NWS Earle Detachment
In support of our Carrier Strike Group ordnance mission, NWS Earle Detachment is the operational support base for four Military Sealift Command combat logistics ships: USNS ARCTIC (T-AOE-8), USNS ROBERT E. PEARY (T-AKE-5), USNS WILLIAM MCLEAN (T-AKE-12), and USNS MEDGAR EVERS (T-AKE-13). Encompassing almost 12,000 acres in total, NWS Earle Detachment’s ordnance mission is supported by 110 miles of railroad track, five locomotives, and over 300 pieces of rolling stock. Our waterfront pier complex is comprised of a two-mile trestle which connects to three piers, and is one of the longest finger piers in the world.
NWS Earle Detachment is home to over 20 tenant commands, the largest belonging to Navy Munitions Command, which performs the station's primary mission - providing ordnance to the fleet.