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Navy Sleeping Accommodations

Whether on base or at sea, America’s Navy takes pride in providing outstanding living quarters for its Sailors.

Living Quarters on Base

While on base, you’ll have three living options:

  • Barracks
  • Apartment
  • House

Whether living in a barracks (a building or group of buildings used to house sailors), an apartment or a house, you’ll have many of the same amenities as civilians – from full kitchens to recreational areas, laundry facilities to gyms.

Navy housing even accommodates families: moms, dads, kids and even visiting grandparents. Normally, Navy living quarters come unfurnished with the exception of a stove and refrigerator. All the utilities, except the telephone, are already paid. Navy housing on base often includes three and four bedrooms, with amenities including garages, porches and yards.

Living Quarters at Sea

Whether on a ship or submarine, Sailors are provided with sufficient living spaces.

The berthing area is a sufficient living space that allows you an area for storage and an assigned rack for sleeping. The cooks in the kitchen (galleys) constantly prepare food for hundreds of men and women.

Mess decks provide a place for recreation and meals, and a place for Sailors to kick back and watch TV or play games. Many vessels also have ATMs, as well as mail services so those aboard the ship can keep in contact with friends and family back home.