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Welcome to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay

Colonel Stephen Gabavics, Joint Detention Group Commander, speaks to students at W. T. Sampson Elementary/High School during a Month of the Military Child event at the school. NSGB provides support to the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels, and partner navies in the Caribbean operating area. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released) Naval Station Guantanamo Bay residents took their furry family members to the command chapel, Apr. 9, for the annual “Blessing of the Pets” by Navy Chaplain Cmdr. Keith Shuley, NSGB’s Command Chaplain and priest. NSGB provides support to the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels, and partner navies in the Caribbean operating area. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released) Naval Station Guantanamo Bay children enjoy Imagination Movers concert at the Windjammer Ballroom during the Navy Exchange/Morale, Welfare and Recreation Customer Appreciation Weekend. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB) is one of the many bases in Navy Region South East to participate in a ribbon tying event to demonstrate solidarity in preventing sexual assault.  NSGB provides support to the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels, and partner navies in the Caribbean operating area. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released) Naval Station Guantanamo Bay residents joined the 2018 Senior Class for a poetry night at the W.T. Sampson School gym, Apr. 13. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB) is one of the many bases in Navy Region South East to participate in a ribbon tying event to demonstrate solidarity in preventing sexual assault.  NSGB provides support to the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels, and partner navies in the Caribbean operating area. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)  Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB) held its annual summer kickoff party, Day at the Bay, sponsored by Morale, Welfare and Recreations (MWR) Child and Youth Programs, Apr. 21. The annual event is a way for NSGB residents to come together and have a fun-filled afternoon with family activities that included a cardboard boat regatta, craft fair, surfboard judging, and fun on the water. Congratulations to all those that participated in the cardboard boat regatta and the surfboard decorating competitions. NSGB provides support to the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels, and partner navies in the Caribbean operating area. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released) Fifth grade students attending Naval Station Guantanamo Bay’s (NSGB) W. T. Sampson Elementary/High School recently completed an engineering and design project that allowed the students to work in teams to build cardboard boats for a regatta held at Day at the Bay, Apr. 21. NSGB provides support to the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels, and partner navies in the Caribbean operating area. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)

Installation Information

Established in 1903, U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay is the oldest overseas military installation and the only one in a communist country. Located on the southeast corner of Cuba, in the Oriente Province, the installation is approximately 400 air miles from Miami, Florida. The primary mission of the naval station is to serve as a strategic logistics base for the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet, allied, and partner navies; support counternarcotic operations in the Caribbean; provide contingency logistics; and support migrant operations.

Naval Station Guantanamo Bay is essential to national maritime strategy and is the cornerstone of joint U.S. military and governmental operations in the U.S. Southern Command area of operations. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay continually strengthens our nation's ability to maneuver from the sea and provides regional humanitarian relief through quality logistical support of fleet, federal agencies, and the joint service community operating in the Caribbean. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay's unique location optimizes U.S. response to catastrophic regional events. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay stands on the front lines of Caribbean regional security initiatives through direct support of counternarcotic operations, terrorism, and contingency migrant efforts.

Major Units and Tenant Commands

Marine Corps Security Force Company (MCSFCO)
United States Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast, Public Works Detachment
Defense Media Activity (DMA) Operations Guantanamo Bay
Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) – W.T. Sampson Schools
Naval Atlantic Meteorology and Oceanography Command Detachment
Fleet & Industrial Supply Center (FISC), Jacksonville Detachment, Guantanamo Bay
Naval Supply Systems Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville, Guantanamo Bay Site
Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic (NCTAMS)
Personnel Support Detachment Guantanamo (PSD)
Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO)
Office of Military Commissions (OMC)
U. S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami, Aviation Detachment Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (USCG AVDET)

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