Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Port Hueneme/Point Mugu is located on the vast Oxnard plain, just 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles, California. The coastal area of Ventura County boasts some of the finest weather anywhere in the world. The superb weather, combined with miles of beautiful shoreline and nearby mountains, offers a unique scenic and thoroughly enjoyable environment. NBVC’s nearest cities of Port Hueneme, Oxnard, and Camarillo offer a wide variety of shopping, restaurants, and recreational opportunities to suit everyone. Ventura County is considered a high cost of living area but is very supportive of its military residents. Many businesses offer military discounts and both landlords and employers seek military members to live and work here.
Since 1946 Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu has had an impact on the research, development, testing, and evaluation of missile and software weapons systems development. NBVC Port Hueneme has provided integral supplies, equipment, and roads to support not only the Seabees, but the Army, Air Force and Marines during World War II, Koran and Vietnam wars. On Oct. 11, 2000 the commands of Point Mugu and Port Hueneme merged into one command with three physical locations including San Nicolas Island. Reporting to U.S. Pacific Fleet via regional management by Navy Region Southwest in San Diego, NBVC was established with the Port Hueneme site as providers of base operating support, and Point Mugu as provider of aviation support.
NBVC provides the Pacific Fleet with a premier mobilization site, complete with a deep water port, rail head, and airfield; all in one package. In support of the Pacific Fleet, NBVC Point Mugu is home to Airborne Command Control and Logistics Wing which supports four E-2C Hawkeye squadrons. NBVC Point Mugu is also home to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 55, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Three Zero and NAVAIR WD. NBVC Port Hueneme is home to 30th Naval Construction Regiment which provides training support to four Sea Bee Battalions and with 31st Seabee readiness Group. Also, Naval Facilities Expeditionary Logistics Center, Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, Center for Seabee and facilities Engineering, Engineering Duty Officers School and Port Hueneme Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center are some of the major commands at NBVC Port Hueneme.
1,420 military family members reside in military housing at Point Mugu, and 1,077 at Port Hueneme. 4,400 Department of Defense Civil Service employees and 4,400 contractors are employed in support of the sea test range, airfield, port and support services at Point Mugu and Port Hueneme. The active duty personnel on both bases consists of aviators, Seabees, Air Force students, personnel support, and mobilizing reservists numbering at 6,500 active duty and 2,500 ready reserve.
Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.
The Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC) can assist new members in contacting their sponsor. Since each command assigns sponsors, you will need to contact your gaining command to request sponsorship. You may also get help in finding a sponsor by going to the Stay Navy web site and clicking on Sponsor Assignment Aid. All new members should check in at the Building One Quarterdeck on 6th Street at the Point Mugu base.
Place mail on hold with the Post Office until a permanent address is established and then submit a forwarding order.
NBVC has permanent housing for single and unaccompanied service members at the Bachelor Housing Quarters (BH)located at Point Mugu ( 805-989-0406) and Port Hueneme ( 805-982-4551). Temporary Lodging is also available at the Navy Gateway Inns & Suites located at Point Mugu and Port Hueneme. Temporary Lodging reservations can be made by dialing 1-877 Navy Beds ext. 764 for Point Mugu and ext. 767 for Port Hueneme. Temporary Lodging reservations can also be made by calling directly to the Front Desk at phone number 805-989-8251 for Point Mugu and 805-982-5785 for Port Hueneme. There is a Navy Lodge located on Port Hueneme and the Beach Motel on Point Mugu. RV Parks are located at both sites. Reservations may be made in advance. Service members with PCS orders requiring temporary lodging should first check the Port Hueneme Navy Lodge for availability prior to requesting accommodations at the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites. Pets are not allowed and must be boarded at a local kennel.
The FFSC at 805-982-5037 offers a wide range of relocation assistance services including community information, settling-in services, computer access, copy/fax services, and Loan Closet. Items such as flatware, dinnerware, pots & pans and futons. Newcomer’s Brief provided upon request.
Critical Installation Information
Naval Base Ventura County encompasses two separate geographical locations about 10 miles apart. Some services are provided on both bases and some are only available at Point Mugu or Port Hueneme (i.e. gas stations on both bases but only one commissary at Port Hueneme). Asking questions and planning ahead are the best methods to ensure you make the right decisions concerning housing particularly, if you have family members.
Having a personal vehicle is crucial. There is no shuttle on or between the two bases and community transportation is limited.
The state of California has the toughest Driving Under the Influence (DUI) regulations in the United States, so be aware and take care. Also, no smoking is allowed in any establishment that serves food anywhere in California, including bars.
Frequently Called Numbers on Base
Auto Hobby Shop Hueneme 982-4399
Auto Hobby Shop Mugu 989-7353
Base Operator: Point Mugu 989-1110 / Port Hueneme 982-4711
FFSC Port Hueneme 982-5037
FFSC Pt Mugu-989-8146
Hueneme Medical Clinic – 982-6320
Mugu Branch Medical Clinic-989-8815
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation – 982-5554
NBVC Public Affairs 989-8094
NEX –Port Hueneme – 982-6800
Point Mugu – 989-8896
Personnel Property – 982-4104/2299
PSD – 982-2913
U.S. Navy Seabee Museum – 805-982-5165
To verify employment 989-3230 (NAVAIR) and 989-3310 (All other commands)
Visitor Control – 982-2019