Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay
U.S. Atlantic Fleet’s home port for U.S. Navy Fleet ballistic missile nuclear submarines armed with Trident missile nuclear weapons
Kingsland, GA 31548
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.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
A child must be five years old on or before September 1 to enter a public Kindergarten. The child must be six years old on or before September 1 to enter first grade. School systems must verify age before enrollment.
A child who was a legal resident of one or more states for a period of two years immediately prior to moving to Georgia and who was legally enrolled in either a public Kindergarten or first grade, or a private Kindergarten or first grade accredited by a state or regional association, would be eligible to enroll in Georgia schools, provided that the Kindergartner is five years old by December 31 or the first grader is six by that date.
In 2010, Georgia along with the majority of other states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit www.corestandards.org
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Georgia Department of Human Resources 912-576-5601
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.
Camden County Children Services 912-729-4583
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Camden County Animal Services 661-868-7100
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Camden County Dept of Public Health 912-576-3040
Highway Patrol 912-576-3028
Base Operator 912-573-2000
Dental Headquarters 912-573-4212
Housing Services Office 912-573-2056
ID/CAC Card Processing 912-573-4519
Legal Services and JAG 912-573-3935
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
The Navy Housing Office maintains a list of currently available apartments, and houses, for sale or rent. This service is designed to save effort and expense during the house-hunting stage of your tour. Call the Navy Family Housing Office, at 912-573-2056, for availability.
2.2 miles from base
Excellent Neighborhood for families. Close to Kings Bay Naval Base and Schools. HOA includes an accessible boat dock. Areas that do pay HOA fees have access to a large, well maintained pool, play ground and tennis courts
Crooked River Phase 2
2.2 miles from base
The houses and yards are all in decent shape, it’s pretty quiet, and it’s very close to base. The schools are pretty decent. It’s a very close knit community, perfect for families.
In Kingsland, the summers are long, hot, oppressive, and mostly cloudy; the winters are short, cool, and partly cloudy; and it is wet year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 43°F to 92°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 96°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Kingsland for warm-weather activities are from late March to late May and from early October to early November.
In Kingsland, GA, the overall cost of living index is 92, which is 1% lower than the Georgia average and 8% lower than the U.S. average.
As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Kingsland, GA, the city’s goods and services are 2% higher than the Georgia average and 2% lower than the U.S. average.
Kingsland is a city in Camden County, Georgia, United States. The Kingsland Commercial Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places March 17, 1994. It includes the area surrounding South Lee Street between King Street and William Street. Located just off of Interstate 95 at Exit 3, the Kingsland Welcome Center provides travelers with information about area attractions, events, hotels and restaurants.
Crooked River State Park provides good fishing, a Native American festival in August and a pleasant setting for hikers and campers. White Oak Conservation Center is one of the world’s premiere wildlife breeding, research, and training facilities. The Center, located along the St. Mary’s River in northeast Florida, spans 600 acres and is surrounded by 6,800 acres of pine and hardwood forest and wetlands.
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