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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.

Arriving at Coronado
Naval Base Coronado/Ships Present/Shore Tenant Commands:
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.

Deployed Ships:
Personnel reporting for duty to a deployed unit will be directed to the Transient Personnel Unit (TPU) located at Brunton Hall on the “Dry Side” of Naval Base San Diego (NBSD).

Base Population

Hosts more than 5000 military troops, with 7000 constantly changing students and reserve troops.