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Installation Overview --Naval Weapons Station Charleston, South Carolina

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Installation Overview --Naval Weapons Station Charleston, South Carolina

Men Riv Housing designated for E1-E6 residents; two, three, and, four bedroom single family and townhouse-style homes

Photo courtesy U.S. Navy

All single students attending the year-long Naval Nuclear Power Training Command classes live in dormitories on the school complex. While completing the first phase of their training, enlisted students are assigned to a 2+2 style suite (two students sharing a bedroom, with four students sharing a common bathroom). Upon graduation from the first phase of training, they are relocated to a 1+1 suite (a private bedroom, with two people sharing a bathroom).

Permanent party bachelors can live on base in garden apartment style housing units that were completely renovated and modernized in 2004. Enlisted members, E-3 and below, must live on base, but enlisted members E-4 and above and officers may live either in the community or on-base, space permitting.

Military bachelors wanting to stay on base should contact the Bachelor Housing Office as soon as PCS orders are received in order to secure a position on the waiting list or arrange for quarter assignment before you arrive on station. If advance notice is provided, and bachelor quarters are available, your keys will be waiting for you upon arrival. The Bachelor Housing Office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Bachelor housing for E-6 and below consist of two-person garden apartments. Each fully furnished unit includes two private bedrooms, and a shared living room, dining room, bathroom, kitchen, balcony, and car port. Units include fully equipped kitchens, washers and dryers, televisions, and DVDs. The bachelor housing complex also includes a lounge with
refreshment area, a basketball and volleyball court and picnic area with gazebo.

There are also 12 fully furnished double occupancy officer and senior enlisted homes on base. Each is a renovated 3-4 bedroom 1,500 square foot townhouse unit which comes with fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer.

The Navy has signed a Public Private Venture Housing agreement with Balfour Beatty Communities who is responsible for managing all of the homes, maintaining the landscape, and providing maintenance for the homes on-base. You must apply for housing and check in with the Housing Welcome Center within 30 days of reporting aboard.

When applying for housing bring a copy of your orders, a current Page 2 (Emergency Data Sheet), and your L20 (detaching paperwork) to the Navy Housing Welcome Center. At that time, you will fill out a DD1746 “Application for Housing” if you did not send an advance application via fax or e-mail. A referral counselor will meet with you and, depending on where you fall on the wait list, will either refer you to Balfour Beatty Communities or out into the community.

Call the Housing Welcome Center if you have any questions. The phone number is (843) 764-7264, or call toll free at (800) 362-2399.

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