The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back, promising another spectacular display over San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay...
Military resource information to help plan your next military trip to San Diego.
Used by both the Navy and Marine Corps for advanced pilot training during World War II, post-war it became famous as the home of the Top Gun program. MCAS Miramar is currently the home base for the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, which is the aviation element of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.
The US Marine Corps' prime amphibious training base on the west coast, Camp Pendleton is home to the I Marine Expeditionary Force. Amphibious and sea-to-shore training takes place at several key points along the base's 17 miles of coastline.
Responsible for the initial training of USMC enlisted male recruits living west of the Mississippi River, over 21,000 recruits are trained at MCRD each year.
Comprised of the Naval Air Station North Island and the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, this naval base has an on-base population of 5,000 military personnel and 7,000 students and reservists. Naval Air Station North Island is the homeport of two aircraft carriers along with 23 fixed- and rotary-wing squadrons. Naval Amphibious Base Coronado is home to the U.S. Navy's special and expeditionary warfare training and the West Coast base of operations for SEAL teams and Special Boat Units.
Point Loma has a rich military history due to its natural tactical significance as the only peninsula in the area that guards the surrounding waters. Current major commands include Commander Third Fleet, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, and Submarine Squadron Eleven.
Naval Base San Diego is the U.S. Navy's largest base on the West Coast and the principal homeport of the Pacific Fleet. Homeport to 54 ships, the base has 13 piers that stretch over 977 acres of land and 326 acres of water. The total on-base population is 20,000 military personnel and 6,000 civilians.
US Coast Guard Station San Diego conducts Maritime Law Enforcement, enforcing Federal Law from the U.S. border with Mexico to as far north as San Mateo Pt.
Visitation Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, walk-ins Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 to 10:00 AM
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 to 10:30 AM and Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 -2:30 PM
International social services for military families
In the event of a natural disaster
Bldg 26 Pacific Coast Hwy to MCRD
Recruit Depot Gate 4
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:00 pm
Tickets for events and scenic sites.
On graduation days, all visitors must enter through Gate #5 - Washington Street exit off Interstate 5 619-524-8383
Airline, Car & Hotel Reservations
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Free tour 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Reservations required.
Admin. offices: 619-297-7463
Contact and buy ticket at USO offices at Airport Terminal 1 for ticket costing $5.00 to $20.00.
303 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Hours: Daily 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Hours: Daily 6:00 AM to 12:00 midnight
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