Base Guide 2015
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Welcome Aboard,

It is my pleasure to welcome you aboard to Naval Support Activity (NSA), Bethesda. This Place, this special place, is host to over 40 tenant commands and activities. This is the home of the largest medical complex in the Department of Defense, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The state-of-the-art Medical Center provides unsurpassed care to the entire military family, with special expertise in the care of the critically wounded Service Member. Our second largest tenant, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, is the only medical school in the Department of Defense and trains the future leaders of military medicine.

With the exception of a full commissary (our Navy Exchange does offer various commissary-like items), you will find all the services normally associated with a naval installation. From shopping to fitness and entertainment, to legal services and banking, all are available here on NSA Bethesda.

Our robust Fleet and Family Service Center is available to our Sailors, Marines, Soldiers, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen and their families, to provide a wide array of counseling and support services. In this guide you will find information on many of our other additional services available to patients, staff, family members and visitors.

Again, I welcome you and hope our contribution to your visit to the National Capital Area exceeds your expectations.




NSAB Commanding Officer