In order to make a clinical counseling appointment at all FFSC San Diego area, call CNRSW Centralized Scheduling at 1-866-923-6478. Childcare in San Diego is a hot commodity. Our best recommendation is to register for childcare as soon as you have orders to San Diego. There are two types of Navy Sponsored Child Care available in the San Diego area. The first option is the on-base child care facilities or Child Development Centers (CDC), however, these facilities are not located at all area installations. Second option is the Navy's network of in-home child care providers, who are licensed and regulated by the CDC as well as the State of California. To check availability, please visit website. For more childcare information please see the Childcare section.
Defense Switched Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense. Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location.
In order to place a call using DSN the caller must be using a DSN-capable military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from/to CONUS installations as well as Alaska and Hawaii it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. The DSN area code is required when dialing to/from overseas locations.
In order to support the Fleet, Fighter and Family, our goal is to provide the highest quality base operating support and quality of life services to U.S. Navy operating forces and other assigned and visiting activities. We seek to provide the right support, at the right time, in the right amount, enabling operating forces to produce the right level of combat readiness.
To serve as the Navy's "West Coast Quarterdeck" by directing and delivering base operating support programs and services that exceed customer expectations and contribute to the operational readiness of both ashore and afloat commands at Naval Base Coronado.
Naval Base Coronado supports the Navy's mission and drive for increased combat readiness by providing complementary and effective infrastructure in the form of runways, piers, training ranges, and facilities to Fleet operating forces, while simultaneously delivering exceptional quality of life and wellness services for our Sailors and our families.
The Navy first set up camp on Coronado as early as 1911, but North Island was not commissioned as a naval air station until 1917. The station, which was originally called the Naval Air Station, San Diego until 1955; was granted official recognition as the "Birthplace of Naval Aviation" by a resolution of the House Armed Services Committee on August 15, 1963.
During World War II, North Island was a major continental U.S. base supporting the operating forces in the Pacific. The City of Coronado became home to most of the aircraft factory workers and dependents of the mammoth base, which was operating around the clock.
Naval Base Coronado (NBC):
Established in 1997, 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, to the La Posta Mountain Warfare Training Facility, located sixty miles east of San Diego.
Those facilities include:
Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI)
Naval Amphibious Base Coronado (NAB)
Naval Outlying Landing Field, Imperial Beach (NOLF)
Naval Auxiliary Landing Field, San Clemente Island (NALF SCI)
Silver Strand Training Complex (SSTC) - Coastal Campus
Camp Michael Monsoor (CMM)
Camp Morena (CM)
Remote Training Site, Warner Springs (SERE)
These eight installations span more than 57,000 acres and employ over 36,000 military and civilian personnel, making NBC the largest command in the Southwest Region with over 30% of the Region’s total workforce.
For more information, please visit Naval Base Coronado's homepage: Naval Base Coronado
Naval Base Coronado is located in Coronado, California - one of the most unique and beautiful beachfront cities in the world. Coronado, also known as the Crown City, lies between San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It is linked to San Diego by the San Diego–Coronado Bay Bridge. Coronado is located just minutes from San Diego, a military town, which has a higher cost of living than most cities in America but is also known as "America's Finest City."
Measuring only 32.5 square miles with only 7.8 square miles being land, this enchanted island has it all: beaches, parks, numerous recreational activities, atmospheric dining, highly rated schools, top notch municipal services, a wonderful climate and an ideal location.
San Diego International Airport
Typically, you will fly into the San Diego International Airport, formerly known as Lindbergh Field, which is located at 3225 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101. The airport is conveniently located three miles northwest of downtown San Diego and approximately 9 miles from Naval Base Coronado.
United Services Organization
The USO airport center is reserved for Active, Guard and Reserve service members and their dependents who are in transit at the airport. Retirees with appropriate DoD ID card will be allowed in on a space available basis at the discretion of the staff on duty. Please be prepared to show your boarding pass or proof of same day travel.
The USO office is located outside of Terminal 2 at the San Diego International Airport (3705 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101). Please contact the USO directly prior to arrival for the most up-to-date information on services and discounted shuttles to the main gate of the installations. Advanced reservations may be required.
USO Contact Information: 619-296-3192 or visit their website.
At the Airport
San Diego International Airport has three free shuttles to get you where need to go at the airport:
Terminal Loop Shuttle – runs between Terminals 1 and 2 daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
San Diego Flyer – runs between SAN and the Old Town Transit Center daily from 4:45 to 12:30 a.m.
Rental Car Center Shuttle – runs between SAN and the Rental Car Center 24 hours per day, every day.
Leaving the Airport
Check with your command to see if a duty driver or your Command Sponsor can provide transportation. If your command is unavailable, other shuttle services are available at the Transportation Plazas across from Terminals 1 and 2.
If you need a taxi, simply follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas. It is important that you negotiate the rate for the total cost before you get into the taxi and ask to see the driver's base access pass.
Ride Share services like Uber and Lyft also have drop-off locations at the Naval Base Coronado’s Visitor's Center (619-545-5046).
Designated Ride Share passenger pickup locations at the airport are listed below:
Terminal 1: Travelers will exit baggage claim, use the new pedestrian crosswalk, with a traffic light to provide access to Ground Transportation resources (VFH, Courtesy, Taxis, Rideshare and RCC). See signage for assistance.
Terminal 2: Upon exiting baggage claim, use main crosswalk to Transportation Plaza. Ridesharing pick-up is in the second lane on the right. See signage for assistance.
Local Buses or Trollies
The Metro Transit System travels to and from the airport and downtown San Diego, which can connect you to the trolley, train and other bus stops. For more information on the Metropolitan Transit System, call 619-233-3004 or visit their website. The San Diego Trolley also serves the San Diego Region and is an excellent form of transportation for day-to-day travel to the base. Review the transportation section for more information.
If you choose, visit the San Diego commuter website to plan which methods of public transportation you will use from the airport to your destination.
If you have questions regarding your upcoming visit to the San Diego International Airport, assistance is available at these volunteer staffed information centers:
619-400-2261 OR 619-400-2263
Terminal 2 (Carousels 1-6)
619-400-2262 OR 619-400-2264
Naval Base Coronado Installation Addresses:
Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI): 300 Alameda Blvd., Coronado, CA 92118
Naval Amphibious Base (NAB): 3632 Tulagi Rd Coronado, CA 92118
Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach (NOLF): 1498 13th St, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
San Clemente (NALF SCI) is the southernmost Channel Island; it lies 55 nautical miles (nm) south of Long Beach and 68 nm west of San Diego.
Silver Strand Training Complex (SSTC): 560 Silver Strand Blvd Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Camp Michael Monsoor (CMM): 2150 La Posta Rd Campo, CA 91906
Camp Morena (CM): 3080 Buckman Springs Rd Campo, CA 91906
Remote Training Site, Warner Springs (SERE): 34567 CA-79 Warner Springs, CA 92086
Traveling from the North:
Take I-5 South
Take Exit 14A to merge onto CA-75 South toward Coronado
Cross the Coronado Bridge and stay on Third Street
To Naval Air Station North Island:
Continue straight on Third Street by crossing the intersection at Orange Avenue
The NB Coronado (North Island) Main Gate is located at the intersection of Third and Alameda Blvd.
To Naval Amphibious Base:
Turn left onto Orange Avenue (approximately 1/2 mile)
Orange Avenue turns into Highway 75 (also known as "The Strand" or "Silver Strand")
Continue past the Hotel Del Coronado, large hotel with a red roof
Turn left onto Tarawa Road and enter gate on left.
Traveling from the South:
Take I-5 North
Take Exit 14A to merge onto CA-75 South toward Coronado
The NB Coronado (North Island) Main Gate is located at the Intersection of Third and Alameda Blvd.
If you need further assistance locating other Naval Base Coronado Installations, please call the Naval Base Coronado Quarterdeck at 619-545-8123.
Entering the Main Gates
All visitors are required to enter the base via the Main Gate. The following basic rules apply: proceed directly to the Main Gate and be prepared to stop and provide a U.S. Department of Defense identification card. For more information regarding base access, please contact the Naval Base Coronado’s Visitor’s Center at 619-545-5046.
Base security can assist you toward your destination or simply ask for the nearest base directory.
Naval Air Station North Island does offer shuttle service. For more up to date information, shuttle routes, and further questions, please contact the Naval Base Coronado NAVFAC Transportation Office at 619-545-8425/619-545-8429.
Transportation Incentive Program (TIP)
The Department of the Navy (DON) implemented the Transportation Incentive Program (TIP) for DON employees to help reduce their daily contribution to traffic congestion and air pollution, as well as expand their commuting alternatives. Please visit the the website for more information or to complete an application.