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Naval Base San Diego
As the Navy’s premier Pacific Fleet surface force installation, Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) provides comprehensive fleet support for 53 homeported ships and more than 127 shore tenants. NBSD is comprised of the main Naval Base on the San Diego Bay, as well as the Broadway Complex, the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) Complex, and the Adm. Baker Golf Course and Recreation Center. The base also oversees 18 housing areas, including the large Murphy Canyon housing complex, providing nearly 5,000 homes for Navy families.
NBSD is the home to naval units that are serving major roles around the world, including the Navy’s efforts to support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) deployments. Many of the ships stationed at NBSD, including the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), take part in HA/DR missions. NBSD serves as an ambassador for the Navy and nation, hosting successful port visits with ships from around the world. Since the base was established by the Acting Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt Jr. in 1922, it has undergone many name changes, but its mission remains the same: to support the fleet, fighter and family.
Respectful of the natural beauty of San Diego, NBSD continues to emphasize protecting our environment and conserving our energy. The base employs a permanent booming system around the piers and surrounds every ship in port with booms to contain inadvertent oil spills. As a key component in the Navy’s effort to be at the forefront of environmental initiatives, NBSD has several renewable energy projects that include photovoltaic systems and several buildings with the latest energy and water conservation technology. NBSD has saved an estimated 44 million gallons of water a year by ensuring the latest techniques, as well as tenant education, employed to use water efficiently. For its efforts, NBSD has won two consecutive Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Blue awards.
The base is engaged in the local community, working with city leaders in San Diego’s Barrio Logan community and National City to ensure the concerns of the community are heard and respected. In the past year, NBSD personnel, their family and friends volunteered over 4,000 hours in a variety of major community service projects. While providing outstanding support to the fleet, fighter and family, Naval Base San Diego is a good neighbor and valued member of the local community.