Naval Air Station Lemoore, the Navy’s prime West Coast Tactical Naval Air Station, is located in California’s Central Valley. The town of Lemoore is a military-friendly, low to medium cost area. The zip code for the base is 93246. The surrounding area is covered for as far as the eye can see with agricultural crops of all types. Lemoore is home to the Pacific Strike Fighter Wing with its supporting facilities. In July 1998, NAS Lemoore was selected as the West Coast site for the Navy’s newest strike-fighter aircraft, the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet. The base operator’s phone number is 559-998-0100.
In 1954, the Navy searched the central California area for land to build a master jet air station – one with congestion-free air space. Lemoore was chosen because of its central location, good weather for flying, relatively inexpensive land and nearby accommodations.
NAS Lemoore’s primary mission is to support fleet carrier squadrons. The heart of the mission is the operational area. Designed to support more than 20 fleet squadrons, it serves as master training center for the carrier-based strike fighter squadrons of the Pacific Fleet.
Naval Air Station Lemoore serves approximately 7,200 military, 1,300 civilians, and 10,900 dependents, 12,825 Retirees/Dependents, 500 Students/ Transients, and 825 reservists.
The Naval Air Station Lemoore operates a station bus service that makes scheduled morning and afternoon runs between the Administration Area (where the BEQ’s and BOQ’s are located) and the Operations Area (where hangars are located). There is no on-base bus service on Saturdays and Federal Holidays or evenings. Times and stop locations are available from Public Works Transportation.
The NAS Lemoore Sponsor Coordinator is the point of contact for all commands stationed at NAS Lemoore. If you need a Sponsor, call 559-998-3361 or DSN 312-949-3361. Navy personnel will be able to check into their respective commands during normal working hours. For proper reporting procedures please contact your ultimate command’s duty office. If your ultimate command is deployed when you report, you are to report to the Transient Personnel Department (TPD) located in Building 730, Wing 3 during normal working hours. After normal working hours, report to the Hornet Desk. If you are a student reporting to CNATTU contact their duty office at 559-998-4851.
Upon arrival, single service members will stay at the Bachelors Enlisted/Officers Quarters the first night after arriving at NAS Lemoore. Additional information is available at 559-998-4609, the Hornet’s Desk. Married couples may receive up to 10 days Temporary Lodging Allowance and may make reservations in advance at the Navy Lodge by calling 559-998-4924. There are many other local hotels in the surrounding area. No pets are allowed in temporary quarters. Resources for local pet kennels can be obtained by calling the Fleet & Family Support Center, Information & Referral Specialist at 559-998-4042.
The Fleet & Family Support Center has a full range of relocation services including Newcomer’s Guides, Base Maps, Telephone Directories, and extensive information on the local area. We also have a Loan Locker. For relocation assistance, call 559-998-4042. Once you arrive at Naval Air Station, Lemoore you will be scheduled for a Base Indoctrination which is held once a month. Spouses are strongly encouraged to attend. We also have a Married to the Military for new and not so new – Welcome to Lemoore Workshop held quarterly at the Fleet & Family Support Center.
Critical Installation Information
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
NAS Lemoore DSN prefix is 312-949-XXXX (OCONUS) or 949-XXXX (CONUS)
Frequently Called Numbers on Base
Base Operator (From On-Base 00) 559-998-0100
Akers School (On Base) 559-998-5707 (K3 and 6th-8th)
American Red Cross 559-998-3388
American Red Cross 559-998-5015 (off hours)
Chaplain’s Office 559-998-4618
Child Development Center 559-998-4918
Command Duty Officer 559-998-3300
Commanding Officer 559-998-3344
Construction Battalion Unit 559-998-4169
Editor, Golden Eagle 559-998-3396
Family Support FFSC 559-998-4042
Household Effects 559-998-3876
Housing Office 559-998-4922
Housing Trouble Desk 559-998-9746
Judge Advocate General 559-998-3348
Navy Exchange 559-998-4722
Naval Hospital 559-998-4481
Navy Lodge 559-998-5791
Neutra School 559-998-6823 K-5
Personal Property 559-998-2624
Personnel Support Detachment 559-998-4012
Public Works 559-998-4138
Resource Management 559-998-3328
Safety Office 559-998-3932
Security Department 559-998-4749