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Installation Overview --Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Port Hueneme/Point Mugu

Aerial view of Naval Base Ventura County

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Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme/Point Mugu is located on the vast Oxnard plain, northwest of Los Angeles. The coastal area of Ventura County boasts some of the finest weather available anywhere. The base itself consists of two sites covering more than 1,600 acres and more than 29 miles of roads and streets. The Port Hueneme site offers the Navy's only deep water port between San Diego and Washington as well as providing a homeport that furnishes training, administrative, and logistic support for Seabees. The Point Mugu site is located approximately nine miles from the Port Hueneme site and is host to the E-2 Hawkeye community and other naval squadrons.

The mission of CBC is to prove a homeport and furnish training, administrative and logistic support for Seabees serving in many parts of the world. CBC provides training and mobilization requirements for four active duty Seabee battalions, Naval Mobile Construction Battalions THREE, FOUR, FIVE and FORTY, and more than 16 reserve Seabee units. The CBC's mission is “to support the Naval Construction Force, fleet units and assigned organizational units deployed from or homeported at the CBC; to support mobilization requirements of the Naval Construction Force; to store, preserve, and ship advanced base mobilization stocks; to perform engineering and technical services, and such other tasks as may be assigned by higher authority.”

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 Port Hueneme is the only deepwater harbor between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is the only Navy controlled harbor between San Diego and the Puget Sound. It has been a key mobilization facility for WWII, the Korean War, the war in Vietnam, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. It is also a homeport supporting the current DoD logistic pre-positioning strategy.

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