on your orders to VFA-122 and we look forward to having you join our
On this page, you'll find some helpful
information, contacts, and links that will hopefully make your transfer a
IS NAS LEMOORE?
If you are unfamiliar with the area, Naval Air
Station Lemoore is located in the middle of California's San Joaquin
Valley, which itself is bounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the
East and the coastal foothills to the West. The San Joaquin Valley is
roughly divided into a North, Central, and South Valley, with Lemoore
resting in the section referred to as the "Central Valley".
The San Joaquin Valley is a vast agricultural area in the center of the
state. The local community consists of several small towns (Lemoore,
Hanford, and Visalia are the closest). Although the area is sparsely
populated, the towns and their people are friendly and very accommodating
to Navy personnel. The largest cities in the area are Fresno and
Visalia, each approximately a 30-45 minute drive
For more information, check out the NAS Lemoore Welcome Page.
WHERE SHOULD I LIVE?
The majority of NAS Lemoore personnel live in one of three places: Hanford,
the town of Lemoore, and Base Housing. The Fleet and Family Support Center maintains
a more thorough list of helpful links regarding temporary and permanent
housing in and around NAS Lemoore.
HOW SHOULD I GET
TRAVELING BY AIR
The Fresno Air Terminal is the closest major airport
and it is located 40 miles north of NAS Lemoore. As a general
guide, a taxi from Fresno Airport will cost approximately $75 (not
including a gratuity) and is reimbursable when you file your travel claim.
A Navy van makes limited runs to the terminal, contact the NAS Lemoore
JOOD at (559) 998-3300 or the VFA-122 ASDO at (559) 998-3482 for more
If you are driving, NAS Lemoore is
located on Highway 198, 19 miles east of Interstate 5 or 30 miles west of
VIA BAKERSFIELD: Take 99 North to Visalia, then West on 198.
VIA SAN FRANCISCO/SACRAMENTO: Take Interstate 5 South, then East on 198.
VIA LOS ANGELES: Take Interstate 5 North, then East on 198.
As part of the detailing process, you should be
assigned a sponsor to ensure your transfer is a smooth one. If you
have orders in hand and have not yet heard from your sponsor, please
contact our Career Counselors at (559) 998-1794 and you will be assigned a
sponsor. You can expect to receive a sponsor message/letter and a Welcome
Aboard Package soon after receiving orders. Having a sponsor is the single
most important factor in making your move to NAS Lemoore a painless one.
Again, the NAS Lemoore FFSC website provides
a wealth of information useful to transferring personnel.