Today, the air station resembles a small, industrial city in its operations. It has its own police and fire departments. It has large industrial complexes where commands, such as the Naval Aviation Depot, employ thousands of civilians in aircraft maintenance. The base also boasts its own parks, beaches, housing, and recreation areas.
North Island is headquarters for four major military flag officer staffs including: Commander Naval Air Forces, and supports 21 squadrons and more than 220 aircraft. Its piers are homeport to two major aircraft carriers, the USS NIMITZ(CVN 68), and the USS RONALD REAGAN(CVN 76). Additionally, the base is home to the Navy's Deep Submergence Unit. With all ships in port, the population of the station swells to more than 36,000 active duty, reserve, and civilian workers.
NAVBASE San Diego
A thoroughly modern, state-of-the-art naval facility, Naval Base San Diego is now homeport to approximately 50 ships, including 37 U.S. Navy ships, two U.S. Coast Guard cutters and various ships of the Military Sealift Command, as well as research and auxiliary vessels. Soon, the base will welcome the Navy’s newest and most advanced 21st Century fleet platforms known as Littoral Combat Ships.
The base is a workplace for approximately 40,000 military, civilian and contract personnel. Additionally, the base has rooms to house more than 4,000 men and women in modern apartment-like barracks, including newer state-of-the-art resident towers planned for construction in the near future.
NAVBASE Point Loma
Naval Base Point Loma provides shore installation support to more than 64 tenant commands with 22,000 military and civilian personnel and more than 450 unique facilities.
NAVBASE Ventura County