The Camp San Luis Obispo is the original home of the California National Guard. With a total of 5800 acres, the Camp San Luis Obispo was originally known as the Camp Merriam. The Camp San Luis Obispo Army Base was still being used for training purposes. There are several heliports, maintenance facilities, warehouses, workshops, administrative buildings, chapels, service clubs, theaters, and a post exchange. Through the years, the Camp San Luis Obispo Army Base has continued to expand and produce highly- trained troops. Moreover, the garrison facilities are being developed to support the pieces of training and military exercises conducted in the Camp San Luis Obispo Army Base.

Cost of Living: 19. 8 % above national average

Automated Telephone Attendant number: 05- 594- 6500

Base Population: 100,000

City/ Area Population: 279, 400

Child Development Centers:

·         Child Development Resource Center of the Central Coast

Address: 1720 Bishop St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, United States

Phone: +1 805-544-0801

·         San Luis Obispo County Child Care Planning Council

Address: 805A Fireo Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA  93401

Phone: 805.782.4723

·         Asi Cal Poly

Address: 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, United States

Phone: +1 805-756-1281

Youth Programs:

·         Grizzly Youth Academy

Address: 721 Mendocino Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Phone: 1-800-926-0643

·         Cuesta College Community Programs

Address: Bldg 4700 SLO Campus PO Box 8106, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

Phone: (805) 546-3132

·         San Luis Obispo County YMCA

Address: Hawthorne Elementary School Sander cock St San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone: 781-3518

Airman and Family Readiness Center:

·         San Francisco VA Health Care System          

Address: 4150 Clement Street   San Francisco, CA 94121        

Phone: 415-221-4810

·         Central California VA Health Care System               

Address: 2615 E. Clinton Avenue   Fresno, CA 93703             

Phone: 559-225-6100 Or 559-225-6100

·                          Livermore          

Address: 4951 Arroyo Road   Livermore, CA 94550                

Phone: 925-373-4700

Employment: 8.1% Unemployment rate

Base Services:

California Military Academy

Address: Building 738, Post Headquarters San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, United States

Phone number: 05- 594- 6500

Medical Services:

·         French Hospital Medical Center        

Address: 1911 Johnson Ave.San Luis Obispo CA 93401

Phone: (805) 543-5353

·         United Cerebral Palsy of San Luis Obispo

Address: 3620 Sacramento Drive Suite 201 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone: (805) 543-2039 or (805) 543-7102

·         Central Coast Pathology Laboratory (CCPL)

Address: 3701 S. Higuera Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.

Phone: (805) 541-6033 or (800) 620-6650

History

The Camp San Luis Obispo Army Base was formerly known as the Camp Merriam. The military base was considered as the original home of the California National Guard and it was established in the year 1928. The emergence of the World War I signaled the need to grew for a training site and it lead to the creation of the then Camp Merriam.  In the year 1940 the name of the camp was changed into Camp Luis Obispo.

The Camp San Luis Obispo Army Base is located in San Luis Obispo County hence the military based its name. San Luis Obispo County is located in the Central Coast of California. The military camp’s original land area was 6, 274 acres and it acquired additional area. In the year 1941, the total land area had reached 9, 159 acres. Since the emergence of the World War II, the total land area had reached 15, 433 acres. The Camp San Luis Obispo Army Base is considered as one of the biggest military camp bases on its land area. The military base continued to expand and produce highly competent troops that are ready to fight and stop the war.

Units

The units stationed in Camp San Luis Obispo Army Base include the units of Guard, Active Army, and Army Reserve. On the other hand, California Army and Air National Guard, United States Coast Guard Reserve, California Specialized Training Institute, United States Army Reserve, California Conservation Corps, California Department of Transportation, and the Cuesta Community College.

Housing

The troops who are training and stationed are entitled to an on- base housing. Moreover, there are available billeting that can be reached at 805- 594- 6500. The billeting services offer transient housing in rooms, apartments, and cottages. The billeting consists of community baths, hall bath, bedrooms, private bath, kitchen, small refrigerator, utensils, and television set. In addition, the billeting owners offer housekeeping services for the renters.

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