05B4 Naval Support Activity Bethesda

Welcome to Naval Support Activity Bethesda

Supporting the Warfighter

Welcome to Naval Support Activity Bethesda (NSAB), located just north of the Nation's Capital in Bethesda, Md. NSAB is responsible for base operational support for its major tenants, including Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Navy Medicine Professional Development Center, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Armed Forces Blood Bank, Naval Dosimetry Center, Warrior Transition Brigade, and many more. In all, we support more than 40 tenant commands.

Naval Support Activity Bethesda Security personnel respond during an active shooter drill as part of the Navy-wide Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield excercise Feb. 4. Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield is an anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) exercise designed to train Navy security forces to respond to threats to installations and units. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Hank Gettys) Several training exercises, such as this false credential drill Feb. 2 at Naval Support Activity Bethesda's Gate 3, are taking place during the two weeks of Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2016. This drill had an added component as security personnel also had to respond to a person taking photos of the gate from the sidewalk. (U.S. Navy Photo by Andrew Damstedt)

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