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15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

All Marines executing a PCS to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are to report to the Installation Personnel Administration Center (IPAC) Inbound Center, Building 13107 (Directly across from the 13 Area Mess Hall - See Map).  A duty is on post 24-hours a day to endorse orders for Marines reporting aboard Camp Pendleton after normal working hours. For more information call the IPAC Inbound Center at: 

(760) 763-5203/6992
(760) 725-3730 or after normal hours of operation at: (760) 725-6271.

The Inbound Center’s hours of operation are:
0730 - 1630 Monday – Friday
After-hours, weekends and holidays please check in with the duty located on the first deck of Building 13107.

Travel Claim Information:
All Marines reporting aboard with funded PCS orders are required to complete a travel claim. It’s our mission to ensure personnel are paid quickly and accurately. Therefore, to expedite payment of travel expenses, please ensure you have the following (if applicable):

Web Orders/Basic Orders:
• Original Order Endorsement (If first duty station, ALL Orders from MCRD, SOI/MCT, and MOS School. If applicable, copies of PRASP/PTAD Orders for Recruiters Assistance).
• A command endorsement for all temporary instruction (TEMINS) completed.
• All commercial lodging and travel receipts including a Non-availability Statement if lodging was not available.
• Flight itinerary (Delay letter from OCONUS, if applicable).
• Portcall/TMO endorsement (overseas only).
• Receipts for expenses incurred incident to PCS.

From San Diego International Airport
The United Service Organization (USO) is in Terminal 2 of the airport and is open 6 a.m. to midnight 365 days a year. The facility offers active-duty members, their family members and retirees referrals for shuttle service to Camp Pendleton, directions to base and hospitality services. The facility contains a television lounge and sitting area, video games, movies, Internet service, an ATM, showers, coffee and refreshments. For more information, call 619-296-3192.

From Los Angeles International Airport
The USO is across from terminals 1 and 2 at Bob Hope Hollywood USO at LAX, 203 World Way, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90045. The facility has a television lounge, sitting area, Internet service, showers and refreshments.
For more information, call 310-645-3716.

If you are coming from San Diego
, take Interstate 5 north toward Los Angeles. Once in Oceanside, take the Camp Pendleton exit (Exit 54B), which will lead you to the main gate.

If you are coming from Los Angeles, take Interstate 5 south toward San Diego. Once in Oceanside, take the Oceanside Harbor Drive exit (Exit54C) and make a left to the main gate.

Our mission at Billeting is to provide quality transient housing for all eligible members temporarily assigned to Marine Corps Base (MCB), Camp Pendleton.

Military personnel or civilian Government employees TAD to MCB Camp Pendleton having official TAD orders are eligible to reserve transient quarters.

Billeting's primary mission is for TAD military personnel, regardless of duty assignment. The principle objective of the Billeting Office is to ensure that all personnel (military and civilian Government employees) on official TAD have affordable, clean, comfortable and well-appointed accommodations.

Questions or Comments:
Please email Billeting at Pndl_Billeting. Please allow 5 working days for responses.

Go to the Camp Pendleton Lodging site for details.

The New South Mesa Temporary Lodging Facility
Overlooking the ocean and next to the South Mesa Club near the main gate . All rooms have Ocean Views and Flat Screen TVs. There are 69 rooms - 48 Deluxe rooms and 21 Suites.

Deluxe rooms are 400 sq. ft., Suites are 600 sq. ft. Suites $147.00 per night - Deluxe $91.00 per night.

Call for reservations: (760) 763-7805 / 7806 / 7807 / 7808, Fax 760-763-7813


Ward Temporary Lodging Facility
Bldg. 1310, near Mainside Center & 13 Area Swimming Pool. Make reservations as early as 6 months in advance.

Call for reservations: (760) 725-5304, (760) 385-1311/0521, FAX: (760) 725-5609

* All authorized patrons may use this facility, Active Duty Military with PCS orders have first priority for reservations.


Family Housing is to provide quality family housing for all eligible members assigned to Marine Corps Base (MCB), Camp Pendleton.

Military personnel assigned to MCB Camp Pendleton that have dependents that reside with the military member on a permanent basis, are eligible to apply for on-base housing.

Go to the Camp Pendleton Housing site for additional details.

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