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Congratulations on your assignment to Beachmaster Unit One.          
As the Commanding Officer of Beachmaster Unit One, I would like to take this opportunity to extend to you my personal “Welcome Aboard".  Beachmaster Unit One is a professional and proud command of top notch performers.  We look forward to you reporting aboard and trust you will find this new tour of duty both challenging and rewarding.

Prior to your transfer, contact your family service center for access to the "sites" program. Valuable travel information is available from this program. Please contact the command career counselor to discuss your arrival plans for arriving into the San Diego area.  You can contact the command career counselor at DSN 577-3226, commercial/collect 619-437-3226.

The unit mailing address is: Beachmaster Unit One, 3205 Attu Rd., San Diego, CA 92155-5076.

In finalizing your reporting, check-in directly to Beachmaster Unit One admin department and the CDO will assist you with whatever you need. The admin telephone is DSN 577-2666, commercial/collect 619-437-2666. The command duty officer cell phone number is:  619-993-3724.

We look forward to working with you.

Letter from the Commanding Officer

San Diego has an International Airport with flights arriving day and night from a multitude of cities. Naval Amphibious Base Coronado is located approximately 15 minutes from the airport. Contacting BMU One in advance may afford you a ride from the duty driver. If reporting on a weekend, contact BMU One Command Duty Officer at 619-993-3724.

From San Diego: From Interstate 5, take the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge to Coronado. Turn left on to Orange Avenue (Hwy 75). Continue straight, you will pass the Hotel Del Coronado on your right. You will see a sign directing you to turn left into Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Main Gate. Continue straight through the gate and you will see the Beachmaster Unit One sign on your left when you pass the Navy Exchange.
From Imperial Beach: Follow 75 North to Coronado. Follow signs for NAB Coronado and directions above.

Report in the uniform of the day to the BMU ONE quarterdeck. Your sponsor will meet you and assist you in checking in.
Mailing Address
( Your Rate / Name )
( Assigned Department or BPT )
3205 Attu Road
San Diego CA 92155-5076
Command Duty Officer: 619-993-3724


Beachmaster Unit One, located at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, California, is a member command of Naval Beach Group ONE. Other commands in this group are Assault Craft Unit ONE, Amphibious Construction Battalion ONE, and Assault Craft Unit FIVE. Together these units provide the capability of moving combat troops and equipment ashore from ships at sea and providing the beach logistical support once these troops are established on the beach. Beachmaster Unit One is the Naval Element of the Landing Force Shore Party (LFSP). The mission of BMU One is to support the landing movement over the beaches of troops, equipment and supplies, and to facilitate the evacuation of casualties and prisoners of war. In addition, the Beachmasters maintain communications and liaison with designated naval commanders and naval control units, control all craft and amphibious vehicles in the vicinity of the beach from the surf line to the high water mark, coordinate the reembarkation of equipment, troops and supplies, determine and advise on the suitability for landing through coordination with the Oceanographic Section of the Sea, Air, Land (SEAL), control boat salvage, keep appropriate Navy commanders appraised of wind and surf conditions, install causeway beaching range markers and range lights, and assist in the defense of the beach.
Sponsor Coordinator 
Greetings from your Command Sponsor Coordinator. Welcome aboard Shipmate!  You are reporting to one of the Fleets finest, Beachmaster Unit ONE.  This a challenging assignment, but it is a great command that will be very rewarding for you.  Please browse the website and our social media pages and check out our welcome aboard package below for information about San Diego and reporting aboard.  If you need a sponsor, contact me via email,  I look forward to seeing you on the deck plates.



The Beachmaster Unit ONE Ombudsman is a trained volunteer appointed by the Commanding Officer and serves as a liaison between families and the command. The Ombudsman assists our families by providing them information about, and referrals to, available military and civilian resources and support. The Ombudsman also keeps BMU-1 families up to date with what is going on at the command.

The Ombudsman communicates with our families in different ways. One way is through the monthly BMU-1 Ombudsman Newsletter. You can start receiving the newsletter by contacting the Ombudsman and requesting to be put on our mailing list. Our Ombudsmancan be reached at (619) 818-0950


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What is an Ombudsman?
Every Command has an Ombudsman who is a spouse of a sailor at the Command. The Ombudsman serves as the liaison between the command and the families. The Ombudsman is the point of contact for the families. He or she can assist families with navigating through Navy life through resources and information.

2. How can an Ombudsman help me?
Navy Family Ombudsmen are key resources for family members, particularly during deployments. Ombudsmen maintain current resource files with information on military and civilian community agencies that can help families solve a variety of problems, and successfully meet the challenges they face before, during, and after deployments. In addition to providing referral information, Ombudsmen can facilitate communication between the Command and family members. Ombudsmen may publish or contribute to command newsletters or maintain care lines, which have recorded messages with information for command families that can be accessed 24 hours a day. Ombudsmen can also assist families in contacting the Command for a variety of reasons.

3. What is the role of the COMNAVSURFPAC Force Ombudsman?
The Force Ombudsman provides oversight and guidance for all the Surface Ship's Ombudsmen in the Pacific Fleet Area of Responsibility. You can contact the Surface Forces Ombudsman at (619) 301-6983 or send an email to

4. What is an IA assignment or tour?
An IA is an Individual Augmentee. A Sailor may receive orders to go IA and this means that he or she will deploy as an Individual, not with their command. Sometimes an IA will deploy and be stationed with another branch of the Military.

5. What is NFAAS?
Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System. This is how the Navy will track your family and assess your needs during an emergency.

6. How can I find out more about medical, dental or Navy family resources?
Contact your Command Ombudsman. He or she will guide you to your resources.

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Commander, Beachmaster Unit (BMU) 1

3205 Attu Road
San Diego, CA 92155-5076


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