Naval Base Guam

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Naval Base Guam
Crest of Naval Base Gua.jpg
Part of Joint Region Marianas
Apra Harbor, Guam
USNS San Jose at NB Guam.jpg
USNS San Jose at Naval Base Guam
Coordinates 13°26′24″N 144°39′9″E / 13.44000°N 144.65250°E / 13.44000; 144.65250Coordinates: 13°26′24″N 144°39′9″E / 13.44000°N 144.65250°E / 13.44000; 144.65250
Type Naval base
Site information
Controlled by  United States Navy
Garrison information
Current
commander
US-O6 insignia.svg CAPT Hans E. Sholley

Naval Base Guam is a strategic U.S. naval base located on Apra Harbor, Guam. It is part of Joint Region Marianas, which is a Navy-controlled installation which was combined with Andersen Air Force Base in 2009.

The Ship Repair Facility, Guam, was located next to Naval Base Guam, along Apra Harbor. It was closed due to the recommendation of the 1995 Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 1997.[1]

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, United States 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 United States 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.

United States Coast Guard SECTOR GUAM ships include USCGC Sequoia (WLB-215), USCGC Assateague (WPB-1337), and USCGC Washington (WPB-1331).

Sub-installations[edit]

Change of command ceremony at Camp Covington

Sub-installations aboard Naval Base Guam include Camp Covington. Camp Covington is one of the three main body deployment locations for the U.S. Navy Seabees. Currently, Camp Covington is occupied by the Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133. The 7th Fleet's Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific is also headquartered here.[2]

The camp has a gym, 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.

Other Commands[edit]

Services[edit]

Naval Base Guam has amenities and services including a library, chapel, visitor's quarters, theater and bowling lanes.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Limtiaco, Steven (19 December 2012). "Guam Ship Repair Facility Ownership Negotiations Fail". Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  2. ^ 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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