San Clemente Island has state-of-the-art barracks that consist of 44 two-person apartments per building that houses permanent party military members.
The buildings feature energy efficient and environmentally friendly designs with solar electricity and wind power generators designed to make life as comfortable as possible for the Sailors and civilians who are residing on the remote island.
“With these forward-thinking designs, we are not only reaffirming our commitment to renewable, self-sustaining energy solutions, but also enhancing the quality of lives of our Sailors here on San Clemente Island,” said Capt. Gary A. Mayes, commanding officer of Naval Base Coronado. “Making this project even more significant is that it offers sustainable features such as a wastewater treatment plant. This is all moving us toward the goal of reducing our energy consumption by 35 percent by 2015.”
San Clemente Island is located approximately 70 miles west of San Diego. The range facility is home to 300 military and civilian personnel. The facility provides training for naval surface fire support, air to ground tactics and special operations.