Facilities & Services
Building 83 (3rd floor)
Phone: (860) 694-3232
Religious opportunities, including worship services, religious education and other special programs, are available for people of all faiths at the two base chapels. Chaplains are located throughout the base and are ready to support the needs of all our people regardless of faith.
Chapel on the Thames (COT) is located on base within walking distance of the waterfront. It is the “Sailors Chapel” and the Navy’s “Submarine Memorial Chapel,” recalling and honoring the memories of submariners who have given their lives defending our freedom. The chapel’s Book of Remembrance lists the names of submariners and submarines lost during World War II. Ten pairs of stained glass windows, based on the 148th Psalm, also honor the Submarine Force family.
Shepherd of the Sea (SOS) Chapel is located off base, on Gungywamp Road. It is the focal point for family, command, and community events, including programs that highlight important occasions in the life of the Navy family.
ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS:
Sunday 9 a.m. (Shepherd of the Sea Chapel)
Sunday 11 a.m. (Chapel on the Thames)
Sacrament of the Sick - Hospitalized parishioners and those ill at home are entitled to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Please arrange for this appointment at (860) 694-3232.
Marriage - Couples wishing to marry must contact the SUBASE Chaplain Office at least six months before their planned ceremony to make an appointment with the Catholic Priest. Previous invalid marriages must be submitted to the Church Tribunal for a “Declaration of Nullity” before plans are made.
Confessions - The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confessions) are heard on Sundays from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. at the Shepherd of the Sea Chapel, or by appointment on Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information call (860) 694-3232.
Baptisms - Call (860) 694-3232 to make arrangements.
Catholic CCD Classes - To register your child contact the SUBASE Chaplain Office for information. Classes are held on Sundays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each week during the school year at Shepherd of the Sea Chapel. Parents of students who will be enrolled in our First Communion Class are asked to bring their child’s baptismal certificate with them for registration.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults - Unbaptized adults who are interested in learning about the Catholic faith can call (860) 694-3232 to set up an appointment.
Marriage - Couples wishing to be married by the Protestant chaplain must make an appointment prior to any reservations for the wedding.
Baptisms - Call (860) 694-3232 to make arrangements.
Bible Study – Sundays at 10 a.m. at Chapel on the Thames.
Vacation Bible School- A combined VBS is held at the beginning of the summer at Shepherd of the Sea Chapel.
Chaplain appointments may be scheduled through your command chaplain. The duty chaplain is available for emergencies after normal working hours. Call Security at (860) 694-3777.
AREA COMMAND CHAPLAINS
Spiritual Fitness Division (860) 694-1144
Submarine Base New London (860) 694-3232
Naval Submarine School (860) 694-5127
Naval Submarine Support Command (860) 694-4132
U.S. Coast Guard Academy (860) 444-8480
Spiritual Fitness Division
The CREDO Spiritual Fitness Division (SFD) is a Navy program with more than 35 years of successful operation. It is funded directly by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) through the Commander Naval Installations Command. SFD provides retreats and resources to enhance personal growth, and strengthen relationships. Thousands of military members and their families worldwide have joined the community of those who have experienced CREDO and found their lives enriched through the experience.
CREDO SFD non-sectarian programs are free and available to all active duty, Reserve and U.S. Coast Guard members, family members, and DoD civilians.
Personal Growth Retreat
Personal Growth Workshop
Marriage Enrichment Retreat
‘How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk’
CREDO (Latin for “I believe”) began in 1971 as “Chaplains Response to the Emerging Drug Order.” It started as an innovative experiment led by chaplains and lay persons to confront the use of drugs, as well as other post-combat/deployment issues common to Sailors and Marines. Over time, CREDO evolved into a new form of retreat ministry that is applicable to a broad spectrum of people seeking personal and spiritual development rather than just to those with drug related problems. By 1977 the name was changed to the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation.
The program continues under the name of CREDO Spiritual Fitness Division, to reflect its broad mission of religious ministry in the Navy. The Spiritual Fitness Division at Groton was established April 19, 2001, serving the military community (both active and Reserve components) from New Jersey to Maine.
You may reach us by phone or by mail. We welcome your comments and look forward to answering all your questions about our programs.
(860) 694-1144. Fax: (860) 694-1146.
Naval Submarine Base New London employs several hundred civilians in a wide variety of occupations. Civilians work side-by-side with our military, staffing our restaurants, fixing our lights, maintaining our utilities, operating cranes, policing our streets, providing nursing care, and conducting research in support of the submarine community. In fact, just about every type of job found in a small city can be found within the borders of the base.
Human Resources Office (HRO) Groton - The Human Resources Office provides a wide variety of personnel services to civil service employees of the SUBASE and is often the first stop for civilians seeking information and assistance on such things as employment opportunities, training programs, and life and health insurance. HRO is located in Room 102 on the first floor of Building 83 in Dealey Plaza. New DoD employees should report in to the Human Resources Office at 8 a.m. on their first duty day.
Job Information - Civil service employment opportunities with the Department of Navy -including positions aboard SUBASE - are posted on the Navy’s Web site at https://chart.donhr.navy.mil. All applications must be filed online through the Navy CHART (Civilian Hiring And Recruit Tool) system on that Web site.
Equal Employment Opportunity - The Navy is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with federal law and Department of Navy policy, all employees and applicants are entitled to equal opportunity for employment and advancement and shall not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion or handicapping condition. The base’s civilian EEO program is administered by HRO and is headed by a deputy for Equal Employment Opportunity. Available services include counseling on EEO complaints, program guidance, and EEO training. Naval Submarine Base New London is a leader in special emphasis programs and hosts several seminars and events each year to coincide with special female and minority group observances. The EEO office is located in Room 316 on the third floor of Building 83 in Dealey Plaza.
Civilian Benefits - The federal government offers civilian employees a comprehensive package of life, health, and retirement benefits. While this package varies depending on an individual’s employment status, most civilian employees are eligible to obtain life and health insurance on a cost or shared cost basis. Most employees will also accrue annual leave (vacation days) at an initial rate of a half-day (four hours) per pay period. This increases to six hours per pay period after three years of service and to eight hours per pay period after 15 years of service. Employees also accrue sick leave at the rate of four hours per pay period. Information on benefits available to civil service employees can be obtained at the Navy’s Benefits Web site: https://www.civilianbenefits.hroc.navy.mil.
Incentive Awards - The objective of the Civilian Incentive Awards Program is to recognize and reward employees for high quality performance of duties, including the submission of cost saving ideas through the Beneficial Suggestion Program. Incentive awards can take many forms, including non-monetary honorary awards and letters of recognition. Monetary awards include one-time cash awards for high quality performance, and permanent increases in basic pay. The Beneficial Suggestion Program is open to all civilians who wish to make suggestions concerning ways to improve work processes or procedures. Beneficial suggestions which are adopted can lead to substantial cash awards depending on the value of the suggestion.
Workers’ Compensation - The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) is administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) of the U.S. Department of Labor. It provides compensation benefits to civilian employees of the United States for disability due to personal injury sustained while in the performance of duty or to employment-related disease. Benefits cannot be paid if the injury or death is caused by the willful misconduct of the employee or by the employee’s intention to bring about his or her injury or death or that of another, or if intoxication (by alcohol or drugs) is the proximate cause of the injury or death. If you are injured at work, immediately notify your supervisor.
Civilian Employee Assistance Program (CEAP) - An employee assistance program is available for civilians who desire help with personal problems, including drug and alcohol abuse. This program is completely confidential and free of charge. Civilian employees may obtain the name and telephone number of the currently-contracted CEAP program by calling HRO at (860) 694-3377.
NAFI Personnel Office - The personnel office for Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentalities, more commonly known as NAFI Personnel Office, provides personnel services to managers, supervisors, and employees of the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Department and the Consolidated Bachelor Quarters. Hiring for all SUBASE recreation and leisure facilities and child-care is done through this office. The NAFI Personnel Office is located on the second floor of Dealey Center (Building 164). Hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telephone: (860) 694-3695.
Phone: (860) 694-2240
Nearly 45,000 active duty, reserve, and retired military and their families are served by a thoroughly modern Commissary and Navy Exchange complex, located just inside the main gate.
With a 23,000-square-foot sales floor, the Commissary prides itself on providing customers with the best selections in fresh fruits and vegetables, USDA-choice meats, dairy products, stocked goods and supplies. Special orders are welcome. A full service deli is available, and a sushi chef is on-site daily.
Customers can save up to 30 percent over commercial retail food stores, while taking advantage of additional savings that come from voluntary price reductions, the use of coupons and monthly promotional sale events.The Commissary is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays; from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. It is closed every Monday. Early bird shopping, for 20 items or less, is available every Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 9 a.m.
Wherever one travels on base, signs of new construction and modernization are evident. More than $62 million in new construction programs are now underway or scheduled to begin soon. Projects include construction of a new submarine learning center, utility and roadway repairs, upgrades to the SUBASE piers to accommodate Virginia class submarines, and a weapons storage facility.
In addition, demolition is scheduled for approximately 39 aging structures ranging from storage sheds and water towers to outdated transient and bachelor quarters. The cost of the demolition program is scheduled to be recouped in a little more than four years through upkeep maintenance, and utility savings.
Fleet and Family Support Center
Phone: (860) 694-3383
Newcomers are encouraged to visit the Fleet and Family Support Center within their first week at the Naval Submarine Base to pick up a Welcome Aboard Packet that has extensive information about the base and the local area. The center is wholly committed to three goals: empowering members and their families to thrive amidst change, to find positive opportunity in those changes and to solve any problems or crises that affect their ability to succeed while in the military.
FFSC serves both active duty and retired personnel and encompasses the whole Navy “family.” It is very aware of the unique pressures and problems experienced by people in the service and can help members and their families get the most out of their military career and lifestyle through a combination of counseling, workshops, and programs, briefs, self-help and automated services, all free of charge.
You can find information about child development, parenting, continuing education, relocation, career development, budgeting, retirement planning, and a wide variety of other topics such as pre- and post-deployment, ombudsman training, resources for special needs families and home visits to new parents.
Services and programs available include:
• Information and Referral Service
• Individual and Family Counseling
• Stress Management
• Welcome Aboard Information
• Financial Education
• Deployment Assistance
• Ombudsman Assistance
• Crisis Intervention Counseling
• Special Needs Family Assistance
• New Parent Program and Home Visits
• Loan Locker
• Parenting Education and Support Groups
• Employment Assistance for Transitioning
Personnel and Family Members
• Relocation Assistance
• Volunteer Opportunities
• Command Sponsor Training
• Family Advocacy Program
• Sexual Assault Victim Intervention
Also located with the Fleet and Family Support Center is a representative from the CT State Dept. of Veterans Affairs, the Welcome Aboard Center, Retired Affairs Office, and the chairperson for the Ombudsman Assembly. It’s the best place to find answers to a variety of questions. For reliable, confidential service, take the time to stop by the center, call 694-3383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You’re a part of our Navy family and we care about you.
Enlisted Dining Facility (Galley)
Phone: FSO (860) 694-4738
LCS (860) 694-3999
LPO (860) 694-3997
Cross Hall Galley is dedicated to providing nutritious meals to the men and women who work and train at SUBASE. Eligible patrons include active duty military and activated reservists. Weekday meals are served from 6 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., 10 a.m. to 13:00 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Weekend and Holiday meals are served 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. With a staff of over 30 active duty and over 50 civilian, the galley serves over 600,000 meals each year.
Phone: (860) 694-3741 (Option 1)
Need help with a legal matter? The Navy Legal Service Office, located on Naval Submarine Base New London, provides prompt, courteous, and professional legal assistance to military personnel, dependents, and reservists (on active duty for 30 days or more). Assistance is also provided to retirees as resources permit. The legal office is located on the ground floor of Building 84 (Gilmore Hall), which is located directly across from the base gymnasium.
Call the Legal Assistance Office to schedule an appointment with an attorney. Services are available from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday. Each appointment is 30 minutes long and you should arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time. Powers of attorney and notaries are available on a walk-in basis daily from 8 a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Types of services provided include, but are not limited to:
• Adoptions in Connecticut
• Advance Medical Directives
• Criminal Matters (Minor Civilian)
• Divorce/Domestic Relations
• Immigration and Naturalization
• Landlord - Tenant Issues
• Legal Readiness
• Military Rights and Benefits
• Name Changes in Connecticut
• Notary Services
• Powers of Attorney
• Real Estate
• Small Claims Court in Connecticut
• Servicemembers’s Civil Relief Act
• Wills and Estate Planning
Area of responsibility for the Naval Legal Service Office, North Central Detachment Groton, includes Connecticut, Vermont, and Northern and Western New York. It also has branch offices in Newport, R.I.; Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J.; and Brunswick, Maine.
Building 83, Room 148
Phone: (860) 694-3335
Sailors interested in off-duty education should visit the SUBASE Navy College Office. Customer service hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Navy College’s mission is to enable Sailors to obtain a college degree while on active duty. The SUBASE Navy College Office is part of a worldwide network of Navy College Offices under the Navy College Program (NCP). Learn more about NCP at https://www.navycollege.navy.mil.
Testing - SUBASE Navy College Office provides free standardized testing for active duty Sailors. Sailors may earn college credits through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), and the Excelsior College Examination (ECE) credit-by-examination programs. Sailors may take the SAT and ACT college admissions exam through Navy College. Other exam programs include the GED and the PRAXIS Series. A variety of professional and certification exams are available through the Navy College Office.
Counseling/Guidance - SUBASE Navy College Office provides individual academic counseling to help Sailors and family members achieve educational and career goals. The office has educational resource materials and computer access to help students find educational information.
Tuition Assistance - Sailors may use Navy Tuition Assistance to help pay for the cost of college tuition. Contact SUBASE Navy College Office for detailed information or go to the NCP Web site.
Navy Partner Colleges/Distance Education - The Navy College Program has partnerships with colleges that offer rating-relevant degrees through distance education. Go to the NCP Web, or contact the SUBASE Navy College Office for detailed information.
NCPACE - The Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) provides distance education to deployed submarines and other eligible afloat units. College courses are provided to units using self-contained distance learning technology. Contact your command education services officer or SUBASE Navy College Office for more information.
USMAP - The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) is a military apprenticeship program that allows Sailors to complete their civilian apprenticeship requirements while they are on active duty. The U.S. Department of Labor provides the nationally recognized “Certificate of Completion” upon program completion. Register for the USMAP program at the NCP Web site or contact the SUBASE Navy College Office if you have questions.
College Courses on SUBASE - Three Rivers Community College, Southern Illinois University and Eastern Connecticut State University offer courses and degree programs on SUBASE. Each of these institutions is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges-Navy. Each of these schools maintains an office in Building 83, room 148.
Three Rivers is a two-year public college offering on-base courses in liberal arts and computer technology. A wide selection of courses and degrees are available at their off-campus site in Groton and at the campus in Norwich. Contact the SUBASE Three Rivers office at (860) 445-5575 or visit their Web site at http://www.trcc.commnet.edu.
Southern Illinois University (SIU) offers a bachelor of science degree in workforce education and development on SUBASE. This is an accelerated weekend program. Contact the SUBASE SIU office at (860) 446-9900 or visit the SIU Web site at http://www.wed.siu.edu.
Eastern Connecticut State University is a four-year public university that is part of the Connecticut State University System. Eastern offers a bachelor of general studies (BGS) with a concentration in management on the base and at their off-campus site in Groton. Contact the SUBASE Eastern office at (860) 445-0333 or go to http://www.easternct.edu/ce.
Regional Programs - Navy College Office has information on a variety on regional educational programs. There are undergraduate, graduate and vocational programs throughout the state. Contact the SUBASE Navy Office or visit http://www.ctmentor.org to search for education programs throughout Connecticut.
Phone: (860) 446-5400
When looking for quality household items at an affordable price, the Navy Exchange can’t be beat ... and it has a guarantee to prove it. While normally offering the same quality as national brands at an everyday average savings of 23 percent, the Navy Exchange has a 14-day price guarantee on any items originally purchased from the Exchange. If you find a lower price at any other local store, we’ll match it! And you save the cost of sales tax.
With savings like these, the New London Navy Exchange provides support to over 45,000 active duty, reserve, and retired military and their families living in the area. Spending in the Navy Exchange provides its own great rewards to MWR Programs. The NEX contributes 70% of its annual profits to support Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs.
For your convenience, the Navy Exchange operates out of six locations; four locations on the upper base, one on the lower base, and one off-base near military family housing.
Main NEX Mall - The main Navy Exchange is located in Building 484 just inside the main gate. The Navy Exchange at that location includes a shopping center, beauty salon, barber shop, Floral Shop and Spike’s Junkyard Dogs. The Main Exchange offers everything from clothing to jewelry, computers and TVs to school supplies and everything in between. It is open Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Other Navy Exchange facilities located in the main mall include:
Beauty Salon - The professionals at the Beauty Salon have only your best interest at heart because when you look terrific, you feel great. From a simple wash and set to a spiral perm or specialized coloring, the salon offers the finest in professional hair care products and services. Call (860) 446-5783 for an appointment.
Barber Shops - There’s no need to spend a fortune keeping your hair in line. The barbers at the two NEX Barber Shops - at the Main NEX and on lower base - are pros. You can call ahead for an appointment or hours of operation at (860) 446-5793.
Uniform Center, Tailor Shop, Dry Cleaning and Laundry - Need a new uniform, or new rank insignia? The Uniform Center carries a wide selection for men and women. If the shop doesn’t carry the size you need, we will special order it for you. Not the perfect fit? The Tailor Shop can take care of your military or civilian clothes. Once you’re hemmed and mended, the laundry and dry cleaning service will provide fast, expert service at a reasonable price to keep you looking recruiting poster sharp.
The Uniform Center, Tailor Shop and the Laundry and Dry Cleaning services are located just next to the Main Exchange. Call (860) 446-5787 for information or hours of operation.
Package Store - This award-winning package store is the place to shop for your favorite beverages. The store carries a wide selection of spirits, cordials, brandies, beer, soft drinks, cigarettes, and other non-alcoholic beers and wines. You will also find an excellent selection of American and imported wines. For information call (860) 694-3535.
Other Navy Exchange facilities on the main base include:
Autoport Mini Mart - Whether filling up your car or stocking up on treats for your weekend picnic, the Autoport is the place for you. It is located directly in front of the Exchange/Commissary parking lot, lets you pump all grades of unleaded gasoline at its self-service islands; and purchase food or refreshing beverages at the Mini Mart. Call (860) 694-5203 for hours of operation. Pay-at-the-pump service is available around-the-clock.
Furniture Store - If you need a washer or dryer, or a new mattress set, don’t overlook the Navy Exchange Furniture Store that’s located in Building 108. Call (860) 694-4709 for information and hours of operation.
For customer convenience, the Navy Exchange also operates mini-marts on the lower base, and near the off-base family housing areas.
Lower Base Mini-Mart - Located in Building 173, near the waterfront, the Lower Base Navy Exchange isn’t much on frills, but it is primarily stocked with items of a personal nature for the convenience of shipboard personnel.
A quick check here may save a trip to upper base if you need toothpaste, shoe polish or food and a refreshing soft drink. The store is open 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The phone number is (860) 694-4120.
Dolphin Mart Convenience Store - Have you noticed how often the word convenience is used in relation to SUBASE services? That’s because the command really does want to make your daily life easier. This mini-mart is a good example of that philosophy. Located off-base near military family housing at 22 Sail Fish Drive, the Dolphin mini-mart is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. This place is a little like an old neighborhood “Mom and Pop shop” ready to meet your short-term needs. Call (860) 446-1864 for information.
Navy Federal Credit Union
Naval Submarine Base,
Tautog Ave., Bldg. 429
Nautilus Park Branch
24 Sailfish Drive
Coast Guard Academy Branch
15 Mohegan Ave.
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Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Phone: (860) 694-3285
Financial emergencies happen to all of us. It could be due to a death or illness in the family, a pay problem, a vehicle repair, an unexpected medical or dental need, or some other financial crisis. The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provides financial, educational, and other assistance to active duty and retired members of the Navy and Marine Corps and their eligible family members and survivors when in need.
The Society’s office is located in Building 83. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make an appointment or for any questions, call (860) 694-3285. After hours, call the American Red Cross at (877) 272-7337, which will assist on behalf of the Society.
Services Available - The Society has a variety of services available:
Financial assistance for emergencies in the form of interest-free loans and grants is available by appointment by calling (860) 694-3285. Assistance for emergency leave is available at any time during office hours or by calling the Red Cross after hours.
Quick Assist Loans of up to $300 are available to active duty Sailors and Marines. The loans are designed to help with emergency needs for basic living expenses, medical or dental expenses, vehicle or transportation expenses or family emergencies. The Quick Assist Loans are interest-free, repaid by allotment of 3 to 10 months, and can be obtained in about 15 minutes. Applicants must provide an active duty ID card, most recent Leave and Earnings Statement and complete an application form (available online at www.nmcrs.org and at the office).
Budget counseling is available for those considering a major purchase, experiencing financial problems, or just wanting to get a handle on the budget. Call (860) 694-3285 for an appointment.
Food pantry, including diapers and formula, is available to walk-ins during office hours.
Layette set for a new baby, including a hand-made afghan, can be obtained by attending the Budget for Baby Class or by individual appointment. Call (860) 694-3285 to register.
Visiting nurses will come to your home to see a new baby, visit an ill family member, or provide health education. They are also available to provide medical and emotional support for wounded Sailors and Marines and their extended families. Services are free and can be arranged by calling the nurses at (860) 694-4118.
The Thrift Shop offers low-cost used uniforms, civilian clothing and small household goods. The shop is located in Building 108 (next to the Navy Exchange furniture store). Current hours are Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Fridays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (860) 694-4774 for most current store hours or for questions. Donations are always needed and most welcome during mornings that the Shop is open.
Volunteer to Help a Military Family in Need
A young Sailor needs help to get home because his mother is critically ill. Could you answer the call? Volunteers at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society help Sailors and Marines and their families, both active and retired, to sort through a problem and find a solution. The Society’s work force primarily consists of volunteers who commit a few hours each week to help others.
Volunteers are needed in a wide variety of positions including front desk, casework, thrift shop, food pantry, publicity/newsletter, and Budget for Baby class. No special skills are needed - only the desire to help fellow military families and spend time with friendly people.
The Society provides training, child-care fees, mileage to the office, and volunteer recognition awards for hours served. As a volunteer, you will have the flexibility to set your own hours and have the opportunity to work with a great group of volunteers and staff. Call (860) 694-3285 for an application.
Newspaper – The Dolphin
Building 86 Room G09
Phone: (860) 694-3514
The base newspaper, The Dolphin, is distributed every Thursday throughout Naval Submarine Base New London.
News items and photos must be received by 4 p.m. the Friday before publication. Readers can e-mail submissions to: email@example.com,
or call (860) 694-5980.
Phone: (860) 694-2230
Located with the Fleet and Family Support Center, the Ombudsman Assembly Office provides support, education and training to command ombudsmen. The command ombudsman is a liaison between the command and families providing information and resources to assist families. The Ombudsman Assembly also advocates for families to commands. For more information, call (860) 694-2230.
Retired Activities Office
Phone: (860) 694-3284
The Retired Activities Office provides a direct liaison with the retired pay finance center for all of the armed forces. The staff is happy to talk to the active-duty and retired personnel on current and proposed legislation that may affect them now or in the future and to help with other benefits and entitlements. Keep the RAO in mind and use its services if you ever need them. The office in located in Building 83, collocated with the Navy Family Service Center. For more information, call (860) 694-3284.
Services available include:
• Forms Assistance - Assist widow and/or family members with the completion of forms for benefits of deceased military relatives.
• Telephone Notice of Death - Report the death of military retirees to the Defense Finance and Accounting Office (DFAS) or the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
• Space ‘A’ Travel - Assist military retirees with arranging Space Available Travel.
• Annual Retired Activities Seminar - The RAO conducts an annual Retired Activities Seminar on the third Saturday in October. This is a time to receive valuable up-to-date information about retiree benefits and legislation. One can also meet and talk to customer service representatives from various military organizations such as DFAS; VA and veterans organizations; Medical and Dental; SUBASE Exchange and Commissary; Naval Branch Health Clinic; Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Navy Legal Service; Federal Long Term Care and Connecticut Senior Resources Agency.
• Military Information - Provide information on the following: Military and Civil Service Pay Issues; National Guard and Reservists’ Benefits; Pass and ID Office; National and State Veterans Cemeteries; Funeral Honors; Burial-at-Sea; TRICARE and Dental Benefits; Space ‘A’ Travel; MWR Facilities; Legal Services and Social Security.
Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP)
The Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) supports all organizations at Naval Submarine Base New London and military branches in Southern New England and metropolitan commands in the CT, NY, NJ area. The clinic provides screening and assessments for the purpose of making a diagnostic recommendation on personnel who have either identified themselves, or whom the command has identified as potential substance abusers due to substance related incidents or concerns. These services are provided to active duty members, eligible military dependents over age 18 and retirees. Patients are evaluated using ASAM Patient Placement Criteria to determine suitability for treatment in the SARP clinic. A referral is required from command DAPA/CDAR/SACO for all active duty patients. Eligible dependents and retirees require a referral from the their Primary Care Provider.
- IMPACT: This is a 20-hour early intervention treatment program taught over a 3 day consecutive period.
- Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs: Lasting up to 14 working days. This formalized treatment program consists of educational workshops, individual, and group counseling. Out of town patients require command funding for lodging and food.
- Continuing Care: This service is delivered via group and/or individual counseling for members who have completed a formalized inpatient or outpatient treatment program. Patients must contact the respective SAR Pto schedule an appointment for entrance into this program.
- Programs also include facilitation of command outreach, GMT’s, and referral assistance.
For more information, call (860) 694-4837
Veterans Affairs Office
Building 83, Room 171
Phone: (860) 694-4696
The Veterans Affairs Office provides information and assistance on a wide variety of benefits for veterans and survivors as well as active duty personnel. Benefits for active duty personnel include VA educational programs and GI home loans. For those nearing discharge or retirement, the VA also offers counseling concerning disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation, education programs, medical and dental care and survivors benefits. The VA office is collocated with the Navy Fleet and Family Support Center.
Customers can be seen on a walk-in basis between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call (860) 694-4696.
Document Automation and Production Service (DAPS) New London provides a full range of printing, scanning and conversion services to SUBASE New London. DAPS New London products and services include black/white and color printing of technical manuals, specifications, decals, large format signs, stamps, business cards, invitations, envelopes, programs and brochures, CD/DVD production, large format black/white and color printing and lamination of maps engineering drawings and foldouts and document binding and finishing services.
DAPS also offers document scanning and conversion services and electronic document management and storage, paper sales, office equipment management solutions and print and distribute options and also provides a web-based solution, DAPS ONLINE for ordering DAPS services at http://www.daps.dla.mil/DAPSOnline . DAPS ONLINE facilitates the submission of job specifications and digital files for printing and enables customers to obtain job estimates and funding and billing information.