For more than 100 years, Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE) and our Navy New London team have taken pride in providing outstanding service and support to all newcomers to the installation.
Whatever your status — military, civil service, contractor, family member, full-time employee or student — we are committed to providing you the highest quality programs, facilities and services.
This guide provides an overview of the base, its facilities and services for all newcomers and families at SUBASE. This booklet will augment information provided to you by your command sponsor and the Fleet and Family Support Center.
Regardless of how far you’re moving, how many times you’ve moved or whether you’ve visited SUBASE before, many newcomers experience some trepidation in finding a new place to live, moving household goods, obtaining information on local schools, learning about the community outside the fence and selecting where to go for off-duty recreation.
Becoming familiar with a new area or base is one of the biggest challenges when moving. We hope that the information in this guide will help make your move easier.
In the past decade, SUBASE has undergone many improvements to make living here easier.
From upper base’s new family and on-demand fitness studios to a new computer and internet lab close to those working on waterfront, many infrastructure upgrades continue to improve SUBASE’s support of our fleet, fighters and families.
Military families have reopened great benefits off base too. These include the expansion of the School Age Care facilities and program at our Youth Center. Navy housing, which is now privatized, has installed solar panels on many roofs, reducing energy costs.
Balfour Beatty Communities, the private developer that oversees our public private housing venture (PPV), is now managing and maintaining approximately 1,895 new and renovated homes for government families in eight PPV communities.
More than $300 million has been invested through the PPV project at SUBASE. In addition to new and renovated homes, Balfour Beatty Communities has also provided our military families with three community centers, two swimming pools, a water spray park, three basketball courts, 12 playgrounds and28 bus shelters.
Of course, we recognize that there is much more to a duty station than work and housing.
The SUBASE Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department (MWR) provides many recreational and athletic activities for our diverse population (65 percent single, 35 percent married, 30 to 40 percent living on base in barracks, 35 to 40 percent live in the local community and 25 to 30 percent live in PPV housing).
MWR seeks to provide a wide range of activities offering something for everyone from golf and bowling to outdoor sports and physical fitness.
Additionally, the base Fleet and Family Support Center, Child Development Center, Youth Center and more provide a variety of assistance, services and programs to meet your every need, including: basic skills for living, budgeting and stress management, educational opportunities, employment assistance, spiritual guidance, legal assistance, child care, parenting classes and new parent support.
As our nation’s first permanent submarine base, the significant history and honored traditions of our great Navy and Submarine Force are reflected in the names of our buildings and streets. Our heritage is also on display at the Historic Ship Nautilus and Submarine Force Museum, near the base.
But what makes SUBASE “the first and finest,” is the exceptionally talented and dedicated people who support fleet readiness by providing quality services and facilities to the submarine community and their families.
For this reason alone, we think you’ll find that SUBASE is a great place to live and work!