world to rid itself of non-native feral cats without poison or harm to the cats, which were decimating the island’s wildlife. It took six agencies, $3 million and 18 months, according to the Los Angeles Times, plus a retired bobcat hunter and 250 custom-built padded-cuff traps that alerted researchers via computer when the cuffs activated. The Humane Society in Ramona, California, took in 59 adult cats and 10 kittens, and, once neutered and tutored, placed them for adoption as “sociable, well-adapted and ready to go to a good home.”
NBVC comprises more than 80 tenant commands and three warfare centers: the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, and the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center.
Some of the major tenants include:
COMMANDER, AIRBORNE COMMAND CONTROL AND LOGISTICS WING
The mission of the Commander, Airborne Command Control and Logistics Wing can be summed up in six words on the wing’s website: “Support, Deliver, Sustain: See, Know, Direct.” It executes its mission by ensuring U.S. forces can dominate and control any situation while at sea and by providing logistics support for U.S. interests worldwide. The wing manages 10 E-2C squadrons, carrier-based twin turboprop aircraft with radar rotodomes atop, to supply early warnings and controls; two C-2A logistics squadrons that transport high-priority cargo, mail and passengers between aircraft carriers and bases ashore; a training FRS (Fleet Replacement Squadron); and Reserve squadrons.
These E-2C and C-2A squadrons operate off the flight deck of every U.S. carrier around the world, Naval Base Ventura County, Naval Station Norfolk, Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Japan and Naval Reserve Base New Orleans.
Four of the E-2C squadrons are at Point Mugu, assigned to carrier air wings and nuclear aircraft carriers with the Pacific Fleet: VAW-112 is with the USS John C. Stennis; VAW-113 with the USS Ronald Reagan; VAW-116 with the USS Carl Vinson; and VAW-117 with the USS Nimitz.
30TH NAVAL CONSTRUCTION REGIMENT
The engineers of the 30th Naval Construction Regiment (30th NCR) provide command and control to combat-ready engineering forces as they are needed by combatant commanders (PACOM, or U.S. Pacific Command, and CENTCOM, or U.S. Central Command) or by naval component commanders. They also furnish planning and operational support for Seabee deployments. The 30th NCR manages the Pacific Fleet Seabees’ Tables of Allowance (equipment and supplies authorized for each mission) and civil engineer support equipment. In addition, the regiment routinely supports Naval Construction Force units stateside, on Guam, Okinawa and other locations throughout the Pacific, and units deployed in contingency operations around the world.
NAVAL CONSTRUCTION GROUP 1
Naval Construction Group 1 (NCG 1) has charge of homeport training for all Pacific Naval Construction Force units — including active and Reserve battalions, support units, regiments and Underwater Construction Team 2. It also has operational control of Pacific Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCBs) 3, 4 and 5 when they are in homeport, providing technical, military, disaster recovery, embarkation and special team training and conducting exercises to increase overall unit preparedness.
In addition, NCG 1 provides management assistance to homeported Seabee battalions and Reserve NMCBs and carries out personnel and material readiness evaluations, making sure all are prepared to deploy.
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER, PORT HUENEME DIVISION
Part of the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) was set up in 1963 to give overall technical support to the Navy’s new shipboard guided missiles. The unit’s initial goal was to provide such help onboard, but its assignments soon expanded far beyond guided missiles to include engineering work on new weapon and combat systems used by the fleet.
Its responsibilities have extended to broad-spectrum logistics support, seeing to it that the fleet has everything it needs for its weaponry from training manuals to spare parts to maintenance and repair, and that the ships can replenish their ammunition, supplies and fuel while at sea.
Three innovative facilities help NSWC PHD execute its mission. Its Surface Warfare Engineering Facility (SWEF), a land-based test site and laboratory, allows personnel to evaluate systems intended for the fleet. The remote-controlled Self Defense Test Ship, the Paul F. Foster (prior to decommission, a Spruance-level destroyer), is used to evaluate defensive weaponry without threat to life. Attacks are launched against a decoy barge being towed 150 feet behind the Foster, and the weapons system being tested responds to defend the vessel. NSWC PHD also oversees operations of the Mission Package Support Facility, which resupplies and tailors modular Mission Packages for Littoral Combat Vessels’ (LCVs) widely varying missions. LCVs are speedy ships that can be outfitted — or re-outfitted — with modules that can be switched in and out within 72 hours. Workers at the Mission Package Support Facility make sure that each Mission Package has been tested, properly configured and is ready for use before it’s installed.
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER, WEAPONS DIVISION
The Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division (NAWCWD), lies within the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), and its focus is on developing weapons for the Department of the Navy. Its land test range at China Lake, California, has 19,600 square miles of restricted and controlled airspace, covers 1.1 million acres and is the Navy’s largest single landholding; its sea test range at Point Mugu, formerly the Pacific Missile Test System, has a respected history of missile development, including the Phoenix air-to-air missile, the Sparrow surface-to-air missile and the Regulus surface-to-surface missile. Its 36,000-square-mile sea test range, the largest in the nation, makes possible long-range missile testing without other aircraft encroaching.
The VX-30 test squadron, a weapons test squadron nicknamed “The Bloodhounds,” is under NAWCWD. It helps research, develop, test and evaluate manned and unmanned fixed and rotary wing aircraft and weapons systems and also supports the sea test range.
A few high-tech areas under exploration at NAWCWD are airborne electronic attack, aircraft survivability, counter-improvised explosive devices, directed energy, robotics, energetics and battlespace integration.
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING AND EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE CENTER (NAVFAC EXWC)
More than 1,200 men and women at the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center dedicate themselves to specialized facilities engineering, solving technology problems and managing expeditionary equipment for the Navy, Marine Corps, federal agencies and other commands supported by the Defense Department.
In September 2012, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Warfare Center consolidated its Engineering Service Center, its Expeditionary Logistics Center, its Specialty Center Acquisitions and its Information Technology Center into the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC).
The center remains part of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, a global military command with headquarters and component commands that work as a team to provide facilities engineering, contingency engineering and expeditionary support.
NAVFAC gives Systems Command (SYSCOM) support to warfare and provider enterprises, takes the lead in SYSCOM for the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and supports warfighters in the areas of contingency engineering, expeditionary operations, sealift support programs and ocean facilities.
NAVAL FACILITIES INSTITUTE
The Naval Facilities Institute, a detachment of Headquarters, NAVFAC, serves the command’s civilian and military members by making acquisition policies known and providing guidance, with acquisitions training and professional development through community management and curricula development for the Naval Construction Forces.
For more information, visit www.navfac.navy.mil.
FLEET READINESS CENTER, SOUTHWEST DETACHMENT POINT MUGU
The Fleet Readiness Center, Southwest Detachment Point Mugu overhauls, repairs and modifies Navy and Marine Corps aircraft and their components to support the nation’s aviation warfighters.
The command has repaired and returned E-2 Hawkeyes, P-3 Orions, C-130 Hercules and Missile Targets drone aircraft to the fleet.
NAVAL SATELLITE OPERATIONS CENTER
The Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC), established April 10, 1962, is one of the nation’s first space-related military commands and has been operating spacecraft from its headquarters at Point Mugu for more than 50 years. It provides efficient, low-cost, reliable support to crucial Navy and Department of Defense satellite systems to benefit the joint warfighter and continues to invest in cutting-edge satellite operations technology and concepts.
In addition to its Point Mugu headquarters, NAVSOC operates three remote tracking, telemetry and commanding (TT&C) facilities and a second Satellite Operations Center, one of them at NBVC on Laguna Peak, 5 miles southeast of Port Hueneme. The Laguna Peak site, 3 miles from NAVSOC headquarters, supports Space/Ground Link System satellite TT&C operations.
NAVY RESERVE AND AIR NATIONAL GUARD
More than 1,600 Navy Reservists and 1,200 Air National Guard members train on or near Point Mugu. Most of the Navy Reservists are assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 55, which flies facilities, equipment, spares, technical information and trained personnel aboard big C-130 turboprops to Navy forces deployed worldwide. The 146th Airlift Wing, the Air National Guard unit stationed at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, also flies combat personnel and cargo in C-130 Hercules aircraft. The Reserve Training Center supports Reserve units at both Point Mugu and China Lake.
NAVY AND MARINE CORPS RESERVE TRAINING
Nearly 800 Navy and Marine Corps reservists are assigned to units that train at Port Hueneme. The Sailors are attached to 25 active-duty Navy units homeported at the installation; the Marines are an independent weapons company unit. The units are able to deploy together if mobilized.
TECHNICAL TRAINING SCHOOLS
Several technical training school programs conducted at Port Hueneme bring nearly 20,000 students to Naval Base Ventura County every year. Participants from around the globe include active-duty officers, enlisted members and DOD civilians.
The programs include construction courses for Seabees, civil engineering officers, facility engineers and environmental professions; an Engineering Duty Officer School; training for active-duty and civilian members of the defense acquisition workforce; and an automotive technical training school for members of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps.
CENTER FOR SEABEES AND FACILITIES ENGINEERING
The Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering was set up in 2003 to give Navy construction and facilities engineers the know-how and skills to advance their careers and improve fleet readiness. The center serves as headquarters for subordinate commands including the Naval Civil Engineer Corps Officers School and the Naval Construction Training Center Port Hueneme.
NAVAL OPERATIONAL SUPPORT CENTER
The Naval Operational Support Center, Port Hueneme, provides mobilization and administration support for more than 650 drilling reservists in 25 diverse units, from naval construction battalions and support units, naval hospital support, assault craft units and cargo-handling battalions to underwater construction and personnel mobilization teams, and region- and area-specific naval forces.
The Support Center is across the street from Building 1000 on 23rd Avenue. For additional information, call 805-982-6106. The Support Center is open Monday through Friday and two weekends each month.
The Naval Reserve Recruiting Station is in Building 1491 and provides information for those interested in joining the Naval Reserves. Call 805-982-4204.
MARINE CORPS RESERVE TRAINING CENTER
The Marine Corps Reserve Training Center at Port Hueneme is home to Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, a small cadre of active-duty Marines and approximately 143 reservists. Weapons Company provides medium mortar, anti-armor, heavy machine gun and fire support coordination to battalion maneuvers in offensive and defensive combat.
See the Getting To & Around Ventura County chapter on Page 24 for information about local airports, train service and other transportation.
The closest commercial flights land at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport in Santa Barbara, about 55 miles from NB Ventura County. One-way Roadrunner Shuttle Service between the airport and NB Ventura County starts at about $100 (www.rrshuttle.com/sba ); a taxi is much more expensive. It is far less costly to contact a base sponsor and arrange to be picked up at the airport.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is about 60 miles from NB Ventura County. One-way Roadrunner Shuttle Service between the airport and NB Ventura County starts at about $73, and taxi service carries a much higher price tag, so once again, it makes sense to pre-arrange a pickup with your base sponsor.
Burbank Bob Hope Airport is also about 60 miles from NB Ventura County. One-way Roadrunner Shuttle Service between the airport and NB Ventura County starts at $65 for a shared van.
Contact your sponsor with your estimated arrival time and flight information, if applicable, prior to your arrival at Naval Base Ventura County.
Sponsorship is vital to the relocation process. Don’t PCS without talking to your sponsor before departing for Naval Base Ventura County. Your sponsor will answer any questions you have about the base and the local area, make lodging/dorm arrangements and meet you upon arrival. Your sponsor will be there to help you and your family until you are settled into your new community.
If you have not been in touch with a sponsor and your departure is nearing, contact your gaining unit prior to arrival to ask for sponsorship. The Fleet & Family Support Center (805-989-8146) can help new members get in touch with their sponsors.
California law bans all drivers from using hand-held cellphones while driving, and drivers under 18 years old are prohibited from using hands-free cellphones. Texting is forbidden for all drivers.
Drivers heading to Port Hueneme either north or south on U.S. Route 101, the Ventura Freeway, should exit at Victoria Avenue and travel south for about 6 miles to Channel Islands Boulevard, then turn left. Stay on Channel Islands Boulevard to Ventura Road and turn right. The first entrance to the base is at Sunkist Gate, which is open 24/7.
Other gates and times, Port Hueneme:
Pleasant Valley Gate: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed holidays
Victoria Gate: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed holidays
Bard Gate (pedestrians only): 7:15 to 9 a.m. and 1:45 to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday; closed holidays
Patterson Gate: Closed
Drivers traveling to Point Mugu from Los Angeles can take either U.S. Highway 101 or the scenic Pacific Coast Highway, State Route 1, and exit off Las Posas Road. Those coming south on U.S. 101 from Northern California also should exit at Las Posas Road and turn right, or west. Follow Las Posas Road for about 6 miles to the Las Posas Gate, or Gate 3, which is open 24/7.
Other gates and times, Point Mugu:
Gate 1 (Main Road Gate): Closed
Gate 2 (North Mugu Road Gate): 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed holidays
Gate 3 (Las Posas Gate): Open 24/7
Gate 3 (Las Posas Gate, commercial vehicle inspection): 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed holidays
New members must check in at the Quarterdeck (open 24/7) in Building 1 on Sixth Street, Point Mugu. The 24-hour phone number is 805-989-7209.
From the Quarterdeck, each person will be directed to the proper sections to complete reporting in. Be sure to bring documents and paperwork needed for in-processing as well as enough uniforms for several days. Newcomers will need to check in at the housing office in the Welcome Center to complete a housing application and secure housing and a temporary meal pass. Call 805-982-4571 with specific in-processing questions.
After new arrivals report to their shore commands, the next stop for them and their families is either the NB Ventura County Welcome/Visitors Center, 1000 23rd Ave., in Port Hueneme, the central support center for all NBVC military and civilian personnel and residents (805-982-5037) or the Point Mugu Welcome/Visitors Center, 311 Main Road (805-989-8146).
Built much like shopping malls, the Welcome Centers house the Personnel Support Detachment, housing office, Fleet and Family Support Center, Personal Property, Sato Travel Office, Homeport Liaison Office, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and the American Red Cross.
From in-processing time until departure, the Welcome Centers are a one-stop shop for help: updating ID cards and DEERS records, maintaining pay records, helping with on-base and off-base house hunting, and assisting with deployment planning and household emergencies.
The Welcome Centers themselves are open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, but hours may differ for some agencies within them.
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites, operated by the housing office; the Navy Lodge, operated by the Navy Exchange; the Beach Motel and RV Park; and Fairways RV Resort Park all provide temporary quarters for eligible guests.
Military families moving to the area are encouraged to contact the Navy Lodge first for reservations; single Sailors and students should contact Navy Gateway Inns & Suites first. Navy Getaways is the link for the Beach Motel and its RV park, as well as for the Fairways Resort Park.
Pet policies vary from lodging to lodging; call to inquire about the requirements and/or restrictions.
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites
Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme
Building 1164, 36th Avenue
Guest Services/Front Desk 805-283-6705
Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu
Building 27, D Street
Guest Services/Front Desk 805-283-6706
San Nicolas Island
Guest Services/Front Desk 805-989-2143
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites is Priority One lodging for all TDY travelers, military and civilian alike, at Port Hueneme, Point Mugu and San Nicolas Island. The operation provides quality lodging and services for a mobile military community while keeping official travel costs at a minimum. It also offers space-available leisure travelers’ lodging for active-duty military, military retirees, DOD civilians and reservists.
Amenities include internet access, cable TV with premium channels, microwave, refrigerator, coffee, iron/ironing board, housekeeping service and guest laundry.
Reservations are first-come, first-served without regard to rate or rank; nonduty travelers may make reservations at Port Hueneme or Point Mugu up to 30 days in advance for up to seven nights.
Navy Lodge Port Hueneme
Building 1172, Addor Street
Navy Lodge has 47 guest rooms at Port Hueneme, including family accommodations with air conditioning, kitchenettes and private baths. It is within walking distance of the base gym, fitness center, pool, Navy Exchange and Commissary, and a short drive from the Pacific Coast Highway’s scenic coastline, beaches and harbor restaurants.
Reservations are accepted as they are received from eligible personnel, who include all active-duty, Reserve and retired military members and their families.
Navy Getaways Point Mugu Beach Motel and RV Park
744 Laguna Road
Point Mugu 805-989-8407
A tidy waterfront motel and RV Park known for its laid-back, comfortable style and friendly service, the Beach Motel has 24 rooms, free internet connections, a campground for seasonal tent camping and a large family beach that is open year-round. The 1.5-mile nature trail that winds along the beach is a good vantage point for natural area beauties and wildlife.
The RV Park offers 72 spaces, full hookups, free Wi-Fi, extra parking space and picnic tables, Lock & Leave, and RV storage.
Navy Getaways Fairways RV Resort Park
Building 1532, Salsa Street
Port Hueneme 805-982-6123
Fairways RV Resort Park has 85 pull-through sites with full hookups, free Wi-Fi, picnic tables and extra parking space. Military personnel, DOD civilians and other authorized users may rent space.
Naval Branch Health Clinic Port Hueneme
Building 1402, 162 First St.
Naval Branch Medical Clinic Point Mugu
Building 5, Dispensary Road
Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Port Hueneme employs a combined staff of about 200 military and civilian workers at six locations including its Branch Medical Clinic Point Mugu (BMC Point Mugu), furnishing top-quality medical and dental care to active-duty personnel and eligible beneficiaries.
Port Hueneme has a medical clinic, dental clinic, an Industrial Hygiene Program and Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP). Medical and dental clinics are at Point Mugu, and there is an additional Branch Medical Annex on San Nicolas Island. The Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, has authority over all six locations.
Active-duty and TRICARE Prime members enrolled with NBHC Port Hueneme or BMC Point Mugu as primary care manager who need immediate medical care outside clinic hours should call the after-hours watch, 805-989-8815, for medical consultation with the medical officer of the day, who must issue a referral authorization to avoid out-of-pocket expenses. Call 911 immediately in emergency situations; no prior authorization is needed for a true emergency visit.
New civilian staff members checking into NBHC Port Hueneme medical or dental facilities who have questions or need assistance should call 805-982-6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. Information about the TRICARE Dental Program can be obtained by calling 855-638-8371 or visiting www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Dental/TDP.aspx.
TRICARE is the health care program for active duty and retirees of the uniformed services, their families and survivors. TRICARE’s primary objectives are to optimize the delivery of health care services in the military’s direct care system for all its beneficiaries and attain the highest level of patient satisfaction by delivering a world-class health care benefit.
TRICARE coverage is completely portable so it moves with you when you relocate. TRICARE Prime options include TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Prime Remote in the United States, and TRICARE Prime Overseas and TRICARE Global Remote Overseas in regions outside the United States.
Follow these simple steps to ensure you have no break in coverage when you move:
- Do not cancel your TRICARE Prime enrollment option before you move.
- Update your personal information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) immediately when you arrive at your new location.
- Select a new primary care manager (PCM) when moving within the same region, or submit a new Prime enrollment form within 30 days if you’re moving to a new region.
Where you are moving will determine which Prime option you will enroll in. If you move to a new Prime service area, transfer your enrollment by submitting a TRICARE Prime Enrollment and PCM Change Form to your regional contractor. Be sure to include all family members who wish to use Prime on the form.
TRICARE Standard and Extra are available to family members only. Active-duty service members are required to enroll in one of the Prime options. TRICARE Standard and Extra are available throughout the United States, and enrollment is not required. Any active-duty family member who is registered in DEERS may use these programs by seeing any network or non-network provider that is authorized by TRICARE.
If you’re already using TRICARE Standard and Extra, moving is easy. When you arrive at your new location, update your personal information in DEERS immediately. Then find TRICARE-authorized providers in your new area.
Here are a few things to remember about using TRICARE Standard and Extra in a new region:
- In the U.S., visit your new regional contractor’s website for a list of providers. Remember, if you see network providers, you’ll be using the Extra option and pay lower copayments.
- If you move to a new region, you’ll have a new claims address for submitting your TRICARE claims.
- Learn your new region’s prior authorization requirements because these requirements may differ by region.
For a complete description of the different types of coverage programs and regions, visit www.tricare.mil .
Housing Services Center
The goal of NB Ventura County’s Housing Services Center (HSC), part of the Fleet and Family Readiness Community Support Program, is to smooth the way for service newcomers to the Ventura community by helping them find suitable, affordable and safe housing, and also to ease the transition for those moving elsewhere.
Housing is available on base both at Port Hueneme and at Point Mugu; contact the housing office for more information or to be placed on a wait list.
For new arrivals, the center can assess their housing needs; relay temporary housing options; give personalized home, condo and apartment-finding help; furnish rental listings; verify eligibility and process applications for Public-Private Venture (PPV) Military Housing; maintain the PPV Military Housing wait list; execute the Permanent Change of Station Housing Check-in; advise on lease agreements; counsel on home buying and selling; and supply maps and
directions for the local area.
The HSC can help with applications for base housing, including Lincoln Military Housing, as well as provide command contact
information; relocation information and services; school information; and hotel, motel and community rental listings. The operation includes family and bachelor housing and the “A” School student dormitory. In addition, the center offers a set-aside program and, will provide in-and-out inspections and renter-landlord mediation.
The Department of Defense relies on the local community to provide most housing for military personnel and their families, and many rental properties are listed in the DOD Automated Housing Referral Network. Go to www.ahrn.com for detailed information, photos and maps. Ask about available properties through the HSC’s Rental Partnership Program if you are planning to rent.
Single military personnel E-6 and below who want to live off base must contact the housing office before they negotiate an off-base housing contract, and all personnel are encouraged to do the same.
Ventura County is expensive. In 2014, the U.S. Census listed the median value of owner-occupied homes at $444,800. The median cost for rent and utilities can range from $1,494 to $2,647, depending on the size of the home and its location. Those planning to live off base should take all cost factors, including phone, cable, utilities and commuting, into consideration before signing any contract.
There is no public transportation to NB Ventura County, nor between Port Hueneme and Point Mugu, so private vehicles are necessary to get around.
For personnel rotating out of NB Ventura County, the center has information on PPV and community housing at the new duty station, and can process and fax PPV housing application packages there.
Center staff can serve as a source for cost savings and assistance programs such as the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), the Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP), and other military and veterans’ programs, and for groups, can present Homeport Change Briefings and orientations.
San Nicolas Island
After-hours duty manager, Port Hueneme and Point Mugu 805-989-7209 or 805-207-7277
“A” School students: Dormitory manager or NCTC command duty officer, 805-982-4298
NB Ventura County has safe, comfortable accommodations for unaccompanied service members, as well as “A” School and PCS
students of Port Hueneme and Point Mugu tenant commands. All rooms have phone and cable hookups. A copy of orders is required for a room assignment.
Service members in Geographical Bachelor (GB) status are assigned rooms if space is available. Such applicants should submit a GB request form, copy of PCS orders, documentation substantiating any Exceptional Family Member status and personal or financial hardship, and an endorsement letter from the gaining command. Go to www.cnic.navy.mil/ffr/housing/unaccompanied_housing.html for more information.
Lincoln Military Housing
Port Hueneme District Office
Building 50, 145 34th Ave.
Point Mugu District Office
1530 Bullpup Circle
At NB Ventura County, military family housing is privatized. In addition to base personnel’s option of buying or renting housing in the surrounding communities, they may now choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Lincoln Military Housing, which owns the family housing and is responsible for constructing, maintaining, repairing and managing its communities.
Lincoln Military Housing has 1,221 units in eight neighborhoods to serve Port Hueneme and Point Mugu, though one of its developments, Catalina Heights in Camarillo, is about 10 miles from both bases. Catalina Heights is a “no-pet” community.
In its seven pet-friendly neighborhoods, Lincoln Military Housing permits a limited number of pets, but the following dog breeds are prohibited: Chows, Doberman Pinschers, Presa Canarios, pit bulls (American Pit Bull terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier), Rottweilers, any wolf hybrid or any mix that includes the forbidden breeds.
All Lincoln Military Housing neighborhoods have community centers, playgrounds and parks.
NB Ventura County owns and manages 226 single- and multiple-family homes at Point Mugu. Service members who live in government-owned homes are considered housed in rent-free quarters and forfeit their full Basic Housing Allowance; however, they can use Lincoln Military Housing Community Centers, participate in all Lincoln community activities and events and enjoy the same responsive resident service.
Fleet and Family Support Center – Loan Closet
Port Hueneme (also serves Point Mugu)
Building 1169, 1000 23rd Ave. 805-982-5327
For new arrivals or those departing who are temporarily separated from their household property, basic items can be borrowed from the Loan Closet to bridge the gap. Typical items include pots and pans, dishes, silverware, irons, ironing boards, portable cribs, high chairs and infant/toddler car seats. Generally, towels and bed linens are not available, so these should be packed in your hold baggage.
1000 23rd Ave., Room 1200
The Defense Personal Property System (DPS) has been set up so military members and DOD civilians can arrange movement of their possessions by logging on to www.move.mil, selecting “DPS Registration” and creating a DPS account for moving household goods. For additional information, go to www.dodlive.mil/index.php/2012/03/move-mil-the-official-dps-portal.
The DPS provides:
- The ability to handle your application online instead of going to a Transportation Office.
- The ability to track a shipment through DPS or Interactive Voice Response.
- The option to file a claim online and settle directly with a moving company.
- Full replacement value of lost or damaged goods instead of the depreciated value offered in the past.
- The opportunity to make sure only qualified, reputable companies handle and ship your personal belongings.
U.S. Post Office
311 Main Road
Point Mugu NAWC, CA 93042
This full-service Post Office on base provides window service on weekdays and lockboxes.
U.S. Army Veterinary Treatment Facility
Building 19, 1000 43rd St.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
All dogs and cats in base housing must be registered with the base Veterinary Clinic. To be registered, pets must have current vaccinations and be microchipped, which can be done at the clinic. Active-duty personnel and their families and retired military members are eligible to use the base veterinary clinic for their pets.
Appointments are required, and all animals brought to the clinic must either be on leash or in a carrier.
In 2010, NB Ventura County opened a new $650,000 state-of-the-art veterinary clinic with a sterile human-standards surgical suite, two exam rooms, digital X-rays and a kennel room to care for post-op and recovery patients.
In addition to pet medicine, the clinic provides veterinary care for military working dogs on the base and the government’s explosive- and drug-sniffing dogs at Los Angeles International Airport and other local airports.
1433 Farley St. 805-982-4358
After hours, emergencies 805-989-7209
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Chaplains, religious program specialists, civilian staff and volunteers make up the Command Ministry team at Naval Base Ventura County and can be contacted at chapel offices.
Protestant services are celebrated at 9 a.m. each Sunday; Roman Catholic Mass is at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday and at 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday. In addition, Seabee Chapel hosts choir rehearsals, men’s and women’s Bible study classes, a soup fellowship study, Catholic religious education classes and other worship, religious education and fellowship activities for children, youth and adults throughout the week. Other faith groups may use chapel facilities for their worship or religious activities as well.
Chapel of Faith at Point Mugu ended regular services on Easter Sunday 2014 but still is available for baptisms, memorial services and funerals.
To learn more about chaplain services, worship schedules or other activities or to ask about space availability, call the chapel offices during normal working hours. For after-hours needs and emergencies, contact the NB Ventura County Quarterdeck at 805-989-7209.
There is no longer a requirement to register your vehicles with Naval Base Ventura County. All privately owned vehicles on base must be insured, and a current license plate is required. California state traffic laws apply on base; see the Getting To & Around Ventura County chapter on Page 24 for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.
For hours of operation, menus and special event information, visit http://navylifesw.com/ventura/dining.
9th Hole Snack Bar
19th Hole Grill
(Seabee Golf Course Club House)
Bard Mansion Catering & Conference Center
Duke’s Place Ballroom
Flightline Cafe & Rec Center
Education Services/University Center
Point Mugu, Building 160 805-989-8362
Port Hueneme, Building 104 805-982-3940
Point Mugu Navy College Education Center: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Port Hueneme Navy College Office:
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
The Navy’s Center for Personal Development manages, administers and provides contract support services to the Navy’s Voluntary Education Programs to help carry out the Navy College Program (NCP). In response to the chief of naval operation’s commitment to build a better-educated force, the NCP incorporates Lifelong Learning; the focus is on enlisted personnel, but educational services are provided to officers and eligible civilian employees as well.
The Navy College’s mission is to help active-duty military move ahead in their military careers while achieving long-term educational and career goals. Educational counseling is available, as are vocational and career counseling, information on requirements to be eligible for Navy Tuition Assistance, and free testing for the GED, college admission testing and college credits by exam.
On base, the University of La Verne has majors in the arts and sciences; business administration and public management; education and organizational leadership; and law. For online degree programs, visit http://laverne.edu/catalog/online.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers bachelor’s, master’s and associate degrees and certifications primarily in aeronautical, technical management and logistics fields. See http://worldwide.erau.edu/locations/ventura for more information.
Many institutions offer online courses in most academic areas, and Distance Learning degree programs are available. The Navy College Offices have information about both.
Fleet and Family Support Center
Port Hueneme Welcome Center
Building 1169, 1000 23rd Ave
Fleet and Family Support Center
Building 225, N. Mugu Road
Staff at the two Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) at NB Ventura County provide assistance and locate resources for active-duty military, reservists, retirees and their family members.
Educational classes include:
- Stress management.
- Anger management.
- Conflict resolution.
- Couples communication.
- Exceptional Family Member.
- Personal finance.
- New Parent Support In-Home Visitation Program.
- Quarterly baby shower.
- Community resource directory.
- Clinical counseling.
- Local school information.
- Ombudsmen and support group rosters.
- Military installation information about bases worldwide.
Service members and their families can draw strength from FFSC’s support services and workshops. The family advocacy program offers ongoing support and counseling, and the center coordinates sexual assault prevention and domestic assault assistance and response as well. Transition assistance and career counseling include resume writing, interviewing skills, goal-setting and skill-building classes. The FFSC at Port Hueneme houses the Retirement Activities Office.
The Navy Family Ombudsman Program improves mission readiness by ensuring military families have the information they need to meet the challenges of a military lifestyle.
Every command, afloat or ashore, must appoint an ombudsman who is, in most cases, a volunteer and the spouse of an active-duty or Selected Reserve command member. The ombudsman helps attune commanding officers and commanders to how well command families are doing and helps prepare commands and their families to better meet emergencies.
The FFSC ombudsman coordinator administers Ombudsman Basic and Advanced Training and acts as an adviser and consultant to local ombudsmen and commands. The FFSC provides classroom space for ombudsman training, offers commands program guidance, policy clarification and recommendations for ombudsman recognition, serves as a referral resource for ombudsmen and Navy families, and maintains a roster of all local ombudsmen. Go to the website to contact a local ombudsman.
Homeport Liaison Office
Port Hueneme Welcome Center
Building 1169, 2600 Dodson St., Suite 3
NMCB 5 805-982-6449
NMCB 4 805-982-3612
NMCB 3 805-982-6428
The Homeport Liaison Office for Navy Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB) directly links stateside family and forward-deployed Seabees. Each battalion’s liaison works with the command ombudsman and Family Readiness Group to support families and military members of Seabee battalions. Liaisons serve as consistent points of contact for prospective Sailors reporting to naval command, whether the particular battalion has been deployed or not.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Building 1169, 1000 23rd St.
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society helps out Navy and Marine Corps personnel and their families by making interest-free loans in financial emergencies, such as transportation in cases of critical illness or death of immediate family members; basic living expenses due to temporary lack of funds; medical and dental expenses that exceed TRICARE coverage; and some funeral expenses. The society offers layettes to newborns and runs a thrift shop that sells small household items and used clothing and military uniforms at bargain prices.
American Red Cross
Building 1169, 1000 23rd Ave.
Red Cross support for members of the armed services and their families includes:
- Providing communication between active-duty personnel and their families.
- Providing information and emergency verification to commanders, active-duty personnel or their families to help them make decisions affecting morale and welfare, or emergency leave.
- Helping with consultations about humanitarian reassignments or hardship discharges.
- Providing loans or grants to military personnel so they can return home because of illness, death or some other circumstance requiring their presence, and to military personnel and their families, under certain circumstances, so they can meet basic maintenance and emergency needs.
- Conducting classes in CPR and first aid.
- Providing programs for volunteers in the military and civilian communities.
Personnel Support Detachment (PSD)
Building 1169, 2600 Dodson St.
After-hours emergency 805-901-0177
PSD Port Hueneme provides pay, personnel, transportation and advancement services to Navy and DOD personnel, commands, families and retirees.
The service member’s primary liaison with PSD is the Command Pass Coordinator (CPC), who is trained to recognize what service members and their families need, and to unsnarl administrative, pay and entitlement processes. In many cases, the CPC can provide helpful, detailed checklists for the processes.
Child Development Centers
Buildings 1391 and 1487, 34th Street
Port Hueneme 805-982-4663
Waiting list information 805-982-3324
Building 173, Fourth Street
Point Mugu 805-989-3675
Child Development Centers offer full-time care for children from 6 weeks old until they start kindergarten. Children are supervised by qualified, trained staff who provide activities that promote physical growth, motor, thought and language development, and creativity.
Part-day enrichment preschool programs are available at both the Port Hueneme and Point Mugu Child Development Centers to prepare potty-trained children (ages 3 to 5) for kindergarten.
Child Development Homes
The Child Development Homes program supplies full-time, part-time and drop-in home-based child care. Providers are qualified professionals who operate independent programs at NB Ventura County. The Child Development Homes Office provides referrals to military families that need child care and offers training to prospective Family Home Care providers.
School Age Care
Building 1439, 1000 23rd Ave.
Port Hueneme 805-982-4218
Point Mugu Youth Activity Center
Building 150, 311 Main Road
School Age Care programs are available for children from kindergarten through sixth grade with sports, arts and crafts, science, cooking, a computer lab and homework time. Call the Central Enrollment Clerk at 805-982-3324 for the registration packet to reserve space.
School Liaison Officer/Community Schools
311 Main Road, Room 104
Point Mugu 805-989-5211
Resources and help to answer questions or address concerns about a K-12 student’s educational needs can be obtained through the School Liaison officer.
Youth Activity Centers
Building 1439, 1000 23rd Ave.
Port Hueneme 805-982-4218
Building 150, 311 Main Road
Point Mugu 805-989-7580
1124 Calle El Halcon
At NB Ventura Youth Activity Centers, school-age young people can find games, education, dancing and snacks. The centers have before- and after-school programs during the school year; structured, supervised youth programs throughout the summer; and special events, trips and games all year.
Youth fitness and sports programs also are available. Call the sports coordinator at 805-982-5460.
CBC Federal Credit Union
Building 1336, 1000 23rd Ave.
Port Hueneme 805-988-2151
353 Mugu Road
Point Mugu 805-988-2151
Navy Federal Credit Union
Mandalay Village Marketplace
535 W. Channel Islands Blvd.
Port Hueneme 888-842-6328
Personal Financial Management Services
Fleet & Family Support Center
Building 1169, 1000 23rd Ave.
Port Hueneme 805-989-8844
Legal Services Office/ Judge Advocate General (JAG)
Building 1180, 1000 23rd Ave.
Port Hueneme 805-982-3124
Building 1, 311 Main Road
Point Mugu 805-989-7309
The Command Staff Judge Advocate provides legal support to NB Ventura County and to the base as a whole; the Assistant Command Judge Advocate provides similar legal support to all tenant commands on board the base in a range of legal matters, among them: government ethics, claims against the government, requests for government information, civilian personnel law issues, military criminal law, military administrative law and U.S. District Court prosecutions.
For information about the recreational programs at Naval Base Ventura County, visit www.navylifesw.com/ventura .
Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Building 1180, 1000 23rd Ave.
Port Hueneme 805-982-5554
NB Ventura County’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a wealth of fitness and recreation options. Individuals, groups or teams have access to gymnasiums and fitness or aquatics centers, and recreation includes bowling, golf, movies, auto hobby shops, hunting, lodging at the Beach Motel or the RV parks, and dining out. Except for the Liberty program, which is for single Sailors only, all MWR facilities can be enjoyed by active-duty military personnel and retirees and their families, DOD civilians and in some cases, the general public. Go to www.navylifesw.com/ventura for additional information.
Port Hueneme 805-982-6695
Port Mugu 805-989-0919
CoffeeNet on Port Hueneme and SurfNet at Point Mugu are the dual homes of the Liberty program for NB Ventura County’s active-duty single military personnel ages 18 to 25. Liberty centers offer Wi-Fi, high-speed internet, billiards, pingpong, air hockey, video games, movies, TV lounges and more, and are great places to relax, hang out with friends and meet new people. CoffeeNet serves up coffee, muffins, bagels, donuts and snacks, and special events and trips are on tap every month. All
Liberty centers are alcohol- and tobacco-free.
Seabee Golf Course
Building 1537, Pacific Street 805-982-2620
The challenging 18-hole Seabee Golf Course at Port Hueneme, with its three sets of tees for different skill levels, has a natural grass driving range, a practice putting green, five water hazards, a pro shop, golf clubs and cart rental, club storage, lessons and punch cards, meeting rooms, and men’s and women’s locker rooms. The golf course, open to the public, is soft spike only.
The 19th Hole Grill (805-982-4605) is in the club house and the 9th Hole Snack Bar (805-982-4286) is at the course “turn.” Both are good places to kick back with something tasty. The 9th Hole Snack Bar is currently closed for renovations. Call for more information.
Bee-Fit Wellness Center
Port Hueneme 805-982-4726
6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to noon Friday
At the Bee-Fit Wellness Center, those wanting to get or stay fit can pursue their goal with free weights, cardio equipment, fitness classes and TRX suspension training.
Bee-Hive Sports Complex
Port Hueneme 805-982-4774
6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
The Bee-Hive Sports Complex has a full basketball court, a volleyball court, a running track with multipurpose stations, tennis courts, and locker rooms for showers and gear storage. The Complex is available for basketball and Physical Readiness Training.
Building 69, 29th Avenue and Addor Street
Port Hueneme 805-982-5173
5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Weight and exercise rooms at Warfield Gymnasium feature top-of-the-line Cybex resistance machines, NordicTrack, Lifecycles, free weights and other fitness equipment. There’s also a basketball court, two racquetball courts and an outdoor lighted basketball/volleyball court.
Point Mugu Gymnasium
Buildings 16 and 158
353 N. Mugu Road 805-989-7728
Picnic pavilion reservations 805-989-8098
Fitness buffs will appreciate the full complement of free weights, plate-loaded and cardiovascular equipment, indoor basketball court, locker room, sauna and showers at Point Mugu Gymnasium. A picnic pavilion is available for reservations.
Port Hueneme 805-982-4752
Building 217, 11th Street and Addor
Point Mugu 805-989-7788
Though there are heated, year-round outdoor swimming pools at both the Seabreeze and Mugu aquatic centers, the one at Port Hueneme is Olympic-size and used primarily for lap swimming and water aerobics. Red Cross swimming lessons for ages 6 months and older are offered at each location, as well as Water Safety instruction, Red Cross classes, and swim lessons for children and adults. The Junior Lifeguard program includes a day excursion to one of the Channel Islands.
Information, Tickets & Tours
Building 1167 (next to the Bowling Center)
Port Hueneme 805-982-4284
Building 16, 353 Mugu Road
Point Mugu 805-989-7628
For reduced rates on topnotch entertainment, stop by one of the two Information, Tickets & Tours offices on NB Ventura County. Disneyland, Magic Mountain, SeaWorld, Knott’s Berry Farm, water parks, Universal Studios Hollywood, Legoland and Medieval Times are among Southern California attractions, and the offices also can order tickets for Florida destinations like Disney World and Universal Studios. There’s more: Enjoy discount coupon books to off-base establishments, movie tickets, tickets to select Los Angeles Dodgers games and local events, cruise tickets and hotel vouchers.
Port Hueneme 805-982-4282
The outdoor gear rental center at Port Hueneme offers a complete line of athletic, recreational and camping gear, including sleeping bags, surfing bodyboards, stoves, tents, fresh and saltwater fishing gear, and more.
Waterfowl Hunting Program
NBVC Waterfowl Committee, hunting season 805-890-7245
NBVC Environmental Division, off season 805-989-3808
Point Mugu embraces approximately 2,300 acres of wetland habitat and straddles the Pacific Flyway, so waterfowl are present in variety and abundance during fall and winter. Hunting season usually runs from mid-October through the end of January. Hunting is authorized in
designated areas only.
Active-duty, Reserve and retired military personnel, current and retired DOD civilians, and base contractors with NBVC photo ID badges are eligible to apply to hunt. Preparation requirements such as registration, testing, proof of licenses and stamps, and fee payment usually take about a week and must be completed before the hunt. For a regulation outline, go to http://cnic.navy.mil/content/dam/cnic/cnrsw/NBVC/pdfs/about/Annual_Hunt_Info.pdf. Direct inquiries to NBVChunting@verizon.net.
NBVC Lanes Bowling Center
Building 1167, Dodson Street
Port Hueneme 805-982-2619
Point Mugu 805-989-7667
NBVC Lanes Bowling Center, across from the Navy Exchange at Port Hueneme, has 16 lanes with automatic Brunswick pin-setting equipment, individual rental lockers, pro shop services, the Kegler’s Korner Snack Bar, year-round leagues for young people and adults, the prospect of competition, and a resale shop.
Mugu Lanes at Point Mugu, next to the Navy Exchange, has eight lanes.
Auto Skills Centers
Port Hueneme 805-982-4399
Port Mugu 805-989-7353
Two auto skills centers on base, one at Port Hueneme and one at Point Mugu, are available for routine maintenance, complete tune-ups, rebuilding an engine or painting a vehicle. Both offer tools, paint spray booths, wheel balancing, engine analyzers, valve grinding and lubrication facilities.
Port Hueneme has a single-post lift for frame, undercarriage and exhaust repair, an indoor tune-up stall and a machine shop equipped to resurface rotors or turn drums.
At Point Mugu, there are 11 outdoor work stalls.
Building 1173, 23rd Avenue
At the Needham Theater at Port Hueneme and the Station Theater at Point Mugu, all shows are free to active-duty or reserve military, military retirees, DOD civilians and base contractors. Movies and times are posted in the Fleet and Family Readiness “FFR Weekly Highlights” newsletter or can be obtained by calling 805-982-5002.
Port Hueneme Commissary
Building 1512, 130 23rd Ave.,
Suite 1 805-982-2400
Save an average of 30 percent of your hard-earned dollars when shopping for groceries at the Port Hueneme Commissary. In-store amenities and specialties include a bakery, custom photo cakes, a deli, fresh sandwiches to go, party cakes, plants, rotisserie chicken and sushi.
Building 1512, 130 23rd Ave., Suite 2
Port Hueneme 805-982-6801/6804
Port Mugu 805-989-8896
The Port Hueneme and Port Mugu exchanges want to be your first choice for shopping. The Exchange offers a price-match program that guarantees the lowest prices in town. Hours for services outside of the Main Exchange vary, so call or visit the website for detailed information.
PORT HUENEME MAIN NAVY EXCHANGE
Main number 805-982-6801
Main Store Department Directory
Fine Jewelry 805-982-6805
Wireless Advocates Kiosk 805-366-0491
Human Resources 805-982-6837
Shops & Services
Beauty Salon & Barbershop 805-982-6820
Car Care Center 805-982-4770/4772
Flower Shop 805-982-6808
Gas Station 805-982-4772
Jake’s Wayback Burgers 805-985-5557
POINT MUGU NAVY EXCHANGE
Main number 805-989-8896
Customer Service 805-986-2357
Shops & Services
Gas Station 805-488-0161
Mini Mart 805-986-2357