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) In celebration of 75 years of service to military members and their families, the USO Warrior and Family Center at Bethesda hosted a breakfast at which Capt. Marvin L. Jones, NSAB commanding officer, spoke honoring the USO and all the work its millions of volunteers have put in over the years. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Matthew Hobson) Retired Army Capt. Florent Groberg speaks to members of the Warrior Transition Brigade (WTB) and others at a formation Feb. 3 in Naval Support Activity Bethesda's Fitness Center gym. Groberg, who was awarded the Medal of Honor Nov. 12, spoke of his time with the WTB while he was recovering from injuries sustained in Afghanistan. Pres. Barack Obama awarded Groberg the Medal of Honor for his actions Aug. 8, 2012 when he pulled a suicide bomber away from a patrol in Asadabad, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy Photo by Airman Matthew Hobson) Naval Support Activity Bethesda's Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) hosted a party for Superbowl 50, Feb. 7 at the Warrior Cafe. The event included live Super Bowl coverage on multiple large displays, a free dinner provided by the USO, an ornate Suber Bowl-themed watermelon and cake display, and a raffle. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Matthew Hobson)

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