Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP) was established as a component of Naval District Washington to provide shore installation management services for Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head, Md., NSF Dahlgren, Va. and NSF Fort Belvoir, Va.
Shore installation management functions under NSASP authority encompass all land, buildings and support services. As the base landlord, NSA South Potomac provides management functions for all
tenant commands located on board the installations, including:
• Personnel Support --Quality of Life:
Morale, Welfare and Recreation and
• Facility Support --Public Works
• Public Safety --Physical Security, Law
Enforcement, Fire Department
• Environmental Protection and Waste
• Supply --Materials management,
property disposal, and warehousing.
• Public Affairs
Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren
Located in King George County, Virginia, along the southern shore of the Potomac River, NSF Dahlgren is part of the gateway to the Northern Neck region of Virginia. Approximately 23 miles east of Fredericksburg, Dahlgren is 53 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 65 miles northeast of Richmond.
The physical characteristics of Dahlgren include 4,319 acres divided into two land areas separated by Machodoc Creek. These land areas are the northern Main Site and the southern Explosive Experimental Area, also known as Pumpkin Neck. The Main Site is used for operational and support activities, as well as military housing. The Pumpkin Neck area features two large explosive testing ranges.
Tenants on Dahlgren include:
Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD)
NSWCDD's mission is to strengthen readiness and operational superiority by providing superior technical capabilities, systems engineering rigor, integrity and leadership. As the premiere naval scientific and engineering institution, Dahlgren technology makes a difference in our military's ability to fight, win and come home safely. Dahlgren can boast that it has “sited” and certified every gun barrel on every surface craft ever used by the U.S. Navy. With its 18-mile range along the shores of the Potomac River and Machodoc Creek, the Dahlgren test range looks to the future with its booming guns pushing the envelope of ordnance and weaponry for tomorrow's Navy.
Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense
Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) is a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command, as well as the Navy element of the overall Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency (MDA) program, serving as the Navy's sole point of contact for all BMD efforts.
Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC)
JWAC provides effects-based precision targeting options for selected networks and nodes to the joint Staff and Unified Commands. JWAC is a premier science and engineering institution that contributes to our nation's security by recommending strategic technical solutions. JWAC uses social and physical science techniques and engineering expertise to assist our nation's warfighters. These recommendations are based on analytical techniques that were first conceived, developed, and operationally introduced by the personnel of a program office at NSWCDD that responded to the Office of the Secretary of Defense's call for support during the Iranian hostage rescue efforts.
Center for Surface Combat
Systems/Aegis Training and
Readiness Center (CSCS/ATRC)
The mission of CSCS/ATRC provides Aegis Combat System training to the fleet. CSCS, and each of its 19 sites and
detachments, is broadly responsible for the Navy's surface combat systems and operations training for officers and enlisted personnel who operate and maintain the weapons, navigation and operations
systems found on U. S. Navy surface vessels.
Naval Support Facility (NSF)
NSF Indian Head began in 1890 as a naval gun testing facility and evolved into a critical resource serving the armed forces with specialized ordnance devices and components. Indian Head occupies a 3,500-acre peninsula, bounded by the Potomac River and Mattawoman Creek, and is located in Charles County, Md., 30 miles south of Washington, D.C.
Major mission supported commands resident on NSF Indian Head include:
Indian Head Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (IHDIV NSWC)
IHDIV NSWC is a Navy energetics enterprise leader. It researches and provides energetic systems, comprised of explosives, propellants and pyrotechnic materials for global warfighters. It also researches, develops, tests and engineers a range of energetic technologies for the military.
Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NAVEODTECDIV)
This command explores technology and intelligence to develop and deliver EOD-related information, tools, equipment and life-cycle support to meet the needs of joint service EOD operating forces and other customers.
Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity (NOSSA)
NOSSA manages all aspects of the Navy's explosives safety program. NOSSA is responsible for providing technical policies, procedures and design criteria associated with weapons systems safety for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Its mission also includes software safety across the warfare disciplines. NOSSA also manages all programmatic policy requirements for five major explosives safety program component programs: ordnance safety and security; weapons and combat system safety; ordnance environmental support office; insensitive munitions office; and weapons and ordnance quality evaluation.
Naval Sea Logistics Center, Detachment Atlantic (SEALOG)
SEALOG is charged with providing superior, cost-effective and innovative logistics, engineering, information technology and quality assurance solutions that meet the life-cycle requirements of the current and future Navy.
Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC)
JITC is one of the key organizational elements of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and serves as DISA's developmental and operational test organization. JITC is also the authority that certifies that DOD information technology and national security systems meet interoperability requirements.
USMC Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF)
CBIRF is one of America's national assets in the war on terror. It fulfills the mission of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive consequence management in addressing the growing chemical/biological terrorist threat.