Naval Base Coronado
Navy Installation. Eight military facilities:
Naval Air Station North Island, Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach,
Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island, Silver Strand Training Complex, Camp Michael Monsoor Mountain Warfare Training Facility
3632 Tulagi Rd, Coronado, CA 92118
Naval Base Coronado is located over the San Diego bay and operated by the US Navy. The base was built on Silver Strand, close to the Pacific Ocean. It is an important and vital base for the US Navy due to hosting around 30 tenant units. It is among the large bases of the state, therefore expect to find more units than in other bases. Some of the most important ones include the Amphibious Construction Battalion 1, the Expeditionary Warfare Training for Pacific, the Naval Special Warfare Group 1 with its four SEAL subdivisions, the Tactical Air Control Group 1 or the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 1. Each of these commands has a few subdivisions. Besides, the base also hosts multiple associate and tenant units.
The base was opened in 1944, during World War II. The authorization was given by the US government in 1943. It started as an amphibious training bases and quickly raised to be among the most important ones on the West Coast. As a matter of fact, it is one of the two such bases located in the United States of America. It covers over 4 square km and includes multiple beaches used for training sessions, housing facilities, recreational spots, parks and a main base. It is “cut” by Highway 75. The highway separates the base into two completely different parts – the ocean side and the bay side. The training sessions are performed on both sides. During World War II, the Pacific operations started from this site were proven to be critical and conclusive for the end of the war. Some of the streets in the camp are named in the memory of the most important battles on Japanese territories, such as Tulagi, Tarawa or Guadalcanal.
The initial objectives included underwater demolition training and preparation for the Navy SEALs, the Brown Water Navy troops and the reserve soldiers. The objectives changed a little in 1946, after the base was renamed to what it is today. The general purpose was now providing logistical and administrative support for all the amphibious troops on the base. Naval Base Coronado California is also responsible for testing the latest technologies and military equipment for amphibious operations.
Hosts more than 5000 military troops, with 7000 constantly changing students and reserve troops.
Locations to check in vary according to the command to which you are assigned. Call your command or check their website for specific information. For those stationed on Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), your first stop will be at the Main Gate. Gate 1, located at the intersection of Third and Alameda Blvd. Those stationed on Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) will go to the Main Gate on Tarawa Road. This is the best place to get current information on ships in port and directions to your ship or command.
Personnel reporting to NASNI during normal working hours will typically be directed to the Quarterdeck, Building 678. If reporting to another command, the personnel at the Main Gate can assist the service member in locating their command. The NASNI Officer of the Day can be reached by phone at 619-545-8123; DSN 312-735-8123 for additional assistance.
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 a California school, children should be five years old by September 1st to be eligible for kindergarten. The law also required school districts to develop a transitional kindergarten program for children who will no longer be age-eligible. Check with the school for requirements.
In 2010, California along with the majority of other 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 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.
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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.
Family Forces Counseling
Family Forces has been providing outpatient counseling services for the military community in the San Diego region and surrounding areas for over a decade. They are dedicated to helping those who serve and their families. They understand the unique stressors that the military lifestyle presents and they are here to help you through those challenges. All Tricare members are welcome, whether they are active duty, retirees, reservists or dependents.
Child Care Aware:
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.
California Department of Human Resources 916-324-0455
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.
San Diego Children Services 619-528-4000
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.
San Diego Humane Society 619-299-7012
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
San Diego Dept of Public Health 858-694-3900
Highway Patrol 619-220-5492
Base Operator 559-998-0100
Housing Services Office 619-556-8443
ID/CAC Card Processing 619-545-9501
Legal Services and JAG 619-437-3789
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
Naval Base Coronado (NBC) is located in Coronado, CA and is a consortium of eight Navy installations, stretching from San Clemente Island to Camp Michael Monsoor at La Posta. NBC’s mission is to arm, repair, provision, service and support the U.S. Pacific Fleet and other operating forces.
5.2 miles from Base
Subdivision located centrally between Hillcrest and Old Town. It’s within walking distance to many restaurants, shops and other tourist attractions.
9.1 miles from Base
Del Cerro is right of the freeway across from SDSU. Easy commute to 32nd street, trips to the beach, La Jolla and shopping at both mission valley and fashion valley malls. Neighborhood is established with large trees and sidewalks, community pool near by as well as local grocery store and several restaurants.
In Coronado, the summers are short, warm, arid, and clear and the winters are long, cool, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 50°F to 77°F and is rarely below 44°F or above 83°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Coronado for warm-weather activities is from early June to mid October.
The average cost of living in Coronado, CA being 250, that puts it 81% higher than the average of California and 150% higher than our nation’s average.
Goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods. In the case of Coronado, CA, the price of goods and services are 6% lower than the average of California as well as 3% higher than the nation’s average.
Coronado offers a look at the beautiful white sandy beaches and there is access to many local parks. Spreckles Park is located downtown and includes live music and food trucks. There’s also a children’s playground. The history of the park helps give it a much deeper appreciation. Coronado Tidelands Park is the largest park in Coronado and runs all the way to Ferry Landing. There’s a whimsical bike sculpture that can be seen, called “My Bike.”
Coronado also has museums and theatres. USS Midway Museum is located in downtown San Diego. It was America’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Today, the interactive museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family as guests walk in the footsteps of the 225,000 young men who served on Midway. Visitors explore a floating city at sea, the amazing flight deck and its 29 restored aircraft, flight simulators, and are inspired in the Battle of Midway Theater, included with admission. Admission also includes a self-guided audio tour narrated by Midway sailors in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, French and German.
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