China Lake is steeped in Naval History. In the summer of 1943 Dr. Charles C. Lauritsen of the California Institute of Technology, and Navy Commander Jack Renard, flew a small plane over the vast Mojave Desert in search of the perfect remote location to establish a "shooting range" for testing Navy missiles. They eventually spotted a small two-way landing strip in Inyokern. The site was extremely remote, but not too far removed from Cal Tech's Pasadena base. Shortly afterwards, the Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS) was born.
We support readiness and health of the Navy and Marine Corps family by providing safe and high quality healthcare.
NMRTC Twentynine Palms will be the premier remote training command for clinical excellence, readiness, and warfighter survivability.
Establish the top operational medical training center in Navy Medicine
Improve internal satisfaction
Be the hospital of choice to deliver the highest quality care to the warfighter and the beneficiary
NMRTC Twentynine Palms and our branch clinics are the duty station of choice
Caring and Compassion
Honest and Open Communications
1. We will build the next generation of leaders.
2. We will ensure effective internal and external communications.
3. We will take care of our own.
4. We will establish agreements (MOUs) to create and sustain training.
5. We will better manage data, funds, and human capital.