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Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Our Military

  Location Just south of the beachfront city of Oxnard, California, lie the two mainland components of Naval Base Ventura County: Port Hueneme and Point Mugu; the third, San Nicolas Island, 60 miles southwest of Point Mugu, is one of the eight storied Channel Islands of the Pacific and part


  Welcome to Southern California, famous for its mild climate, stunning coastlines, national forests and fertile growing valleys. Ventura County, the southernmost county on California’s central coast, has a population of 850,536, according to 2015 U.S. Census estimates. San Buenaventura, commonly known as Ventura, is the county seat, with 109,708

Getting To & Around

  U.S. Highway 101 — The Ventura Freeway — runs from the Santa Barbara/Ventura County line in Southern California south to Pasadena and is the principal east-west route (designated north-south) through Ventura County. Interstate 5 is the primary interstate on the West Coast, running largely parallel to the California coastline

Housing & Real Estate

  A beautiful coastline, temperate climate, vibrant arts scene and abundance of year-round recreation in Ventura County contribute to a high quality of life not found in other metropolitan areas. In 2014, 846,178 people called Ventura County home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Naval Base Ventura County, which lies

Employment & Economy

  Lying along the Pacific Coast, Naval Base Ventura County is the county’s largest employer with more than 11,000 military and 9,000 civilian employees, most of whom live in southwest Ventura County where the installation is situated. Nearby Oxnard, with 207,254 residents, is the county’s largest city. Other nearby cities

Health Care

  There are many health care services in Ventura County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. California is among the states that

Family Resources

  Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Ventura County because they provide

Education & Academics

  For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Ventura County, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in Ventura


  A bundle of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping — is waiting to be unwrapped in Ventura County and beyond. Drop into a wave at one of the county’s beautiful public beaches, for instance, or shop until you drop at Ventura Harbor Village. Don’t miss


Engineering program promotes the pursuit of STEM

Story by Nichole Susanka on 05/17/2017 PORT HUENEME, Calif."Never grow up," were the wise words imparted by Capt. Vincent Chernesky to graduates of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division's (NSWC PHD) spring 2017 Pre-Engineering Program during a ceremony at the Oxnard Harbor District, May 16. Chernesky, who is the

Overseas fleet visits ensure customers receive critical support

Story by Nichole Susanka on 05/11/2017 Integrate, test, evaluate, and provide life-cycle engineering and product support for warfare systems. It's an austere mission, yet it's one the people of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) strive for on a daily basis. In keeping with this mission, command

MCAS New River volunteers attend ceremony

Story by Sgt Melodie Snarr on 05/10/2017 Volunteers from around Marine Corps Air Station New River attended an appreciation ceremony in their honor at the New River Officer's Club, Apr. 27. During the ceremony 11 volunteers were awarded and two organizations. One stood out among the many. "I was very
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