Naval Base San Diego is situated in San Diego, California and covers more than 2,000 acres of land. The mission of the base is to deliver with the highest possible standard as well quality of life for the Fighter, Fleet and their families.

Cost of Living: The cost of living is almost 60% higher as compared to the US average.

Automated Telephone Attendant Number: 619 556 1011 or DSN 312 526 1011

Base Population: The base serves as the chief homeport for the Pacific Fleet and it consists of sixty Navy Ships and two coast guard cutters. It is also home to the 150 commands.

City/Area Population: The population in San Diego County is 3,211,252.

Child Development Centre: The base has a Child Development Centre, School Age Programs, Child Development Homes as well as Youth and Teen Programs all over the San Diego metro area. The contact number is 855 696 2934.

Youth Programs: A wide range of teen and youth programs are offered by the Child and Youth Programs of the base. The FFSC or the Fleet and Family Support along with the MWR or the Morale, Welfare and Recreation also provide with programs all through the year to the youths and teens of the base. The contact number is 858 268 2828.

Airman and Family Readiness Center: 619 556 7404 or DSN 312 526 7404.

Employment: The MWR website is the best place to get more information regarding the employment at the base. The rate of unemployment is 6.1% and the median income of the household is $63,373.

Base Services:

The base services include the MWR Facilities, the exchange, and commissary, the Armed Forces, N.A and the Navy Federal Credit Union.

Medical Services: The contact number of the Naval Medical Center is 618 532 6400. The contact number of the Naval Dental Center is 619 556 8240. The Naval Medical Center San Diego is the most technically advanced medical facility in the entire world. More than half a million people receive services from the NMCSD.


The land in which the base is situated today was actually occupied in the year 1918 by the concrete ship building coalition known by the name Emergency Fleet Corporation, under a company name of Pacific Marine Construction. However, when the First World War concluded, the company started to incur losses and the land was returned to San Diego City. The Navy had also been trying to establish a ship repair facility and gladly took the opportunity of acquiring the land.

It was in 1920 that the Emergency Fleet Corporation and the Navy negotiated for the transfer of the land improvements to the US Navy.  However, the Schofield Engineering Co., the coalition company had retained their option of purchasing the plant. A local board of shipping had also not granted the permission for further construction and also the Navy had not passed the appropriations bills yet for authorizing the funds. However, an appropriation bill of $750,000 was passed by the Congress in 1920, June.


The major units at the base include the Afloat Training Group Pacific (ATGPAC), the Amphibious Squadron 5 (COMPHIBRON 5). the Amphibious Squadron 1 (COMPHIBRON 1), the Amphibious Squadron  3(Comphibron Three), Base Operator, Amphibious Squadron 3 (Comphibron Three), the Branch Dental Clinic, Bldg 3230, Branch Medical Clinic, the Center For Personal And Professional Development Detachment San Diego (Dapma, CMEO, Bearings And CCC), the Center For Surface Combat System Detachment San Diego (CSCSD), the COMMANDER, DESTROYER SQUADRON 21, the Commander, Destroyer Squadron 23, the Construction Battalion Mobile Unit 303, the Expeditionary Strike Group 3, the Fleet Logistics Center San Diego, the LCS Classron, the N44 etc.


The base has the Military Housing Welcome Center provides with personalized services of housing for helping with long term as well as temporary condo, apartments and rentals. Apart from that, it also provides with housing counseling. All the military personnel along with their families as well as the DoD employees are eligible for these services. The contact number is 619 556 8443 and you can also directly go to the Metro San Diego Family Housing Center which is located on the Naval Base San Diego.

Photos Of The Base

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