- Each command has it's own procedures for checking in, your sponsor should let you know where to go to officially check into your command.
- Generally, Submarine School students and staff report to the Quarterdeck in Building 499; SUBASE personnel check in at Personnel Support Detachment in Building 83 during normal work hours, or have their orders stamped at the Combined Bachelor Quarters and report to PSD at 7:30 a.m. the next working day.
- Sailors reporting to deployed units should report to the appropriate squadron duty office, as do personnel assigned to a squadron staff. Those assigned to the staff of Commander Submarine Group 2 report to Grenfell Hall, (Building 439). Medical personnel check in at Naval Branch Health Clinic.
How to get to SUBASE
SUBASE is easily accessible from Interstate 95 and is within an hour's drive from the major airports: Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Conn., and T.F. Green Airport in Providence, R.I.
The base is within a 15 minute drive from bus and train stations found in New London.
To arrive from the local airport, GROTON/NEW LONDON AIRPORT, turn left on Tower Ave to High Rock Rd. Turn right and go approximately 1/4 mile to Poquonnock Rd. Turn right and go another 1/2 mile to Long Hill Rd. Turn left on Long Hill Road (Long Hill Road becomes Route 12) and drive approximately 5 miles to Crystal Lake Road. Turn left onto Crystal Lake Road and follow for a
1/4 mile to the main gate.
To arrive from T.F. Green Airport in Providence, RI, follow signs from the airport to Interstate 95. Take I-95 south to CT. Take exit 86 off of I-95. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto Route 12 and drive 2-3 miles. At the fifth stop light on Route 12, turn left (Crystal Lake Road). Follow this road to the end and to the main gate.
To arrive from Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT, take Interstate 91 south into Hartford. At exit 32, you will be taking
Interstate 84 east. (I-84 Eastbound is a left hand exit. USE CAUTION!) Proceed on I-84E to Route 2 south. Take Route 2 south to I-395.
Take I-395 south to exit 78 (Route 32). Follow Route 32 south into New London to I-95. Take I-95 north across the Gold Star Bridge to exit 86 (a left lane exit). Turn right onto Route 12 at the bottom of the ramp and proceed north 2-3 miles. At the fifth stop light on
Route 12 take a left onto Crystal Lake Road. Follow this road to the end and to the main gate.
In downtown New London there is an Amtrak train station regularly served by local cab companies.
Located next to the train station in New London is the local stop for Greyhound Bus Lines.
FROM THE NORTH (IF DRIVING FROM, ME, MA, NH, VT) If driving a route that will take you through Boston, your best bet is to follow I-95 south into Connecticut. Once in Connecticut, you will be looking for Exit 86. At the bottom of the exit turn right (Route 12) and follow 2-3 miles. Turn left at the fifth stop light on Route 12 (Crystal Lake Road). Follow this road to the end. It will lead you directly to the main gate.
FROM THE SOUTH (IF DRIVING FROM, NY, NJ, MD, VA, ETC.) If driving a route that will take you through New York City, the most common route is to take I-95 north into Connecticut. This will involve crossing the George Washington Bridge and using the Cross Bronx Expressway. Use caution if you are not used to driving in a big busy city. Try to avoid rush hour if possible, for obvious reasons. Follow I-95 north to exit 86 in Connecticut. Take this exit and make a right at the bottom of the ramp onto Route 12. Follow Route 12 for 2-3 miles and make a left (at the fifth stoplight) onto Crystal Lake Road. Follow this road to the end. It will lead you to the main gate.