North Island Naval Complex 

Homeport of two aircrafters, 23 fixed- and rotary-wing squadrons.
80 tenant commands and activities

San Diego, CA 92135


North Island Naval Complex is among the largest and most significant military facilities the United States Navy controls and owns. The place was established in San Diego Bay, on the northern part of Coronado peninsula. It is one of the multitude of military bases operated by the US Navy in California. The base is commanded by Captain Yancy B. Lindsey and hosts a few powerful aircraft carriers. Along with a few other bases, this complex forms the largest and most important aerospace industrial formation in the United States Navy.

North Island Naval Complex was the main and most prolific inland base supporting the operations in the Pacific Theater. The base sent over a lot of aircraft carriers. They were highly connected with a lot of other troops that were deployed at the same time, whether you count the Marines or the Army. These were some of the first missions for the new Seabess. The Seabees were responsible for building homes, facilities and walking paths, among many others.

The base never stopped working during World War II. The workers were on duty around the clock. The base was huge, therefore keeping it alive required a lot of troops. Meanwhile, the other troops on the warring fields indirectly depended on this base .

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



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).


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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.

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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 Animal Services 619-767-2675
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.

San Diego Dept of Public Health 619-229-5400

Highway Patrol 619-220-5492

Base Operator 619-545-1011


Chaplain 619-556-2658


Dental Headquarters 619-556-8240


EFMP Family Support 619-556-7404


ID/CAC Card Processing 619-556-9248


Legal Services and JAG 619-556-2211



Naval Air Station North Island or NAS North Island is located at the north end of the Coronadopeninsula on San Diego Bay and is the home port of several aircraft carriers of the United States Navy. It is part of the largest aerospace-industrial complex in the United States Navy—Naval Base Coronado (NBC) in San Diego County, California.

Mission Hills

4.2 miles from base

Subdivision located centrally between Hillcrest and Old Town. It’s within walking distance to many restaurants, shops and other tourist attractions.

Canyon View

9.7 miles from base

Basic Allowance for Housing covers all costs for living expenses. It’s in the suburb of Tierrasanta with a wonderful community.

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