NWS Charleston, SC


Point of contact for clarification of this information is Isaac Dingle, office at (843) 764-7223 or cell at (843) 709-1077.

Navy Munitions Command Unit Charleston
2316 Red Bank Rd. STE 100
Goose Creek, SC. 29445-8601

Temporary Visitor Badges: An authorized Command representative must fax a memorandum, approving visit in advance, to the Pass and Badge Office. The visitor must then provide a driver’s license or state ID card to the Pass and Badge Office to be issued the badge. Visitors driving rental vehicles must provide (1) rental agreement; (2) driver’s license; and (3) VIN number of rental car which is printed just inside the front windshield.

Building 302 Guest Passes: Passes will be issued to visiting guests. Base residents having visitors must meet them at the pass office, where a temporary badge and vehicle pass will be issued for the length of stay at their residence.


From Charleston International Airport

Exit airport and head for I-526 east (also known as the Mark Clark Expressway). Exit I-526 at the North Rhett exit, turn left onto N. Rhett and drive approximately 4.5 miles. Turn right onto Red Bank Road at the third light - the base is straight ahead.

There is no shuttle from Charleston International Airport. However, there are numerous taxi services from the airport.

NWS Charleston is an open base. If you are unsure of where you should "check in" at Navy Munitions Command Unit Charleston, call the Admin Officer for directions and guidance as to proper check-in procedures. They can be reached by calling 843-764-7621 or DSN 794-7621.

Driving Directions

From Points South or North

Exit I-95 to I-26 east. Follow the directions listed below.

From Points West

Exit I-26 to Hwy. 78 (exit 205). Travel east for 2 miles, staying left at the fork and traveling another 2 miles, through a traffic light. Turn right onto Red Bank Road at the next light. Base is 3 miles ahead.

Some specifics on directions from Charleston International Airport:

  • Directions from Charleston International Airport, Start out going East on International Blvd
  • Merge onto I-526 E via the ramp on the Left toward I-26/Mt. Pleasant / Charleston. Get in center lane stay on I-526, do not go towards I-26 / Mt. Pleasant.
  • Take the N Rhett. exit,
  • Turn LEFT onto North Rhett travel approximately 4.5 miles
  • Turn RIGHT onto Red Bank Rd. A Burger King will be in front of you
  • At second traffic light Turn Left within 40 yards turn Right the building to your left is Building 302 Pass & Badge. You will need proper pass and badge to enter into the ordnance area. After receiving pass & badge coming out of parking lot turn left. At traffic light Turn Left on Red Bank Rd. Continue for approximately 2.5 miles, fenced in area on your right is the Ordnance Area, at the first entry point post 2, Turn Right. A sentry will check your pass & badge.
  • Continue for approximately 60 yards bare left (honor posted speed limits) continue for approximately half of a mile at the fork in the road bare left at the end of the road a white building will be on your left, (building 93) turn left and park in the parking lot. YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR DESTINATION.


  • Prior to arrival, visitors must call the Admin Officer at (843) 764-7621, DSN: 794-7621 and provide the necessary information required for a visitor’s pass. There is no on-base transportation. Students must show their drivers license, registration, and proof of insurance for POVs with or without DOD decals. Rental cars will require a Visitor’s Pass.
  • Training Location: Classes are held in Building 93, someone will escort you to the training room after arrival to facilities.
  • Telephones: There are phones located in the training offices, students may use on a limited basis. In case of an emergency, training admin personnel will take messages. Phone number is DSN: 794, commercial (843) 764-7474.
  • Lodging: For Naval Weapons Station Charleston Recreational Lodging at Foster Creek Villas call (843) 764-2120.
  • Some Hotels and Motels to consider for your stay.
    • Holiday Inn Express, 7670, Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston (843) 553-1600. Near the Mall
    • Holiday Inn Express, 8975 Elms Center Rd., North Charleston (843) 569-3200. Closer to Naval Weapons Station Charleston.
    • Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 2600 Elms Center Rd., North Charleston (843) 414-2700. Closer to Naval Weapons Station Charleston.
    • Wingate Inn, 5219 N. Arco Lane, Charleston, (843) 308-96666
    • Comfort Suites, 2540 North Forest Dr., North Charleston, (843) 725-5400
    • Residence Inn, 7645 Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston, (843) 572-5757