NCBC Gulfport Relocation Information
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Welcome to NCBC Gulfport!
This Mississippi duty station is home to the Atlantic Fleet Seabees. What do they do, exactly? They provide support to the Naval Construction Force Units, including Amphibious Construction Fleet Units and Maritime Prepositioning Force (enhanced), as well as other organized units deployed from or based out of NCBC Gulfport.
And what a location! Situated near the coastline this base gives military families prime access to a handful of beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. But as exciting as the beaches might be, this area is home to the Gulf Islands Water Park, Discovery Center, and is close to New Orleans, which means that there’s more to do here than dig your toes in the sand — making it a fun duty station for all!
Photo by Alex North via City of Gulfport — Mayor’s Office Facebook Page
Frequently Asked Questions About NCBC Gulfport
1) What are the beaches like in Gulfport, Mississippi?
The beaches are composed of that fine, white sand that makes a soft place to lounge for the day. The calm and tranquil water, as with many locations on the Gulf of Mexico, isn’t as clear or blue as you’ll find in Florida. The good news is the Gulfport and Biloxi beaches make the perfect family outing to have a relaxing day at the beach.
2) What is there to do near NCBC Gulfport?
The culture in Gulfport, Mississippi, fosters family fun. Near NCBC Gulfport, you’ll find a variety of outdoor recreational activities and family-friendly outings.
Here are a few favorites in the area:
- The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
- Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
- Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum
- Island View Casino
- Gulf Islands Waterpark
- Ship Island
- Gulfport Premium Outlets
3) What is Gulfport famous for?
The Gulfport Harbor was completed in 1902, making it a working seaport, but it’s most widely known for its 6.7 miles of man-made white sandy beaches. The area continues to grow in popularity as it’s home to great fishing and shopping. It is home to the annual "Worlds Largest Fishing Rodeo".
4) Is Gulfport, Mississippi, a good place to live?
Only you can answer the question if Gulfport, Mississippi, is a good place to live. People who live in Gulfport rave about the delicious restaurants, coastal living, and casinos. It is ideal if you prefer not to live in a big city or in rural areas, as Gulfport is a good in-between. It’s family-friendly, pro-military, and the cost of living is reasonable. The culture is overwhelmingly hospitable. It is also the perfect location for some fun weekend trips!
Photo by U.S. Navy Photo by Brian Lamar via NCBC Gulfport Facebook
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Base Location & Information
NCBC Gulfport is located on the gulf coast in Gulfport, Mississippi. It's approximately 30 minutes down the coast from Biloxi, an hour and a half east of New Orleans, Louisiana, and two hours west of Pensacola, Florida. As far as Gulfport goes, it’s the second-largest city in Mississippi, with Jackson being the first. Other nearby cities include Long Beach, Jones Mill, North Gulfport, and Mississippi City.
In addition to being a beach destination for travelers every year, it offers a ton of attractions to keep the family entertained. You’ll find the Gulfport Premium Outlets and a few of your favorite retail stores like Target, Walmart, Walmart Neighborhood Market, Sam’s Club (not Costo), and more. Also nearby are popular chain restaurants and local spots to dine at like Shaggy’s, and with five stars and nearly 5,500 reviews, we can be sure it's the first place to try when you get to NCBC Gulfport!
Beyond the family entertainment right there in your backyard, an exciting getaway to New Orleans is within a couple hours’ drive. Say goodbye to your daily routine and hello to mouthwatering food, infectious culture, and unforgettable adventures!
Nearby military installations:
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The Navy Gateway Inns and Suites takes care of arrival lodging at NCBC Gulfport. Offering standard guest rooms and suites with pet-friendly options, this is the perfect place to rest your head while you get adjusted at your new duty station.
5401 Sixth St. Bldg. 313
Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501
Contact: (228) 871-2505
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NCBC Gulfport Housing
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NCBC Gulfport on-base housing is privatized and managed by Balfour Beatty. They offer seven distinct neighborhoods both on-base and off base. You’ll find the communities full of playgrounds, basketball courts, a pool, and close proximity to base amenities.
Contact: (228) 863-0424
For additional questions and information, contact the NCBC Gulfport Housing Service Center.
NCBS Gulfport Off-Base Housing
View homes for sale and houses for rent near NCBC Gulfport: NCBC Gulfport Homes
Nearby cities include Gulfport and Biloxi. You can follow these links to expedite your search for a home to buy or rent.
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Area Weather & Climate
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The area’s subtropical climate makes this duty station loved by fair-weather people. With temperatures rising during July and August, the remaining months of the year are pleasant. You won’t see much snow — maybe a flurry or two if the winter drops below the standard 40 degrees in the winter.
The most alarming cause for concern living at NCBC Gulfport is hurricanes. Hurricane season runs June 1 through November 30 and can cause anything from heavy rain and flooding to destructive winds devastating the area. Learn how to prepare yourself and your home with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
NCBC Gulfport Area Schools
Military families who live in Gulfport or Biloxi, when stationed at NCBC Gulfport, fall within the Harrison County School District.
School Attendance Areas Image via Harrison County Schools
If you’re looking for private school education for your children, Private School Review is a great tool to help you find the right fit for you and your family.
Families interested in homeschooling should follow the Mississippi homeschool regulations.
For any questions or concerns, you can contact the NCBC Gulfport School Liaison Office.
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Support for Military & Families
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Good news for military families relocating to NCBC Gulfport: the area is pro-military and densely populated with other service members, DOD civilians, reservists, and retirees.
Military spouses looking for work in the area will find that health care, social assistance, and retail industries are among the largest employers in Harrison County. But this region is overflowing with volunteer opportunities. United Way South Mississippi, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Northshore Disaster Recovery Inc., and more are all ready to welcome more helping hands.
Some helpful links:
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