It is my pleasure to welcome you aboard Naval Support Activity (NSA), Bethesda. We are proud to serve our country, Sailors, Marines, Soldiers, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, Retirees, their family members and the Nation’s Leaders, as a host to over 40 tenant commands and activities.
Our base is home to the historic Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, the largest medical complex in the Department of Defense. This state-of-the-art medical center provides unsurpassed care to our entire military family, with special expertise in the care of critically wounded service members.
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, our second largest tenant, is the only Department of Defense medical school. At this prestigious health science university, the brightest minds are educated to directly support the military health system, security, and defense strategy of the United States.
At NSA Bethesda you will find services normally associated with a naval installation, including a state of the art Navy Exchange. With the exception of a full service commissary, there are a variety of convenient shopping, fitness and entertainment options in addition to banking and legal services. Our robust Fleet and Family Service Center offers a wide array of counseling and support services to our service members and their families.
I encourage patients, staff, family members and visitors to use this guide to assist you in navigating through the many unique services available here at NSA Bethesda. Again, I welcome you and hope that our contribution to your visit to the National Capital Area exceeds your expectations.