Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is on the front lines for regional security in the Caribbean area. The base is about 400 air miles from Miami, Florida. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay has many missions.The base supports the ability of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships, along with allied nation ships to operate in the Caribbean area by providing contingency and quality logistical support with superior services and facilities. The base also supports U.S. Federal agencies in U.S. migrant operations to help care for displaced migrants from the surrounding area.
Additionally, we provide assistance to the Fleet in support of narco-terrorism oeprations, which occur in this region.
NAVSTA GTMO is not a joint operations command, however we support joint operations. Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) is a joint command and is the organization responsible for and operates the detention center.