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Congratulations on your orders to Tactical Air Control Squadron Twelve! We are based at the Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA. San Diego is truly a wonderful assignment both professionally and recreationally. As a fleet training center, San Diego offers every opportunity for tactical and professional development. Furthermore, San Diego offers a multitude of rewarding options for families when off-duty.

You should be hearing from your sponsor soon, if not already. Your sponsor will assist in your smooth transition to TACRON TWELVE and we look forward to you joining our team. 

Getting to TACRON 12
Tactical Air Control Squadron Twelve
2378 Rendova Rd
San Diego, CA 92155 

From the Airport
Proceed South on N. Harbor Drive following the signs towards I-5
You will travel through several lights on N. Harbor Drive until Grape Street
Turn Left on Grape Street and proceed to the top of the hill
You will travel through several lights on Grape Street until the I-5 South Exit
Turn right onto the I-5 South Exit
Travel approx. 2-3 miles past the airport on I-5
Next, exit onto the Coronado Bay Bridge (CA 75)
Turn left on Orange Ave
Orange Ave turns into Silver Strand
Turn left on Tarawa Road and enter NAB through the main gate
Turn left at the second intersection (past the chapel)
VTC-12 is located immediately to your left in BLDG 159

From North or Southbound I-5
Exit onto the Coronado Bay Bridge (CA 75)
Turn left on Orange Ave
Orange Ave turns into Silver Strand
Turn left on Tarawa Road and enter NAB through the main gate
Turn left at the second intersection (past the chapel)
VTC-12 is located immediately to your left in BLDG 159Important Numbers

Important Numbers
Admin (619) 437-2591
Quarterdeck (619) 437-2572
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How do I get in contact with VTC-12?
Answer: Call (619) 437-2591 between the hours of 0800 and 1500 PST.

Question: Where do I get a Sponsor?
Answer: Contact Command Sponsor Coordinator. Your new work center will assign you an individual to help you complete your transfer to San Diego and help you check onboard. This person should contact you by phone or mail before you transfer and attempt to answer any questions you might have about your arrival. If you have questions about your Sponsor or have not received any response from your new work center, please let us know at (619) 437-2591, ask for any YN's.

Question: Where will my family stay when we first get to San Diego?
Answer: There are several options to consider when you and your family arrive in San Diego. Your first option is contacting the Navy Housing office in San Diego at (619) 556-8443 or In the case that housing or civilian apartments are not readily available, suitable lodging is open to service members and their families at Navy Lodge located at Naval Base San Diego (32nd street). For reservations, please contact the San Diego Navy Lodge at (619) 234-6142.

Question: Where do I first check onboard?
Answer: When checking onboard for your fist time you should go directly to the VTC-12 located on NAB Coronado, BLDG 159. The quarter deck is manned Monday-Friday 0800-1500. After hours contact the CTG1 quaterdeck at (619) 437-2572. Please have you orders ready when you arrive.

Question: What do I wear when I check onboard?
Answer: When checking aboard for your fist time you should wear your dress uniform. San Diego changes from Whites to Blues in October (winter), and from Blues to Whites in April (summer). However, your dress blues with ribbons is always a good choice regardless of what season it is.

More Questions? Send us a letter, or call us and we would be happy to answer anything we can.
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, Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 12

2378 Rendova Rd
San Diego, CA 92155

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