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United States Navy
Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Cuba 09593-0001
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Naval Station Guantanamo Bay is the forward, ready, and irreplaceable U.S. sea power platform in the Caribbean. For more than a century, its presence has given decision makers unique options across the range of military and interagency operations.
It preserves America’s strategic influence in the Caribbean by maintaining a deep-water U.S. Naval Station and ensuring effective support across military and interagency operations.
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All non-active duty personnel must have a current passport to get on NSGB. You must obtain passports (for the entire family), before arriving. Visitors will need an "Area Clearance" before they can be granted entry to NSGB. This must be completed, signed, and approved at NSGB before you can board the plane.
Car repair and maintenance is available, but parts are very limited. Also, repair facilities are limited and lack the proper equipment for models 1999 and newer. Only unleaded 87-octane gas and diesel fuel is sold here. Be
Navy Federal Credit Union has an office conveniently located in the NEX atrium. This NFCU is a non-cash facility. However, members may obtain cash using bank checks at the NEX Customer Service. Community bank is also located in the NEX atrium and is a cash banking facility. There are 2 ATM's located in the NEX atrium.
Mail takes 1-3 weeks to be transported between the installation and the Continental U.S. Mailing fragile items is risky.All Permanent Change of Station (PCS) transportation for military and dependents is via military aircraft from Jacksonville, FL and Norfolk, VA. The Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) at your current command will request reservations for you. You should receive either a message or letter which will contain specific reporting instructions for your flight. This message/letter will be your "port call."
Naval Station Guantanamo Bay is the forward, ready, and irreplaceable U.S. sea power platform in the Caribbean. We host and enable all branches of the U.S. military, plus several interagency and international partner organizations. We also provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents: Benefits for Naval Station Guantanamo Bay servicemembers, civilian employees, and their families include no-cost housing and utilities, plus access to most amenities and conveniences you would find on other military installations, including a Commissary, Navy Exchange, furniture store, gas station, hospital, dry cleaners, bowling alley, library, and sports complex. We have college courses available and a combined school for pre-K through 12th grade, as well as two Child Development Centers and a Youth Center.
If accepting an accompanied tour, pets (with some restrictions) may accompany employees, and employees may ship most household goods and a personal vehicle to NSGB at no costs to themselves.
Other benefits include:
Living and working at NSGB is not, however, for everyone. There is no access to the rest of Cuba, and transiting on and off base (via air only) may be difficult at certain times, and getting a seat on a particular flight is not always guaranteed. The weather is hot or warm all year long, with little change in seasons. While there is an on-base hospital, those with medical conditions requiring frequent visits or treatment may not find their particular services available. Mail and package delivery also takes longer than at Continental United States locations. Security considerations can impact photography and other hobbies. And, owing to the location and challenges of delivery, grocery, dining, and shopping activities are fewer than those found in larger and less isolated places.
Life at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay offers adventure, challenge, and opportunity unequaled in any other locale.
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