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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 six 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 the quality of life. Kings Bay was again recognized in 2016 as the best in the southeast region and 3rd overall amongst all Navy installations. 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 dynamic military and civilian team continue to be active in the community. Kings Bay takes great pride in its mission and dedication to service; a base recognized for total commitment to innovation, quality of life, environmental awareness and community relations. Please like our Facebook page.
The Kings Bay community consists of DoD personnel and their families, civilians, contractors, and visitors from NATO countries.
54,768 (2020 census)
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.
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is the east coast homeport for the Ohio-class fleet ballistic-missile and guided-missile submarines. It is the only naval base in the Atlantic fleet capable of supporting the Trident II (D-5) missile. The base quarterdeck phone number is 912-573-2020.
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay has two entry gates the Stimson Avenue and Franklin Avenue gates. Each gate has specific operating hours that you should be aware before arriving in the Kings Bay area.
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM Closed on Weekends
Driving to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay
Personnel incoming to Kings Bay can reach the Naval Submarine Base by Interstate 95. You may take Exits 1, 3, or 6. Exit 1 takes you down St. Marys Road and ends at the Franklin Gate. From Exit 3, take Georgia State Route 40 east to St. Marys and turn east onto Kings Bay Road, which ends at Stimson Gate. Exit 6 also leads to Kings Bay Road and to the Stimson Gate.
From the Airport
For those traveling by air, the closest airport is Jacksonville International Airport, located in Jacksonville, FL. The airport is approximately 35 miles south of the base, down Interstate 95. Cab fare from the airport is approximately $40.00. Contact your Command Sponsor for arranging transportation from the airport to the installation.
Traveling by Bus
There is no interstate bus service from Camden County, Georgia.