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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 lie

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 citie

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 mi


Radar expert recognized for unwavering dedication

Story by Nichole Susanka on 06/19/2017 In June, Program Executive Office for Submarines (PMS 435) awarded Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division's (NSWC PHD) Tom Kierce with the 2016 Submarine Electromagnetic Systems Excellence Award for his outstanding contributions to submarine radars. As the subject matter expert (SME) for all

NSWC PHD celebrates 100 years of at-sea replenishment

Story by Nichole Susanka on 06/01/2017 Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) celebrated 100 years of underway replenishment (UNREP) to the United States Navy during a special ceremony held on station, May 31. Opening the ceremony, NSWC PHD Commanding Officer Capt. Stephen Murray provided a few remarks,

Post Office Renamed in Honor of Fallen Seabees

Story by CPO Lowell Whitman on 06/01/2017 The Port Hueneme post office was renamed the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion "Seabees" Fallen Hero post office during a ceremony, May 31. U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, representative for California's 26th Congressional District, local leaders, Seabees, veterans, and civilians gathered at the Port Hueneme
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