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United States Marine Corps
Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, CA 92055
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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is "The West Coast's Premier Fleet Marine Force Training Base" with the responsibility of providing housing, training facilities and logistical support for the Fleet Marine Force elements and other units assigned here. In addition, the base conducts specialized schools and other such training as the Commandant of the Marine Corps may direct.
Major commands are Marine Corps Base, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Logistics Group, elements of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and many tenant units (Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, ACU-5, Naval Hospital, the Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA), Weapons Field Training Battalion, Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook, and the Deployment Processing Command Reserve Support Unit - West). For more information please visit:https://www.pendleton.marines.mil/
San Diego County is a high-cost area, with the high cost of housing being at the top of the list. Do come financially prepared! Bring enough money to cover expenses such as food, rent deposits, and temporary lodging, whether it is on base or off base, and for which you will be reimbursed when you settle your travel claim with Disbursing. For money related issues, you can make an appointment with the Personal Financial Management Specialists at Marine & Family Programs 760-725-6098/6209 or see a budget counselor at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) 760-725-5337/7497.
Pass & ID Section:
Mainside: Pass & ID - Mainside (Bldg 130132) is open:• Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.• (Wed) - 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.They can be reached at: (760) 725-2442/2106
Wire Mountain: Pass & ID - Wire Mountain (Bldg 201017) IS CLOSED AT THIS TIME
San Onofre: Pass & ID - North (Seaside Plaza, Bldg 51093) is open:• Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.They can be reached at: (760) 763-6476/6471
Navy Pass & ID: Bldg 23194 is open:• Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. This location is by appointment only, no walk-ins allowedThey can be reached at: (760) 763-6476/6471
All Pass & ID Offices provide DEERS enrollment, identification card and base vehicle registration services. Wait time can be long at the Pass &ID offices; making an appointment can drastically cut down on your wait time. Please click here to view the paperwork requirements and frequently asked questions. You can also make appointments
Base Access Information:Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton recently implemented the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS), a new Physical Access Control System.
This new system focuses on access control procedures to ensure the protection of Active Duty personnel, residents and civilian employees. These policies are intended to help Marines accomplish their mission and keep families aboard Camp Pendleton safe, while allowing access to authorized personnel, contractor & vendors and sponsored visitors.
DoD issued ID card holders will automatically be enrolled in DBIDS after their first ID scan upon entering Camp Pendleton. DoD issued ID card holders may also sponsor visitors by using the Sponsored Visitor Request Roster.
All unescorted visitors are required to obtain a DBIDS credential/pass in order to gain authorized access to Camp Pendleton. Unescorted visitors must be sponsored or on official business. Visitors will have their identity proofed & vetted, and be issued an appropriate DBIDS credential/pass at no cost. Visitors must obtain a DBIDS credential/pass at the Camp Pendleton Visitor Center (Bldg. 20255T). Contractors & vendors on official business must obtain a DBIDS credential/pass at Base Access Control (Bldg. 41501T).
For Information, Forms, Answers to Frequently Asked Questions or to Sponsor a Visitor, please visit the Provost Marshal Office website listed above.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions:
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). 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 military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The Camp Pendleton DSN operator number is DSN 365-4111. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
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