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  • Three Sailors aboard Naval Support Activity Panama City are selected for Senior Sailor, Junior Sailor and Blue Jacket of the Year, Dec. 15. Master-at-Arms 1st Class Tamon Winkler, Security Department, NSA PC, was awarded the Senior Sailor of the Year. Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Brett Lohrbach, Security Department, NSA PC, received the Junior Sailor of the Year, which was contributed to hard work coupled with long days and nights. Shakele Johnson, Religious Programs Specialist 3rd Class, Chaplain, NSA PC, was awarded the Blue Jacket of the Year. (U.S. Navy photos by MC2 Clyde Laster)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Day of Service’, during a cake cutting ceremony inside the MWR Seaside Galley aboard NSA on Jan. 19, 2021. Service members were reminded of Dr. King’s legacy and contributions to equality as described in the constitution. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clyde B. Laster)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City Commanding Officer Cmdr. Kevin Christenson presented Ofc. Matthew Moskowitz, Security Department, with a letter of appreciation, Dec. 7. 
In September, Moskowitz found an undeclared weapon and narcotics while conducting a vehicle inspection during a delivery to shipping and receiving. Moskowitz’s quick action prevented the introduction of illegal and illicit contraband and the unlawful entry into a federal installation with a firearm. (U.S. Navy photo by RP3 Onisha Simmons)
  • While on father duties, Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jack Pescheltenzer reenlisted while holding his son, Jan. 26. Naval Support Activity Panama City Commanding Officer Cmdr. Kevin Christenson was the reenlisting officer. 
Pescheltenzer signed up for another five years to his service. (U.S. Navy photos by MC2 Clyde Laster)
  • While on father duties, Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jack Pescheltenzer reenlisted while holding his son, Jan. 26. Naval Support Activity Panama City Commanding Officer Cmdr. Kevin Christenson was the reenlisting officer. 
Pescheltenzer signed up for another five years to his service. (U.S. Navy photos by MC2 Clyde Laster)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City held a Chief Pinning Ceremony, Jan. 29. Navy Career Counselor 1st Class Ryan Holland made chief and was pinned by his wife and NSA PC Commanding Officer Cmdr. Kevin Christenson. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clyde B. Laster)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City held a Chief Pinning Ceremony, Jan. 29. Navy Career Counselor 1st Class Ryan Holland made chief and was pinned by his wife and NSA PC Commanding Officer Cmdr. Kevin Christenson. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clyde B. Laster)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City held a Chief Pinning Ceremony, Jan. 29. Navy Career Counselor 1st Class Ryan Holland made chief and was pinned by his wife and NSA PC Commanding Officer Cmdr. Kevin Christenson. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clyde B. Laster)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City held a Chief Pinning Ceremony, Jan. 29. Navy Career Counselor 1st Class Ryan Holland made chief and was pinned by his wife and NSA PC Commanding Officer Cmdr. Kevin Christenson. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clyde B. Laster)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City held a Chief Pinning Ceremony, Jan. 29. Navy Career Counselor 1st Class Ryan Holland made chief and was pinned by his wife and NSA PC Commanding Officer Cmdr. Kevin Christenson. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clyde B. Laster)
  • Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2021 is a two-part, anti-terrorism force protection exercise that is being conducted nationwide on Navy installations, Feb. 1-12. The annual exercise is not in response to any specific threat, but is used to evaluate the readiness of fleet and installation security programs. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clyde B. Laster/Released)
  • Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2021 is a two-part, anti-terrorism force protection exercise that is being conducted nationwide on Navy installations, Feb. 1-12. The annual exercise is not in response to any specific threat, but is used to evaluate the readiness of fleet and installation security programs. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clyde B. Laster/Released)
  • Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2021 is a two-part, anti-terrorism force protection exercise that is being conducted nationwide on Navy installations, Feb. 1-12. The annual exercise is not in response to any specific threat, but is used to evaluate the readiness of fleet and installation security programs. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clyde B. Laster/Released)
  • Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2021 is a two-part, anti-terrorism force protection exercise that is being conducted nationwide on Navy installations, Feb. 1-12. The annual exercise is not in response to any specific threat, but is used to evaluate the readiness of fleet and installation security programs. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clyde B. Laster/Released)
  • Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2021 is a two-part, anti-terrorism force protection exercise that is being conducted nationwide on Navy installations, Feb. 1-12. The annual exercise is not in response to any specific threat, but is used to evaluate the readiness of fleet and installation security programs. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clyde B. Laster/Released)
  • Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2021 is a two-part, anti-terrorism force protection exercise that is being conducted nationwide on Navy installations, Feb. 1-12. The annual exercise is not in response to any specific threat, but is used to evaluate the readiness of fleet and installation security programs. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clyde B. Laster/Released)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City Commanding Officer Cmdr. Kevin Christenson presented Jon Teakell with a coin and award for his selection as the 2020 Senior Civilian of the Year, Feb. 5. Teakell was recognized for his execution of moving offices, equipment and personnel during building renovations. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clyde B. Laster)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City Commanding Officer Cmdr. Kevin Christenson presented Christopher McDaniel with a coin and award for his selection as the 2020 Junior Civilian of the Year, Feb. 5. McDaniel was recognized for enhancing programs that are critical to the safety and security of the installation. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clyde B. Laster)
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Welcome to Naval Support Activity Panama City

Naval Support Activity Panama City

Naval Support Activity Panama City has 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 station was moved from Maryland to Florida, to occupy a 373-acre tract along St. Andrew Bay.

Over the ensuing decades the base footprint grew to its current size of more than 650 acres and underwent a myriad of name changes until it reorganized under Commander, Navy Installations Command in October 2003.  The base was renamed Naval Support Activity Panama City reporting to the Commander, Navy Region Southeast, but the mission remains rooted in research and development; testing and evaluation; and Navy diving.

The primary mission of NSA Panama City is to provide, operate and maintain facilities; provide defense and physical security of critical infrastructure; provide operational support to the Fleet, Fighter and Family and supported commands. 

Major tenants include Naval Surface Warfare Center-Panama City Division, Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, Navy Experimental Diving Unit and U.S. Coast Guard Station Panama City.  Together, NSA PC employs more than 4,000 civilian and military personnel with an annual payroll of more than $466 million. Additionally, the base contracts for local goods and services, which amounts to more than $600 million annually in economic impact.

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.

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