Activite Duty Military in San Diego County
Source: SDMAC Report 2008
Navy Special Warfare Command & SPAWAR Systems Center
The Navy's chief engineer for the development, production, installation and maintenance of Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence systems.
Active Duty Military: 1,557
Naval Medical Center San Diego
This center is comprised of the main hospital, 11 primary care clinics extending from San Clemente Island to El Centro, and 10 dental clinics. It serves more than 250,000 beneficiaries.
Active Duty Military: 3,325
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
MCAS Miramar is home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing as well as a variety of support commands. The base encompasses approximately 15,000 acres of hilly terrain, providing a location for ground and land navigation training, fire arms ranges, nuclear, biological and chemical training, and an aircraft fire rescue training site.
Active Duty Military: 9,095
Camp Pendleton Marine Base
Camp Pendleton occupies 125,000 acres on the northern border of San Diego County. Approximately 90 percent of the land is undeveloped, providing a natural environment for air and ground training.
Active Duty Military: 38,831
Camp Pendleton Air Station
Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton is a major helicopter base for the 3rd Marine Air Wing. Two-thirds of the U.S. Marine Corps inventory of helicopters is located here.
Active Duty Military: 4,750
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
More than 20,000 recruits are transformed into Marines annually at this base. During the 12-week course, recruits tackle physical challenges, learn martial arts skills, complete weapons qualification, undergo field training, and conquer the Crucible -- a capstone event that requires recruits to work together as teams to complete the 54-hour event.
Active Duty Military: 1,368
Naval Base Coronado
The primary function of the Naval Base Coronado is to support the U.S. Pacific Fleet, other operating forces, and more than 140 tenant commands. It's the fleet's logistics hub in the West, and home to nuclear power aircraft carriers.
Active Duty Military: 20,970
Naval Base Point Loma
This base hosts some of the nation's premier research centers for communications and weapons technology, including the Mine Warfare and Anti-submarine warfare Command, the Third Fleet Headquarters, and the Naval Submarine Base.
Active Duty Military: 4,246
Naval Base San Diego
Naval Base San Diego provides comprehensive fleet support for 53 ships and more than 120 tenant commands, utilizing the services or products of more than 1,800 contractors.
Active Duty Military: 20,989