Historic California Posts, Camps,
Stations and Airfields
Naval Communications Station,
NAVCOMMSTA Stockton was an element of
the Naval Computer and Telecommunications System (NCTS) and was
responsible for maintaining communications for command, operational
control, and support of administrative functions within the Department
of the Navy (DON); managing, operating and maintaining those
facilities of the Defense Information System (DIS) as assigned;
and performing such other functions as may be validated by Chief
of Naval Operations (CNO).
NAVCOMMSTA Stockton was an Echelon 3 shore
command in an active operating status, under a commanding officer
reporting administratively to the Naval Computer and Tele- communications
Command (NAVCOMTELCOM) and operationally to the Naval Computer
and Telecommunications Area Master Station EASTPAC (NCTAMS EASTPAC).
In addition, NAVCOMMSTA Stockton is subject to the jurisdiction
of area coordinator, COMNAVBASE San Francisco and, where applicable,
to the direction of individuals with delegated authority from
CNO or NAVCOMTELCOM.
NAVCOMMSTA Stockton performed tasks as
directed by NCTAMS EASTPAC, exercising authoritative direction
and control of tactical ship-shore-ship telecommunications functions;
providing NCTS support to ashore subscribers; and, where applicable,
providing telecommunications systems in support of strategic
communications requirements. In addition, NAVCOMMSTA Stockton
exercises operational and administrative control of its assigned
Naval Tele- communications Centers (NTCCs) and other components.
NAVCOMMSTA Stockton operated a SHF satellite
facility in support of tactical requirements in the EASTPAC NAVCOMMAREA.
It also operated an UHF satellite facility in support of tactical
requirements in the EASTPAC NAVCOMMAREA.
The Navy Microwave Relay Facility at Mt.
Diablo, CA provides a contract operated microwave site in support
of DIS interconnect requirements, and UHF/VHF transmit/receive
The Navy Microwave Relay Facility at Mt. Vaca, CA provides a contract operated
microwave site in support of DIS interconnect requirements.
As a result of DDT-contaminated surface
soil at Naval Communication Station (NCS) Stockton, California,
the Navy chose to aggressively mitigate the contamination and
help develop innovative technologies for application in the marketplace.
At the time the DDT contamination was discovered, cost- effective
treatment options for DDT had not been developed. However, the
Navy proved that solvent extraction can remove DDT from clay
soil, with on-site treatment at a cost savings of approximately
$2,000 per ton. NCS Stockton is located within the ecologically
sensitive Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta of California. The San
Joaquin Delta lies at the confluence of two major California
rivers, is the largest source of drinking water in California,
and is home to several threatened and endangered species. In
order to preserve the endangered species habitat, the Navy chose
to excavate DDT-contaminated soil, characterize the lateral and
vertical extent of DDT by using innovative immunoassay field
screening methods, and evaluate innovative technologies to remove
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