NWS Charleston (Joint Base Charleston - WS) Directory

2316 Red Bank Rd, Goose Creek, SC 29445
Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Charleston and Charleston Air Force Base combined to become Joint Base Charleston on 1 October 2010. Historically, Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Charleston had two distinct missions: as home for two strategic submarine squadrons and a tender, and as an ordnance station with capacity for more than 60 million pounds of conventional ordnance. The ordnance mission continues today, and Joint Base Charleston - Weapon Station is the only military installation in the continental U.S. with completely unencumbered explosive safety arcs. The Weapons Station has expanded its mission and DoD support role, and today is a training center for the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Nuclear Power Training Unit and other tenants.