Marine Corps Logistics Base Blount Island
Marine Corps Logistics Command
MCLB Blount Island 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’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.
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 and strategic warfighting capability.
MCLB Blount Island’s focus will always be on the combat readiness, visibility, and attainment of prepositioned equipment and supplies.
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.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in an Florida school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1 of the school year. The compulsory school age in Florida is age 6.
CPLAMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida’s official source for standards information and course description.
For Educational resources for learning and the core standards in Florida, go to www.floridastudents.org
For attendance and enrollment information, go to https://www.fldoe.org/how-do-i/attendance-enrollment.stml
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!
When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Florida Department of Human Services 866-762-2237
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.
Duval Child and Family Services 866-762-2237
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Jacksonville Humane Society 904-725-8766
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Duval County Health Department 904-253-1620
Highway Patrol 904-695-4000
The housing system depends on the duration of your visit. If you are dispatched at Blount Island Command for a short time, you will be hosted at one of the three temporary lodging facilities. The longterm workers are housed in two different places, depending on the available spots. Before getting there, you should just get in touch with the local housing service. The process might take longer than you expect. As a final option, you can also rely on the off site housing system, whether you want to rent or buy a home.
Point of Contact:
Patricia Beasley, (Pat) CMH, CDPM
(904) 270-5663/5738 (DSN) 270
(904) 270-6717/6964 (fax)
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The summers are warm and winters have mild temperatures, while fall and spring stay cool.
The coolest month is January, with rain generally occurs during the summer afternoons with an annual average of about 50 inches. Humidity levels are relatively high, but natural breezes from the Atlantic provide cool relief.
Summer High: the July low is 75 degrees; average high is around 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 46 degrees; average high is 66 degrees.
The cost of living index in Jacksonville, FL is 93, which is 7% lower than the Florida average and 7% lower than that for the entire country.
Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location and provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. The cost of retail goods and services in Jacksonville, FL are 1% lower than the average for Florida and 2% lower than the rest of the country.
Jacksonville is known as Florida’s First Coast. It is rich in history with a wide range of entertainment offering something for everyone.
MCLB Blount Island is at the mouth of the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean near the small fishing village of Mayport, Florida and near Atlantic Beach, Florida. The warm climate makes it ideal for outdoor recreation year-round including boating, camping, fishing, and water sports. Although Jacksonville has nearly 1 million residents, including 225,000 with Navy affiliation, the population is spread over a large geographic area providing ample residential areas.
For a list of all of the great things to do in the area, go to www.ozarkalchamber.com
If you are looking for fun things to do with the kids, this site provides a long list options, www.familydaysout.com
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