Facilities and Services
American Red Cross
Carolina Lowcountry Chapter
8084 Rivers Avenue, Suite F
N. Charleston, SC 29406
As part of its congressional charter, the American Red Cross facilitates emergency communication between members of the armed forces and their families. The Carolina Lowcountry Chapter provides an around-the-clock, around-the-world network that allows service members to stay in touch with their families during births, deaths, and serious illness.
In some situations, emergency financial assistance may be provided to active duty members through the military aid society, referral or other social services. The Red Cross also provides information, referral and other social services. All emergency communication information is verified. Service members and families, requesting Red Cross service, will need to provide the following information to the military caseworker: Service member’s name, rank, SSN, branch of service and military unit as well as name and phone number of the physician and/or funeral home. Call the Carolina Lowcountry Chapter at 843-764-2323 and follow the voice prompts for assistance to military members and their families. Family members living outside the local area should call their local Red Cross to initiate emergency communication. Local Red Cross offices can be found on the web by typing www.redcross.org and providing in your zip code.
The American Red Cross also provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. We offer Health and Safety training--CPR and First Aid, water safety and baby sitting--to members in the community. The Carolina Lowcountry Chapter also provides disaster education, and training in International Humanitarian Law. For more information on our services, to schedule a class or to volunteer, please visit our web site at www.Lowcountry RedCross.org or call our office 843-764-2323 during office hours Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional information is also available on www.redcross.org.
All Saints Chapel (Bldg. 707)
Religious opportunities, including worship services, religious education and other special programs, are available for people of all faiths at the two base chapels—All Saints Chapel and Good Shepherd Chapel—as well as Reagan Center. All are located just off of Redbank Road on the main base.
Chaplains are also available to support the needs of all people, regardless of faith, at organizations located throughout the base. Command chaplains are available at both Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (574-8006); and at the Consolidated Brig (743-0306 Ext. 3066). Naval Weapon Station chaplains serve all other tenant commands on base and can be seen by appointment.
Roman Catholic Mass:
Tuesday through Thursday: 11 a.m. All Saints Chapel
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. All Saints Chapel
Sunday: 10 a.m. All Saints Chapel
Baptisms – Parents preparing for the baptism of infants need to contact the Catholic Chaplain two months in advance to schedule baptism date and attend classes.
Confessions – The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confessions) are heard one half hour before masses and by appointment.
Catholic CCD Classes – Call the Chaplain’s Office to register your child for Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) classes. Classes are held Sundays after mass in the Reagan Center beginning at 9:45 a.m. during the school year.
Catholic Chapel Choir – Meets every Sunday at 1 p.m. in All Saints Chapel.
Marriage – Couples wishing to marry must contact the Catholic Chaplain at least six months before their planned ceremony and attend a formal training program.
Penance, Holy Communion, Confirmation – Classes are available for children through the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) program, and classes are available for adults through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) – Unbaptized adults who are interested in learning about the Catholic faith
can call 764-7222 to set up an appointment. Classes are held at 10 a.m. Sundays after mass in the Reagan Center during the school year.
Baptism/Holy Communion – Persons desiring to celebrate baptism or first communion need to contact the Protestant Chaplain for instruction.
Bible Basics – Adults, children and youth are invited to share
in this ministry of bible lessons, games and crafts from 8:30 a.m.
to 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Good Shepherd Chapel and
Protestant Chapel Choir – Meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the All Saints Chapel for praise and fellowship.
Marriage Preparation – Couples preparing for holy matrimony need to contact the Protestant Chaplain six months in advance to schedule the marriage ceremony, and attend a formal program.
Men of the Chapel – Meets every second Monday evening at 6 p.m. in the Reagan Center for Bible Study and Fellowship. The meetings include a light meal.
Teen Night/Fun Night – Meets every Sunday at 4 p.m. for praise and fellowship.
Women’s Bible Study –Meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Reagan Center. The meetings include a light meal.
Naval Weapons Station Charleston employs thousands of civilians in a wide variety of occupations ranging all of the way from scientists and engineers to base support. Many work side-by-side with our military, staffing our restaurants, fixing our lights, maintaining our utilities, operating cranes, and policing our streets. They help arrange shipment of military freight throughout the world by sea and rail, maintain prototype nuclear trainers, and guard military prisoners. 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
Forward Deployed Detachment, Charleston
1661 Redbank Road, Building 302, Room 110
The Human Resources Office provides a wide variety of personnel services to civil service employees assigned to Naval Weapons Station Charleston 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 Building 302 where Redbank Road enters the base. New DoD employees assigned to Naval Weapons Station agencies should report in to the Human Resources Office at 8 a.m. on their first duty day to in-process. Many of the tenant Commands have their own Human Resources Offices where civilians should report for in-processing.
Job Information - Civil service employment opportunities with the Department of Navy − including positions at Naval Weapons Station Charleston − 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 Weapons Station Charleston is a leader in special emphasis programs and hosts several seminars and events each year to coincide with special female and minority group observances.
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: http://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 (800) 327-9757.
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 Naval Weapons Station recreation and leisure facilities and child-care is done through this office. The NAFI Personnel Office is located in Building 708. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telephone: (843) 764-7601. Website for additional information is www.mwr.nwschs.navy.mil.
1797 Redbank Road, Building 764
Nearly 35,000 active duty, reserve, and retired military and their families are served by a thoroughly modern commissary, located at the corner of Redbank Road and Webster Avenue.
The commissary was built in 2000, with 36,643 square feet of sales floor, and carries over 18,000 assorted line items. The commissary prides itself on providing customers with the best selections in fresh fruits and vegetables, USDA-choice meats, dairy products, can goods, health and beauty care, beverages, cleaning supplies and varieties of special category line items such as Mexican, German, Oriental, Hispanic, and gourmet foods. The commissary also includes the following specialty departments: Deli, Bakery, Grab and Go and Sushi Bar. Special orders are available for your convenience for vegetables and fruit trays, fruit baskets, special cuts of meat, finger sandwiches, all American trays, cookie trays and breads.
On average, patrons can save over 30% by shopping at the commissary versus leading retail grocery stores. An average family of four can save over $2,700 annually. Every-day savings and extra savings come from voluntary price reductions, and
the use of coupons and bi-weekly promotional sales events at your commissary.
The commissary is open six days a week: Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A 5-star award-winning Galley serves approximately 3,000 meals daily and is located at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Center complex. The Galley also serves active duty and reserve members who work throughout the base.
Building 302, Suite 109 1661 Red Bank Road
Need help with a legal matter? The Regional Legal Service Office, Southeast Branch, provides prompt, courteous, and professional legal assistance to all eligible active duty and retired military members, their families, and reservists.
Call the Legal Assistance Office at (843) 764-7642 to schedule an appointment with an attorney. Legal assistance will not be given over the telephone. Office hours are 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Fridays are reserved for appointments and emergencies only. Legal assistance is also provided to reservists on drilling weekends.
Each appointment is 30 minutes long and you should arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time. Powers of attorney, notaries, and tax exempt forms are available on a walk-in basis.
Types of services provided include, but are not limited to:
• Spouse/Child Support
• Complaints on Non-Support
• Former Spouse Protection Act
• Involuntary Allotments
• Landlord - Tenant Issues
• Tax Relief/Intercept Programs
• Landlord/Tenant Disputes
• Debt Collections
• Fair Credit Practices and Credit Denial
• Consumer Disputes with Merchants
• Insurance (Auto/House/Life/Health/Property)
• Civil Suits and Judgments
• Small Claims Court
• Drivers Licenses and Vehicle Registration
• Domicile Rules
• Taxes (State and Federal)
• Civilian Misdemeanor Charges
• Wills/Living Wills/Durable Powers of Attorney
In addition, the Charleston office provides tax preparation assistance for both federal and state returns and electronic filing of tax returns. On occasion, the requested legal assistance will be outside the scope of those services provided by the Navy. In such cases, referrals may be made to consumer complaint and protection agencies; “Pro Bono” legal groups and services; or lawyer referral services.
Legal assistance services cannot be used to prepare documents used in furtherance of any private business enterprise.
Navy College Office
Phone: (843) 764-4493; DSN 794-4493
Sailors interested in off-duty education should visit the Naval Weapons Station Navy College Office (NWS NCO). Customer service hours are 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. The NCO is located at the rear entrance to Building 909.
Navy College’s mission is to enable Sailors to obtain a college degree while on active duty. The NWS NCO is part of a worldwide network of Navy College Offices under the Navy College Program (NCP). Learn more about NCP at www.navycollege.navy.mil.
Counseling/Guidance - The Navy College Office provides individual academic counseling to help Sailors, their family members, and retirees achieve educational and career goals.
Testing - The 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. A variety of professional and certification exams are available through the Navy College Office.
Tuition Assistance - Sailors may use Navy Tuition Assistance to help pay for the cost of college tuition. Contact the 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 degrees through distance education. Go to the NCP Web, or contact the Navy College Office for detailed information.
NCPACE - The Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) provides distance education to deployed Sailors and other eligible afloat units. College courses are provided to units using self-contained distance learning technology. Contact your command education services officer or Navy Weapons Station 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 Naval Weapons Station Navy College Office if you have questions.
College Courses on Naval Weapons Station – A number of colleges offer on-base courses. Students interested in taking college courses either on-base or in the local area should contact the Naval Weapon Station Navy College Office and speak with a counselor to determine which classes are offered to meet their needs. The counselor provides recommendations based on the Sailors’ desires, but the final decision rests with the Sailor.
Columbia College - Columbia College, located in Building 302, Suite 120, offers the following degree programs aboard the Naval Weapons Station Charleston:
• Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Business
Administration including majors in: Accounting, Financial
Services, Human Resource Management, International Business,
Management and Marketing
• Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration
• Bachelor of General Studies
• Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Our NWS Charleston campus offers evening and online courses tailored to fit your needs. In addition, Columbia College offers 15 online degree programs. Our campus provides eight-week courses that meet once or twice a week and five sessions each year: January, March, June, August and October. Scholarships and discounts are available for service members and their families as is financial aid to qualified students. The Navy College Office has degree flexibility to meet work and family obligations. Call (843) 764-4443 or (843) 764-4444 or visit: www.ccis.edu/nwscharleston.
Saint Leo University - Saint Leo University, located in Building 302, Suite 121, offers the following degree programs aboard the Naval Weapons Station Charleston:
• Homeland Security Certificate
• Associate of Arts in Business Administration
• Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
• Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts
Our NWS Charleston campus offers evening and online courses tailored to fit your needs. In addition, Saint Leo University offers 74 online degree programs. The Naval Weapons Station campus provides eight-week courses that meet once or twice a week and five sessions each year: January, March, June, August and October. Call (843) 764-7963 or (843) 7964 or visit: www.saintleo.edu/charleston.
National Test Center - The National Test Center is located on the Naval Weapons Station in Building 302, Suite 120. Individuals are afforded the opportunity to take Computer Based College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Internet Based DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) examinations.
These examinations are free to all active duty military members. This is an Open National Test Center which allows veterans, spouses, civilians, government employees and college aged children the opportunity to take these college-level examinations at a moderate price. Examinations are scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call (843) 764-7531 or (843) 764-7931 for more information.
Your Navy Exchange saves you money everyday. When looking for quality goods and services at a savings your Navy Exchange can’t be beat. On average the Navy Exchange saves you 23% plus sales tax. The Navy Exchange has a 14-day price guarantee on any items purchased.
With savings like these the NWS Navy Exchange provides support to our 67,766 active duty, reserve, retired military and their families living in the area. Did you know Navy Exchange profits supports MWR Quality of Life programs?
For your convenience, the Navy Exchange operates six locations; five at NWS and one at Naval Health Clinic.
The main Exchange is located in Building 706. Just outside the main entrance is the Beauty/Barber Shop. The Navy Exchange offers everything from clothing to jewelry, to computers and TV’s to school supplies and everything in between. The Package Store is also located at the Main Store. It is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Beauty Shop – The professionals at the Beauty Shop have only your best interest at heart because when you look terrific, they 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 764-7755 for an appointment.
Barber Shop – Want to look squared away without looking square? There’s no need to spend a fortune keeping your hair inline. The barbers at the two NEX Barber Shops – at the Main NEX and NNPTC – are pros. Call 764-7755 for an appointment at the Main NEX or 764-7116 at NNPTC or just walk in.
Manicurist/Message Therapy - Appointment or walk-ins are welcome. Come to the Navy Exchange Beauty Shop for a relaxing manicure and pedicure. Nail services include Acrylic and Gel nails. Then treat yourself to a chair massage by our Licensed Masseuse.
Package Store – The store carries a wide selection of spirits, cordials, brandies, beer, soft drinks, and other non-alcoholic beers and wines. You will also find an excellent selection of American and imported wines. For information call 764-7042 x30.
Flower Shop – We have an array of services including FTD send only, balloons and flowers for any occasion. For retirement, weddings, and other special occasion flower orders are taken in advance. Call 764-7042 x36.
Embroidery - Custom Embroidery is available at the Main Exchange, Building 706. Personalize your hats, shirts, bags, etc. Create your own design or select from the NEX designs. Monogram towers, placemats, etc. Uniform name tapes
Other Navy Exchange facilities located on base include:
Autoport/Gas Station – When filling up your tank we have
24-hour pay at the pump. Please note there is no vehicle service available. Budget truck rentals and Enterprise car rentals are also available at the Autoport. Call 764-7573.
Navy Federal Credit Union
North Rivers Center
7255 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29406
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Brickyard Crossing
113 Grandview Drive
Summerville, SC 29483
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Navy Federal® is proud to serve the Department of Defense active, retired, reserve, National Guard, civilian and on-base contractor personnel and their families. When you join Navy Federal, you become a member for life and can take advantage of all the benefits the world’s largest credit union can offer.
Its world-class products come with unmatched customer service. Whether buying a car, financing a home, selecting rewards credit cards, or building on your savings portfolio, Navy Federal has a program for you.
Throughout every phase of your life, wherever you may go, Navy Federal looks forward to serving you and your family.
Navy Marine Corps Relief
1004 Jefferson Avenue Ext., Building 717
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Phone: (843) 764-7662
When a Sailor, Marine or their family member faces an emergency situation, the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society is the “First Resource, Not the Last Resort!”
Financial emergencies happen to all of us. It could be due to a death or illness in the family, a pay problem, 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 including budget counseling to active duty and retired members of the Navy and Marine Corps. This also includes eligible family members and survivors when
The Society’s office is located in Building 717 on Jefferson Avenue across from the Fleet and Family Support Center. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 764-7662 to make an appointment for any services or to ask questions.
The society has a variety of services available:
• Financial assistance is available by appointment. Assistance for
emergency leave is provided at any time during office hours.
After hours call 764-7664 for instructions for 24/7 availability.
• Budget counseling is offered for those considering a major
purchase, experiencing financial problems, or if you want to
get a handle on the budget. Call for an appointment.
• A food locker is available during office hours for short term
• A layette for a new baby, including a hand-knitted item,
is available for all pay grades when you attend the “Budget
for Baby” class that is held each month. Call the Society at
(843) 764-7662 to register.
Volunteer to Help a Military Family in Need
If 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, Marines and their families, both active and retired, to sort through a problem and find a solution. The Society’s work force consists primarily of volunteers who commit a few hours each week to help others.
Volunteers are needed in a wide variety of positions including case work, food locker, publicity, newsletters, layettes, and Budget for Baby class. If you have the desire to help fellow military service members and families and you want to make new friends…a worthwhile volunteer position is waiting for you. Volunteers are recognized with awards for hours served.
The society will provide all the necessary training for the position and will pay child care expenses while you volunteer for Navy Marine Corps Relief Society. Reimbursement is also available for gasoline expenses if you have a distance to drive. As a volunteer, you will provide a wonderful service to our military and have the opportunity to meet and work with a great group of volunteers and staff. Our Sailors and Marines need your help now. Call Joy Wilson at (843) 764-7662 to volunteer today!
Retired Activities Office (RAO)
Fleet & Family Support Center Building 755
Manned by volunteers, 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 755, collocated with the Fleet and Family Service Center. For appointments, call 764-7480.
Services available include:
• Forms Assistance - Assist widow and/or family members
with the completion of forms for benefits of deceased
• 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
• Annual Retired Activities Seminar - The RAO conducts an
annual Retired Activities Seminar. 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 South Carolina 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.
Looking for a real bargain price for uniform items, adult clothing, kitchenware, books, children’s toys, and a wide variety of other household goods? Why not try the base Thrift Shop, operated by the Navy Wives Club of America. Located next to the base Housing Office, the Thrift Shop is open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A drop box is also located outside the Thrift Shop for donors who would contribute items.
Every penny of profit raised by the Thrift Shop is returned to the local community. Charity projects include support for local schools, scholarships for Navy dependents, eye glasses for
needy kids, donations to both the Ronald McDonald House and a home for abused women. Thrift Shop profits are also used to help fill emergency financial needs identified by Command Ombudsmen, the base Chaplain’s Office and the Fleet and
Family Support Center.
The Navy Wives Club is always looking for Thrift Shop donations…and volunteers willing to assist with the many charitable support organizations. Call 764-7136 if you would like additional information on the Thrift Shop, volunteering, or the Navy Wives Club of America.
Veterans Affairs Representative
Fleet & Family Support Center Building 755
A Veterans Affairs Representative is available (by appointment) on Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. to provide information and assistance on a wide variety of benefits for active duty personnel. These benefits include: VA educational programs and GI home loans. For those nearing discharge or retirement, the VA also offers counseling concerning disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation, insurance, medical and dental care, and survivor’s benefits. The Veterans Affairs Representative has an office at
the Fleet and Family Support Center. Call 764-7480 to schedule
107 Scarton Lane, Building 648
Charleston AFB, SC
Naval Weapons Station Charleston does not have veterinary services on base. However, military pet owners can have their dogs and cats treated at the Veterinary Treatment Facility at Charleston AFB. Their office is located behind Outdoor Recreation and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Services include deworming, vaccinations, heartworm testing and preventatives, surgery, and microchip implants. They also carry pet products. Pet owners should call (843) 963-1738 for an appointment. Sick calls are held on clinic days by appointment only. For emergencies, call (843) 744-3372. The Veterinary staff does conduct vaccination clinics quarterly at the Naval Weapons Station. These clinics are publicized widely on base.
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