Connecticut is a beautiful eastern state home to Yale university. Below are the Connecticut military bases and their locations.
Connecticut Military Bases
Camp Niantic is a National Guard training facility with an interesting history as far as names go. Until 2010, the training facility was renamed for each governor, which cost the state a lot of money in changing signs with each new administration. In 2010, while the camp was called Camp Rell after Governor M. Jodi Rell, the House of Representatives voted to change the name once and for all to Camp Niantic. By solidifying the name, out-of-town visitors would avoid confusion if they were referencing outdated maps, and the state could save money spent on changing the signs with each new election.
NSB New London
The Naval Submarine Base New London, also called the “Home of the Submarine Force,” is the Navy’s primary submarine base in the Eastern United States. It officially became a Navy Yard in 1872 and was used as a coaling station for refueling naval ships. Once command of the base fell to Commander Yates Stirling in 1916, the base became a submarine base and continued to thrive through World War I and the Great Depression. What started out as a 112 acre Navy yard is now a successful 1,217 acre submarine base home to the Naval Submarine School, the Naval Submarine Support Facility, and over 20,000 active-duty and civilian workers and their families.
Coast Guard Stations in Connecticut
Connecticut is home to two Coast Guard stations in New Haven and New London. The New Haven station is home to 500 active service members, 200 Coast Guard Reserve members, and an additional 1,200 auxiliaries. Every May, the New Haven station hosts an open house where civilians can tour the station and see equipment used in real Coast Guard missions. The New London station opened in 1775, and was a key station during the Prohibition era to help stop ships importing alcohol. It has continued to be an important base for enforcing maritime law.
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