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.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Auto Skills Center
The Auto Skills Center provides patrons with a quality, value-based program for the repair and maintenance of their vehicles. The center includes five indoor and two outdoor covered bays and a four-bay, coin-operated car wash with a vacuum island. Equipment, tools and supplies are available for completing most major and minor automotive repairs. Call 912-573-9629 for more information.
Triplex Liberty Recreation and Conference Center
Looking for entertainment on a BIG scale? Then our 12,000-square-foot Triplex Liberty Recreation Center is just the place for you. Shoot a game of pool, watch your favorite movie or get your game on playing interactive sports, video games and amusements. Endless entertainment opportunities are yours when you get in the zone!
Complimentary “goWiFi” access is provided throughout the facility that was created for the active-duty military member and their guests, 18 years and older. The Triplex Liberty Recreation Center houses 23 internet-enabled computers, 50 flat-screen TVs and two 110-inch projection TVs. An Xbox game room has seating for interactive competitions, and 10 PS3s are set up in their own pit area. Also scattered throughout are billiard tables, foosball, electronic darts, air hockey, pingpong and poker tables. A 40-seat movie theater shows first-run movie selections distributed by the Navy Motion Picture Service (more than 700 to choose from) and a Grab & Go Snack Bar offers a variety of snack items, drinks and adult beverages for purchase.
The Triplex Conference Center at Kings Bay provides an excellent and elegant area for all of your event needs. Located in Building 1039, this beautiful facility is available for rental by authorized patrons. Conveniently situated next to beautiful Lake Liberty for fabulous photo opportunities and also within walking distance of NGIS, this is the perfect spot for any occasion, including conferences, wedding and retirement receptions, change of commands, and formal and informal luncheons and dinners. The conference center consists of three rooms: two large dining areas can accommodate a total capacity of 300 people. Additionally, a third room is available with a dance floor and bar and can accommodate up to 100 additional guests. All rooms are easily accessible to each other. Additional items are available for rent for on-site and off-site, including a portable dance floor. As an added bonus, a business center is available for your business needs.
Child & Youth Programs
Child Development Center
The CDC staff is dedicated to the goal of offering quality child care and making a happy environment for your children. The full-time developmental program uses guidelines set by Navy instruction and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The center has been accredited by NAEYC since 1991 and its curriculum places emphasis on all phases of development.
Any military and DOD family member, 6 weeks to 5 years old, is eligible for enrollment in the center. Priority is given to single or dual active-duty military and active-duty military with a working or student spouse. A child is no longer eligible for the program at the end of the summer (August) preceding admission into kindergarten. Located on Wahoo Drive in the family housing area, the center’s hours are 6:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed weekends and all federal holidays. For more information about the Child Development Center, call 912-573-3626.
Child Development Homes Program
The homes program arranges for military spouses to care for children in Navy Family Housing units and private off-base military or civilian homes. The child care provider and the home are certified before and after children are enrolled. Children of military and DOD civilians, 6 weeks to 12 years old, are eligible for this program.
This program is a wonderful alternative to center-based care and can be used as an option for those children on the waiting list for the CDC or the Youth Center. The mission of the program is to offer safe, healthy and developmentally appropriate learning environments for children in a home care setting and to give guidance as well as assistance to providers who operate CDHs. Call 912-573-3888.
SCHOOL AGE CARE PROGRAM
Partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Georgia 4-H, the Kings Bay School Age Care program provides children ages 5 to 12 learning opportunities before school, after school and during regularly scheduled school breaks. Accredited by the Council on Accreditation, this program helps students develop important skills through a host of clubs focused on character and leadership, health and life skills, career and education, the arts, technology, sports, and fitness and recreation. In addition to the regularly scheduled school year program, the School Age Care program also offers camps during all extended school holidays. Call 912-573-2380.
THE TEEN PROGRAM
Through specialized Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Georgia 4-H programming, pre-teens (ages 10-12) and teens (ages 13-18) enjoy a host of educational and recreational activities. The Teen Program implements Youth Sponsorship to help other preteens and teens through the relocating process by hosting “Welcome Aboard” events such as school tours and the annual Back-to-School Bash each summer. Additionally, teens share important information about local schools, recreational activities and so much more.
School Liaison Officer
The school liaison officer is the communication link between military families with school-age children, the installation and local school districts in the southeast Georgia and northeast Florida area. By offering services related to educational relocation, special needs system navigation, home-school programming and postsecondary education, the school liaison officer helps families address educational issues at every level of K-12 processes. The SLO also supports local schools by coordinating military volunteer efforts with professional learning opportunities designed to help educators better understand the military lifestyle and how it affects student learning. Call 912-573-8986.
Eagle Hammock RV Park
Voted the No. 1 RV park by RVers, the beautiful and serene Eagle Hammock, on Lake D, has 60 sites equipped with cement pads, 30- and 50-amp full hookups, picnic tables and fire rings. Five sites and one restroom are American Disability Act-compliant. A community center offers a meeting space, a kitchen and complimentary “goWiFi,” along with a no-cost laundry room and a bathhouse. Eagle Hammock RV Park is open to active-duty military (all branches), Reservists, retirees, DOD civilians, family members and their guests. ID cards are required at check-in. Reservations are accepted 180 days in advance for active-duty military and reservists, 160 days in advance for military retirees and 60 days in advance for DOD civilians. Call for RV park prices and reservations at 800-818-1815 or 912-573-5262.
Kings Bay’s Fitness Complex is hands down one of the finest in the Navy. The equipment and facility are top of the line, and we are most proud of our staff, which is here to make your experience an exceptional one. From the warm greeting as you enter the facility to the expert trainers who will enthusiastically work with you on a fitness program, our entire team is here to serve you. Amenities includes state-of-the-art equipment; group fitness classes; a free-weight room; a fitness circuit room; Mom, Dad & Me Fitness Zone; the Cardio Theatre and Spin Studio; racquetball and tennis courts; men’s and women’s locker rooms with sauna; indoor and outdoor basketball courts; and a 25-meter heated pool for lap and recreational swimming. Also available is complimentary “goWiFi.” The fitness complex is open daily to all authorized patrons: active-duty personnel, retired military, Reservists, family members of active-duty military, retired military and reservists, DOD civilians, plus guests of the aforementioned patrons and contractors. Guests of an authorized patron and contractors may pay a fee to use the facility but must remain with their sponsor at all times. All patrons must show proper identification to enter the facility. Call 912-573-3990.
Pool at the Fitness Complex
The Pool Complex consists of a 25-yard by 25-meter pool with a giant double-flume water slide. A separate dive well has a 1-meter diving board, and the Kiddies’ Wading Pool has a water drop umbrella. There are three covered picnic pavilions, each with a large grill, which may be rented for parties. All authorized personnel, with the exception of active-duty personnel and their family members, must pay for recreational swimming during recreational operating hours. All patrons interested in pool parties may contact the customer service counter at the Fitness Complex for the latest prices and available times. Call 912-573-3990/3001.
Information, Tickets and Travel
Information, Tickets and Travel is located with the Outdoor Adventures Center. The office provides patrons with information and tickets to most attractions in the Southeast area and entertainment and sporting event tickets at discount prices. Tickets may be purchased by authorized MWR patrons, which include all active, retired and Reserve military personnel and their family members, DOD civilians and DOD contract personnel working full time. The ITT office promotes the Armed Forces Vacation Club with significant discounts on vacation destination condominiums, provides access to the Navy-wide MWR Leisure Travel Program and offers discounts on hotels and cruise packages. ITT has certified cruise agents to assist patrons in booking their dream vacations. Call 912-573-1157.
KB Finnegan’s Irish Pub
KB Finnegan’s is the first Irish pub in the Navy. Its Irish authenticity is unique in itself. Stop by for a cold pint of Ireland’s famous Guinness ale or choose from several other varieties on draught. If beer is not to your liking, have one of the bartenders pour you a libation of your choice. The warm, friendly atmosphere is ready to welcome you in with a crowd or by yourself. It even has complimentary “goWiFi” ready for your use. Multiple TVs are installed throughout the facility, including the patio area, for your total sports enjoyment. Live music, special events and drink specials are offered throughout the year. For a fix to your hunger, Domino’s Pizza is just inside Rack-N-Roll Lanes entertainment center.
MWR Special Events
MWR arranges a variety of recreational activities to enhance the leisure time of our fleet commands. Monthly events include golf tournaments, 5K runs and bowling tournaments. Quarterly events include KidsFest, National Kids Day, Military Family Appreciation and Light Up Kings Bay. Other events are scheduled, and information can be found in the base paper.
Navy Adventures Unleashed
Challenge the adrenaline junkie within and get your pulse racing! For your love of adventure and your quest to live life to the fullest, we’ve added an element of intensity to your liberty, outdoor and fitness pursuits with Navy Adventures Unleashed. Programs are available for families and patrons 18 years and older and their guests. Call 912-573-8972.
Navy Lake Site Allatoona
Conveniently located only 30 miles north of Atlanta off Interstate 75, Lake Allatoona is situated on the Etowah River, a tributary of the Coosa River. The serene lake and peaceful surroundings offer a respite from the rush of city living. This 52-acre site sits on a hillside, nestled among the Georgia pines with a panoramic view and direct access to Lake Allatoona. So whether you’re passing through or looking for your next vacation destination, the Navy Lake Site is the perfect place for you and your family. The site features cabins, RV sites, campsites, marinas, pavilions, the Lake View Lodge, the beach and swimming. Local area attractions include the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Turner Field, Underground Atlanta, Georgia Aquarium, Stone Mountain, Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Six Flags Over Georgia, White Water Atlanta and so much more. Call 770-974-6309.
The MWR nonappropriated fund (NAF) employee office is outside the Triplex (Building 1039). Employment applications and opportunities are available online at
www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrse/installations/navsubbase_kings_bay/ffr/about_fleet_and_family_readiness/naf_jobs.html. Hard copies can be picked up at Fleet and Family Support Center during normal working hours. You may email MWR and NGIS Human Resources at email@example.com. Call 912-573-4583/8572.
The Outdoor Adventures Center is next to the Auto Skills Center at 1023 USS Daniel Boone Ave. Outdoor Adventures has an assortment of equipment available for rent to authorized patrons and oversees recreational park areas around the base. Several inflatables are available to rent for your next party or function. A variety of rental items that will enhance your leisure skill activities, such as campers, tents, rods and reels, boats, canoes and more, are also available. Base hunting and fishing licenses are available. Picnic areas with tables and grills are at various sites around base. The center can make reservations for large groups at these areas. The Outdoor Adventure program along with the Navy Adventures Unleashed program provide extreme indoor and outdoor trips and activities for MWR patrons such as canoeing, zip-lining, whitewater rafting, camping, horseback riding, deep-sea fishing, bass tournaments and more. Call 912-573-8103.
The MWR Recycling Center actively promotes a cleaner, safer environment by collecting, sorting and reselling recycled material to local vendors. Collections from base commands and the surrounding community supply a large variety of recycled material, which helps lower landfill costs and supply additional recreational funds to the base.
Kings Bay’s premiere venue for family entertainment features the latest in state-of-the-art technology for our 14-lane facility. Modern tables and plush, upholstered furniture provide our facility with an upscale feel while offering a prime vantage spot to absorb our 80-foot video wall and a sound system that brings the pulse to our entertainment bowling shifts. The lanes are equipped with an automated scoring system, AMF automatic pinsetters and optional bumpers, which translates into a seamless bowling experience for everyone from novices to professionals. When you’re finished with the competition on the lanes, challenge one another in our 780-square-foot redemption game room. Packed with the latest of all your favorite games, Game On! Arcade is sure to be a hit with both the kids and the kids-at-heart.
Sports at Kings Bay
Whether you are looking for casual fun or serious competition, Intramural Sports, for those 18 years and older, has it all. The various leagues and tournaments offer a great opportunity to hang out with friends and make some new ones. Leagues, tournaments and clinics offered include softball, flag football, basketball, dodgeball, wallyball, soccer, golf, tennis, racquetball, Captain’s Cup program and Navy Sports competitions. Lighted softball fields and football field, racquetball courts, a quarter-mile synthetic track, a full-length indoor basketball court, outdoor basketball courts and lighted tennis courts are all at your disposal. Call Adults Sports at 912-573-8908 and follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kingsbaysports. Additionally, all league information can be found at http://kingsbaysports.leagueapps.com.
Youth Sports Program
MWR Kings Bay Youth Sports program provides family members (ages 3 to 18) a diversified, fun, quality, organized and recreational sports program in the following sports: spring and fall soccer, fall basketball and spring baseball. This recreational program offers many sports to enhance the social, emotional and physical development of participants in a wholesome environment. The emphasis of the program is on sportsmanship, individual and team participation rather than winning and losing, and providing youth with caring, positive role models through a trained volunteer staff. If you are interested in volunteering or need more information on the Youth Sports program, call 912-573-8202. Additionally, all league information can be found at http://kingsbaysports.leagueapps.com.
Trident Lakes Golf Club
Trident Lakes Golf Club is on the Navy’s premier submarine base at Kings Bay, Georgia. The course opened in 1989 and is available for all hands to enjoy the gently rolling fairways bordered by areas of dense native trees and wildlife. The well-positioned water hazards, on nine holes and four tee locations, challenge every golfer from beginner to professional. Sharpen your skills on the driving range or the putting or chipping green and check out the pro shop for specials on bags, clubs, golf balls, hats and other items. The tranquil setting and serene atmosphere in a nonresidential area provide a feeling of being one with nature. Come capture a golf experience you won’t soon forget. Play Trident Lakes and golf with nature! For tee times or additional information, call 912-573-8475.
Directions: Enter through Jackson Gate and proceed approximately 0.3 miles on Andrew Jackson Drive. Turn left onto USS James Madison Road and travel 1 mile, coming to a stop at USS Proteus Boulevard. Make a right onto USS Proteus Boulevard, travel 0.3 miles and Trident Lakes Golf Club will appear on your right.
Naval Branch Health Clinic
All active-duty personnel are seen at the branch clinic. Personnel with dental emergencies can be seen at any time. Family members and qualified beneficiaries are required to use the MetLife dental plan. Information is available upon request from the front desk staff or by calling 912-573-4212.
The clinic is a primary care outpatient facility that provides routine general and pediatric care. The clinic does not have an emergency room, but medical emergencies are handled at the Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus, on Kings Bay Road.
Clinic hours for acute and chronic problems are subject to change due to operational and deployment commitments.
The U.S. Army operates the Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF), behind the Navy Exchange gas island near the post office. The clinic is open during the week and provides patron’s pets with their required annual checkups, tests and inoculations at significant savings compared with veterinary services located in the community. The clinic also provides a microchip identification service, a mandatory requirement for all base residents. In addition, patrons may purchase popular retail items, also at a savings. To make an appointment, call the Kings Bay VTF at 912-573-0755.
Navy Federal Credit Union
The Kings Bay area has two full-service Navy Federal Credit Union service centers conveniently located for all members. The Kings Bay center is next to the Navy Exchange and is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The St. Marys center is at 560 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway (Spur 40) near the Franklin Gate. It is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Civilian and military personnel regularly employed by the DOD who work at Kings Bay and members of their immediate families are eligible for membership at NFCU.
NFCU’s direct-deposit and savings program services include share and individual retirement account certificates, share savings and share checking. Navy Federal also offers a wide variety of consumer loan products, including vehicle loans, major credit cards and home-improvement loans at competitive rates.
NFCU has 24-hour automatic teller machines available to members in the local area. ATMs on base are at the Navy Exchange, NFCU and Trident Training Facility. Off base, teller machines are conveniently located outside the St. Marys NFCU. These ATMs can be used by anyone whose financial institution is a member of the PLUS System or Interlink. For more information about the credit union, please visit www.navyfederal.org.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMRCS) provides assistance to active-duty members and retired Navy and Marine Corps service members.
The society offers many services, including financial assistance for temporary hardship, budget counseling, a food locker, gift layettes of infant clothing and other basic items for newborns, referral to other military or community service organizations, a listening post for people with problems, education loan programs for family members of active-duty personnel and children of retirees, and fleet input to commissioning programs.
Financial assistance, in the form of interest-free loans when the service member can repay, is provided in emergency situations. Emergencies include:
• Basic living expenses (food, shelter and utilities).
• Emergency transportation.
• Funeral expenses.
• Emergency automobile repair.
• Medical and dental expenses.
• Individual home disasters.
These areas of assistance, while stated in general terms, are subject to some limitations and restrictions. Contact NMCRS at 912-573-3928 for more information.
Naval Security Detachment
The Security Detachment, manned by active-duty military, DOD civilians and contract security personnel, provides physical security and law enforcement services to Kings Bay. Kings Bay Navy Police take pride in being a “community-policing” organization and are dedicated to providing professional, progressive services to the base community.
Serving as caretakers of the community, Navy Police are committed to “proactive” versus “reactive” policing. This commitment is manifested through a wide variety of programs focused on community interaction through a highly refined crime prevention program.
Possession or transportation of privately owned firearms or weapons on base is prohibited, except for registered hunters or special events. Weapons may be kept in family housing if they are registered with Security. However, weapons cannot be kept in barracks rooms. Security is at 1115 Henry Clay Blvd., Building 2026. Call the Watch Commander at 912-573-9697 regarding storing and transporting weapons or other security issues.
The U.S. post office branch is in Building 1006, behind the Navy Exchange Autoport. This small but full-service post office provides a full range of postal needs, including international mail service. The post office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday.
If you do not have a residence prior to transferring, you will need to forward your mail to your next command. For more information regarding change of address or setting up a post office box, call 912-573-9633. The U.S. post office also has branches in St. Marys, Kingsland and Woodbine.
The Public Affairs Office provides internal and external information, media relations and community relations.
The base public affairs officer is the official representative to the media concerning events and people associated with the base. You can direct any questions or concerns to the Public Affairs Office at 912-573-4714.
The PAO also directs a robust community service program with the base, tenant commands and the local community. Some of the community service programs include Personal Excellence Partnership, Project Good Neighbor, Environmental Stewardship and Health, and Safety and Fitness. Contact the community relations manager at 912-573-4714.
For information about the base and its mission and the tenant commands located at Kings Bay, go to www.cnic.navy.mil/KingsBay, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nsbkingsbay or search “Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.”
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, sponsored by the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, is a federally chartered nonprofit civilian youth training organization for ages 11 through 17. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay hosts the Kings Bay Division which is sponsored by the Camden-Kings Bay Navy League Council. During the school year, Sea Cadets attend monthly drills. During winter, spring and summer breaks, the cadets have the opportunity to attend trainings both here at Kings Bay as well as across the nation.
The goals of the program are to develop an interest and ability in seamanship, instill principles of strong moral principles, and demonstrate the value of an alcohol, drug and gang-free lifestyle. Sea Cadets are also exposed to the prestige of a military career while learning to be leaders in all aspects of their lives.
There are four main sources of employment at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay:
- Federal service positions with Naval Submarine Base or tenant commands.
- Nonappropriated fund positions with MWR, Navy Exchange or DeCA.
- The base operating services contractor, VT Griffin, provides base security, firefighting, maintenance of buildings and grounds, and minor construction work.
- Defense contractors on the base. Employment opportunities should be pursued either directly with the company or with the Georgia Department of Labor.
- Recruitment for federal service positions at Kings Bay is processed through the Human Resources Service Center Southeast. Federal employment information can be obtained on the Navy HRO website at www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr.
Applications for nonappropriated fund positions, which are open to the public, can be submitted to the MWR Personnel Office located in Building 1039. Their number is 912-573-4583.
Those interested in employment with the Navy Exchange can inquire at the Navy Exchange Personnel Office or by calling 912-510-8304.
The Spouse Employment Assistance Program is an excellent starting point for your job search, whether you are just arriving to Kings Bay, looking for another job or looking for a job at your spouse’s next duty station. The SEAP is designed to provide assistance, information and referral on employment and educational resources and opportunities to eligible customers. Contact the SEAP coordinator at FFSC at 912-573-4512.
The Georgia Department of Labor office is at 1712 Osborne Road in St. Marys. The office number is 912-673-6942/6943.
Bancroft Sail Exhibit
Other U.S. military bases may have ceremonial tanks or aircraft at their front gates, but Kings Bay has a submarine greeting visitors at the entrance to the 16,000-acre naval base located in Coastal Georgia. Rising from a sea of green grass at the Franklin Gate is the USS George Bancroft Sail Exhibit, a display commemorating the Navy’s submarine program.
USS George Bancroft (SSBN 643), commissioned Jan. 22, 1966, in Groton, Connecticut, served in the Navy’s submarine service for more than 27 years. With the advent of the Ohio-class submarines and the end of the Cold War, the older Franklin-class submarines were no longer needed and Bancroft was decommissioned and struck from the Navy list Sept. 21, 1993.
Bancroft ended up in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington for scrapping and recycling in March 1998. However, Bancroft would not go away easily.
Alerted to its imminent destruction, a grassroots effort by the St. Marys Submarine Museum, a local submarine veteran’s organization, former Bancroft crew members and local businesses raised the necessary funding to bring the submarine’s sail to Kings Bay and to construct the exhibit.
Saved from the recycling bin in 1998, the sail display was constructed and built as the centerpiece for Kings Bay’s celebration of the submarine forces’ 100th anniversary April 7, 2000.
Between October 1999 and March 2000, members of Construction Battalion Unit 412 cleared and grubbed 500 tons of soil and trees to construct the footings, foundation and lighting necessary for the exhibit. The Seabees molded the earth to resemble a submarine hull, allowing a contractor to then spray the earthen hull with a thick coat of black gunite.
The exhibit is located directly in front of the Franklin entrance to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay at the intersection of St. Marys Road and Georgia State Highway Spur 40. The exhibit is free and open to the public.