Navy Duty Stations

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Whether you’re stationed at the world’s largest Naval Station and homeport of the Navy’s Atlantic fleet (Naval Station Norfolk) or at the 40-acre Naval Support Activity (NSA) Orlando base, life on a base or at a homeport is not that different from civilian life.

A Navy base is simply an installation where Navy personnel live and work. Most are affiliated with ports, but not all. A Navy homeport is a waterside installation in the United States or overseas where one or more Navy vessels are stationed.

Most bases have a grocery store or commissary with great prices, gas station, theater, fitness centers, medical facilities, chapels, a library, and all kinds of sports and recreational amenities. You may even find a bowling alley, department store or teen center, along with moms, dads, kids and even some visiting grandparents.

Normally, Navy quarters come unfurnished with the exception of a stove and refrigerator. And all the utilities, except the telephone, come paid. Navy housing on base often includes three and four bedrooms, with amenities like garages, porches or terraces, and yards.

But beyond this, when you first arrive on base or at a homeport, you’ll enter a vast network of available services. If you’re a parent, there may be new parent support, child and youth programs, teen programs, and programs for kids of deployed parents or for exceptional-needs family members to help Sailors who have family members with special needs.*

*Needs include any special medical, dental, mental health, developmental or educational requirement, wheelchair accessibility, adaptive equipment or assistive technology devices and services.

Above information from the US Navy website.

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  1. A lot has changed since I was active, most for the good, some in my opinion not so good. One major thing that has swept this nation, and is separating our country is PC. Being Politically Correct has weekend our our ability to keep the US strong, safe, and free. Our present administration seems to be more friendly with our enemy, than our military. We have seen Obama fire over 200 General’s and Admirals, the same men we depended on to give military guidance as our servicemen were fighting the enemy. Why were they fired, because they weren’t in line with Obama’s viewpoint on terrorism. Our military leaders can not be tiptoeing around while making tough battlefield, air, or water decisions and worry about being politically correct to please the current administration. The military must remain strong, like it’s intended to be. We all took the same oath, To protect the US against all enemies both Foreign and Domestic. Right now we have both!!!

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