Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
Public Affairs Department, Code 750000D
Phone 760-939-8404 Fax 760-939-2056
Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, CA 93555-6100
Gate hours - China Lake
The Main Gate (front gate): Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Lauritsen Gate: Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Richmond Gate (back gate): Open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gate will be closed weekends and federal holidays.
Sandquist Gate: Open from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through non-flex Friday and from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday on flex weeks. The gate will be closed on flex Fridays, weekends and federal holidays.
Gate hours are continually listed on Radio Station 1610 AM. Gate hours may also be heard by calling (760) 939-1887.
China Lake current base access, gate hours,
badging requirements, and road closures:
Radio 1610 AM
and visitors are encouraged to remain diligent in observing anything
out of the ordinary and to report that information to the China Lake
police at (760) 939-3323.
Security conditions can change at any time, limiting or restricting
base access and gate hours. Stay up-to-date on world events. If a situation
occurs that could have repercussions on base access, tune into the
local radio stations, check out the Facilities
Access and Emergency Information page or call the Public Affairs
Office at (760) 939-3511 to receive the latest status, restrictions
Community badge holders are currently granted access to NAWS. Just
as a reminder, this expanded access, including which gates are open,
may be restricted at any time without prior announcement. Stay
tuned to All Hands e-mails and local Ridgecrest media sources for updated
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