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Harrison County Gulfport Our Military Arrival

 

See the Getting To & Around Harrison County chapter on Page 27 for information about local airports, train service and public transportation. The closest commercial flights land at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, about 7 miles from the base. Transportation is not provided to the base.

SPONSORSHIP

Contact your sponsor and advise them of your estimated arrival time and flight information if applicable prior to your arrival at NCBC Gulfport.

Sponsorship is vital to the relocation process. Don’t PCS without talking to your sponsor before departing for NCBC Gulfport.

Your sponsor will answer any questions you have about the base and the local area, make lodging or dorm arrangements and meet you upon arrival. Your sponsor will be there to help you and your family until you are settled into your new community.

If you have not been in touch with a sponsor and your departure is nearing, contact the quarterdeck at 228-871-2555 and request a sponsor.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Cellphone use by the driver of a moving motor vehicle is prohibited on all Department of Defense installations, unless the cellphone is used with a hands-free device.

The closest commercial airport is the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. Airlines serving the airport include: American Airlines, Delta and United. Taxi service to NCBC Gulfport is available for a fee. There is also an airport in New Orleans about one hour west of Gulfport. Most major carriers including American, Delta, United and Southwest Airlines serve the New Orleans airport.

Contact your sponsor and advise them of your estimated arrival time and flight information, if applicable, prior to your arrival at NCBC Gulfport.

From Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Take Interstate 10 Exit 34A to Highway 49 south toward Highway 90 (the beach). Turn right on Highway 90. Go to the third traffic light (Broad Avenue), and turn right on Broad Avenue, which will dead end at the main gate. The visitor and pass office is at the Broad Avenue gate.

From Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Take Highway 49 south until the Naval Construction Battalion road sign is visible. Take a right on Pass Road, and this will lead you into Gate 2. If you need a visitor pass, you must go to the Broad Avenue gate.

CHECK-IN PROCEDURES

Relocation Assistance

5301 Snead St.
Building 30 800-342-3525

7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday

The Fleet & Family Support Center can help you prepare for your PCS move. It offers services to help you manage the financial aspects of your move, help you settle into your new community and provide information about the Mississippi Gulf Coast area. Lending Locker items are available to active-duty service members on PCS orders. Call for more information.

Reporting Procedures

All check-ins will report to their respective commands during duty hours. Prior arrival arrangements should be made through the command sponsor coordinator. After-hours check-in will be done through the quarterdeck, which can be contacted at 228-871-2555.

If you marry before your PCS, you must inform your command and follow the procedures exactly as given. Failure to follow proper procedures will result in the military not paying for travel or housing of your spouse. The same policy is true for moving personal effects (household goods) to your new duty assignment. You must have prior approval from the Military Transportation Office. The Gulfport office can be contacted at 228-871-4741.

TEMPORARY LODGING

Navy Gateway Inns and Suites

5401 Sixth St.
Building 313 228-871-2505
http://ngis.dodlodging.net
Open 24/7

Navy Gateway Inns and Suites combines all the comforts of a hotel while specializing in official business accommodations. Check-in time is 3 p.m. Checkout time is 11 a.m. The operation provides quality lodging and services for a mobile military community while keeping official travel costs at a minimum. It also offers space-available leisure travelers’ lodging for active-duty military, military retirees, DOD civilians and reservists.

Amenities include internet access, high-definition TV with premium cable channels, a microwave, a mini refrigerator, a coffee maker, housekeeping service and guest laundry.

Reservations are first-come, first-served without regard to rate or rank; nonduty travelers may make reservations at the inn up to 30 days in advance.

Check the website for current room rates.

Navy Lodge Gulfport

3300 Pass Road 228-864-3101
www.navy-lodge.com
6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily

The Navy Lodge offers wake-up service, Wi-Fi and newspapers to its guests — plus, room rates can be up to 45 percent less than civilian hotels. All accommodations are air conditioned with private baths and family accommodations. The lodge is nonsmoking, and pet-friendly rooms may be available.

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