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.

  • Naval Weapons Station Earle Sailor YN3 Tenzin Tsphel, rings the ceremonial bell during the installation's annual Battle of Midway ceremony at the Battle of Midway Memorial Park June 15, 2015.
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EARLE, N.J. (Sept. 9, 2013) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Jesse Brown 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. Bataan is preparing for training and its upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class R.J. Stratchko/Released)
  • Naval Weapons Station Earle 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 peir, 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 Photo by Bill Addison/released
  • Operations Specialist Third Class Markel Owens, Naval Weapons Station Earle Color Guard member, renders a salute during the playing of Taps at the Wreaths Across America ceremony Dec. 14 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. U.S. Navy Photo by Bill Addison, released.
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EARLE, N.J. (Sept. 9, 2013) 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. Bataan is preparing for training and its upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class R.J. Stratchko/Released)
  • 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. Eid was one of approximately 15 NWS Sailors who attended the event, along with local Police, Fire and Emergency Service Officers. U.S. Navy Photo by Bill Addison/released
  • 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 Photo by Bill Addison/released
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