Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach is one of the military facilities mainly used by the US Navy as weapons and munitions loading station and also as storage and maintenance facility that is located in Seal Beach, California. It has multiple detachments in Concord Fallbrook, San Diego, and Norco. NWS Seal Beach is located at the Southwestern part of California in Seal Beach. Due to the latest BRAC or Base Realignment and Closure, the facility is now on the closing list. Currently, NWS Seal Beach is run and maintained by the US Navy and covers 21 square kilometers. There are almost 250 buildings in the facility not mentioning the more than 125 storage sites.

Cost of Living: 20% more expensive in the average US percentage

Automated Telephone Attendant Number: (562) 626-7011

Base Population: 3,000

City/Area Population: 24, 168

Child Development Centers:

Marley’s Preschool

Address: 16771 Pacific Coast Hwy, Sunset Beach, CA 90742

Telephone Number: (562) 592-3814

Growing Tree Preschool

Address: 223 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach, Ca 90740

Telephone Number: (562) 530-2434

Seal Beach Playgroup

Address: 151 Marina Dr, Seal Beach, Ca 90740

Telephone Number: (562) 594-0066

Youth Programs:

California Recreation Teen Center

Address: 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave

Telephone Number: (562) 570-1606

Freeman Community Center

Address: 1205 Freeman Avenue

Telephone Number: (562) 570-8688

Houghton Park Teen Center

Address: 6301 Myrtle Avenue

Telephone Number: (562) 570-1640

Airman and Family Readiness Center:

Fleet and Family Readiness Support

Address: 800 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach Ca 90740

Telephone Number: (562) 626-7011

Employment: 2.9% unemployment rate in Seal Beach, Ca

Base Services:

Commissary

Address: 800 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach Ca 90740

Telephone Number: (562) 626-7011

Fitness Facilities

Address: 800 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach Ca 90740

Telephone Number: (562) 626-7011

MWR Areas

Address: 800 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach Ca 90740

Telephone Number: (562) 626-7011

Medical Services:

Seal Beach Family Medical Group

Address: 1198 Pacific Coast Hwy, Seal Beach, Ca 90740

Telephone Number: (562) 799-7071

Seal Beach Health and Rehabilitation Center

Address: 3000 N Gate Road, Seal Beach, Ca 90740

Telephone Number: (562) 598-2477

Pediatrix

Address: 2400 N Gate Road, Seal Beach, Ca

Telephone Number: (562) 799-9779

History

Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach was commissioned during the height of World War II in 1944 as the Naval Ammunition and Net Depot. The base has seen to evolve with the modern warfare. As the station is originally established to be used as an area to receive, store and load ammunition for the fleet, the base has also developed to become as one of the Navy’s premier weapons stations. The station’s mission aside from its original duty of readying ships of the Pacific Fleet with torpedoes, missiles and conventional ammunition that are required for deployment, the station is also assigned to expand in order to do some weapon analysis of its performance and using those data to ensure reliability and extend their life expectancy. In 1962, NWS Seal Beach was first named as Naval Weapons Station. During that time, it is Naval Weapons Station is the only facility that shares its area with National Wildlife Refuge. As of 1997, there are 493 civilians in full and part-time jobs together with 134 military personnel who have handled most of the security jobs in the station. Civilians do the administrative and support work. NWS Seal Beach was recognized as one of the most cost-effective weapons station in the Navy. It has the lowest rate for the ordinance service that is charged to its fleet customer. Through reorganization and reengineering, the station was able to reduce infrastructure. A workforce that are three times to its present size is required due to the growth of workload.

Units

NWS Seal Beach is used by the US Navy for the restoration and reloading of US Navy Submarines.  It has also become a known tourist attraction and part of the National Wildlife Refuge.

Housing

The Military housing at NWS Seal Beach is privatized. As it was built to serve as storage and loading of ammo, the housing for its employee is privatized. Upon the arrival of on the station, lodging and local hotels are available for initial lodging needs. There are 107 homes that are available within the 3 communities that were the housing is located.

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