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Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport: In-Depth Welcome Guide
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Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport: In-Depth Welcome Guide

Introduction

Welcome to the Naval Construction Battalion Center in the city of Gulfport, Mississippi. Home of the Atlantic Fleet Seabees, this small but vital institution has been a key facility for the US Navy since 1942. For over 70 years, Sailors and Seabees from this post have served their nation in conflicts across the globe and disaster recovery operations all over America. Sitting right on the Gulf of Mexico, the base is home to roughly 5,000 active duty personnel, DoD civilians, and their families. And with the big city of Gulfport all around you and Biloxi right nearby, there’s plenty to see and do just a short trip away.

Keep reading or click any of the sections to guide you through your transition to living on NCBC Gulfport.

  1. Where Is Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport?
  2. Google Map View
  3. Getting There–Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Directions
  4. Entering Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport and Base Amenities
  5. Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel
  6. Where Should I Live Near Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport?
  7. Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Schools
  8. Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Weather
  9. Things to Do Near Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport

Where Is Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport?

4902 Marvin Shields Blvd
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 871-2555

NCBC Gulfport Base Map

NCBC Gulfport Base Map

Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Directions

Getting to and from NCBC Gulfport is super easy given its location on the Mississippi coast. Route 90 runs right along the ocean and the I-10 is just north of the city, so getting anywhere in the country by car is no trouble. And the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is just a few miles from base as well.

Driving Directions

From Biloxi
  1. Head west on Howard Ave toward Main St
  2. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Main St
  3. Turn right onto US-90 W/Beach Blvd
  4. After 13.9 miles turn right onto Broad Ave
  5. In 1.2 miles turn right onto Marvin Shields Blvd
  6. The base entrance will be on the left
From Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
  1. Follow Airport Rd to US 49 S
  2. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto US 49 S
  3. Continue on 25th St/Pass Rd
  4. Take Olson Ave and 7th St to Marvin Shields Blvd
  5. Base entrance will be on the left

Amtrak

There is an Amtrak station in Biloxi, however it is currently out of service and has been since Hurricane Katrina caused widespread damage throughout the region in 2005.

Greyhound

The Greyhound station in Biloxi is a convenient and easy way to get anywhere in the country via their extensive bus lines.

Biloxi Greyhound Station
820 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone: 1 (228) 436-4335

Coast Transit Authority

Public transportation around the Biloxi and Gulfport region is handled by the CTA. Their extensive network of bus lines throughout the Mississippi coastal region makes it extremely convenient to get from the NCBC to anywhere else in the area.

Flights to NCBC Gulfport

Nearby Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport offers flights to many major airports and hubs within the United States. So while you won’t be able to fly direct to or from many places, it’s not much trouble to get where you need to go from here.

4035 Airport Rd
Gulfport, MS 39503

Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Transportation Office

Personnel Support Detachment
Building: 118
4801 Marvin Shields Blvd.
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 871-2839
Hours: Monday through Friday 0730 to 1600

Entering Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport and Base Amenities

Entering Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport and Base Amenities

Individuals without proper military or DoD identification will need a sponsor in order to get a base pass. Contact the Pass and ID office to begin the process of getting base access for someone you wish to sponsor.

Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel

All incoming personnel arriving during normal duty hours must report directly to their specific command with their orders, personnel and medical files, and any other necessary paperwork. If reporting after hours, call the base quarterdeck at 1 (228) 871-2555 for instructions.

NCBC Gulfport Visitor Center

4902 Marvin Shields Blvd
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 871-2555
Hours:

  • Monday through Friday – 0800 to 1500
  • Saturday – 0800 to 1300
  • Sunday – CLOSED

DEERS NCBC Gulfport

All appointments for DEERS and ID meetings and issuings must be made online through the web scheduler.

NCBC Gulfport Personnel Support Detachment ID Cards Section
Building 118
4801 Marvin Shields Blvd.
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 871-2839
Hours: Monday through Friday 0730 – 1600

NCBC Gulfport Gate Hours

  • Pass Road: 24/7
  • Broad Avenue: Monday through Friday 0500 – 1700, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 0900 – 1500
  • 28th Street: Monday through Friday 0530 – 2100, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 0900 – 1500

Gulfport Commissary

Building 7
2401 John Paul Jones Ave
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 871-2039, Ext. 2999

Gulfport Commissary Hours

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 0900 – 1900
  • Wednesday & Saturday: 0800 – 1700
  • Friday: 0900 – 1800
  • Sunday: 1100 – 1800

NCBC Gulfport Exchange

Building 448
5303 CBC 2nd Street
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 864-1514

NCBC Gulfport Exchange Hours

  • Monday through Saturday 0900 – 2100
  • Sunday 1100 – 1900

NCBC Gulfport Barber Shops

NCBC Gulfport Barber Shops

The barber shop on the NCBC is located within the Navy Exchange.

NCBC Gulfport Barber Shop
Building 448
5303 CBC 2nd Street
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 863-4820

NCBC Gulfport Barber Shop Hours

  • Monday through Saturday – 0800 – 0600
  • Sunday – 1000 – 1700

NCBC Gulfport Post Office

NCBC Post Office and Official Mail Center
5301 Bainbridge Ave
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 871-2258

NCBC Gulfport Post Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0800 – 1300 and 1330 – 1500
  • Saturday – 0900 – 1300
  • Sunday – CLOSED

Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Finance Office

NCBC Gulfport Personnel Support Detachment Fiscal Office
Building 118
4801 Marvin Shields Blvd.
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 871-2794

NCBC Gulfport Personnel Support Detachment Fiscal Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday 0730 – 1600

Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Legal Office

Building 30
5301 Snead Street
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 871-2626

NCBC Gulfport Legal Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday 0800 – 1600

NCBC Gulfport Library

There is no library on NCBC Gulfport.

Hotels Near NCBC Gulfport

Hotels Near NCBC Gulfport

It’s proximity to scenic beaches means NCBC Gulfport is in an area with a lot of tourism. So there are lots and lots of nearby hotels to choose from if you need some temporary housing. Here are five of the closest.

Hilton Garden Inn Gulfport Airport
14108 Airport Rd
Gulfport, MS 39503
Phone: 1 (228) 863-4996

Days Inn by Wyndham Gulfport
15250 Poole St
Gulfport, MS 39503
Phone: 1 (228) 284-3448

Comfort Suites Gulfport
9121 US 49
Gulfport, MS 39503
Phone: 1 (228) 206-6446

Wingate Beach Hotel
4302 W Beach Blvd
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 214-0010

WoodSpring Suites Gulfport
8420 US 49
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 214-4228

Where Should I Live Near Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport?

Where Should I Live Near Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport?

Cities Near Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport

The base sits within the city of Gulfport, which is the second largest in the state of Mississippi. Nearly 70,000 people live in the city proper and nearly half a million live in the wider Gulfport metro area. Gulfport is also next to the city of Biloxi, itself home to over 40,000 people. As a coastal region, both cities are known for their lovely beaches. And given that Gulfport’s known as the city “Where Your Ship Comes in,” so it’s no wonder there’s a US Navy base here.

Best Places to Live Near Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport

Gulfport

One of the two county seats of Harrison County, Gulfport is a thriving and diverse city built first as a seaport and now boasting a massive tourist industry. Essentially one big beach town, life in Gulfport means beautiful beaches and all the fun aquatic activities life by the sea allows.

Biloxi

The other county seat of Harrison County, Biloxi sits just east of Gulfport. Currently the fifth largest city in Mississippi, the city is known for its lovely beaches (just like Gulfport) and the many large casinos adjacent to said beaches. It’s also home to Keesler Air Force Base, a major installation of the US Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command.

Look for NCBC Gulfport homes and apartments for rent or sale at AHRN.com

Hot Tip: Look for NCBC Gulfport homes and apartments for rent or sale, and find BAH, PCS, TLA & ETS military housing information at AHRN.com.

NCBC Gulfport Schools

NCBC Gulfport Schools

There are no schools on NCBC Gulfport, but the base’s location in a major metropolitan area means your children have access to a lot of public and private schools in the region. Between Harrison County and the two neighboring ones (Jackson and Hancock) there are 110 schools across 11 districts for kids of all ages. Reach out to the base school liaison officer for more information on where your student can attend school.

NCBC Gulfport School Liaison Officer
Building: 352
1706 Bainbridge Avenue
Gulfport, MS. 39531
Phone: 228-871-2117

NCBC Gulfport Weather

NCBC Gulfport Weather

The Mississippi coastal region is in a humid subtropical climate. So you can expect long, humid summers and short, mild winters. There’s also a decent amount of precipitation year-round, though it’s rarely ever snow. The region is also one that sees a lot of extreme weather during the Atlantic hurricane season which generally falls between May and November. So be prepared for major storms and the possibility that you may be asked to evacuate the area.

To find out more in-depth weather information visit our blog NCBC Weather: What To Expect When Moving Here.

NCBC Gulfport Things to Do

NCBC Gulfport Things to Do

The beautiful, sandy beaches and multiple large casinos in the Gulfport-Biloxi area offer plenty of fun activities and excitement just a short way from base. Aquatic activities, from swimming to sailing, are just steps from wherever in the area you choose to live. And the base MWR offers great events and options both on base and off, so check their website regularly to find out what’s going on.

Conclusion

Moving to a new base, whether it’s for a short TDY stint or a full PCS move, is never easy. But a tour at the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport, Mississippi is a great opportunity to work at an important installation in a beautiful part of the country. And we hope this guide makes the process of moving there a little less stressful.

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