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Naval Base Point Loma

Commander Navy Region Southwest, Navy Facilities   
140 Sylvester Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

Point Loma is one of the oldest communities in San Diego. This area is an all Navy town, and is known as “America’s Finest City.” The mission for Point Loma is to provide direct day-to-day operation of base support functions and to ensure that the base best serves the Fleet and tenant commands. Naval Base Point Loma is a regional team dedicated to providing the highest level of base operating support and quality of life services for all operating forces and shore activities on Naval Base Point Loma.

The base is comprised of seven different facilities, each with its own unique purpose and mission. It’s home to the Fleet Antisubmarine Warfare Training Center, Submarine Base Point Loma, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), SPAWAR Systems Center, Combat Training Center Pacific, Naval Consolidated Brig, Miramar and the Fleet Intelligence Command Pacific. Point Loma is broken down into three main categories, Air Operations, Port Operations and Other Operations. Air operations include shore and airfield aviation support, maintenance, and management of Naval Air Forces in the region. Port operations cover shore installation support and that of naval forces afloat in Navy Ports. Other operations covers all functions associated with deployment and training f naval forces including but no limited to weapons and ammunition storage, disposal, accounting safety and range training support.  

The history of Point Loma began thousands of years ago when prehistoric peoples and Native Americans inhabited the area. Archaeological sites have been dated to as far back as 7000 years. In 1959, Fort Rosecrans was turned over to the U.S. Navy and the Navy Submarine Support Facility was established in November 1963, on 280 acres of the land. In 1974, the base was re-designated as a shore command, serving Submarine Group Five, Submarine Squadron Three, Submarine Development Group One, the Submarine Training Facility and later, Submarine Squadron Eleven. In 1981, the base was designated as Naval Submarine Base. Starting in 1995, several commands were decommissioned or their homeports were changed to meet the down-sizing requirements of the Navy. Commands throughout San Diego were regionalized in an effort to provide equal or better base services while managing a reduced budget. The six naval installations on Point Loma were consolidated as Naval Base Point Loma on October 1, 1998.

Arriving at Point Loma 
Naval Base Point Loma/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. Generally, your first stop will be at the Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL), Main Gate (Post 6). The Main Gate is located at the end of Rosecrans Street. This is the best place to get current information on ships in port and directions to your command.
Personnel reporting to NBPL during normal working hours will typically be directed to the Administrative Office in Building 140, second floor, Room 204. For directions or information, contact Admin at 619-553-0325. After hours, weekends or holidays, report to the Combined Bachelor Housing front desk, Bldg. 601, to have orders endorsed. If reporting to another command, the personnel at the Main Gate can assist the service member in locating their command. The NBPL Officer of the Day can be reached by phone at 619-726-7423 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

Point Loma is broken up in to several installations. NBPL is homeport to five submarines, a floating dry dock (ARCO), and the Navy’s Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Department (SARD). Other installations are COMTHIRDFLT, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), SPAWAR Systems Center, Fleet NMASW Training Center, Fleet Intelligence Training Center Pacific, and Fleet Combat Training Center Pacific. Point Loma’s population consists of DoD personnel, Military Families, and Civilians.