NAVAL CONSTRUCTION BATTALION CENTER GULFPORT: IN-DEPTH WELCOME GUIDE
IntroductionWelcome 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.
- Where Is Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport?
- Google Map View
- Getting There–Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Directions
- Entering Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport and Base Amenities
- Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel
- Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Visitor Center
- Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport DEERS Office
- Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Gate Hours
- Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Commissary
- Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Exchange
- Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Barber Shops
- Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Post Office
- Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Finance Office
- Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Legal Office
- Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Library
- Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Hotels
- Where Should I Live Near Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport?
- Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Schools
- Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Weather
- 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
Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport DirectionsGetting 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.
- Head west on Howard Ave toward Main St
- Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Main St
- Turn right onto US-90 W/Beach Blvd
- After 13.9 miles turn right onto Broad Ave
- In 1.2 miles turn right onto Marvin Shields Blvd
- The base entrance will be on the left
From Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
- Follow Airport Rd to US 49 S
- Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto US 49 S
- Continue on 25th St/Pass Rd
- Take Olson Ave and 7th St to Marvin Shields Blvd
- Base entrance will be on the left
AmtrakThere 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.
GreyhoundThe Greyhound station in Biloxi is a convenient and easy way to get anywhere in the country via their extensive bus lines.
Biloxi Greyhound Station820 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone: 1 (228) 436-4335
Coast Transit AuthorityPublic 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 GulfportNearby 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 DetachmentBuilding: 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 AmenitiesIndividuals 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 PersonnelAll 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 Center4902 Marvin Shields Blvd Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 871-2555
Monday through Friday- 0800 to 1500
Saturday- 0800 to 1300
DEERS NCBC GulfportAll appointments for DEERS and ID meetings and issuings must be made online through the web scheduler.
NCBC Gulfport Personnel Support Detachment ID Cards SectionBuilding 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 CommissaryBuilding 7 2401 John Paul Jones Ave Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 871-2039, Ext. 2999
Gulfport Commissary Hours
Tuesday & Thursday: 0900 - 1900
Wednesday & Saturday: 0800 - 1700
Friday: 0900 - 1800
Sunday: 1100 - 1800
NCBC Gulfport ExchangeBuilding 448 5303 CBC 2nd Street Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 864-1514
NCBC Gulfport Exchange Hours
Monday through Saturday0900 - 2100
Sunday1100 - 1900
NCBC Gulfport Barber ShopsThe barber shop on the NCBC is located within the Navy Exchange.
NCBC Gulfport Barber ShopBuilding 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 Center5301 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
Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Finance Office
NCBC Gulfport Personnel Support Detachment Fiscal OfficeBuilding 118 4801 Marvin Shields Blvd. Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 871-2794
NCBC Gulfport Personnel Support Detachment Fiscal Office Hours
Monday through Friday0730 - 1600
Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Legal OfficeBuilding 30 5301 Snead Street Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 871-2626
NCBC Gulfport Legal Office Hours
Monday through Friday0800 - 1600
NCBC Gulfport LibraryThere is no library on NCBC Gulfport.
Hotels Near NCBC GulfportIt’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 Airport14108 Airport Rd Gulfport, MS 39503
Phone: 1 (228) 863-4996
Days Inn by Wyndham Gulfport15250 Poole St Gulfport, MS 39503
Phone: 1 (228) 284-3448
Comfort Suites Gulfport9121 US 49 Gulfport, MS 39503
Phone: 1 (228) 206-6446
Wingate Beach Hotel4302 W Beach Blvd Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 214-0010
WoodSpring Suites Gulfport8420 US 49 Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 1 (228) 214-4228
Where Should I Live Near Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport?If you’re considering living on base, check out the available on-base housing options. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off base.
Cities Near Naval Construction Battalion Center GulfportThe 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
GulfportOne 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.
BiloxiThe 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.
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NCBC Gulfport SchoolsThere 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 OfficerBuilding: 352 1706 Bainbridge Avenue Gulfport, MS. 39531
NCBC Gulfport WeatherThe 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 DoThe 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.
ConclusionMoving 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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