AMERICAN RED CROSS
The American Red Cross is an organization dedicated to its mission statement, “making a difference in people’s lives.” The Red Cross lives up to its mission by providing a helping hand to those in need on a daily basis. Among those helped are members of the armed forces and their families.
The American Red Cross, a nonprofit organization, is more than 100 years old and has the tradition of being governed by volunteers. Many contributions are given through the Combined Federal Campaign in partnership with United Way campaigns and independent fund campaigns.
The American Red Cross offers the following services for military members and their families: communications worldwide to verify family emergencies, financial assistance to meet emergency needs, disaster services, volunteer programs, health and safety classes, referral to other agencies for services, and assistance for personal and family problems. The American Red Cross office can be reached directly at 912-573-3939.
CHAPLAIN SERVICES AND RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES
The Kings Bay Chapel is conveniently located across from the Navy Exchange and commissary in Building 1049. Religious services are held each weekend. These services include Roman Catholic Mass during the week, except Tuesday, at 11:15 a.m. Weekend Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday, while Sunday Mass is held at 9 a.m. Religious education classes are held Sunday and Monday during the school year (exact times depend on the age of the student). Protestant worship services are held at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday, and Children’s Church is at 10:30 a.m. during the school year. Look for the Kings Bay Chapel on Facebook for upcoming events.
DEFENSE COMMISSARY AGENCY (DECA)
The Defense Commissary Agency, in the Navy Exchange complex, carries thousands of household necessities. The commissary prides itself on its wide selection of fresh meat and its tempting array of fresh produce.
The commissary allows disabled shoppers access to the store 30 minutes before its regular opening hours and provides them assistance with their shopping if needed.
Special orders can be called in and will be available when you arrive at the commissary. Most meat special orders can be called in 24 hours in advance, but grocery and produce special orders require 72 hours’ notice so they can be ordered and received from distributors. For additional details, call 912-573-3310.
FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER
The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) offers a variety of social services to military members and their families.
The FFSC provides information and referral services, individual and family clinical counseling, life skills workshops, support groups, relocation assistance, transition assistance, employment assistance, retired affairs assistance, financial counseling and education, new parent support services, family advocacy services, victims assistance, deployment support and ombudsman assembly support. Workshops, presentations and general military training sessions are also available for more than 30 subject areas. For more information or to obtain services, call FFSC at 912-573-4512.
HOUSING AND HOUSING REFERRAL
NSB Kings Bay Homes, professionally managed by Balfour Beatty Communities, has 450 town house-style and single-family homes with two- to four-bedroom units to choose from. The actual waiting time for a two-bedroom enlisted unit is less than 15 days. Pets are allowed in family housing (two-pet limit); breed restrictions apply. Leash laws for all animals are enforced, and all pets must be registered.
All service members transferring to Kings Bay must contact the housing referral office before making any off-base housing commitments. The housing office also maintains lists of apartments and houses available for rent or sale. The free service is designed to save time and expense during the house-hunting stage of your tour. All service members accompanied by their family members are eligible for family housing. Service members without dependents are eligible for assignment to the bachelor’s quarter. The Family Housing Office is in the Family Housing Services Center at the corner of Andrew Jackson Drive and James Madison Road. For more information regarding on-post family housing, contact the NSB Kings Bay Homes community management office at 912-882-1211 or visit the website at www.nsbkingsbayhomes.com
Bachelor’s Enlisted Quarters
The Bachelor’s Enlisted Quarters has 1,463 rooms designated for enlisted personnel. Kings Bay provides berthing for resident advisers and has an active resident adviser program. Geographical bachelors are housed on a case-by-case basis, and those considering assignment as a geographical bachelor must submit a geographical bachelor request package to the housing assignment and review board for consideration for berthing availability and assignment.
It is advisable to locate and reserve temporary lodging in advance. Your sponsor can help you make local arrangements.
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites
The Navy Gateway Inns & Suites, located on base, provides temporary lodging for military members and their families transferring in and out of the area, as well as those on TAD/TDY orders and the Space “A” traveler. The Navy Gateway Inns & Suites offers free laundry facilities and in-room kitchens. Call 912-573-4871 for more information or to make reservations.
Command Judge Advocate
The CJA advises the base commander on legal matters and provides advice to base personnel concerning ethics, military justice, commercial solicitation, outside employment, the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act and Standards of Conduct issues. The office can be reached at 912-573-4732.
Legal Assistance Office
Located next to PSD, Legal Assistance provides active-duty personnel, retirees and family members assistance with various legal issues. Services include notaries, powers of attorney, wills and estate planning, domestic relations, leases, real estate, nonsupport and paternity, taxation and other routine legal matters by appointment only. Coordination of Defense and mast counseling is also offered. The office can be reached at 912-573-3935.