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.
Naval Base Ventura County consists of three main 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. Smaller sites used for communications and supporting services are also located in the county, but outside the main operating facilities. The 204-acre Channel Islands Air National Guard Station 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 2, Land Use 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)