NWS Seal Beach

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Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach 

Naval Base
Three detachments in San Diego, Concord, and Fallbrook
800 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach, CA 90740

Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach is one of the military facilities with multiple detachments. It is located in Seal Beach, in the southwestern part of California. All of its three detachments are located in the same state, in San Diego, Concord and Fallbrook. The one in San Diego is the most important one. The base doesn’t have too much more to see, since the latest BRAC – Base Realignment and Closure – commission put it on a closing list. Some parts of it were already closed or transferred to other stations. For instance, the Tidal Area was taken over by the United States Army. 


NWS Seal Beach is currently run and maintained by the United States Navy and covers around 21 square kilometers. There are almost 250 buildings in there, not to mention about more than 125 storage sites. The station also owns over 200 trucks and machines for transportation.


The primary mission of NWS Seal Beach is to deal with munitions and weapons. It is used for both storing and transporting the weaponry, depending on the US Navy requirements. Other than that, the installation has the incumbency to support the US Navy in any possible way, regardless of the actions. As long as it can be done, it will be done. Besides, the inhabitants have always been among the officials’ priorities. If people enjoy a happy lifestyle, things always go smoothly, therefore the facilities and services on site are among the most modern ones. The base doesn’t have too much more to “live”, but this doesn’t mean that it will ignore its inhabitants for the rest of its time. It may not be disestablished, but just taken over by other military forces, so the living conditions are maintained at high standards.

Arriving at Seal Beach 
The nearest major airport is the Long Beach Airport, located about 6 miles from the base. Other nearby airports include Los Angeles International Airport, and John Wayne Airport.
NWS Seal Beach is located southeast of Long Beach, CA and has three access points. The Main Gate allows for 24 hour access to the base. The Westminster Gate is the primary Commercial access and is open daily from 0600-1800, unless otherwise posted. The Liberty Gate, located on Seal Beach Blvd just off the Pacific Coast Hwy is Closed except for during special events or other gate closures.
Sailors reporting to NWS Seal Beach for in-processing should verify with their sponsor where to report. Most military personnel will report to their unit Commander’s support staff and be scheduled for mandatory in-processing appointments. Your sponsor will be able to identify times and places as in-processing may take several days to complete. Be sure and bring all personnel records including medical and dental records and be in uniform to begin the process.

Base Population

The overall population for Seal Beach is 24,168