Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport
Home base for the Atlantic Fleet Seabees
4902 Marvin Shields Blvd, Gulfport, MS 39501
The Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, otherwise know as NCBC, maintains and operates facilities and provides services and material to support Naval Construction Force Units as well as provides other tasks as they are assigned. The main units supported in Gulfport include Amphibious Construction Fleet Units, the Maritime Prepositioning Force (Enhanced), and the other fleets and assigned organizational units deployed from or homeported at NCBC Gulfport.
The mission is to maintain and operate facilities and provide services and material in support of Naval Construction Force Units, to include Amphibious Construction Fleet Units, the Maritime Prepositioning Force (Enhanced), and other fleet and assigned organizational units deployed from or homeported at CBC Gulfport, and to perform such other functions and tasks as may be assigned by higher authority.
The Seabees have been the military construction arm of the U.S. Navy since 1942. The first Seabees were civilian construction workers who enlisted early in World War II to continue building for the Navy in the Pacific Theater and in Europe. Their accomplishments during the war are legendary. Nearly 200,000 men, master craftsmen, the most skillful of the nation’s skilled workers, are credited with paving the road to victory for the allies in the Pacific and in Europe. The work done by the Seabees was work only they could do. Using brains, brawn, blood and “Can Do”, they hacked at jungle growth and blasted coral to build the victory road to Tokyo. It appears a certainty that the 10,000-mile accomplishment will always remain the Seabees’ greatest masterwork.
The overall population in Gulfport, Mississippi is 71,822.
All check-ins will report to their respective commands during duty hours. Prior arrival arrangements should be made through the Command Sponsor Coordinator.
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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 Mississippi school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1 and must have completed a physical within the last six months. Students going into the first grade are required to have a physical as well. Check with the school for other requirements.
In 2010, Mississippi 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 go to college, this information on scholarships may help.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current servicemembers 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.
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.
Harrison County Human Resources 228-868-5831
Helps California 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.
Harrison County Child and Family Services 228-897-5790
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.
Harrison County Humane Society 228-863-3354
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Harrison County Dept of Public Health 228-863-1036
Highway Patrol State 228-539-4881
Base Operator 228-377-2120
Dental Headquarters 228-376-0511
EFMP Family Support 228-376-8513
Legal Services and JAG 228-376-8601
Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255
Contact the Housing Office at 228-871-2586 or call DSN 312-868-2586 as soon as orders are received to get on the housing waiting list. Naval Construction Battalion Center has a total of 208 Housing Units available for enlisted. There are 84 units with 4 bedrooms, 16 units with 5 bedrooms, 80 units with 3 bedrooms and 28 units with 2 bedrooms. There is 1 unit for the Commanding Officer and 6 other officer-housing units.
13.9 miles from Base
A great area and about 10 minute commute to Stennis. It’s a 7 mile loop with 3 pools, golf course, tennis court and wonderful neighborhoods. The neighborhood is very social with planned activities.
8.1 miles from Base
The homes are all new (the oldest was built in 2009) and are energy efficient with mostly open floor plans. There are lots of friendly, young families who walk around the self-contained neighborhood–no through traffic since Fox Hill is a loop. Three Rivers Elementary is across the street, and there is a playground
In Gulfport, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are cold; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 90°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 94°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Gulfport for warm-weather activities are from early April to mid May and from late September to late October.
Compared to other cities in Mississippi and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Gulfport, MS is 89, which is 8% higher than the Mississippi average and 11% lower than that for the entire country.
Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. The cost of retail goods and services in Gulfport, MS are 10% higher than the average for Mississippi and 2% lower than the rest of the country.
Gulfport is a Mississippi city on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s known for its long beach on the Mississippi Sound. South, the waters around Ship Island are home to seals and bottlenose dolphins. Jones Park has a waterfront promenade and marina. The Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum features miniature train exhibits. The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center offers interactive science displays and an indoor playground.
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