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Armed Services Blood Bank

The Armed Services Blood Bank (ASBP) plays a key role in providing quality blood products for service members and their families in both peace and war. As a joint operation among the military services (Army, Navy, Air Force), the ASBP has many components working together to collect, process, store, distribute, and transfuse blood worldwide.

Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute

The Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) celebrates five decades of advancements in the protection of soldiers and citizens. The AFRRI mission is to preserve the health and performance of U.S. military personnel and to protect humankind through research that advances understanding of the effects of ionizing radiation. To these ends and using its unique resources, the institute collaborates with other government facilities, academic institutions, and civilian laboratories in the United States and other countries to research the biological effects of ionizing radiation. In addition, it provides medical training and emergency response to manage incidents related to radiation exposure.

Navy Bloodborne Infection Management Center (NBIMC)

The Navy Bloodborne Infection Management Center (NBIMC) provides leadership and expertise to ensure mission readiness and to support the National Military Strategy. NBIMC oversees the administration and assists in the development of policies concerning HIV, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B screening for the Department of the Navy (DON) as directed by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) for the Bureau of Personnel (BUPERS). The program is centrally managed under the DoD Instruction 6485 and SECNAVINST 5300.30. NBIMC also supports the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps in matters related to:

• Medical Readiness

• Infectious Disease Testing and Oversight

• Testing Data Interpretation and


• HIV Evaluation and Treatment Units

(HETUs) Support/Patient Tracking

• Official Notifications (Command and

Headquarters Leadership.)

Naval Dosimetry Center

The Naval Dosimetry Center provides centralized radiation dosimetry processing, calibration and consultation services to over 300 naval commands by monitoring personnel occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation. The Center also maintains a repository that contains exposure histories for over 600,000 personnel exposed to naval radiation sources since 1947. In addition, the center maintains an In Vivo Gamma Spectroscopy facility for monitoring internal radioactivity in personnel. The center processes over 30,000 dosimeters per month, making it one of the largest dosimetry processors in the world.

Naval Medical Research Center

The Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) is the headquarters for Navy Medicine’s research and development enterprise that includes the NMRC laboratory in Silver Spring,Md., and affiliated laboratories in San Diego, Calif., Groton, CT, San Antonio, TX, and Dayton, OH, as well as overseas at NAMRU-2 Pacific, NAMRU-3 Cairo, and NAMRU-6 Peru. The men and women who make up the global team represent an impressive array of academic and scientific knowledge with years of practical experience in science, medicine, and the military. They work in the NMRC laboratories and on the ground in remote areas of the world, they build partnerships with other governments, civilian agencies, and private industry. Research is focusing on finding solutions to both traditional battlefield medical problems such as bleeding, traumatic brain injury, combat stress, and naturally occurring infectious diseases, as well as health problems associated with non-conventional weapons including blast injuries, biological agents, and radiation. The NMRC laboratories play an instrumental role in the worldwide monitoring of new emerging infectious diseases that threaten both deployed forces and the global population. The mission of NMRC is to conduct health and medical research, development, testing, evaluation, and surveillance to enhance deployment readiness of DoD personnel worldwide.

Navy Medicine MPT&E Command, Bethesda, Md.

Navy Medicine Manpower, Personnel Training and Education Command, (NAVMED MPT&E) is the hub for Navy Medicine’s medical, operational, health services support, training, and education mission which spans the globe through its collaborative relationships with more than 200 universities and subordinate activities. Reporting to Navy Medicine Support Command, Jacksonville, Fla., NAVMED MPT&E trains more than 30,000 federal, civilian, and foreign military members each year through a spectrum of courses in clinical and operational medicine. NAVMED MPT&E also has the Naval Postgraduate Dental School (NPDS) under its command umbrella, which is the only DoD-centralized site for postgraduate dental education and conducts the vast majority of post-doctoral dental specialty training for the Navy in their clinics located at NSA Bethesda. All NPDS specialty training programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, and combined, graduate between 20-25 dental officers per year with specialty board eligible training in Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Orofacial Pain, Dental Public Health and Comprehensive Dentistry. Virtually 100 percent of NPDS graduates go on to become board certified in their respective specialties within five years of graduation. More information on NAVMED MPT&E

products and services can be found at: navmedmpte/Pages/default.aspx.

Army Education Services

Army Education Services provides opportunities to earn a college degree by facilitating the Tuition Assistance processes through Counselors are available in the Education Center (Building 17) and in the Soldier Family Assistance Center (Building 62) to provide education counseling, financial aid information, degree planning, and information on area colleges and certificate programs. Testing services are available on a limited basis. Army Education Services also offers a Multiuse Learning Facility (MLF) for computer-based instruction (Building 11) and a Basic Skills Education Program for Wounded Warriors.

Navy College

The Navy College Program provides opportunities for Sailors to earn a college degree by granting academic credit for Navy training, work experience and off-duty education. In addition, the program assists with ongoing educational services, and offers tuition assistance workshops, education counseling, degree planning and information on area colleges and certificate programs.

Personnel Support Detachment

The Personnel Support Activity Detachment (PSD) Bethesda at WRNMMC provides one-stop pay, personnel and passenger transportation support to approximately 3,500 active duty assigned to WRNMMC, as well as 130 tenant and area commands in the D.C. metropolitan area and northeastern U.S. Support is also provided to family members of assigned military personnel, military retirees in the mid-Atlantic region, and passenger transportation to Navy Department civilians. Visit https://rapids-appointments.dmdc. to schedule identification or common access card appointments.


The Human Resources Office-Washington (HRO-W) is responsible for the strategic planning, workforce analysis, service delivery, communication, and assessment of Navy Civilian Human Resources (HR) Programs to Bureau of Navy Medicine and Surgery activities throughout the National Capital Region. HRO-W offers a full range of HR products and services, including recruitment

and placement, organizational effectiveness, leadership development, and labor/employee relations, and equal employment opportunities. WRNMMC also has a recruitment office dedicated to recruit civilian medical positions.


Navy Medicine National Capital Area (NAVMED NCA) is the Echelon Three Command under the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. NAVMED NCA is tasked with providing oversight to Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, Navy Health Clinic Annapolis, and Navy Health Clinic Quantico, as well as administrative oversight of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. In addition, NAVMED NCA serves as the Navy Component to Joint Task Force CAPMED. Our vision is to be an integral enabler in the National Capital Region in the development of a world-class integrated regional health system, utilizing active and reserve forces, DoD civilians, and partnerships with other government agencies and civilian organizations.


The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) has responsibility for investigating felony crime, preventing terrorism, and protecting secrets within the U.S. Department of the Navy. The agency is unique among U.S. military criminal investigative organizations in that it is overwhelmingly civilian and is headed by a civilian law enforcement professional who reports directly to the Secretary of the Navy. NCIS Special Agents assigned to NCIS Resident Unit Bethesda are responsible for investigating felony crimes that occur on NSA Bethesda as well as crimes affecting Navy and Marine Corps personnel throughout Montgomery, Frederick and Howard County, Md.

Visual Information Directorate

The Visual Information Directorate plans, controls, manages and executes all aspects of Visual Information, Audiovisual Production, Medical Graphic Arts, Medical Photography and Video Teleconferencing in support of the Navy’s medical and dental imaging requirements.