Strategic Homeport was a plan developed by the then Secretary of the Navy John Lehman for building new naval bases for the U.S. Navy. It was proposed as part of the 600-ship Navy plan of the Reagan Administration. It called for the construction of new ports for existing and newly commissioned ships. The plan was based on five strategic principles:
- force dispersal to complicate Soviet targeting
- battlegroup integrity
- wider industrial base utilization
- logistics suitability
- geographic considerations such as reduced transit times to likely operating areas
The program enjoyed broad support both in Congress and in the Reagan Administration.
Stations opened under the program include:
- Naval Station Everett
- Naval Station Galveston
- Naval Station Lake Charles
- Naval Station Mobile
- Naval Station New York
- Naval Station Pascagoula
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