Naval Base Guam
|Naval Base Guam|
|Part of Joint Region Marianas|
|Apra Harbor, Guam|
USNS San Jose at Naval Base Guam
|Controlled by||United States Navy|
|CAPT Hans E. Sholley|
Naval Base Guam is a strategic U.S. naval base located on Apra Harbor (near pacific ocean), Guam. In 2009, it was combined with Andersen Air Force Base, to form Joint Region Marianas, which is a Navy-controlled joint base.
Naval Base Guam is home of Commander Submarine Squadron 15, Coast Guard Sector Guam and Naval Special Warfare Unit One and supports 28 other tenant commands. It is the home base to dozens of Pacific Command, Pacific Fleet, Seventh Fleet, and Seabee units.
Units of Submarine Squadron 15 stationed at Guam include USS Chicago (SSN-721), USS Key West (SSN-722), USS Oklahoma City (SSN-723), and USS Topeka (SSN-754). USS Frank Cable (AS-40) is stationed in Guam to tend the submarines of the Seventh Fleet, and the USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) changed from Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia to Naval Base Guam to fulfill the same role.
Sub-installations aboard Naval Base Guam include Camp Covington. Camp Covington is one of the three main body deployment locations for the Navy Seabees. Currently, Camp Covington is occupied by the Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11. The 7th Fleet's Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific is also headquartered here.
The camp has a gym, a cardio hall, and a mini-mart. It has its own barracks for Officers, Enlisted, and Chief Petty Officers; a galley, an armory, dental clinic, and various HQ buildings and warehouses.
- Military Sealift Command Ship Support Unit Guam
- Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit FIVE
- Navy Munitions Command East Asia Division Unit Guam
- Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Unit 1
- Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Guam
- Limtiaco, Steven (19 December 2012). "Guam Ship Repair Facility Ownership Negotiations Fail". Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
- Santos, Shaina Marie (24 January 2013). "NMCB 74 Turns Over Camp Covington to Army's 84th Engineer Battalion". Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
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