Welcome to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay

USS Omaha (LCS 12)  passes the USCGC Confidence (WMEC-619), a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter, as it sits pierside at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay during a brief fuel stop. The Station’s forward presence helps sustain the Fleet and enable the fighters in the Southern Command Area of Responsibility.  Naval Station Guantanamo Bay leadership, including the public works and housing officers, cut the ribbon on a new home for NSGB residents. Providing quality housing for fighters and families is one of the ways NSGB remains forward, ready, and irreplaceable. A Marine Corps honor guard fires a 21-gun salute during Memorial Day services at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay’s cemetery.  More than 300 people are entombed at the facility, going back more than a century and ranging from Sailors and seamen who died aboard visiting ships to Cuban exiles who lived on base. The lighthouse at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay has stood watch on the Windward Passage since 1904. Its grounds and buildings now hold pieces of history from the base’s long existence and many operations, ranging from the Fleet training to the Cold War, migrant operations to the post-911 conflicts, humanitarian assistance and search and rescue. A Cuban Rock Iguana watches as a Dock Landing Ship leaves Guantanamo Bay. This species of iguana is rare in the rest of Cuba, but has a protected status on Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. The ship was stopping over in Guantanamo Bay for support and replenishment. Forward, ready, and irreplaceable, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay helps sustain both the Fleet and the natural environment in the Southern Command Area of Operations.

Installation Information

Naval Station Guantanamo Bay is the forward, ready, and irreplaceable U.S. sea power platform in the Caribbean. For more than a century, its presence has given decision makers unique options across the range of military and interagency operations.

As the premier southern-most deep-water U.S. Naval Base in the Western Hemisphere, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay strives to provide state-of-the-art self-sustaining infrastructure, while supporting unified, inter-agency joint operations, and training. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay provides a high quality of life for all residents and preserves the installation’s sensitive environmental, historic, and cultural resources.


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