The Gulfport Battalion Center Navy base is located in Harrison County. There are 45 tenant units deployed in the navy base. However, the Gulfport Battalion Center Navy base is the home of the Atlantic Fleet Seabees.  The base helps to operate and maintain the facilities and services to support the Naval Construction Force Units. The units include the Amphibious Construction Fleet Units, the Maritime Prepositioning Force, and the other fleets that are deployed in the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport, Mississippi. It is also assigned to perform other functions and duties that may be assigned by the other and higher units or authority.

Cost of Living: 87.50% US average is 100

Automated Telephone Attendant Number: +1 228-871-2555

Base Population: There are 4,451 active duty personnel and their families, 6,400 retirees and their families, and 780 Department of Defense civilian employees.

City/ Area Population: 71, 012

Child Development Centers:

·        Watch Me Grow Child Development Center  

Address: 625 E Pass Rd, Gulfport, MS 39507, United States

Phone: +1 228-604-0013

·        Twin Oaks Child Development  

Address: 1077 Pine St, Gulfport, MS 39507, United States

Phone: +1 228-896-4100

·        Harrison County Child Development Center School

Address: 94 29th St, Gulfport, MS 39507, United States

Phone: +1 228-863-0583

Youth Programs:

·        Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Youth Activities/After School Care

Address: 335 Bainbridge St., Gulfport, MS 39501

Phone: +228-871-2251

·        Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Address: 201 Holly Cir, Gulfport, MS 39501

Phone: +228-868-2526

·        Youth for Christ

Address: 1263 Pass Rd, Gulfport, MS 39501

Phone: +228-265-5882

Airman and Family Readiness Center:

·        Personnel Support Detachment

Address: 118, 4801 Marvin Shields Blvd.

Phone: +228-871-2327

·        Fleet and Family Support Center

Address: 5301 Snead Street, Gulfport, MS 39501

Phone: +800-342-3525

·        Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport- Personal Financial Management Services

Address: 5301 Snead Street, Building 30, Gulfport, MS 39501

Phone: +228-871-3000.

Employment:

The estimated unemployment rate in the navy base is 9.7%. On the other hand, the estimated median household income is $42,805.

Base Services:

·        Medical Tricare Office

Address: 5500 Marvin Shields Boulevard, Naval Construction Battalion Center, Building 295, Gulfport, MS 39501

Phone: +228-871-2821

·        Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport- Exceptional Family Member Program and Special Needs

Address: 5500 Marvin Shields Boulevard, Gulfport, MS 39501

Phone: +712-809-2810

·        Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport- Household Goods and Inbound Transportation Office

Address: 3502 8th Street, Gulfport, MS 39501

Phone: +228-871-4741.

Medical Services:

·        Quest Medical Services Gulfport

Address: 11010 Hwy. 49 Suite 3 Gulfport MS 39503

Phone: +228-539-0034

·        B & B Medical Services Inc

Address: 3955 Chamberlain Avenue Gulfport, MS 39507

Phone: +228-864-0010

·        Primary Care Medical Center of Gulfport

Address: 15444 Dedeaux Rd Suite B Gulfport, MS 39503

Phone: +228-832-9038

History

The Gulfport Battalion Center Navy Base in Gulfport Mississippi was established on June 2, 1942. It is developed as an Advance Base Depot. It became the home of the first Seabees. The Gulfport Battalion Center Navy Base was equipped with the necessary port facility. The location of the Gulfport Battalion Center Navy Base has a semi- tropical climate that is suitable for training and shipping all year- round. The Gulfport Battalion Center Navy Base has expanded its operation to meet the needs of the increasing naval construction forces. It continues to operate as a training and shipping facility for the troops of United States Naval Force and Military Force.

Units

The units deployed in the Gulfport Battalion Center Navy Base are the 20th Seabee Readiness Group, the 25th Naval Construction Regiment, the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1, the 22nd NCR, the Naval Mobile Construction 11, the Naval Construction Training Center, and the Naval Mobile Construction 7.

Housing

The Gulfport Battalion Center Navy Base offers an on- base housing unit for the troops deployed in the base. The housing office can be contacted at + 228-871-2586 to reserve for a residential unit or housing facility. The reservation will be listed in a waiting list and you will be contacted if there’s a temporary unit that is available. In addition, during the Hurricane season, the troops and their family are advised to evacuate to the base shelter and other facilities provided by the Gulfport Battalion Center Navy Base.

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