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Welcome to the Battlecat Team!

Welcome aboard Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven Three (HSM 73) ,the finest Aviation Squadron in the Navy, home of the World Famous BattleCats. We fly the MH-60R in a variety of missions from the decks of Cruisers, Destroyers, Frigates, and Carriers. Unlike many other communities, LAMPS (Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System) constantly deploys detachments throughout the year. As the War on Terror continues, HSM-73 stands firm in our mission and our support in winning this noble cause. Our highly trained team of Officers, Chief Petty Officers, Petty Officers, and Airmen are committed to defending our nation, our families, and our way of life. We welcome you to the BattleCat family and are eager to assist you in joining the squadron!


HSM-73 is located at Naval Station North Island (NASNI) in Coronado, CA. From Interstate 5 (North or South) take the CA-75 exit towards Coronado, across the Coronado Bay Bridge. Once across, pass through the old toll booth (no longer in service). Stay on 3rd street, crossing Orange Ave, and continue to go straight to the Main Gate of NASNI. Pass through all three stop lights, going straight until you reach a stop sign. Continue across the aircraft taxiway. Take the next right on McCain, adjacent to the Least Tern area on your right. At the next stop sign, BLDG 1474 is directly in front of you. We are located on the right end of BLDG 1474.


All reporting personnel are assigned command sponsors when orders are issued. If you have not been notified by your sponsor please call (619) 545-6103 to gain contact with your sponsor.

Checking In

During the hours of 0700-1600, report to the HSM-73 Admin Office located on the 2nd Deck, Room 252 of BLDG 1474. If you plan on reporting after 1600, please report to he HSM-73 Duty Office located on the 2nd Deck, Room 201 of BLDG 1474.

Household Goods

The Personal Property Shipping Office for all incoming and outgoing household goods is in Building 3376 on Naval Station San Diego, located behind the Military Housing Welcome Center. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.

All services, information and assistance or for any matter concerning your household goods call, (619) 556-MOVE.


If you need information regarding housing, the Family Housing Office is an important stop. They provide assignment and referral assistance for all personnel attached to San Diego commands. There are 8,300 government owned and leased homes available throughout San Diego and waiting lists exist for all sites. Personnel should plan to rent in the civilian community until military housing is available. Housing referral specialists will help you locate homes to rent which best suit your needs. The Chief of Naval Operations requires all military members to check in with the Housing Referral Service Office prior to negotiating any off-base rental or lease agreement.

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
(619) 556-8027
DSN 526-8027
Fax (619) 556-8012

32nd Street Commissary area,
Bldg. 263, 2nd Deck;
Adjacent to the Family Service Center

Mailing Address
Commander Naval Base (N7)
Military Family Housing
PO Box 368114
San Diego, CA 92136-8114

A housing information package is available on request. To obtain a package, please write the address above or visit the office.

Government Housing

All officers and enlisted personnel accompanied by their immediate family members are eligible to apply for Military Family Housing. To apply for quarters, you need a local housing application form or DD Form 1746 (Application for Assignment to Housing), a copy of orders showing your detachment date and certification of family members. Application may be made in person or submitted by mail. Those submitted by mail must be confirmed within 30 days of reporting to San Diego.

Your control date (effective date of application) determines your placement on the housing waiting list. The control date will usually be the date of detachment from your last permanent duty station, if the application is received within 30 days of your arrival in San Diego.

Personnel who apply for MFH will receive a written acknowledgement indicating the approximate waiting period for quarters. The waiting times quoted are approximate times only and can fluctuate rapidly.

You (or a member of your immediate family) must confirm an advance quarters application within 30 days of reporting for duty of arrival in the San Diego area. Failure to confirm will result in the cancellation of your application.

Inquiries into MFH should be directed to the Family Housing Office.

Civilian Housing

The Military Housing Office maintains a free listing of rental and for-sale properties. The listing is available to all married and single personnel as well as DOD civilians. Referral Specialists provide current information on typical rental costs, deposit fees, location, public transportation availability, crime rates, school statistics and other facts about civilian housing in San Diego. A counselor can interview you to help you determine your personal and family needs regarding affordable housing in San Diego.


The command Ombudsman can assist family members with information regarding military services.

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Important Phone Numbers and Frequently Called Phone Numbers


 Command Duty Office 619-545-6098  BQ Reservations (NAS) 619-545-9551
 Administration 619-545-6106  BQ Reservation (NAB) 619-545-7545
 NBC CDO 619-778-4862 (DSN 735)  North Island Navy Lodge



 NASNI Information 619-545-1011  Space a Flight Information 619-545-9567
 San Diego Ships Information 619-556-3122 or 3121  Fleet Family Support Center 619-545-6071
 Ombudsman 619-773-4367  Operations 619-545-6112
 NBC Base Access 619-545-7403  Public Affairs Officer 619-545-6117