MCB CAMP PENDLETON
Oceanside, CA 92058, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

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Welcome to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Located 42 miles north of San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field) and 88 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Camp Pendleton is home to Marine Corps Installations West-Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, I Marine Expeditionary Force, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Logistics Group and many tenant units, including

Arrival

GETTING HERE From San Diego International Airport The United Service Organization (USO) is in Terminal 2 of the airport and is open 6 a.m. to midnight every day. The facility offers active-duty members, their family members and retirees referrals for shuttle service to Camp Pendleton, directions to base and

Services

HEALTH CARE SERVICES AT NAVAL HOSPITAL CAMP PENDLETON The Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital is just inside the main gate. The Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton’s health services phone line is 760-725-HELP (4357), available 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed on weekends and federal holidays. The phone line

Marine Corps Community Services

MARINE CORPS COMMUNITY SERVICES (MCCS) MCCS Camp Pendleton is comprised of Food, Leisure, Hospitality and Services Division; Retail Division; Marine & Family Programs Division (active duty, family, and retiree programs and services); and Semper Fit Division (recreational activities including fitness centers, Single Marine Program, and more). In addition, MCCS Cam

Recreation

BULLDOG BOX OFFICE THEATER Movies are shown Wednesday through Saturday at the Bulldog Box Office Theatre for service members, DOD employees and their guests. Free “retro” movies are shown on Sunday. The theater is inside the Base Training Center, Building 1330. For the movie schedule visit www.mccsCP.com/theater or call 760-725-9217.

Family Programs

MARINE & FAMILY PROGRAMS (M&FP) This division of MCCS consists of more than 600 professionals — certified counselors, administrators and technicians — whose goal is to make every Marine, Sailor and their family members highly successful in life. The Information and Referral office in Building 13150 can refer you to

Major Commands at Camp Pendleton

Marine Corps Installations West and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton merged into a single command April 5, 2012. Marine Corps Installations West consists of five Marine Corps bases and stations in the Southwestern United States, including MCB Camp Pendleton, MCAS Camp Pendleton, MCAS Miramar, MCAS Yuma and MCLB Barstow.

Tenant Organizations

MARINE CORPS TACTICAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS ACTIVITY Located in the 31 Area, the Marine Corps Tactical Support Systems Activity (MCTSSA) is a subordinate command of the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. Employing more than 400 military and civilian personnel, MCTSSA provides a broad spectrum

Formal Schools

ASSAULT AMPHIBIAN SCHOOL BATTALION The Assault Amphibian School Battalion (Building 210568) is by the Del Mar Boat Basin, facing the Del Mar Beach in the 21 Area. The battalion is composed of two companies, Support Company and Schools Company. The battalion commander is also the 21 Area commander for Cam

History

Spanish explorer Don Gasper de Portola first scouted the area where Camp Pendleton is located in 1769. He named the Santa Margarita Valley in honor of St. Margaret of Antioch, after sighting it July 20, St. Margaret’s Day. The Spanish land grants, the Rancho Santa Margarita y Las Flores y

Local Area

MCB Camp Pendleton and its surrounding communities, most of which are in San Diego County, date to the nomadic Indian tribes that once inhabited the area. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, a Portuguese navigator hired by Spain, explored the coast of California and in 1542, sailed into the harbor of what i

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Burrows passes the torch to Eovito

Story by LCpl A. J. Van Fredenberg on 06/09/2017 Lt. Col. Damon K. Burrows relinquished command of 9th Communication Battalion to Lt. Col. Bryan A. Eovito at Camp Pendleton, California, June 8, 2017. Burrows, who commanded the battalion over the past three years will attend the U.S. Army War College

Keeping Our Corps Healthy and Battle Ready

Story by LCpl Keely Dyer on 06/09/2017 The Marine Corps Training and Education Command Roadshow visited Camp Pendleton to brief Marines on the new Force Fitness Instructor military occupational specialty, June 7. The brief was given by the Force Fitness Division to explain the changes to the Physical Fitness Test

Lift guns used to train helicopter pilots

When it comes to providing firepower to support the infantry units on the front line, the M777 Howitzer reigns king among the big guns in ground combat arms. It is a lightweight cannon used by the Marine Corps and Army artillery units in Iraq and Afghanistan to fire 155-millimeter shell
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