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NCBC Gulfport Relocation Information

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Welcome to NCBC Gulfport!


This Mississippi duty station is home to the Atlantic Fleet Seabees. The Seabees 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.  


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! 


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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 Gulfport beaches are composed of 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? 


People who live in Gulfport rave about the delicious restaurants, coastal living, and casinos. It’s ideal for those who 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's also a great location for some fun weekend trips!

5) What is the zip code for NCBC Gulfport? 

The zip code for NCBC Gulfport is 39501.

6) What is the BAH for NCBC Gulfport? 

BAH for NCBC Gulfport ranges from $1,362 for E-1 to $1,497 for E-9 with dependents, and from $1,422 for O-1 to $2,466  for O-7 with dependents. See housing section for more info.



U.S. Navy Photo by Brian Lamar via NCBC Gulfport Facebook


Base Location & Information

Official Site: Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport


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. Gulfport is 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, Gulfport offers other 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, and more. Also nearby are popular chain restaurants and local spots to dine like Shaggy’s, with nearly five stars and over 14,000 reviews.


Beyond the entertainment right in your backyard, an exciting getaway to New Orleans is within a couple hours’ drive. A weekend trip is the perfect way to say goodbye to your daily routine and hello to mouthwatering food, culture, and unforgettable adventures.


Nearby military installations: 

Arrival Lodging

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The Navy Gateway Inns and Suites takes care of arrival lodging at NCBC Gulfport. NCBC lodging offers standard guest rooms and suites with pet-friendly options.


NCBC Lodging Contact Information: 


385 Fifth St. Bldg. 313

Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501
Phone: (228) 871-2505

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. 


NCBC Gulfport Address:

3502 East Eighth Street, Building 452

Gulfport, MS 39501


Phone: (228) 863-0424


For additional questions and information, contact the NCBC Gulfport Housing Service Center

NCBC Gulfport Off-Base Housing

View homes for sale and houses for rent near NCBC Gulfport: NCBC Gulfport Homes 

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Nearby cities include Gulfport and Biloxi. Follow these links to expedite your search for a home to buy or rent.


NCBC BAH Information 

The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S. based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed service members compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.


NCBC Gulfport is near Gulfport and Biloxi with options to buy or rent. Some sample NCBC Gulfport BAH rates for zip code 42223: 

  • E-1 with dependents: $1,362 
  • E-1 without dependents: $1,200
  • E-9 with dependents: $1,995
  • E-9 without dependents: $1,497
  • O-1 with dependents: $1,422
  • O-1 without dependents: $1,311
  • O-7 with dependents: $2,466

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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 regulationsFor any questions or concerns, 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.


This region is overflowing with volunteer opportunities. Here are a few:



Some helpful links: 


Things to Do


Biloxi Beach: Enjoy a relaxing day on the beautiful sandy shores of Biloxi Beach, just a short drive from Gulfport and Keesler AFB.


Beauvoir: Explore the historic Beauvoir, the former home of Jefferson Davis and now a museum and library offering insights into Civil War history.


Gulf Islands Waterpark: Have a fun-filled day with the family at Gulf Islands Waterpark, featuring thrilling water slides, lazy rivers, and splash pads.


Lynn Meadows Discovery Center: Visit Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, an interactive children's museum offering educational exhibits and outdoor play areas.


Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum: Learn about the rich maritime history and seafood industry of the Gulf Coast region at this fascinating museum in Biloxi.


Walter Anderson Museum of Art: Discover the vibrant artwork of Walter Anderson and other regional artists at this renowned museum in Ocean Springs.


Ship Island Excursions: Take a ferry ride to Ship Island for a day of swimming, sunbathing, and exploring historic Fort Massachusetts.


Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum: Delve into the world of model trains at this museum in Gulfport, featuring intricate displays and interactive exhibits.

Biloxi Lighthouse: Climb to the top of the iconic Biloxi Lighthouse for panoramic views of the Gulf Coast and learn about its maritime history.




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Base Address:

5301 Snead St.
Gulfport , 39501-5001