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Location: The Naval Submarine Base New London is located in the southeastern corner of Connecticut in the County of New London. The base is nestled among picturesque historic villages and bustling urban centers in the city of Groton. Installation homepage

Cost of Living: Higher than the U.S. National Average

Base Operator: 860-694-3011 or DSN 312-694-3011

Population:  The base serves an active duty population of about 7,500 personnel accompanied by 12,000 family members. The base also is the host to Naval Reserve Units, an Army detachment and a host of DoD civilian personnel and contractors.

Area Population:  267,376 in the Norwich-New London Metro Area

Child Care:  Child and Youth Programs provide Child Development and recreational services for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. The Child Development Center provides full and part day care for children 6 weeks to Kindergarten.  The School Age Center provides before and after school care and Day Camp experiences. Call the Child Development Center, 860-448-6838.

Schools: Groton Public Schools services families residing in government housing at Naval Submarine Base New London. Families who choose to live in the surrounding community attend the schools provided by the city/town in which they reside. Private, charter, and magnet schools are also available in the local area to families both living in government housing and living in surrounding communities. For more information on school options, please contact the School Liaison Officer at 860-694-3772.

Youth Services:  The Subase Youth Center, the Fleet and Family Support Center, the Groton Youth and Family Services and numerous church youth groups are some of the organizations which foster positive youth development. Call FFSC, 860-694-3383.

Fleet and Family Support Center: FFSC 860-694-3383, DSN 312-694-3383

Housing: SUBASE New London Housing is privatized with Balfour Beatty Communities as the Managing Partner. All units are assigned to comply with the "One Child Per Bedroom" criteria. Call the Navy Family Housing Office, at 860-694-3851, for information.

Employment:  Unemployment Rate 7.8%. Median Household Income $78,154.

Base Services: 

Medical Services:  Branch Health Clinic, 860-694-4123. and Branch Dental Clinic 860-694-3738.  The Primary Care Center provides comprehensive health care to all active duty families. In order to establish a physician-patient relationship, registered families or individuals are assigned to health care teams identified by colors (Green, Gold, Blue, Purple and White). These teams are composed of nurses, nurse practitioners, general medical officers, internists, pediatricians and family physicians.

Special Installation Messages:

Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions

The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.

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