A Look at Naval Base Ventura County, By Lloyd G. LeCain

October 18, 2012

Comprising the functioning naval facilities Point Mugu, San Nicolas Island, and Port Hueneme, Naval Base Ventura County is located in a valuable spot in Southern California. Starting as a temporary depot during World War II, it was originally used to train the newly developed Seabees, the Navy’s Construction Battalion. Throughout the war, it served as the home to the Naval Construction Battalion Center and to the Naval Air Missile Test Center. The Korean War saw an increase in activity at Naval Base Ventura County as most of the Navy’s supplies traveled through it.

Today, Naval Base Ventura County provides shore services to those in the Sea Services. Its facilities contain air and port operations as well as legal, public affairs, safety, training, and emergency management services. Additionally, the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, the second-oldest official Navy museum, sits on its premises.

About the Author:

Currently the Chief Executive Officer of Executive Concepts in Washington, D.C., Lloyd G. LeCain spent more than three decades in the Navy and the Naval Reserves before retiring as a captain. Recently, Naval Base Ventura County dedicated a classroom to him at its Naval Readiness Center.

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