NB Ventura County Community


Welcome to Naval Base Ventura County, a multifaceted Navy base that boasts a deep-water port and an airfield and hosts several critical commands. We are a full-service command and one of the major naval installations on the West Coast, composed of three separate operating facilities: Point Mugu, Port Hueneme and San Nicolas Island. NBVC provides quality fleet support to approximately 80 military commands and focuses on our primary mission of providing support to the fleet’s operating forward-deployed forces across the world.

We continue to change with the times, and are focusing on being a recognized center for training excellence, an example of operational environmental responsibility and a command engaged with the community both on base and off. The success that put NBVC in the forefront of premier naval operations is due to the selfless dedication and tireless efforts of all our employees, both military and civilian.

Whether you are a civilian or in the military; active duty or reserve; enlisted or officer; married or single; you will find that NBVC offers something for everyone. We hope you enjoy your tour of duty here.

Point Mugu

Point Mugu serves as the center for the Navy’s air operations in Ventura County, operating and maintaining two runways, one equipped to handle the largest aircraft in the Department of Defense inventory. The Air Traffic Control facility is the most complex operation of its type in the Navy, having jurisdiction of more than 3,000 square miles of airspace.

San Nicolas Island

San Nicolas Island (SNI) is located 65 miles south of Point Mugu and is one of eight offshore islands called the Channel Islands. SNI is located within the 36,000-square-mile sea range. The range provides valuable restricted sea and air space to conduct controlled tests and operational training.

Port Hueneme

Located on the Pacific Coast just 7 miles northwest of Point Mugu, Point Hueneme has one of the few deep-water military ports on the West Coast and has more than 300 acres of lay-down space and 16 miles of railroad portside access, making it a critical transportation asset for U.S. military forces.



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