Recognizing the value of a fully sheltered deepwater harbor in a beautiful natural setting only 64-kilometers from Manila, the Spanish in 1885erected an asernal and small fort at Subic Bay in what was to be the first step in a long history that would stress Subic's role as a bastion of stategic security.
Between 1947 and 1992, the U.S. Navy operated Subic Naval Base, which became the buriest port in the Pacific and was America's largest Naval installation outside the United States.
People visit Subic Bay because of their natural resources. You can play different watersports at their clear water beaches and go mountain trekking or horse back ridding. If you want something cool try to ride the go cart also found at Subic Bay.
Learn things at JEST Camp or what you call Jungle Environment Survival Training Camp. Before it was a camp for US forces preparing for the Vietnam War in the 1960's and on. Today it is open for the public for persons who what to expireince adventures.
Also visit their historical attractions. First is the Grande Island. Site of Fort Wint, a heavily fortified and armed outpost guarding the entrance to Subic Bay.
Second is the Tappan Park. It is named after Capt. Benjamin Tappan, commandant of the Navy yard from 1914-1915. Site of the September 30,1992 turnover ceremonies of the Naval Station to the Philippine Government.
Third in the list is the SBMA Exhibit Hall. See the various photographs and documents depict the history and development of Subic Bay from a Spanish asernal and US military facility to a prosperous business center in the Asia Pacific for the 21st Century.
Finally the last is the Waterfront Flag. The worlds largest Philippine Flag unfurled on November 24, 1992 and raised by Former President Fidel V. Ramos and Former SBMA Chairman Richard J. Gordon on top of a 94-foot flagpole (symbolizing 94 years of US military presence in the Philippines.
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