The Naval Submarine Base at Kings Bay (NSBKB) —the only naval base in Georgia—alone delivers more than 550 nuclear submarine officers and technical staff to the civilian workforce of Camden County every year. It’s presence and its interaction with the surrounding communities have made it a valued asset and an integral part of local culture.
Established in 1978, Kings Bay is the East Coast homeport for Ohio-Class Ballistic and Guided Missile Submarines. It is also home to Trident Submarines, Marine Corps Security Force Battalion, U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit, Trident Training Facility, Trident Refit Facility, Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic, and other support-providing commands.
The size and scope of the base makes it one of the most impressive establishments in the county. In fact, the Trident Training Facility is the largest building in Camden County, with more than 500,000 square feet of classrooms and office space. Even more impressive for our area, the Trident Refit Facility’s dry dock is the largest covered dry dock in the Western Hemisphere. And NSBKB is the only naval base in the Atlantic Fleet capable of supporting the Trident II (D-5) missile.
To strengthen and further the opportunities that Kings Bay and its military missions in Camden County offer the surrounding area, our local officials are continuously working to expand relationships with the Department of Defense (DOD) and Homeland Security, at the state and federal levels, as well as through local initiatives.
Kings Bay Facility Land and Infrastructure:
- 16,994 acres (25 square miles)
- 4,000 acres of protected wetlands
- 2,500 acres unencumbered
- 12.7 miles of railroads
- 140 miles of paved roads
NSB Kings Bay offers employers a great opportunity to hire military service members that are retiring or re-entering the civilian workforce. The values that are instilled in our service members—motivation, personal accountability, timeliness and integrity—are highly sought after by most employers today.
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