As the Navy’s premier Pacific Fleet surface force installation, Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) provides comprehensive fleet support for 54 home ported ships and over 150 tenant commands. NBSD is comprised of the main Naval Base on the San Diego Bay, as well as the Broadway Complex, which serves as the headquarters for Navy Region Southwest; the Naval Medical Center San Diego complex; which serves as the home for the Bob Wilson Naval Hospital and Naval Medicine West; and the Admiral Baker Golf Course and Recreation Center, which serves the recreational needs of Sailors, family members and retirees throughout the region. The base also oversees 18 housing areas, including the large Murphy Canyon housing complex, which provides more than 4,900 homes for Navy families.
Naval units based at NBSD have played a major role in the Global War on Terrorism and the Navy’s efforts to relieve suffering and build partnerships through disaster relief and humanitarian outreach deployments. Many of the ships stationed at NBSD, including the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), have taken part in disaster relief missions and conducted humanitarian missions such as Pacific Partnership and Continuing Promise. NBSD has served as an ambassador for the Navy and nation, hosting successful port visits with ships from various countries. Since it was established by the Acting Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt Jr. in 1922, the base has undergone four name changes, but its mission has remained the same: to support the fleet, fighter and family.
In response to the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review, which called for the shifting of naval forces to the Pacific area of operations, NBSD will gain additional ships over the next decade. In 2010, NBSD was proud to become the home port for the Navy’s first Littoral Combat Ship, USS Freedom (LCS 1) and received USS Independence (LCS 2) in 2011.
Always dedicated to providing the greatest possible shore support, NBSD is on the vanguard of quality of life initiatives for the Navy. NBSD is home to the U.S. Navy’s first public private venture (PPV) Bachelor Housing project, Pacific Beacon. Pacific Beacon includes apartment-style living quarters with resort-style amenities for single Sailors assigned to NBSD and supporting units. By nearly doubling the amount of living quarters available on the base, Pacific Beacon is redefining quality of life for single Sailors.
Respectful of the natural beauty of San Diego, NBSD continues to emphasize protecting our environment and conserving our energy. The base employs a permanent booming system around the piers and every ship in port to contain inadvertent oil spills. A Port Operations Facility Response Team is available to respond 24/7 to minimize environmental damage from such incidents.
In 2013, the Navy Region Southwest recycling center, located on NBSD, diverted 55% of municipal solid waste saving an estimated $944,000 in landfill costs. The recycling center was named the City of San Diego's Recycler of the Year in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 for diverting construction debris from the city landfill and for its large scale recycling efforts overall. The City of San Diego models its construction demolition debris program after the Navy’s recycling program.
NBSD has also conserved one of our most precious resources by saving an estimated 10 million gallons of water a year by installing artificial turf, smart irrigation and xeriscape projects in addition to installing low flow urinals, showerheads and promoting efficient use of water to Sailors and commands. Efforts to ensure water is used most efficiently on base are continually being implemented. Naval Base San Diego is leading the way in the military’s broader initiative to reduce water usage by 16% by 2015.
The base is also responsible for starting new innovative events such as an electronic waste recycling event and hazardous waste turn-in event. These convenient events assisted commands in properly and safely disposing and/or recycling old, unwanted material.
NBSD is engaged in the local community by working with city leaders in San Diego’s Barrio Logan community and National City to ensure the concerns of the community are heard and respected. While providing outstanding support to the Fleet, Fighter and Family, Naval Base San Diego is a good neighbor and valued member of the national defense establishment and the local community.
Naval Base San Diego Installations
· Naval Base San Diego
Base Operator: (619) 556-1011
· Broadway Complex (Headquarters for Commander, Navy Region Southwest)
Base Operator: (619) 532-1011
· Naval Medical Center San Diego
Quarterdeck: (619) 532-6400
· Admiral Baker Recreation Area
Golf Course: (619) 487-0090