The base is nearly fully self sufficient you hear, with massive stockpiles of ammo and fuel, as well as solar and tidal power backup supplies. Its situated on a small outcropping over the ocean, and has been engineered to be earthquake proof, a necessity this close to the San Andreas fault line. It has a hydroponics lab to grow food in, and thanks to the advancements of science, it can grow full crops in about 2 months. In addition to the hydroponics, it also has massive stockpiles of non perishables, and is capable of keeping at least 500 people fed indefinitely. It has only one access route, and that route is overlooked by several points in the base, strategically located for gunners and snipers. It is also equipped with the latest luxuries and medical facilities.
Sergeant Haynes moves aside, and you clamber over the barricade, then help lift the chair back into place. Turning around, you enter a small circle of candlelight. A small bed is laid out, upon which a man lays, clearly struck by fever and with a blood soaked bandage around his lower torso. Near him crouches another soldier with her back to you, the markings on her uniform identifying her as a medic. On the other side of the candles huddles a family of 4: mother, father, and 2 children, boy and girl, each about 10 years old.