Saratoga Springs NSU, New York is strategically located in the mountains, between the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains. It is 35 km away from Albany and brags to be one of the few military bases in the United States of America that provide a year round activity for the troops hosted inside. The base is strongly connected to the State Capital Region of New York. It aims to support most of its commands. The initial mission of this military facility is to support the training unit dealing with nuclear power – NPTU – from West Milton, located in the same county as the base. It is, however, almost 16 km far from it.
The location of this base between the mountains doesn’t give it too many expansion possibilities, therefore it hasn’t really grown over the years. Instead, it was mostly improved and constantly upgraded to the latest military technologies. It hosts around 5000 individuals – about 1750 military troops, almost 3300 family members and around 50 civilians employed at the base for various activities. Although the base is small and the population is insignificant compared to what other military bases present, the facilities are excellent in the area. The inhabitants have access to grocery stores, gas stations and multiple other stores.
The objectives of Saratoga Springs NSU haven’t changed too much over the years. Obviously, unexpected situations always arise, especially during wars, therefore the place had to deal with multiple temporary tasks. More units came and left the base in a search for the perfect home. These days, the base hosts the Fleet and Family Support Center first of all. This says a lot about the peaceful image of the base. At the same time, the base is the home for the Nuclear Power Training Unit. This unit places this military base among the most important ones in the United States of America. The nuclear tests are no longer a trend today among the powers of the world, but a necessity. Finally, the Navy Recruiting Region Detachment can use this place as a home too. Other than these three major units, the base occasionally hosts tenant and associate units as well. They are usually deployed there for short periods of time.
The housing system in Saratoga Springs NSU is actually a PPV (Public Private Venture). The system is operated by the Balfour Beatty Communities, a small local agency that is responsible for multiple military bases in the area. The service is available to anyone, but the active members with dependents are always placed among the priorities. The on site system includes over 100 housing units, classified by two or three bedrooms. Only 25% of them are furnished.
In order to be hosted here, you need to fill up an application. Get in touch with the service to become familiar with the process. While looking for off site accommodation, you will need a different privatized real estate agency. If there for a short period of time, you may just as well rely on an inn.