Navy in San Diego
San Diego, CA 92132, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

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Welcome Aboard

To make your move as worry-free as possible, Navy Region Southwest Fleet & Family Readiness has created this booklet to help acquaint you with San Diego and the surrounding areas. You’ll enjoy our wonderful climate. The average San Diego daytime temperature is 70 degrees, and most days are sunny. If

History

San Diego dates back to the nomadic Indian tribes who once inhabited the area. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, a Portuguese navigator hired by Spain, explored the coast of California and sailed into the harbor of San Diego in September 1542. He named the port San Miguel since their arrival coincided with

Getting Around

The California Department of Motor Vehicles website is the best source for your vehicle-related questions. Visit the website for California driver’s license requirements and local vehicle requirements such as smog tests. If you’re thinking about registering your car in California, you may receive a reduced fee as a service member.

Navy In San Diego

As the naval shore installation management headquarters for the Southwest region (California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico), Navy Region Southwest provides coordination of base operating support functions for operating forces throughout the region. This includes providing expertise in areas such as housing, environmental, security, family services, port

Housing

Temporary Navy and Marine Corps lodging is readily available in San Diego to support you during your transition to the area. We recommend that you make advance reservations in order to ensure you have a place to stay while seeking permanent housing. Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) NGIS

Fleet and Family Support

Fleet & Family Support Center, San Diego (FFSC) welcomes all military members and their families to San Diego. FFSC is located in multiple sites on- and off-base to serve you, including: Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Coronado and Naval Base Point Loma, and in the Navy housing areas of

Parenting Resources

This section highlights parental resources for the many stages of childhood: infant to toddler, to kindergarten, transitioning into primary and secondary education, and finally preparation for higher education. As a military family, you have many resources available to support you and your family throughout these many stages. CHILD CARE Navy

School Days

Navy Region Southwest employs School Liaison Officers (SLOs) who serve as liaisons between the Navy installation commander, military agencies and schools by providing assistance in matters pertaining to student education. SLOs also implement the Navy’s Strategic Planning for Education Advocacy K-12 recommendations to ensure Navy families have access to

Family Resources

Navy Region Southwest military School Liaison Officers specialize in creating connectivity between military installations, local school administrations and military families. With the average military family moving every 2.9 years, School Liaison Officers provide such services as school transition, deployment support, postsecondary preparation and special needs navigation to assist with

Health Care

TRICARE/UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans administers the TRICARE program for military service members and their families in the 21-state western region. Once you’re in California, call 877-988-9378 to register with UnitedHealthcare, update your address and find a provider. TRICARE offers different health plans, dental plans and special programs to meet

Morale, Welfare & Recreation

Welcome to the world of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) at Navy Region Southwest, where our goal is to bring you the widest variety of recreational and leisure activities. Here in San Diego you can enjoy year-round events and opportunities for fun available through MWR programs. MWR is more

Welcome to San Diego, America's Finest City

Welcome to San Diego, California’s second-largest city, where blue skies keep watch over 70 miles of beaches and a gentle Mediterranean climate means paradise every day. Bordered by Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains, San Diego County’s 4,200 square miles offer immense options for

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