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NAS Point Mugu Patch – Sew On


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NAS Point Mugu Patch – Sew On

A 3.5 to 4.5 inches NAS Point Mugu Patch of United States Navy.

Naval Air Station Point Mugu is a former United States Navy air station that operated from 1942 to 2000 in California. In 2000, it merged with nearby Naval Construction Battalion Center Port Hueneme to form Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC).

At Point Mugu, NBVC operates two runways and encompasses a 36,000 square mile sea test range, anchored by San Nicolas Island. The range allows the military to test and track weapons systems in restricted air- and sea-space without encroaching on civilian air traffic or shipping lanes. The range can be expanded through interagency coordination between the U.S. Navy and the Federal Aviation Administration. Telemetry data can be tracked and recorded using technology housed at San Nicolas Island, Point Mugu and Laguna Peak, a Tier 1 facility also controlled by NBVC.

Major tenants
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
Naval Satellite Operations Center
Fleet Readiness Center Southwest Detachment Point Mugu
Commander, Airborne Command Control and Logistics Wing
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 117
Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 55
Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 30
146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard
Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles
The facility in Point Mugu, California, started as a United States Navy anti-aircraft training center during World War II[1] and was developed in the late 1940s as the Navy’s major missile development and test facility. This facility was the site where most of the Navy’s missiles were developed and tested during the 1950/1960 era, including the AIM-7 Sparrow family and the AIM-54 Phoenix air-to-air, Bullpup air-to-surface, and Regulus surface-to-surface missiles.

Pt. Mugu has dominated the area since the 1940s, and is one of the few places in the area that is not agricultural. The base has been home to many ordnance testing programs, and the test range extends offshore to the Navy-owned San Nicolas Island in the Channel Islands.

In 1963 the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program was established on a sand spit between Mugu Lagoon and the ocean. The facility was relocated in 1967 to Point Loma in San Diego, California.

Point Mugu was the airfield used by former President Ronald Reagan during his presidency on visits to his Santa Barbara ranch. The airfield was used during the state funeral in 2004, as the place where the former President’s body was flown to Washington, D.C. to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda. The body was flown to Point Mugu aboard presidential aircraft SAM 28000 two days later. Until the late 1990s, the base hosted Antarctic Development Squadron SIX (VXE-6), the squadron of LC-130s equipped to land on ice in Antarctica, to supply the science stations there. Now, the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing has assumed that responsibility. VXE-6 also flew the UH=1N Twin Huey during most of its time at Point Mugu.

In December 1988, the 146th Airlift Wing began moving from its home in Van Nuys to a new facility built on 204 acres of state-owned land adjacent to the Point Mugu facility. Known as Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, the annex was constructed at a cost of more than $70 million and was fully activated in April 1990. The 146th operates from the military airfield along with Navy and other federal aviation activities.


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