National Geographic : 1965 Feb
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICSTAFFARTIST JOSEPH E. BARRETT, JR. RESEARCHBY GEORGEW. B Commander in Chief Atlantic area (unified command), who serves also as Commander in Chief of the U. S. Atlantic Fleet and the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, for NATO. The base furnishes home-port facilities for all types of Atlantic Fleet ships and for the flagship of Commander Second Fleet. Here also are headquartered the Atlantic Fleet Naval Air Force, Submarine, Antisubmarine Warfare, Service Forces, Training Command, and Fleet Marine Force. The Atlantic Amphibious Force Command bases at nearby Little Creek, Virginia. In North Carolina, Marine Corps Second Division stands alert at Camp Lejeune, and the Second Marine Aircraft Wing flies from Cherry Point. 12. Charleston, South Carolina, home base for the Atlantic Fleet's Mine Force, provides a support base for Polaris submarines and destroyers. 13. Mayport, Florida, bases Atlantic Fleet aircraft carriers. Their air wings fly from nearby Jacksonville. 14. Key West, Florida: headquarters for Caribbean Area Patrol. 15. Guantanamo, Cuba, harassed by Castro, carries on as the most important base for ship shakedowns and crew training. 16. Panama acts as headquarters for the U. S. Naval Forces Southern Command, the Panama Sector of the Caribbean Sea Frontier, and the Western Sea Frontier. 17. Puerto Rico: headquarters for the Caribbean Sea Frontier. Naval base at Roosevelt Roads. Navy and Marine Corps conduct amphibious training on Vieques Island. 18. Bremerhaven, Germany, provides the European base for the Military Sea Transportation Service. 19. Naples, Italy, houses the Southern European headquarters of NATO, presently commanded by a U. S. admiral. Other activities centered here include the command of the Sixth Fleet's air support. 165 165 N.G.S.