Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay

Updated: August 22, 2023
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    Located in Camden County, Georgia, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is the U.S. Atlantic Fleet’s home port for ballistic nuclear submarines armed with Trident missiles. Hosting three significant commands: Trident Training Facility (TTF), Trident Refit Facility (TRF), and Strategic Weapons Facility, Atlantic (SWFLANT), the base spans 16,000 acres, with 4,000 acres as protected wetlands. It plays a vital role in the U.S.’ strategic deterrence program, notable for innovation, environmental awareness, and community relations.

    Base Operator:

    1216 USS Daniel Boone Ave, Bldg 1033
    St Marys, GA 31558

    Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay History

    Established on once plantation grounds, the U.S. Army acquired Kings Bay land in 1954 for a military ocean terminal, later serving for varied uses like shelter during Hurricane Dora. In 1978, it became an operating submarine base. By 1980, Kings Bay was selected to host new Trident-missile submarines, leading to the U.S. Navy’s largest peacetime construction program.

    Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Housing

    Managed by a private company, on-base housing caters to Navy families, military retirees, DoD employees, and the public. Off-base housing is available near historic St. Marys. For housing applications, contact 912-573-2020 or visit the base website. Remember, processes may vary based on rank and availability.

    PCS and TDY Lodging

    Facilities like the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Navy Lodge and the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites providing temporary lodging. At the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, temporary lodging options are available for both Temporary Duty (TDY) and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) personnel.

    • The Navy Lodge, 1290 USS Andrew Jackson Road, Building 158, can be reached at 912-319-5919 or 800-628-9466, and operates from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week.
    • The Navy Gateway Inns and Suites, located at 952 USS James Madison Road, Building 1056, can be reached at 912-573-4971 or 877-628-9233, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
    • Reservations: It is recommended to make reservations as early as possible due to high demand.
    • Restrictions: Some restrictions may apply depending on rank and assignment.
    • Pet-friendly rooms: Availability of pet-friendly rooms varies, so it’s advisable to inquire when making a reservation.

    What is the BAH for Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay?

    Check to see what the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is in Georgia.


    Military Housing Area: GA074

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $1,782 $1,458
    E02 $1,782 $1,458
    E03 $1,782 $1,458
    E04 $1,782 $1,458
    E05 $1,791 $1,659
    E06 $1,809 $1,776
    E07 $1,947 $1,794
    E08 $2,103 $1,806
    E09 $2,286 $1,812
    W01 $1,821 $1,791
    W02 $2,013 $1,803
    W03 $2,205 $1,815
    W04 $2,319 $1,833
    W05 $2,457 $1,980
    O01E $1,977 $1,800
    O02E $2,175 $1,809
    O03E $2,337 $1,821
    O01 $1,800 $1,773
    O02 $1,806 $1,797
    O03 $2,196 $1,818
    O04 $2,505 $1,953
    O05 $2,718 $2,043
    O06 $2,739 $2,190
    O07 $2,757 $2,214

    For more information, look at BAH rates by state or calculate your exact BAH rate.

    Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Surrounding Area

    Nestled in coastal Georgia, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is adjacent to historic St Marys, close to major highways and the Jacksonville, Florida Airport. The region boasts a rich history, with 19th-century plantations and ancient archaeological sites. The base bordering the East River and protected wetlands provides ample recreational opportunities.


    Naval Branch Health Clinic: Kings Bay, a branch of Naval Hospital Jacksonville, provides various services. Some limitations may apply. For emergencies, contact the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-874-2273. For additional information, call TRICARE at 1-800-444-5445.


    Childcare is offered at the base’s Child Development Centers from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays. Programs cater to children aged six weeks to 5 years. School-age programs are also available.

    • Kings Bay Child Development Center: 655 Wahoo Avenue, Buildings 0147, 0150, and 0152
    • School Age Care: 655 Wahoo Avenue, Building 0166


    Camden County School System serves NSB Kings Bay with nine elementary, two middle, and one high school. Various private school options exist. For enrollment assistance, contact the Installation School Liaison at 912-573-8986, ensuring you have all the necessary documents.

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