Base newspaper for NAWS China Lake

Published every other Thursday

Mission: To provide Navy and Marine Corps warfighters with effective, affordable, integrated warfare systems, and life-cycle support to ensure battlespace dominance.


  • Total: 7,143
  • Military: 640
  • Officer: 146
  • Enlisted: 494
  • Dependents: n/a
  • Contractor: 1,852
  • Civilian: 4,651
  • Rotational exercise: 18,000 training sorties; 42,916 annual visitors

Payroll: Approx. $303,000,000

Contracts: Approx. $654 million

Total Economic Impact: $957 million

Housing units: 192

Major contractor tenants: BAE Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop-Grumman, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Soltek, Team Corp

Major Units: Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division; Naval Test Wing Pacific, Point Mugu; Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 9; Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 31

Remote annexes: Naval Base Ventura County, San Nicholas Island

Substantial interaction with other bases, services: Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu; DoD and other agencies, academia, and industry. Cooperative R&D and Commercial Service Agreements, Navy Potential Contractor Program and Patent License Agreements, Edwards AFB, Fort Irwin, White Sands Test Center.

Major facilities on base: Commissary, PX, health clinic

Extended education facilities on base: Cerro Coso Community College, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Projected increase/decrease in personnel: BRAC-related construction projects, which total $167 million, taking place at China Lake:

  • McLean Lab, $55 million;
  • Weapons & Armaments Facility, $26 million;
  • Hardware-in-the-Loop Facility, $21 million;
  • Ordnance Storage Facilities, $19 million;
  • In-service Engineering Facility, $9 million
  • Fuze Test Facility, $8 million;
  • Weapons Survivability Complex, $9 million;
  • WSCI, $7 million;
  • Weapons and Armament RDT&E Center, $6 million;
  • 3 rehab projects, $4 million;
  • Temporary facilities, $3 million.

Zip codes within market area: 93555


  • Updated daily
  • Searchable
  • Includes PDF of the print edition

Related links: CNIC Naval Base China Lake

Color Charges: (per insertion)

  • Spot Color: Please add $3.00 per column inch, per color
  • Process Color: Please add $9.00 per column inch

Pre-printed Flyer Insertion Rates:

  • Single Sheet (8.5x 11 inches) $40 per thousand
  • 4-8 tabloid pages $42 per thousand
  • 12-24 tabloid pages $46 per thousand
  • 28+ tabloid pages $52 per thousand

Max size is 10×13 inches. 2,000 minimum run, $85 min charge
Shipping address: 456 E. Ave. K-4, Ste 8, Lancaster, CA 93535
All inserts must be received by Mon., 3pm, week of insertion

Mechanical Requirements:

Page size: 6 columns x 13 inches ““ Image area 10.25″ x 13″ tall
1 column: 1.5625″ 2 columns: 3.325″ 3 columns: 5.00″
4 columns: 6.75″ 5 columns: 8.50″ 6 columns: 10.25″

Electronic File Requirements:

Please submit files as a pdf, 300dpi as CMYK, no 4/c black


Published every other Thursday. Distributed to military and contractor personnel at China Lake NAWC, including all base housing, all offices and support facilities. The Rocketeer II is also distributed in Ridgecrest and surrounding areas to defense contractor facilities and high traffic locations. Available online at 6,000 copies every other Thursday.

Advertising Deadline: Tuesday noon for that Friday’s publication.


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  • Square (250 x 250 pixels) – $75
  • Half Banner (234 x 60 pixels) – $40
  • Medium Rectangle (300 x 250 pixels) – $65


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