Base has been closed since 2004. In January 2004, the Navy decided to relocate U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (USNAVSO) from Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, to Naval Station Mayport, FL.
Roosevelt Roads Naval Station is located in the eastern part of Puerto Rico in the town of Ceiba. It is approximately 35 miles east of the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. It takes about an hour and 15 minutes to drive from the airport to Roosevelt Roads. For directions on how to get from the airport to Roosevelt Roads, see CATEGORY Installation, SUBJECT AREA, Must Know Items.
Effective 5 October 99 a GOVAIR B727 CAT B AMC mission flight operating to/from Roosevelt Roads departs from Norfolk every Tuesday. The routing is as follows:
ARRIVE STATION DEPART
NORFOLK VA 0750(L)
1135(L) GUANTANAMO BAY 1325(L)
1450(L) ROOSEVELT ROADS 1640(L)
1935(L) NORFOLK VA
Effective immediately, this AMC flight will be the first choice for all PCS personnel departing Roosevelt Roads and for TAD personnel, if the flight meets mission requirements, in accordance with OPNAVINST 4650.15. Detachments/transfer dates should be adjusted to ensure maximum utilization of this AMC flight each Tuesday. This AMC flight is a civilian contracted B727 with 190-seat capacity. It has all the amenities of any other commercial flight and allows for greater convenience as it will arrive at and depart from NAVSTA Roosevelt Roads.
The mission of the Naval Station is to maintain and operate facilities that support the fleet. It is a primary training area for ships, aircraft and Marine units of the US Atlantic fleet and allied forces. Roosevelt Roads provides support to 39 tenant commands.
Active Duty ............... : 2,325
Family Members............. : 2,274
Civilian Employees......... : 4,696
Reserve Component ......... : 1,215
Telephone Access(Base Operator): (787)865-2000/DSN:831-2000
The station was first commissioned as a U. S. Naval Operations Base in 1943. Over the next 14 years, the base closed seven times and was reopened eight. In 1957 it was redesignated as a Naval Station. It has grown over the years to include acquisition of the Army's Fort Bundy which now comprises the southern portion of the Naval Station and an additional 29,000 acres of land on Vieques Island. Presently, various naval facilities are spread over the entire eight thousand acres which comprises the Naval Station complex. Naval Station Roosevelt Roads continues to be a major training site for fleet exercises. Our watch words are "Service to the Fleet".