Checking In

Report to Bldg. 36 Quarterdeck The Quarterdeck will direct personnel where to begin the Check- in process based on the time of your arrival. All personnel should have in their possession all military records and be in the uniform of the day. The SWRMC Quarterdeck telephone number is (619)556-1500.

Directions to Quarterdeck: From 32 Street Main Gate (Navsta Way) Cross SURFACE NAVY BLVD to ROBERTSON ST. Upon entering ROBERTSON ST., take an immediate left onto KALBFUS. Building 36 is the 3rd building down on your right hand side. The Quarterdeck Entrance is located closest to the waterfront. Parking is not available at bldg. 36, and your vehicle will quickly be ticketed by base police if you park in the buildings assigned parking spaces. For directions to the base parking lot and other vehicle information, please contact the base Pass & Decal Office.

Mailing Address

Your mailing address while at Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego is:

  • 3755 BRINSER ST. STE 1 SAN DIEGO, CA 92136-5299

Working Hours

Working hours at SWRMC are from 0700 - 1630. You are required to be present for quarters at your designated place of duty no later than 0730 and work until 1630 unless otherwise instructed by your shop supervisor. Lunch is normally from 1130-1230; however, lunch hours are flexible to meet requirements.

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)

Per Commander Navy Region Southwest Policy, E6 and below sailors receiving BAH without dependents must re-apply upon reporting to a new command (i.e. SWRMC).

Failure to abide by this local policy will be cause for non-reimbursable loss of entitlements. It is highly encouraged to check in with SWRMC Military Manpower with required documentation on first day. This will help to ensure continuity of allowances


BACHELOR ENLISTED AND BACHELOR OFFICER QUARTERS (BEQ/BOQ) billets are arranged through SATO: 1-800-576-9237. Berthing at Naval Station and surrounding bases is normally available.

PLEASE ENSURE RESERVATIONS FOR BERTHING STATE YOU ARE BEING ASSIGNED TO SWRMC SAN DIEGO! If reservations do not state your assignment to SWRMC San Diego, you will be required to pay for your entire stay in berthing upon arrival.

The standing policy between SWRMC San Diego Reserve Affairs and billeting offices on surrounding bases states that reserve personnel assigned to SWRMC San Diego will not be required to pay for berthing up front; however, upon completion of Annual Training, members will be required to show proof of payment for berthing. Reserve Affairs will retain the members orders until proof of payment is shown. In the event that payment is not made and the member decides to skip out, recoupment processes will be initiated.

Note: In the event that berthing is not available and members are assigned to hotels or the Navy Lodge in the surrounding area, the policy is considerably the same. Members must produce a copy of their hotel registration and a receipt showing the total cost for stay. Reserve Affairs will draft a letter to the hotel and have them delay payment until the end of the Annual Training. A Certificate of Non- availability (CNA) is required to obtain funding for hotels. The CNA should be reflected on the itinerary for travel or can be obtained at central billeting.

Billet control numbers (BCN) are mandatory for SWRMC San Diego. A valid Billet Control Number must be obtained by the Reserve Center or Unit AT Coordinator, Training Officer, Executive Officer or Commanding Officer prior to writing orders for AT.

When requesting your Annual Training, please include a preferred shop assignment on your application. Providing a preference allows Reserve Affairs to manage placement of those that do not have a shop preference more efficiently. (1) Upon receipt of orders from your Unit, ensure an advanced copy of your orders is sent to Regional Maintenance Center Southwest Reserve Affairs Office. (2) If there is no work the desired shop, members will be assigned to a shop where SWRMC has work or needs members services; however, procedures for changing shops will be covered in indoctrination.

Note: The following rates are not accepted or assignable at Regional Maintenance Center Southwest: OM, IM, SM, SH, OS, QM, TM, PN, MS, LI, SK, CB or Aviation Ratings with the exception of ABE. For BCNs for aviation rates, contact NAR San Diego. For BCNs for SKs, please call FISC, San Diego.

Family Housing

Military Family Housing: All Officers and enlisted personnel with accompanying dependents are eligible to apply for Military Family Housing (MFH). Family Housing is limited and must be applied for at the Assignment/Referral Office, located here at 32nd Street. Telephone: 1-877-414-5358

Personal Property

 The Property office is one of the busiest Personal Property Offices in the Navy, servicing more than 50,000 customers annually. They have a staff of more than 40 transportation professionals who are committed to ensuring each move is a first- class affair. Telephone: 1-888-216-5733 or (619) 556-MOVE

Dental Clinic

General Mess

The Naval Station Galley is located in building 3202 on the "Dry" side. SWRMC Personnel receive COMRATS and are required to pay a portion of the entitlement for meals obtained there. Phone: 619-556-7039

The hours of Operation are as follows:

  • Monday - Friday
  • Breakfast 0600-0730
  • Lunch 1100-1230
  • Dinner 1630-1800
  • Saturday & Sundays
  • Breakfast 0700-0900
  • Brunch 1000-1200
  • Dinner 1630-1800

Dental Clinic
Dental Facilities are available for SWRMC Personnel at the Dental Annex located in building 3116 on the "Wet" side. Annex hours are from 0700-1600, Monday - Friday. Telephone: Dental (619) 556-6534.

Directions: From Main gate (Navsta Way) cross SURFACE NAVY BLVD to ROBERTSON ST., turn left onto KALBFUS. Building 3116 is directly next to building 75 and appears to be the same building. Circle around building 75 and use the waterfront entrance to access the Dental facilities. Weekend and Holiday emergencies are handled at the dispensary emergency room at anytime.

The dispensary is located on the "Dry" side of the base and can be located by entering the "Dry" side gate and proceeding straight. The Dental facilities are easily located on your right, with signs to guide the each.

Parking is available at the dispensary, but not at the Dental annex. Parking in assigned spaces around the annex will result in your vehicle being ticketed by base Police. For directions to the base parking lot and other vehicle information, please contact the Pass & Decal office.