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Blount Island Command

Marine Corps Logistics Command
5880 Channel View Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32226
MCSF-Blount Island lies in the middle of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida, and covers 911.2 acres on
the eastern half of Blount Island. An additional separate 325.8-acre dredge disposal area (DDA) is part of the MCSF-BI property and lies east of MCSF-BI, on the east bank of the St. Johns River. These two areas contain approximately 3 miles of coastline.
 
​Blount Island Command (BICmd) is responsible for the United States Marine Corps’ Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) Maintenance Cycle operations and oversight of the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway (MCPP-N). It is located on the east side of Blount Island. It’s mission is to plan, coordinate & execute the logistics efforts in support of Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) and Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway (MCPP-N) programs. 
 
Each Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) can supply a Marine Expeditionary Unit (2,200 members) for 30 days. Ships are loaded with thousands of different items required for logistical support. The vessel then departs Blount Island and journeys to an assigned ocean location, where they await a destination. If the ship is utilized in a mission, it will return to Blount Island to be resupplied and the cycle begins again. 
 
The MPF concept provides for rapid deployment of personnel and equipment of a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF), by aircraft, to link up with prepositioned equipment and supplies embarked aboard forward deployed Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS). 
 
Maritime Prepositioning Forces serve as a naval power projection capability that significantly supports the deployment and employment of Naval expeditionary forces worldwide. The three current MPS squadrons, composed of 16 ships, provide a unique, strategic warfighting capability. 
 
Blount Island Command’s focus will always be on the combat readiness, visibility, and attainment of prepositioned equipment and supplies. 
Arriving at Blount Island
All Marines are required to report to the Administrative Office in Building 100 on the second deck in room 214. A duty is on post from 1630 to 0730 everyday and is able to assist Marines reporting aboard. All service members are required to check into Blount Island Command in Alphas. If you check in after/before normal working hours you will be required to be in Alphas the next business day. For more information call the Administrative Office at (904) 696-5054/5043/5293 or duty after hours at (904) 874-8038. 
 
If you have not been contacted by a sponsor and are in need of a sponsorship please contact the Administrative office at (904) 696-5054/5043.
For reimbursement of temporary lodging expense (TLE) service members are required to obtain lodging on NS Mayport. Reservations may be made by those under orders up to 90 days in advance by calling (904) 247-3964. 

Base Population
There are over 1,000 active duty, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Blount Island Command.

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