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Installation Overview -- Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California

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Installation Overview -- Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California
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NWS China Lake is headquarters of the Naval Air Systems Command Weapons Division. Other tenant commands include: Branch Health Clinic, COMPACFLT Ordnance Program Detachment, Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Printing Service Office, Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office, an EOD Detachment, Federal Industrial Supply Center, the Marine Aviation Detachment, Federal Investigation Services, Naval Criminal Investigative Services, NAVFAC Southwest Detachment, Navy Exchange, and Region Legal Services Offices.

The Navy remains the Indian Wells Valley's largest employer with 3,141 full-time civilians, 861 military employees, 1,385 on-board contractors, and 923 off-site contractors. On any normal workday, 10,000 people pass through the gates.

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