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China Lake Quarterdeck
1 Administration Circle
China Lake, CA 93555
When you arrive at your new installation, you’ll need to follow installation-specific procedures. Each installation and service handles in-processing differently. Here, you can find installation-specific guidelines and a list of documents to bring with you when checking- in. Reach out to the contacts provided if you have specific questions.
At China Lake, the main gate is easily accessible from State Highway 178, State Highway 14 and Highway 395. Like any other command in the Navy, you have the responsibility of letting your command and your sponsor know you have arrived. Military personnel should initially check in at the Quarterdeck, which is located in the Headquarters Building 1 at the northeast corner of Knox Road and Blandy Avenue. The Quarterdeck, 760-939-2303, staff can give further instructions to complete the check-in process. If it is after hours and the Quarterdeck is closed, call the CDO 760-608-7004. For further information, you can visit the NAWS China Lake public website at https://www.CNIC.Navy.mil/ChinaLake/
Be sure to call your family members and let them know you arrived safely.
Your spouse may benefit from knowing the contact information for the Fleet and Family Support Center and the Morale Welfare and Recreation Program:
These are geared to inform you and your family about military life, the installation, and the local community. You can contact the Fleet and Family Support Center for further information.
China Lake Badge
After you have checked in, you will be informed of the China Lake badge process. This badge is very important to you and should be safeguarded with the same care as your driver's license or any other important document. It must not be left unattended where an unauthorized person could obtain it (in your vehicle, for instance). Pass and ID office 760-939-3160, CAC Card office 760-939-4707 or 760-939-3315
Vehicle on Base
You must be able to show proof of the following: vehicle registration, insurance, and a Department of Motor Vehicle driver's license at any time.
What to do if you Get Married Enroute
If you get married before you PCS, you must inform your commander and follow the procedures exactly as you are given them. The Military will not pay for travel and housing of your spouse if you do not follow proper procedures.
If will have questions regarding fire arms please contact the Watch Command at 760-939-3172.
A sponsor is someone from your new command who is assigned to assist you and your family with settling into your new location. A sponsor is assigned through your gaining unit.
A sponsor's duties include:
If you have been assigned a sponsor, or have not been contacted as of yet, you may request one by contacting the commander of your new unit.
Or you may contact the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) at 760-939-4545 or DSN 312-437-4545 for further sponsorship information.