20 May 2013

Where is Naval Base San Diego? - San Diego, California

San Diego, California-The USS Makin Island departs San Diego

Where is Naval Base San Diego? - About San Diego, California

Naval Base San Diego is located in southern California in the city of San Diego. The base has rooms to accommodate 4,000 men and women in modern barracks with new state of the art residential towers. Having a population of over 1.3 million, the city of San Diego is the eighth largest city in the United States and the second largest in California. San Diego is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the U.S. Navy, and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. With great beaches and a warm climate, San Diego attracts many tourists each year. Its Spanish heritage is reflected in much of the city as it is also next to the Mexican American border. Companies such as Qualcomm, Petco, Leap and Sempra have their headquarters in the city. With high house prices in the city, many people move to adjacent Riverside County.

Major Units at Naval Base San Diego

Home to much of the Navy in the Pacific, Naval Base San Diego is home to units including:

  • COMNAVSURFPAC - Naval Surface Forces Pacific, Commander, US Pacific Fleet
  • CNAFR - Naval Air Force Reserve, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces
  • NMAWC - Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Command
  • TACGRU 1 - Tactical Air Control Group 1
  • ESG THREE - Expeditionary Strike Group 3

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History of Naval Base San Diego

In 1918, the nearly 1000 acres which are now occupied by Naval Base San Diego used to be owned by a group of ship building companies named Emergency Fleet Corporation and Pacific Marine Construction. However, when the company started to lose money, it was able to return the land to the City of San Diego which was eventually acquired by the United States Navy. On February 23, 1922, the base was approved by General Order 78 which offically established the facility as a US destroyer base. In its first few year, the base expanded as it built repair facilities, radio and torpedo schools, and more shops. The base expanded during World War Two, adding more fleet training schools and preformed conversion, maintenance and battle damage repair to over 5100 ships. By the 1990s, Naval Base San Diego became the home port of the US Pacific Fleet. As it has had multiple names over the years, Naval Base San Diego is also called 32nd Street Naval Station by the local community, sailors, and veterans because of the location of its main entrance. The base is now the home port of 54 ships and is the workplace for 26,000 military and civilian workers.

Naval Base San Diego-A view of the naval fleet at San Diego in 1973

Schools in San Diego, CA

Most of the schools in the city are managed by the San Diego Unified School District which includes 107 elementary schools, 24 middle schools, 28 high schools, and 45 charter schools. There are also many private schools in the area. According the US census data on number of people over 25 with bachelor's degrees, San Diego is the ninth most educated city in the country. There are numerous colleges in the city including universities like San Diego State University, University of California - San Diego, and University of San Diego.

San Diego, California

Attractions - What to do in San Diego, CA

San Diego is home to numerous museums including the 
San Diego Museum of Art and the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum featuring the USS Midway as well as the renowned San Diego Zoo. San Diego has an NFL team, the Chargers, and an MLB team, the Padres. As always, people can enjoy the beautiful beaches and swim in the Pacific Ocean. One can head to La Jolla Cove and view  a magnificent sunset or walk through San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter to view turn of the century Victorian architecture.


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