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MLE Academy Students

Students shall report directly to the FLETC Visitors Center building at the main entrance to register, receive your welcome aboard packet, and berthing accommodations. Please have your orders in hand. The Visitor Center is located on Bainbridge Ave. just prior to the security check point. Stay in the right lane and look for the signs.
FLETC Student Information Bulletin

The FLETC cafeteria closes at 7:00pm.  It is strongly recommended that incoming students eat dinner while travelling if there is a possibility they will arrive after 7:00pm.

MLE Academy New Staff Visitors

During normal working hours all new staff and visitors shall go to the FLETC Visitors Center located on the right side of Bainbridge Ave. just before the main security check point. There you will receive a visitors badge and parking pass for you vehicle.

New staff report to the Servicing Personnel Office located in bldg 655 during normal working hours or check in with the MLEA's OOD during non-working hours. Ask security for directions to the MLE Academy offices in building 655. Building 655 is a one story modular building located directly across the parking lot from 13 recreational and commercial vessels used as mock training boarding platforms. Please check in with the MLEA receptionist in building 655 upon arrival.

Ensure you are in contact with your sponsor during your transfer period to enable a smooth and seamless transition to your new duty station.

New Staff Information

Air Transportation

Charleston International Airport is about eight miles from the training center. FLETC provides shuttle service to and from the airport for students only one day prior to the class convening date. During rush hour traffic it could take as long as one hour to get to the airport from FLETC. Graduating students will not be released early to meet flights. Plan accordingly.

Airport pick up service begins at 1:00 pm and ends at 12:00 am.  If  students arrive in excess of one day prior to the class convening date or prior to 1:00 pm or after 12:00 am, they will need to take a taxi to the FLETC. 

If you luggage is lost while traveling to FLETC, you should provide the air carrier with the following address so that they may deliver it to you when it is found:

FLETC Visitor Registration
2000 Bainbridge Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405

Ground Transportation

FLETC provides shuttle service to and from the Charleston International Airport to the FLETC campus for students attending the MLE Academy. More information about the Airport Shuttle can be found on the MLE Academy PORTAL Site. You must be logged into the the USCG network to access this information. If you are unable to access CG PORTAL please contact the MLE Academy Yeoman.

 

Driving Directions

Note No one is allowed on the FLETC complex without a FLETC issued visitors badge and parking pass for their vehicle.

Approaching from the east on I-26 westbound.

  • Take exit 218, turning left onto Spruill Ave.
  • Turn right at first traffic light onto Viaduct Road (Maps may show as Naval Base Road)
  • After going over the overpass, take your immediate right (off ramp)
  • Turn left onto Bainbridge Drive and continue until you reach the security check point.

Approaching from the west on I-26 eastbound.

  • Take exit 216-B onto Cosgrove Ave.
  • At the third traffic light, turn right onto Spruill Ave.
  • At the third traffic light, turn left onto Viaduct Road (Maps may show as Naval Base Road)
  • After going over the overpass, take your immediate right (off ramp)
  • Turn left onto Bainbridge Drive and continue until you reach the security check point.
The following links are provided as a reference only.
Caution The route provided above provides the correct names of the roads. The maps generated by the links below incorrectly label Viaduct Road as Naval Base Road. Also, the driving directions provided by the links below will be incorrect once you enter the Old Navy Base (past Viaduct Road) due to road closures. USE THE INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE after you exit I-26.

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Personal Vehicles

If you are driving a personal vehicle, ensure you bring a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance to register your vehicle with FLETC.
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