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Navy Announces Release of Draft Environmental Assessment for MQ-25A Stingray Home Basing

Navy Announces Release of Draft Environmental Assessment for MQ-25A Stingray Home Basing

The Navy is proposing to home base a new Carrier-based Unmanned Air System at Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu, California. This system is known as the MQ-25A Stingray. The Stingray will serve as a tanker capable of refueling aircraft in flight. The Stingray will also be capable of conducting intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance […]

Navy and Ventura County Enter into a Cost-Saving Support Agreement

Navy and Ventura County Enter into a Cost-Saving Support Agreement

An intergovernmental support agreement (IGSA) signed today by Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) and the County of Ventura is expected to save government money, increase Navy operational efficiencies, and help ensure the long-term sustainability of the local Navy installation.  The IGSA is an on-going program with Ventura County Public Works Roads and Transportation (VCPWA-RT) to […]

Local Navy Receives STEM Funding for Ventura County Robotics Competition

Local Navy Receives STEM Funding for Ventura County Robotics Competition

NAVFAC EXWC awarded $13.5k for FY21 K-12 STEM robotics programs across Ventura County PORT HUENEME, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2020) – Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) has received over $13.5k from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering Laboratories and Personnel to fund fiscal year 2021 For Inspiration […]

Local Navy Now Offering Tri-County Scholars College Scholarships

Local Navy Now Offering Tri-County Scholars College Scholarships

Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) is honored to become the newest science, mathematics and research for transformation (SMART) sponsored facility, offering scholarships to academics currently studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Established as a concentrated effort to enhance the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce, the SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program allows […]

Navy Announces Environmental Impact Statement Public Comment Period

Navy Announces Environmental Impact Statement Public Comment Period

San Diego, CA — The U.S. Navy has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) to assess potential environmental consequences associated with continuing military readiness activities and proposed increases in research, development, acquisition, testing, and evaluation (referred to as “testing”) and training activities in the Point Mugu Sea Range. These activities are […]

Navy’s Only Directed Energy Lab on a Sea Test Range Breaks Ground at NBVC Point Mugu

Navy’s Only Directed Energy Lab on a Sea Test Range Breaks Ground at NBVC Point Mugu

By Carol Lawrence | NSWC Port Hueneme Division   NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY POINT MUGU, Calif.  Demonstrating that Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) remains open for business despite the global pandemic, Navy leaders and private contractors broke ground Tuesday, May 5 at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC)’s Point Mugu for what will become the fleet’s only dedicated […]

Navy Survey to Address Privatized Housing Issues  

Navy Survey to Address Privatized Housing Issues   

Ventura County, Calif., Mar. 29, 2019 – As a result of recent concerns of sub-standard privatized housing conditions across the military branches, Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson has directed an “out of cycle” housing survey be given to all Sailors currently living in the housing. The intent of the survey, which will be conducted […]

US Military Branches Celebrate Black Friday in the Way that Only They Can

US Military Branches Celebrate Black Friday in the Way that Only They Can

Scott Morefield | Reporter   When it comes to Black Friday, it’s pretty much business as usual for the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. But that didn’t stop social media managers from the Army, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard from posting their own unique takes on the day after Thanksgiving’s activities. […]

United States Service Academy Information Night | What’s In Your Future?

United States Service Academy Information Night | What’s In Your Future?

Do you know a student in Ventura County interested in attending a U.S. service academy? I am hosting a Service Academy Information Night on Thursday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ventura High School Cafeteria (2 N. Catalina Street, Ventura, CA 93001) to help students and their families learn more about attending a service academy and the Congressional […]

Museum Lecture Series Presents “The Navy at Point Mugu From 1945”

Museum Lecture Series Presents “The Navy at Point Mugu From 1945”

Ventura, Calif.— From World War II through the Cold War to today’s  global operations, Robert Warnagieris, Ed.D., former executive director of the Pacific Missile Test Center at Point Mugu, presents The Navy at Point Mugu From 1945 as the topic of the upcoming “Speaking of Ventura County” lecture series, 1 to 2:30 p.m., April 10, […]

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