Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay
Welcome to the Peach State and to Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, a state-of-the-art home to the Atlantic Fleet’s Trident II Submarines. Kings Bay borders the cozy historic town of St. Marys, Georgia in the southeastern corner of Coastal Georgia, just north of the Florida border. Kings Bay is approximately three miles from Georgia State Highway 40; five miles from Interstate 95; and 30 miles north of the Jacksonville, Florida Airport.
NSB Kings Bay’ mission is to provide support to the Fleet, Fighter, and Family. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay has three major commands: Trident Training Facility (TTF), Trident Refit Facility (TRF), and Strategic Weapons Facility, Atlantic (SWFLANT). In addition, this installation is the homeport of five Ohio-Class TRIDENT submarines and two guided missile submarines, the USS Florida and the USS Georgia.
Established in 1978, the base is home to Submarine Group 10, Submarine Squadrons 16 & 20, Trident Training Facility, Trident Refit Facility, Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic, and other support-providing commands.
In addition to being an integral part of our nation’s strategic deterrence program, Kings Bay has attained and sustained award-winning results unsurpassed in Navy Region Southeast or other submarine and shore commands in the U.S. Navy. In 2007, Kings Bay was named the top naval installation in the Department of Defense when it received the Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award for its ability to sustain its mission, increase productivity and enhance quality of life. The award also recognized the base’s creative management, new ideas and leadership. Furthermore, Kings Bay received the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s highest safety rating in the Voluntary Protection Program and the Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations Safety Ashore Award for the third consecutive year.
The Kings Bay community consists of DoD personnel and their families, civilians, contractors, and visitors from NATO countries.