05B4 Naval Support Activity Washington

Naval Support Activity Washington encompasses the Washington Navy Yard, the oldest Navy installation in the U.S.; Naval Support Facility Naval Research Laboratory; Naval Support Facility Suitland; Naval Support Facility Naval Observatory; Naval Support Facility Arlington; and Naval Support Facility Carderock. 

As the “Quarterdeck of the Navy” and the host of many of our Navy’s central efforts in support of warfighters around the world, Naval Support Activity Washington provides safety, security, and the best possible working environment to our supported commanders and customers. We accomplish our mission and support the missions of our tenants with professionalism, courtesy, and respect for all whom we serve.

Please use the links to your left to explore the history of the Washington Navy Yard, and browse information concerning the tenant commands of NSA Washington.

For a map of the Washington Navy Yard click here.

160701-N-ZJ590-175 - An aerial photograph of Naval Support Facility Carderock. Located in West Bethesda, NSF Carderock houses multiple tenants to include Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. 030826-N-9593R-043 - The United States Naval Observatory provides a wide range of astronomical data and products, and serves as the official source of time for the U.S. Department of Defense and a standard of time for the entire United States. (U.S. Navy by Chief Warrant Officer 4 Seth Rossman) NSF Suitland is the headquarters of the Office of Navy Intelligence, which is the leading provider of maritime intelligence to the U.S. Navy and joint warfighting forces, as well as national decision makers and other consumers in the Intelligence Community. (U.S. Navy photo) NSF NRL is home to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, which is the Navy's single, integrated Corporate Laboratory, providing the Navy with a broad foundation of in-house expertise of advanced scientific capabilities. (U.S .Navy photo) 160507-N-217SW-130 - An aerial photograph of the Washington Navy Yard as the Display Ship Barry is towed down the Potomac River, May 7, 2016.
Oct 7 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Walking onto the grounds of the oldest U.S. Navy shore installation almost daily, one can’t help but be reminded of the long and storied history. The Washington Navy Yard has been in operation since the first decade of the 19th Century, initially as a shipbuilding center, then as an ordnance plant, and now as the ceremonial and administrative center for the Navy. 

Oct 7 2016

WASHINGTON, DC - With the seasons changing and adverse weather on the way, it’s important to ensure you are aware of the many resources available to you. AtHoc Notification System will alert you about bad to severe weather in the area as well as other situations that could affect you. You can select various modes of being notified. With the long weekend and the possible residual storm, there’s no better time than now to confirm you’ll receive these alerts on devices you can access while out of the office or traveling. 

Sep 21 2016

WASHINGTON, DC - Naval Support Activity Washington is hitting switches, clicking buttons, and being more mindful in their daily energy usage during the month of September. 

Sep 19 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Bells have a centuries long tradition of varied use in the navies and merchant fleets of the world. 

Sep 19 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Naval Support Activity Washington conducted a training exercise on the Washington Navy Yard, Sept. 2. 

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