Welcome to Naval Weapons Station Earle

This desirable area serves as an ‘escape’ for people living or working in New York City and has been listed in "The New Yorker" as one of the best places to live in the country.

If you've recently recieved orders to NWS Earle, check out our Welcome Aboard Package for information regarding housing, base policies and support functions.

Installation Information

The station’s Mainside is located in Colts Neck and the Waterfront is in the Leonardo section of Middletown. The two areas are connected by a private, federally-owned roadway. Colts Neck sits in the heart of New Jersey’s horse farming region and is only 20 minutes away from the famed Jersey Shore. Leonardo is located on Sandy Hook Bay overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the New York skyline.

150604-N-RX384-035 COLTS NECK, N.J. -- A  Sailor rings the ceremonial bell during the installation's annual Battle of Midway ceremony at the Battle of Midway Memorial Park (U.S. Navy file photo) 130909-N-NX070-091 LEONARDO, N.J. -- A Sailor moves ordnance on the flight deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during an ammunition on load at Naval Weapons Station, Earle, N.J. (U.S. Navy file photo) 160817-RX384-N-001 LEONARDO, N.J. -- Sailors assist the NY/NJ Baykeepers install oyster castles in the waters off NWS Earle's pier. The Navy and the Baykeepers hope to establish a living shoreline at the entrance of Ware creek, on the northern side of the Navy's pier, which will help protect the shoreline from the effects of climate change and sea-level rise, while helping to clean the water in the Raritan Bay. (U.S. Navy file photo) LEONARDO, N.J. -- An aerial view of Naval Weapons Station Earle's 2.9 mile finger pier in Sandy Hook Bay, N.J. (U.S. Navy file photo) 161214-RX384-N-093 HOLMDEL, N.J. -- A Naval Weapons Station Earle Color Guard member renders a salute during the playing of Taps at the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. (U.S. Navy file photo) 130909-N-NX070-105 LEONARDO, N.J. Rows of ordnance are grouped on the flight deck before it is sent down to the magazines of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during an ammunition on load at Naval Weapons Station, Earle, N.J. (U.S. Navy photo) 180227-N-RX384-030: Quartermaster 3rd Class Arianna Fenton and QM2 Montrell Johnson read to students at Holmdel's Village Elementary School during a Read Across America Hero Day event Feb. 27. Approximately 15 NWS Sailors attended the event, along with local Police, Fire and Emergency Service Officers. (U.S. Navy file photo) 150815-N-RX384-063: A Naval Munitions Command GENSET locomotive travels down the trestle at Naval Weapons Station Earle's Pier Complex during an ordnance loading operation. (U.S. Navy file photo) A Naval Munitions Command GENSET locomovive clears the tracks after a snowstorm at Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J. (U.S. Navy file Photo) 170305-N-RX384-138 Information Technology Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Georges performs take-down procedures on a simulated assalant during Auxilliary Security Forces training March 5, 2017. The ASF Sailors provide necessary backup to the installation's Security Forces during times of need. (U.S. Navy file photo)
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