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New to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton? Been Here A While and Just Need Information?
Whether this is your first move or one of many, Information & Referral, Relocation and Retired Activities offers current information on Camp Pendleton’s commands, resources, and the available resources in the surrounding communities. We connect military members and their families to the resources needed to assist in navigating the military life cycle successfully.
Camp Pendleton is located 42 miles north of the San Diego International Airport (SAN), and 82 miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Surrounded by beautiful beach cities like Oceanside, San Clemente, Fallbrook, and others, there is much to see, do, and explore in the area.
Do You Need A Sponsor?
Sponsors provide assistance to service members and their families during relocation under PCS assignments to reduce the stress and challenges associated with relocating. Sponsors assist with, airport transportation and getting acclimated with the member’s unit, base, and the surrounding community. Youth Sponsorship Programs are available for young children and teenagers. For more information on sponsors see MCO 1320.11G. If you have questions on how to obtain a sponsor speak with your current command or you can call (760) 725-5704/6090.
Camp Pendleton currently has 20 housing areas on base that are managed by Lincoln Military Housing. The base housing wait list varies. You can also receive assistance with off-base housing options. Please contact Lincoln Military Housing by phone at (760) 430-5000 or online http://lincolnmilitary.com/installations/camp-pendleton-mcb/. When calling you will be prompted to give your contact information and an associate will return your call to discuss your specific needs.
Exceptional Family Member Program
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), Camp Pendleton assists families in managing the dual demands of the military and the special needs of a family member. An Exceptional Family Member (EFM) is a family member that is enrolled in DEERS and residing with the sponsor who may require special medical or educational services based on a diagnosed physical, intellectual, or emotional need. For more information call (760) 725-5363 or visit the EFMP website.
Single Marine Program
The Single Marine Program offers wholesome fun with fellow Marines. The program conducts great outings to various areas to boost morale and camaraderie. Marines can also participate in volunteer programs in the local communities. For more information call (760) 725-6722 or visit the SMP website.
Camp Pendleton’s Naval Hospital is a new four story, 500,000 square foot medical treatment facility located near the main gate of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. The hospital provides outpatient and inpatient care for active-duty service members, their family members, retirees and other eligible beneficiaries. For more information call (760) 725-1288/1289/1290 or visit Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton online.