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The San Francisco Bay area was once a hub of military activity with 16 active bases. While only a few remain active, the tradition of duty and honor lives on in the area. Military readiness, expertise in logistics, safety, handling stressful situations, medical and maintenance resources, make the US Army and National Guard important allies to San Francisco communities. However, their work means a lot of personnel movement. Bus.com is honored to assist in planning and managing San Francisco bus charters for the military.
Bus.com Bus Partners have a variety of safe and reliable MBA-compliant vehicles to meet every need and budget.
The Department of Defence (DoD) is the executive branch in charge of the US Armed Forces. DoD created the Military Bus Agreement (MBA Standards of Service) to outline minimum standards and requirements the vehicles and services must meet to qualify for transporting DoD personnel. The main purpose of the MBA is to ensure the safety and security of military personnel travel.
The MBA articles cover the requirements for vehicles, drivers, and management of the commercial bus transportation, as well as the procedures the Transportation Coordinators and Officers have to follow selecting but charter providers and inspecting the buses. DoD-approved Several Bus.com Bus Partners maintain an agreement, party to the Military Bus Agreement (MBA), which is kept on file at the Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO).
Only a few military bases remain in the San Francisco Bay area, but there used to be many of the forts, shipyards, and stations in the past. Among the closed bases, notable ones are the Presidio (formerly a large Army base) and Treasure Island (formerly a Naval base). Still, some military bases are active and continue their service, with Coast Guard Station San Francisco on Yerba Buena Island, Military Ocean Terminal Concord, Travis AFB, and more among them.
ISC Alameda (Coast Guard Integrated Support Command Alameda) is a large military installation in Alameda, California, under the command of the US Coast Guard. The base is mainly located on a small island accessible via a bridge, often referred to as “Coast Guard Island.” The base’s purpose is to support Armed forces, and it provides multiple services to all US Coast Guard missions in the region. Housing for over 1200 units is one of the most critical functions, and the base’s personnel strives to help the new troops and their families to adjust. Some more permanent ones are the 11th District, the Pacific Area command, the 1-st Training Team, the San Francisco Sector, and the naval engineering and electronics support units. Warehousing for all the groups and tenants is another vital function. The most important facility is the healthcare one.
Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma (TRACEN Petaluma) is one of the three US Coast Guard training sites used to train and evaluate its A school military units. The base is located 9 miles away from the coast and 40 miles away from San Francisco. The training center covers vast territory across two counties (Marin and Sonoma).
Camp Parks (PRFTA), in the eastern part of San Francisco, is one of the oldest bases in the area, and is currently on stand-by semi-active status, ready to be brought to a fully active one in a situation of war or natural disaster. Currently, Camp Parks trains and prepares recruits and the reserve for the potential activities, conducts administration as a host of 10 units, and supports operational missions. Tenant units include the 91st Division, the 104th Division (the Navy Seabees), and the Western Army Reserve Intelligence Support Center. Except for the annual training, when the reservists join the Camp, the regular number of soldiers living here is around 11,000.