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Road Trip: Naval Base Coronado, California
Naval Base Coronado (NBC) is a consolidated Navy installation encompassing eight military facilities stretching from San Clemente Island, located seventy miles west of San Diego, California, to the La Posta Mountain Warfare Training Facility and Camp Morena, located sixty miles east of San Diego.
In 1997, Naval Base Coronado was created, incorporating seven separate Naval installations under one Commanding Officer. Those facilities include: Naval Air Station North Island; Naval Amphibious Base Coronado; Outlying Field Imperial Beach; Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island; Silver Strand Training Complex, formerly known as the Naval Radio Receiving Facility, La Posta Mountain Warfare Training Facility; and the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Facility, Warner Springs.
These seven facilities encompass more than 57,000 acres and make NBC the largest command in the southwest region of the U.S.
The following bases are part of Naval Base Coronado
Naval Air Station North Island
Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) is located at the north end of Coronado Island in San Diego Bay and is the home port of several aircraft carriers of the United States Navy. It is part of the largest aerospace-industrial complex in the United States Navy, the 57,000-acre ( Naval Base Coronado in San Diego County, California.
Naval Amphibious Base Coronado
Naval Amphibious Base Coronado (NAB) is a major shore command, supporting 27 tenant commands, and is the West Coast focal point for special and expeditionary warfare training and operations. The on base population is 5,000 military personnel and 7,000 students and reservists.
Outlying Field Imperial Beach
Outlying Field Imperial Beach (OFIB) is a facility for helicopters, situated on 1,204 acres approximately 14 miles south of San Diego and within the city limits of Imperial Beach, California. It is known as "The Helicopter Capital of the World".
Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island
Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island (SCI), also known as Frederick Sherman Field, is a military airport located on San Clemente Island.
Silver Strand Training Complex
Silver Strand Training Complex (SSTC) located between Imperial Beach and Coronado is the premier training facility for the U.S. Military special forces.
La Posta Mountain Warfare Training Facility
La Posta Mountain Warfare Training Facility (MWTF) located 50 miles east of San Diego, near the city of Campo, in San Diego County, is a 1,063 acres training facility used by the Naval Special Warfare Center.
Learn More About Naval Base Coronado HERE!
The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world's finest collections of historic ships, including the world's oldest active ship Star of India.
Founded in 1948, the museum grew out of the earlier efforts of a group of local historians and maritime enthusiasts who acquired the sailing ship Star of India in 1927. Now fully restored, the Star of India is maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers and skilled craftsmen and sailed at least once a year.
The museums collection also includes the 1898 steam ferry Berkeley, the 1904 steam yacht Medea, the 1914 Pilot, the states official tall ship Californian-a replica of a mid 19th century revenue cutter, the H.M.S Surprise, a magnificent replica of an 18th century Royal Navy frigate featured in the award winning film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. and the USS Dolphin a treasure of technology and research and a former US Navy research submarine.
Visit The San Diego Maritime Museum HERE!
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