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NWS Earle Navy Base in Colts Neck, NJ

 

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Sailors from Naval Weapons Station Earle spent this wet morning at Earle's historic Pier 1,honoring the memory of seven Sailors who lost their lives here April 30, 1946 during an explosion aboard the USS Solar (DE 221).
A wreath, presented to the station by the Garden State Chapter of the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association, was laid in the waters of Sandy Hook Bay, near the site of the tragedy, to honor the seven men who lost their lives that day, as well as the brave Sailors and Civilians who worked tirelessly to ensure no further loss of life occurred that day.
The USS Solar disaster, while tragic, stands as the only major incident to occur at NWS Earle in her 75 years of service.

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Our Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit is scheduled to conduct training exercises on our ranges June 25 - 29. Surrounding communities may experience increased noise coming from the station during normal business hours.

Check out the shots from the ammunition onload of USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) at Naval Weapons Station Earle. These operations take a combined effort between the Ships Ordnance department, Navy Munitions Command personnel and Naval Weapons Station Earle's Port Operations and Explosive Safety teams.

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Check out the ordnance onload process at Naval Weapons Station Earle courtesy of the USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3)!

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We are just 30 minutes away from our big celebration. Gates open at noon!

Don't forget to check out our Carnival tomorrow at 4pm to 7pm. Free for military affiliated patrons, and just $10 for all other guests for unlimited games, rides and fun!

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Need one more reason to come out to our 75th Anniversary Celebration tomorrow? We have cake! Gate open at Noon and close at 7 PM. #USNavy #pleasedonteatourwoodencake

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Just a reminder to the military families on NWS Earle, the All Hands Family Call is TONIGHT @ 4:30 PM in the NWS Earle Chapel. Let the Command Team, Balfour Beatty, Ombudsman and Chaplain know what you think about life on NWS Earle.

Tick Tock, Tick Tock, our 75th Anniversary event is almost here! Not sure what you can bring? Check out this list of dos and dont's!

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Please be advised the Mainside Gate on Rt 34 will be closed tomorrow morning from 9 am to approximately 10 am to accommodate an installation training event. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Don't forget about our All Hands Family Call June 6 @ 4:30 PM in the NWS Earle Chapel. Let your voice be heard!

We're just one week away from our 75th Anniversary Celebration! Gates open at Noon, ceremony is at 2 pm and our Carnival starts at 4 pm. For more information, and a list of what you can and cannot bring, visit our website at https://www.cnic.navy.mil/earle75

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Let your voice be heard: ALL Hands Family Call Open to all Military and Civilian Family members on the 6th of June at 4:40 pm in the Chapel. The NWS Earle Command Team, Belfour Beatty, Ombudsman, and Chaplain will be there to address any concerns that family members may have.

We are proud to partner with Monmouth County in signing the first Intergovernmental Support Agreement within the State of New Jersey between a military installation and a county government.
This agreement, the first of its kind for the U.S. Navy, will provide the Naval Weapons Station Earle access to the unique capabilities and expertise available from the County, to include road maintenance, snow removal, mosquito surveillance control services, and much more while helping to save taxpayer dollars.

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Rear Adm. Margaret G. Kibben visited NWS Earle May 17 to observe and assess the Chaplain program. While on the station, Kibben met with Sailors stationed at NWS Earle during an informal lunch session, before touring the installation.

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Hey Leonardo, do you hear that? Want to learn more about the training our Harbor Security Forces are conducting out at Sandy Hook Bay. Check out this report CBS New York's Meg Baker filed last year.

Don't be alarmed if you hear gunfire in the water's surrounding the NWS Earle Pier complex over the next few weeks. That's just our Harbor Security team training to protect our vital #USNavy assets. We sincerely appreciate the understanding and continued support of our surrounding community as we conduct this vital training.

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Check out all the fun Recruiting Station New Jersey Marines had this weekend at Naval Weapons Station Earle!

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Happy #MilitarySpouseAppreciation Day!
On this Military Spouse Appreciation Day and every day, we're thankful for our military spouses because #USNavy families are an integral part of our #OneNavyTeam and a vital contributor to mission success!

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Sailors from the Naval Weapons Station Earle Security Department, along with Public Works Safety Site Manager John Vasile helped unearth the station's time capsule in preparation for the Naval Weapons Station Earle's 75th Anniversary. Vasile was part of the team that buried the capsule in 1993 to celebrate station's 50th anniversary. Contents of the 50th Anniversary time capsule will be on display during the NWS Earle 75th Anniversary Celebration June 8. Stay tuned for more details about the event.

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Sailors from NWS Earle's Security Department spent time volunteering with the American Red Cross in Trenton, N.J. May 28. The Sailors spent the day installing smoke detectors and providing fire safety education to families.

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