Naval Branch Health

Clinic Dahlgren

Welcome to Naval Branch Health Clinic, Dahlgren, Va. Our mission is to provide healthcare services, ensuring readiness and operational support through health promotion and evidence-based patient-centered care. The clinic goal is to provide exemplary service to enrolled active duty and family member TRICARE Prime beneficiaries, retired TRICARE Prime beneficiaries, and civil service employees of Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. Services provided include routine and acute health care with limited ancillary support (pharmacy, laboratory, radiology). Dental care is provided to all active duty and includes routine dental exams and cleanings.


Clinic hours:

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday - Friday


8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Friday



7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday

7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Friday



7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday

7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Friday


Dental Appointments (active duty only): (540) 653-8564

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday - Friday


The appointment line is open from 7:30 a.m. –

4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Newborns must be enrolled in DEERS before scheduling any follow-up appointments.


Primary Care Appointments:

(540) 653-8241/8242

Occupational Health and Physical Examinations: (540) 653-4199

The clinic is closed on federal holidays. For after-hours and weekend assistance, Tricare beneficiaries can contact the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273).


For urgent care, patients may go to a Tricare Network urgent care center only when the clinic is closed. To find a Tricare approved urgent care facility, call (877) 874-2273. All patients are required to notify the Health Benefits Advisor (540) 653-8241 with in three business days to request referral/authorization for any urgent care visits. Patients who fail to obtain the referral/authorization will be financially responsible for urgent care services.

For emergent care, dial 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room (ER). There is no prior authorization needed for ER visits. Notify your Primary Care Manager within 24 hours of the ER visit. Call the clinic to schedule any follow-up appointments.

If you have any questions regarding TRICARE, please contact the clinic’s Health Benefits Advisor at (540) 653-8241.

Navy Gateway Inns & Suites, Dahl­gren

Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) Dahlgren is comprised of four lodging facilities with accommodations for 94 transient officers, enlisted and authorized civilian guests. All our rooms are suites and a distinguished visitor suite is also available.

Our front desk is located at Bldg. 960. It operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Check-in time------3 p.m.

Check-out time ----11 a.m.

Amenities include wireless internet access, cable TV including HBO, flat screen TVs, cordless phone, clock radio, Keurig coffee maker, hair dryer, portable fan, iron and ironing board, microwave and refrigerator. Some suites are equipped with small kitchenettes for extended stays. Laundry facilities are in all buildings.

For further information, please contact our Front Desk at (540) 653-7671/7672.

To make a reservation, please visit or call 1-877 NAVYBED.


Dahlgren Family Housing


Military Family Housing

The Navy and Lincoln Military Housing, as a Public Private Venture (PPV) partnership, provide on base housing for military families. There are 78 units of single-family houses and 125 townhomes that currently serve the needs of the military stationed here.



Applications for housing should be made on an Application for Assignment to Housing (DD Form 1746), and accompanied by a copy of orders and a copy of current Page 2 or Record of Emergency Data for proof of dependents. Applications may be submitted by mail to Housing Service Center, Naval Support Activity South Potomac (Code N93), 6136 Jenkins Road, Suite 205, Dahlgren, VA 22448-5109; by fax to (540) 653-7040; or in person at the Housing Welcome Center, Building 142 at any time following receipt of orders to a duty station serviced by Dahlgren. For information on housing availability, please contact the Housing Service Center at (540) 653-8505/8506; DSN 249-8505/8506.


Housing Referrals

The Dahlgren Housing Service Center provides a housing referral service and qualified incoming personnel are referred to Lincoln Military Housing as a “preferred referral” for the housing located at the activity. Rental and sale property listings are available for those who desire to locate housing in the surrounding area.


Temporary Lodging

Because of the limited number and expense of the area hotels/motels, personnel are encouraged to make reservations on a temporary basis at the NGIS at 540-653-7671 or DSN 249-7671. For information on availability, please contact the NGIS front desk at 540-653-7671.


Public Private Venture (PPV)

Families who desire to live on base with Lincoln Military Housing (PPV partner) will be required to sign a lease. This is a six-month lease, and renewed on a month-to-month basis after the initial lease period. LMH provides 24-hour maintenance, lawn care, free monthly community activities, and a professional staff to serve your needs while living at Dahlgren. They can be reached at (540) 663-2190.


Keeping cats and dogs in family housing is a conditional privilege extended to residents. Residents must comply with state and local laws governing pet ownership, including laws regarding licensing and vaccinations. The limit is a two pet maximum (dogs and/or cats) per household. Residents may not keep the following dog breeds in or on the premises: Chows, Doberman Pinschers, Presa Canarios, Pit Bulls (American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Stafford Bull Terrier), Rottweilers, any wolf hybrid, or any mix of the aforementioned breeds (each a “prohibited dog”). This provision does not apply to guide animals used by disabled persons. Birds, fish, hamsters and guinea pigs will be permitted; exotic animals such as reptiles, rodents (other than the hamsters and guinea pigs), ferrets, hedgehogs, or any farm animals are prohibited. Owners are financially and legally responsible for all pets.


Potomac Inn – Unaccompanied Housing

The Potomac Inn at 17410 Potomac Inn Road is a military billeting facility, with accommodations for 246 permanent party unaccompanied residents. The front desk is located in Building 962 and is manned 24 hours a day/7 days a week. All military personnel must check in at the front desk prior to being assigned a room.

Occupants reside in private rooms equipped with a twin size bed, desk/desk chair, dresser, nightstand, and large closet. Residents in Building 962 share a bathroom and kitchen area, equipped with stove, microwave, refrigerator, washer/dryer, iron/ironing board, vacuum cleaner, and cleaning kit. Residents of Building 959 have rooms equipped with apartment-size refrigerators and microwaves.

For further information, please contact our front desk at (540)-653-2307/2308.


NSF Dahlgren Commissary

The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) Commissary, Dahlgren welcomes you to our base.


Our Mission:

Deliver a vital benefit of the military pay system that sells grocery items at cost while enhancing quality of life and readiness.


Our Vision:

Understand our customers and deliver a 21st century commissary benefit

The commissary offers 6500 line items and has a great selection of meat and produce at a 30% savings.



15 minute parking

Free coffee 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Special cuts of meat upon request

Special orders for meat & produce

w/48 hours notice


Hours of Operation:

Tuesday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday.-Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday


How to contact us:

Ph (540) 653-7317/7318

Fax (540) 653-8798


Commissary Officer e-mail:

Commissary Officer: Romualda Garrett

Store Manager: Walter Ford

Grocery Manager: Nelia Hooban


Dahlgren Navy Exchange

6210 Jenkins Road, Suite 212, Bldg 109



Navy Exchange Manager: 540-653-5314


Mission Statement

To Provide Quality Goods and Services at a savings and to support Navy Quality of Life Programs.


Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Holidays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Dahlgren Navy Exchange is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day



Retail Store

Package Store

Uniform Shop


Dry Cleaning

Special Orders

Rug Doctor

Vending Machines

For service issues, please call

(540) 653-5312/5313



Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday CLOSED


Holidays CLOSED


A licensed barber and beautician are on staff. For appointments or general information, please call 540-653-5346.



Marathon Deli

Located inside of Bldg 1450, JWAC

(540) 663-3250


Located inside of the Bowling Alley, Bldg 135

(540) 653-3177

Ashton’s Catering Food Truck


(540) 940-9242


Command Religious Program

Nestled among beautiful trees in the family housing area, the Dahlgren Chapel is the focal point for base religious activities. The Command Religious Program delivers religious accommodation, care, and advisement to strengthen faith, values, and virtues, so that military members and their families may best serve our country. We currently serve the worship and religious education needs of Roman Catholics and Protestants. The worship schedule is:

Roman Catholic Mass

Friday - Noon

Saturday - 5 p.m.

Sunday - 9 a.m.


Protestant Worship

Sunday -10:30 a.m.

For information on religious education or special or ongoing programs, come by the Chapel, Bldg. 431, or call (540) 653-8297/8298. We can also provide information on local churches in King George County and the surrounding area.

In addition to worship and religious education, the base chaplain is available for individual and family counseling and support. Call our office to schedule an appointment. For afterhours support in crisis or emergency, contact the Base Operator, (540) 653-8291.

Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC)

The Fleet and Family Support Center is located in Bldg 214, 6027 School House Lane behind the NSWC Credit Union. It is a full-service FFSC. Hours are Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FFSC offers the following programs and services for active duty, military family members, and retired military personnel:


Deployment/Readiness – FFSC provides deployment support to address deployment-related issues and to respond to customer and command-identified needs. Programs include Command Consultation and Support, Information and Referral, Individual Augmentee (IA)/Deployment Support, Ombudsman Support, Exceptional Family Member referral information, and Life Skills Education programs.


Crisis Response – FFSC clinical counselors are licensed and credentialed professionals who provide counseling, victim intervention and prevention education related to military quality of life issues. Services include clinical counseling for individuals and couples; Family Advocacy Program (FAP) addressing domestic violence, and child maltreatment treatment and education; and Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) prevention and education programs related to sexual assault.


Career Support and Retention - Programs include the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for service members and their families leaving the military; Family Employment Readiness education programs to assist family members with their job search; the Personal Financial Management education programs promoting financial stability; and the Relocation Assistance Program providing services to outbound and inbound personnel.

The FFSC supports the Command Retired Activities Office staffed by retired military volunteers who provide services to retired military personnel and families to ensure they receive information on retiree issues, Veteran’s benefits, survivor benefits, and other benefits to which they are entitled.

The FFSC is a designated Department of Veterans Affairs Intake Site, which is staffed twice monthly for VA related inquiries, claims submission and general information on Veterans’ benefits.

For more information on FFSC programs, contact an FFSC Information and Referral Specialist at (540) 653-1839 or (800) 500-4947.

Dahlgren School

6117 Sampson Road Phone: (540) 653-8822

Fax: (540) 653-4591


Dahlgren School Vision:

To engage all students in varied learning opportunities; to foster high levels of achievement; and to prepare them for success in an ever changing global environment.


DoDEA Mission:

Educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

History of Dahlgren School

Dahlgren School opened in 1921and is known throughout the world for its excellent reputation due in part to our unique combination of tradition and innovation. Many incoming military families choose to live on the Dahlgren base so their students can attend the “Pride of the Navy.” Our school is steeped in history and retains a sense of community. Where else can students walk or ride bikes to school and go home for a family lunch? A key component of our program is the way we build on our students’ individual strengths and fill in any learning gaps. Accomplished student alumni often tell us that the education they received at Dahlgren School proved to be a solid base upon which they built subsequent success. Dahlgren students are encouraged to pursue online accelerated classes such as algebra, geometry and world languages. Our AVID program is highly certified with distinction. We provide enrichment classes in drama, piano and music. We also offer an extensive list of extra- and co-curricular activities.



All students who will be age four by September 1st of the school year in which they will begin school are eligible for Pre-Kindergarten. Pre-K is a half-day, educationally and social developmentally-based program (Creative Curriculum), which meets during the morning. Children may be enrolled in the Dahlgren School Pre-K program as well as the Child Development Center (CDC) for daycare purposes. Dahlgren School staff may be able to assist parents by walking children to and from the CDC.



All students who will be age five by September 1st of the school year in which they begin will be eligible for Kindergarten. This is a full-day program.


Registration Procedures

All new students will need to complete the school registration packet which is available at both the school and on the school’s web-page at

New students will also need a copy of their birth certificate, immunization records, and a copy of their sponsor’s orders or proof of DoD employment.

Observed Holidays

All federal holidays are observed at Dahlgren School. In addition to these days, school is closed during Thanksgiving holidays, Christmas holidays, and Spring Break. A school calendar, which shows all other closings, as well as information about closures for inclement weather, is included in the student/parent handbook and available on the school web page. School status for closings will be communicated through the One Call notification system, online through the base PAO news.

Housing Policy Regarding Enrollment Eligibility

Students from Pre-K through eighth grade residing in base housing on Naval Support Facility Dahlgren whose sponsor is an employee of the Department of Defense are encouraged to enroll at Dahlgren School. Dependent children of military, both foreign and domestic, who are assigned to either Dahlgren or Indian Head and residing in on-base family housing at Dahlgren, are eligible to attend Dahlgren School. If an employee and his family should move off base after the beginning of the school year, the member’s children will be permitted to continue attending Dahlgren School for the remainder of that school year only. Civilian Personnel (GS/WG/AD) who are able to avail themselves of on-base housing are authorized to attend Dahlgren School. They must continue to be employed as a GS/WG/AD employee to remain eligible to attend the school. Children of contractors working for the companies supplying personnel to the base or its facilities, even those who are retired military members, are not eligible to attend Dahlgren School, even if the contracted parent is able to obtain housing on the base. If housing is not immediately available but is expected within 90 school days from the reporting date of the employee, the employee’s children may be permitted to attend the school while residing in one of the areas adjacent to Dahlgren.

Dahlgren School has no cafeteria and students are to either go home for lunch or may participate in the “brown bag” lunch program. Providing lunch or transportation to appropriate alternative lunch locations is also the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Dahlgren School adheres to and follows the base policies regarding age-appropriate supervision and cannot permit children under the base-set age limits contained therein to transport themselves to and from different areas of the base.

Transportation in all instances is the responsibility of the sponsor.

Additional information or any other questions please call the Dahlgren School between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming your children to the Dahlgren community!

USO Center – NSF Dahlgren

720 Sampson Road

(540) 663-2360


For hours of operation and for a schedule of activities,

At Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, residents think of the USO as their “home away from home” as the center provides programs and services aimed at improving the quality of life for all active duty military personnel and their families. The USO facility consists of independent bungalow houses complete with full kitchen, entertainment area with a 52-inch TV, Wii, Xbox One, as well as video and book libraries. The USO center also hosts computer lab rooms, with Wi-Fi and children’s playrooms. The Center is comfortable and inviting and service personnel are encouraged to use the facility for work, relaxation or for its amenities. Some other events and activities offered at the centers are Dine and Dash Dinners, Service Member Lunch, Movies on the Lawn, holiday festivities, Little Patriots playgroup, backpack-stuffing parties and more! Sports and leisure ticket distribution are available when you register at

The USO Center at NSF Dahlgren is here to provide programs and services, as well as support and assistance. Please feel free to stop by our local center - we look forward to serving you!

About USO of Metropolitan Washington

USO-Metro is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is “Serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of over 5,500 dedicated volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at area military hospitals; through its Mobile USO program; at three family support centers and four USO airport lounges. For more information please visit

USN Sea Cadet Corps

The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) was formed by the Navy League of the United States in 1958. The USNSCC encourages and aids American youth to develop, train them in seagoing skills, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues.

The Pentagon Division of the USNSCC drills once a month on NSF Dahlgren. The cadets generally arrive Friday evening and depart Sunday afternoon. There are two age groups. The league cadet program is for the younger kids, ages 10-13. The sea cadet program is designed for ages 14-18.

Under the guidance of Sea Cadet Corps officers and additional volunteer military and civilian instructors, cadets have an opportunity to enjoy a number of exciting and educational activities. Recent activities have included scuba diving, marksmanship (both simulator and live fire), lifeguard training, damage control drill on the USS Buttercup at the Farrier Fighting School, ship tours, marching in parades, and CPR training.

Pentagon Division also has a color guard and rifle drill team that perform regularly. In addition to local activities, cadets are able to take part in advanced training over the summer and during the winter school break.

For more information on the USNSCC, please visit For more information about the Pentagon Division and how to become a part of this elite group

please contact or

NSWC Federal Credit Union
(540) 663-2181

Credit Union History

NSWC Federal Credit Union was federally chartered in 1961 by ten employees of this base, and has grown into a full-service credit union with total assets of over 328 million dollars and over 32,000 members. Celebrating over 54 years of service to Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, we are committed to our heritage, and offer complete financial services to the military and civilian personnel of the U.S. government who work for or are permanently stationed on base.

We value our members’ trust, and work diligently to offer the financial services that members need and want. It is also important to note that our members’ savings are federally insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government - National Credit Union Administration, a U. S. government agency. Once membership is established at NSWC FCU it remains a lifetime benefit regardless of employment. All that is required is that account(s) be maintained in good standing.

Our Mission

The NSWC Federal Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution dedicated to meeting our members’ needs by providing quality products and convenient services in a professional manner, while ensuring financial integrity.

Being member-owned, our focus is on the needs of our members. Our volunteer Board of Directors is elected by our members, and works hand in hand with management to assure that the credit union offers the most up-to-date products and services, while remaining competitive in our market.

As a not-for-profit institution, our efforts are directed towards returning profits to our members in the form of higher dividends on deposits and lower rates on loans.


Our Products and Services

NSWC Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial instituion offering a complete line of financial services. Our consumer deposit services range from savings accounts to money market and IRA accounts and we strive to provide an affordable, low cost alternative to other financial institutions.

We extend these efforts to our members who are looking to borrow as well. With personal loans as low as $500, we help our members avoid the higher priced products available from other financial companies. From auto loans to mortgage loans, our goal is to provide the best rates, the lowest fees, and the friendliest service.

Convenience is also important to the Credit Union. We offer a variety of ways for our members to access their accounts, including transactional home banking, online bill payment and presentment, online loan and mortgage applications with 60-second decisions, electronic statements, and online financial management and budgeting tools, all at no cost to our members. You can even deposit checks remotely using your smart phone and sign your loan documents electronically.

Our Commitment

NSWC Federal Credit Union is committed to the community that we serve. Through our partnership with Morale, Welfare and Recreation, the Credit Union helps provide many beneficial activities to the base. We actively support local events and charities, not only financially, but with our time. We have been recognized at the state level for this commitment by the Virginia Credit Union League and the State Emergency Medical Services Council. Some of the other organizations we support throughout the year include the American Cancer Society with Relay for Life, the King George YMCA, the CFC, and the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation.

NSWC Federal Credit Union is committed to the credit union philosophy of “people helping people”. Our goal is to provide affordable, safe financial services to everyone who needs them.

More information concerning NSWC Federal Credit Union is available on our website,


Second Tour Thrift Store

722 Sampson Road

12:30 - 3 p.m., Thursdays

The Second Tour Thrift Store is operated by the Dahlgren Officers’ Spouses’ Club. Second Tour accepts donations of gently used clothing and household goods. Free military uniforms are available on front porch 24 hours a day. All proceeds raised at the Second Tour are returned to the Dahlgren community through scholarships and charitable donations.


The Dahlgren Officers
Spouses Club

DOSC is a private non-profit organization open to all spouses of active duty, retired, reserve and honourably discharged Commissioned and Warrant Officers regardless of current or past assignments.

Visit our website – for a current list of activities and to download an application form. We look forward to welcoming you!