Naval Construction Battalion Center Port Hueneme
30th Naval Construction Regiment, training support to four Sea Bee Battalions and with 31st Seabee readiness Group
Oxnard, CA 93035
Naval Battalion Center is the main source and official name for the best civil engineers in the United States Navy. The professionals working in this group are generally referred to as the Seabees. In fact, this name is actually more popular than the official one. It comes from the two initials of the name – CB. The group is basically responsible for building and maintaining the constructions in any problematic area it is sent to. It doesn’t matter if you count Vietnam or Afghanistan. The group has always been there to support the construction of new camps, places and transportation. Whether you count new rodes, walking paths, tents, buildings or camps, it can be done. In fact, the Seabees have not always supported the United States of America only, but were also involved in a wide variety of humanitarian acts, especially in a lot of problematic areas. For instance, when deployed to Vietnam, they didn’t just deal with the troops, but also with the homeless communities that became collateral victims. The Seabees worked on schools, hospitals, orphanages and homes.
Naval Battalion Center became a solid thought right before the United States of America joined World War II. The authorities expected to join the fights on the two major oceans. With the Pearl Harbor attacks, the plan became reality. The first base was established in Rhode Island. A few more showed up as the war was advancing. There were a few hundred thousands Seabees trained throughout World War II. The first troops were civilians. They were recruited from civil engineers. Although they had no experience in military buildings, the step to become a professional Seabee was small.
As soon as World War II reached to an end, Naval Battalion Center was useless for many years. The authorities were planning to disestablish it, but the exceptional results from the war convinced them to keep it alive. It was a smart decision, especially since the United States of America joined the Korean War that began in 1950. More than 10,000 Seabees were sent to establish some of the camps and bases for the American troops. Similar events took place during the Vietnam War too. As years passed by, the same troops joined both the Cold War, as well as the so called war on terrorism. The Seabees represented a great feature for the American troops, regardless of the conflict. Setting up bases and settlements is part of the “game”.
Personnel reporting to tenant commands may proceed directly to their respective commands, but may report through the NBVC quarterdeck for directions and information. This procedure is for during and after working hours. Quarterdeck phone number is 805-989-7209 or DSN 312-351-7209, Point Mugu site.
Once you are on-station at NBVC, Point Mugu site report to the Quarterdeck, Building 1, 805-989-7209, for in processing or reporting to a CBC Battalion, report to the Quarterdeck, Building 1000, Port Hueneme site, 805-982-4571.
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.