Ventura County is home to several significant military installations and operations areas. These facilities are not
only critical to the nation’s defense, but also provide significant economic benefits and land use challenges. The
locations of military installations are described and illustrated in section 3.10, “Military Institutions and
Installations,” of the Background Report.
Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) consists of three operating facilities – Point Mugu, Port Hueneme, and San
Nicolas Island – that encompass a diverse set of specialties, including three warfare centers (Naval Air Warfare
Center – Weapons Division, Naval Surface Water Center – Port Hueneme Division, and Naval Facilities
Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center). NBVC is also home to deployable units, including the Pacific
Seabees and the West Coast E-2 Hawkeyes. The 204-acre Channel Islands Air National GuardStation is located
adjacent to Naval Base Ventura County-Point Mugu. Additionally, the Instrument Route-200 (IR-200) military
training route passes through Ventura County connecting the Point Mugu Sea Range and the Naval Air Weapons
Station (NAWS) China Lake.
Compatibility between military installations, adjacent land uses, and local communities is essential to protect
military missions, the health of local economies and industries, and the quality of life for county residents. In order
to achieve compatibility, the military and local governments must be collaborative and cooperative in their
planning efforts. The policies in this section are intended to support that collaboration.
Further information on Military Compatibility can be found in Chapter 7, Hazards and Safety Element and in these documents:
Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) report for Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu
Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Joint Land Use Study (JLUS)