Since 1962, the Armed Services Blood Program has served as the sole provider of blood and blood products for the U.S. military. As a tri-service organization, the ASBP collects, processes, stores and distributes lifesaving blood to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, veterans and their families during both peace and war. There are more than 20 ASBP blood donor centers on military installations worldwide, including one at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. The Armed Services Blood Bank Center at WRNMMC collects both whole blood donations and platelet donations. For more information about the ASBBC, contact the ASBP blood donor recruiter at 301-295-2109. Blood donations are collected at Building 241 and platelet donations are collected at Arrowhead Building 9, Room 1664. While walk-ins are welcome for whole blood donations, appointments are required to donate platelets.

To find out more about the military blood program, visit the ASBP’s Frequently Asked Questions. To schedule an appointment to donate, please visit To interact directly with ASBP staff members, see more photos or get the latest news, follow @militaryblood on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Pinterest.



NBMIC provides leadership and expertise to ensure mission readiness and support to 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 as directed by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery for the Bureau of Naval Personnel. The program is centrally managed under Department of Defense (DOD) instruction 6485 and SECNAVINST 5300.30. NBIMC also supports the Department of Navy and Marine Corps in matters related to medical readiness, infectious disease testing and oversight, testing data interpretation and validation, HIV evaluation and treatment units and official notifications. Visit us at


The Naval Dosimetry Center provides centralized radiation dosimetry processing, calibration, and consultation services to more than 200 Navy and Marine Corps commands, other DOD commands, and several government agencies (e.g., U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Capitol) by monitoring personnel occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation. The center can process over 40,000 dosimeters per month, making it one of the largest dosimetry processors in the world. The Center also maintains a repository that contains exposure histories for over 800,000 personnel occupationally exposed to naval radiation sources since 1947. In addition, the center maintains an In-Vivo Gamma Spectroscopy facility for monitoring internal radioactivity in personnel.


 Navy Medicine’s research and development laboratories are engaged in a broad spectrum of activity from basic science in the laboratory to field studies at sites in remote areas of the world to operational environments with the goal of delivering high value, high impact research products to support and protect today’s deployed warfighters.  At the same time researchers are looking to the readiness and well-being of future forces. The diverse capabilities and the geographical locations of the laboratories reflect the broad mission and vision of Navy medicine’s research and development enterprise.  With a cadre of scientific leadership and technical expertise focusing on force health protection and enhancing deployment readiness, research teams represent years of experience in science, medicine and the military.  In support of the Navy, Marine Corps, and joint U.S. warfighters, researchers study infectious diseases; biological warfare detection and defense; combat casualty care; environment health concerns; bone marrow research and registry; aerospace and undersea medicine; medical modeling, simulation and operational mission support; and epidemiology and behavioral sciences. NMRC is the headquarters for Navy medicine’s research and development enterprise that includes the NMRC laboratory, Silver Spring, Md.,  Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, Calif.; NAMRU-Dayton, Dayton, Ohio; Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory, Groton, Conn.;  NAMRU-San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas;  and overseas at NMRC-Asia, Singapore; NAMRU-3 Cairo; and NAMRU-6, Peru. 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 Professional Development Center (NMPDC) is the cornerstone of Navy medicine’s professional development training and education mission, maintaining collaborative relationships with more than 100 military and civilian higher learning institutions while supporting more than 4,000 federal uniformed services, civilian, and allied foreign military members annually. NMPDC leadership and health service support courses are delivered worldwide in classrooms, field settings and online to optimize the professional development and capabilities of medical department personnel throughout their careers. NMPDC has the Naval Postgraduate Dental School (NPDS) under its command umbrella, which is the only DOD-centralized site for postgraduate dental education and conducts dental specialty training in their clinics located at NSAB. All specialty training programs at NPDS are fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, and combined, graduate between 20 to 25 dental officers per year. NMPDC products and services include graduate and postgraduate education; continuing education delivery, funding and credit hour approval; commissioning programs for medical service and nurse corps personnel; reimbursement for board certification and maintenance; scholarly research; and professional development and leadership courses. NMPDC is the global leader in health education and training providing a continuum of learning opportunities that prepare medical department personnel for career success. Visit us at


 Army Education Services provides opportunities to earn a college degree by facilitating the tuition assistance process through Counselors are available in the Education Center (Building 17) and in the Soldier and 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 for computer based instruction (Building 11) and a basic skills education program for Wounded Warriors.


 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, offers tuition assistance workshops, education counseling, degree planning and information on area colleges and certificate programs.


 The NSAB Personnel Support Detach-ment provides one-stop pay, personnel and passenger transportation support to the approximately 3,500 active duty personnel assigned to NSAB and tenant commands in the D.C. metropolitan area and northeastern United States. Support is also provided to family members and military retirees, and transportation support is provided to Navy civilians. Visit to schedule identification or common access card appointments.


 Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) investigates felony crimes, prevents terrorism and protects secrets within the Department of the Navy. The agency is unique among U. S. military criminal investigation organizations in that it is overwhelmingly civilian and headed by civilian law enforcement professionals who report 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 Maryland’s Montgomery, Frederick and Howard counties. NCIS can be reached at 301-295-0570.