Naval Support Activity Panama City
Welcome to Naval Support Activity Panama City
Welcome Aboard, you have arrived at one of the finest installations of Commander, Navy Region Southeast! We appreciate your interest in learning about us and the many diverse commands and activities we host.
Naval Support Activity Panama City has its origins in the mine countermeasures research conducted during World War II at the U.S. Naval Mine Warfare Test Station, Solomons, MD. In July 1945, the stattion was transferred from Maryland to Florida, to occupy a 373-acre tract along St. Andrew Bay.
The base underwent a myriad of name changes until it reorganized under Commander, Navy Installations Command in October 2003 and was renamed Naval Support Activity Panama City, reporting to the Commander, Navy Region Southeast.
NSA Panama City is home to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division; Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center; Navy Experimental Diving Unit; U.S. Coast Guard Station Panama City and many others.
The unique conditions in the Gulf of Mexico make the base an ideal location for fleet training and littoral warfare missions. NSA Panama City employs approximately 4,000 civilian and military personnel with an annual payroll of more than $466 million. The base contracts services, buys local goods and maintains an active construction program providing an economic impact of more than $600 million annually.
Throughout its existence, NSA Panama City has continued to evolve to meet the demanding requirements of the U.S. Navy - to defend today and to plan for tomorrow in response to national needs.