Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach
Naval Weapons Station (NAVWPNSTA) Seal Beach consists of a headquarters command located in Seal Beach, Calif. and detachments located in Fallbrook and Norco, Calif. Winner of the Navy’s 2012 Installation Excellence Award for Small Installations, the command’s mission is to provide support for ordnance receipt, segregation, storage, issue, maintenance, and assessment services to the U.S. Pacific Fleet and other DoD and Homeland Security operating forces.
Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach itself specializes in ordnance support for surface combatants, medium-deck amphibious assault ships, and Fleet Marine Force units. The base also provides Navy-wide intermediate-level maintenance support for the Standard Missile family. Detachment Fallbrook supports the ordnance loading of large-deck amphibious assault ships via vertical replenishment (VERTREP), Fleet Marine Force units, and Department of Defense air-launched missile programs. Detachment Norco is the landlord and infrastructure provider for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division, the Navy’s premier weapons assessment organization.