Relocating

Location

Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Gulfport is located in Harrison County in the city of Gulfport, Mississippi on the Gulf of Mexico. The area is pro-military and heavily populated with active duty Navy and Air Force personnel as well as Reservists and retirees. Gulfport is a medium income community and in comparison with some duty stations will be much less expensive to live. Gulfport, along with Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Long Beach, Pass Christian and Bay St. Louis, is one of the cities that line the beachfront of Mississippi. New Orleans, Louisiana is only 90 miles west.

Relocation Assistance

The Fleet & Family Support Center can help you prepare for your PCS move stateside or overseas, retiring, or separating from active duty. The Center offers a variety of services that can help you manage the financial aspects of your move, help you get settled in your new community and provide extensive information about the Mississippi Gulf Coast area. FFSC and Medical Services also offer information and assist families with special needs members. Lending Locker items are available to active duty service members on PCS orders. Families may use these items while they wait for their household goods to arrive or after they have been shipped. For more information on the Relocation Assistance Program call 228-871-3000.

 

Temporary Quarters

Navy Gateway Inns & Suites is considered priority-one lodging for all Navy TDY travelers and has 215 rooms available for personnel. Rates per day are based on rank.  Reservations can be made at any time prior to arrival. The main building is located on 5th Street and can be reached at any time by calling 228-871-2505.

The Navy Lodge, an 80 unit facility is located on 1st Street. It includes free local telephone calls, highchairs, cribs, coffee, ice, daily newspapers, roll-away beds, furnished kitchenettes and cable TV. Call 228-864-3101 for additional information or for reservations. It is in walking distance of the NEX, beauty and barber shops, MWR Youth Center, bank, and the Child Development Center. All accommodations are air conditioned with private baths and family accommodations. The facility is all nonsmoking.

Numerous hotels and motels are located with-in 3 miles of the base and Combined Bachelor Housing office can supply a list of those closest to NCBC.

 

Directions

Take Interstate 10, Exit 34A to Highway 49 south until the Naval Construction Battalion Center road sign is visible.  Take a right on Pass Road and this will lead you into Gate 2.

From Regional Airports: The closest commercial airport is the Gulfport- Biloxi International Airport.  Taxi service is available to/from NCBC Gulfport and will cost approximately $15-$20.  If acquiring a rental car take Highway 49 south and follow the above directions.