NB Ventura County Community
Naval Base Ventura County is a major aviation shore command and a major Naval Construction Force mobilization base providing airfield, seaport and base support services to fleet operating forces and shore activities.
NBVC activities support the joint missions of the Department of Defense (DoD). The location provides valuable airfield, seaport, railhead and base facilities in support of multiple tenant operations by all branches of the military, including the Reserve and Air National Guard.
NBVC is composed of three operating facilities— Point Mugu, Port Hueneme and San Nicolas Island.
NBVC Point Mugu has real-time control of all air traffic within its coastal area, which permits dynamic reallocation of flight paths in order to assure safe, secure, unhindered military operations. This enables the 36,000-square-mile Pacific Sea Test Range to operate totally unencroached. This range has been a major asset in the test, training and operational readiness of the majority of the subsurface, surface and aerial weapon systems in the DoD strategic and tactical inventories.
NBVC Port Hueneme is the only deepwater harbor between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is the only Navy controlled harbor between San Diego and the Puget Sound. It has been a key mobilization facility for WWII, the Korean War, the war in Vietnam, Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. It is also a homeport supporting the current DoD logistic pre-positioning strategy.
Currently, the harbor and its railhead support the storage and deployment of heavy construction equipment, and the airfield supports the deployment of Construction Battalion personnel.
NBVC San Nicolas Island has a development and training facility established by the Missile Defense Agency in support of joint operations. The facility allows the firing of anti-ballistic missiles against missile targets launched from Vandenberg AFB and both seaborne and airborne platforms.