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  • Naval Support Activity Panama City Child and Youth Program Child Development Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Mobile Learning Center classrooms, July 28. (U.S. Navy photos by MC1 Clyde Laster)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City Child and Youth Program Child Development Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Mobile Learning Center classrooms, July 28. (U.S. Navy photos by MC1 Clyde Laster)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City Child and Youth Program Child Development Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Mobile Learning Center classrooms, July 28. (U.S. Navy photos by MC1 Clyde Laster)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City Commanding Officer Cmdr. Keith Foster and several others presented special awards to Patricia "Pat" Johnson, July 28. After 37 years of civil service, Navy Exchange Supervisory Sales Clerk Patricia Johnson officially retired. Johnson was given a framed aerial photo of the installation, a framed flag, and plaques from NEDU Navy Experimental Diving Unit Chief Mess, Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center Chief Mess, the Navy Exchange and retired airmen. (U.S. Navy photos by MC1 Clyde Laster)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City participated in Summer Camp Hero, July 21. More than 30 foster children ages 7-12 got a chance to learn about the installation’s mission.
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division STEM Outreach Program Manager Chris Voorheis and Engineer Kinsey Taylor engaged and performed two STEM experiments. (U.S. Navy photos by PAO Re-Essa Buckels)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City participated in Summer Camp Hero, July 21. More than 30 foster children ages 7-12 got a chance to learn about the installation’s mission.
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division STEM Outreach Program Manager Chris Voorheis and Engineer Kinsey Taylor engaged and performed two STEM experiments. (U.S. Navy photos by PAO Re-Essa Buckels)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City participated in Summer Camp Hero, July 21. More than 30 foster children ages 7-12 got a chance to learn about the installation’s mission. Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Bobby Reeves shared his personal experience with growing up in foster care and overcoming adversity.
(U.S. Navy photos by PAO Re-Essa Buckels)
  • Senior Chief Duriel Crittenden assumed the duties of Command Senior Chief at Navy Support Activity Panama City in July 2021. (U.S. Navy photos by MC1 Clyde Laster)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City Commanding Officer Cmdr. Keith Foster presented frocking letters to two Sailors who advanced to petty officers first class during a ceremony aboard the installation, July 12. Mineman 2nd Class Dwayne Mighty was frocked to the rank of first class by Foster, and he was pinned by Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Fleet Liaison Senior Chief Mineman Jeremy Merry. (U.S. Navy photos by PAO Re-Essa Buckels)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City Commanding Officer Cmdr. Keith Foster presented frocking letters to two Sailors who advanced to petty officers first class during a ceremony aboard the installation, July 12. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clyde Laster was frocked to the rank of first class by Foster, and he was pinned by Foster and his spouse. (U.S. Navy photos by PAO Re-Essa Buckels)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City hosted the youth leadership development program U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, June 20-21. A group of 30 students performed a physical screening test that consists of swim and strength measurement and a run at Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center. The test was part of the entry requirements into the Naval Special Warfare Orientation two-week training course that gives cadets exposure to the Naval Special Warfare and Naval Special Operations programs.
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City hosted the youth leadership development program U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, June 20-21. A group of 30 students performed a physical screening test that consists of swim and strength measurement and a run at Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center. The test was part of the entry requirements into the Naval Special Warfare Orientation two-week training course that gives cadets exposure to the Naval Special Warfare and Naval Special Operations programs.
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City hosted the youth leadership development program U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, June 20-21. A group of 30 students performed a physical screening test that consists of swim and strength measurement and a run at Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center. The test was part of the entry requirements into the Naval Special Warfare Orientation two-week training course that gives cadets exposure to the Naval Special Warfare and Naval Special Operations programs.
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City hosted the youth leadership development program U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, June 20-21. A group of 30 students performed a physical screening test that consists of swim and strength measurement and a run at Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center. The test was part of the entry requirements into the Naval Special Warfare Orientation two-week training course that gives cadets exposure to the Naval Special Warfare and Naval Special Operations programs.
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City hosted the youth leadership development program U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, June 20-21. A group of 30 students performed a physical screening test that consists of swim and strength measurement and a run at Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center. The test was part of the entry requirements into the Naval Special Warfare Orientation two-week training course that gives cadets exposure to the Naval Special Warfare and Naval Special Operations programs.
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City hosted Acting 
Assistant Secretary of the Navy - Energy, Installations and Environment Todd Schafer, June 3. During the visit, the acting secretary recognized a Sailor and several civilians for their safety achievements in reporting good catches and preventing mishaps. Schafer also engaged with installation leaders on the progress and challenges associated with recovery from Hurricanes Michael and Sally. He toured a Public-Private Venture housing unit and the tenant commands: Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center and Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division. (U.S. Navy photos by PAO Re-Essa Buckels)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City hosted Acting 
Assistant Secretary of the Navy - Energy, Installations and Environment Todd Schafer, June 3. During the visit, the acting secretary recognized a Sailor and several civilians for their safety achievements in reporting good catches and preventing mishaps. Schafer also engaged with installation leaders on the progress and challenges associated with recovery from Hurricanes Michael and Sally. He toured a Public-Private Venture housing unit and the tenant commands: Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center and Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division. (U.S. Navy photos by PAO Re-Essa Buckels)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City hosted Acting 
Assistant Secretary of the Navy - Energy, Installations and Environment Todd Schafer, June 3. During the visit, the acting secretary recognized a Sailor and several civilians for their safety achievements in reporting good catches and preventing mishaps. Schafer also engaged with installation leaders on the progress and challenges associated with recovery from Hurricanes Michael and Sally. He toured a Public-Private Venture housing unit and the tenant commands: Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center and Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division. (U.S. Navy photos by PAO Re-Essa Buckels)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City hosted Acting 
Assistant Secretary of the Navy - Energy, Installations and Environment Todd Schafer, June 3. During the visit, the acting secretary recognized a Sailor and several civilians for their safety achievements in reporting good catches and preventing mishaps. Schafer also engaged with installation leaders on the progress and challenges associated with recovery from Hurricanes Michael and Sally. He toured a Public-Private Venture housing unit and the tenant commands: Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center and Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division. (U.S. Navy photos by PAO Re-Essa Buckels)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City hosted Acting 
Assistant Secretary of the Navy - Energy, Installations and Environment Todd Schafer, June 3. During the visit, the acting secretary recognized a Sailor and several civilians for their safety achievements in reporting good catches and preventing mishaps. Schafer also engaged with installation leaders on the progress and challenges associated with recovery from Hurricanes Michael and Sally. He toured a Public-Private Venture housing unit and the tenant commands: Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center and Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division. (U.S. Navy photos by PAO Re-Essa Buckels)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City hosted Acting 
Assistant Secretary of the Navy - Energy, Installations and Environment Todd Schafer, June 3. During the visit, the acting secretary recognized a Sailor and several civilians for their safety achievements in reporting good catches and preventing mishaps. Schafer also engaged with installation leaders on the progress and challenges associated with recovery from Hurricanes Michael and Sally. He toured a Public-Private Venture housing unit and the tenant commands: Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center and Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division. (U.S. Navy photos by PAO Re-Essa Buckels)
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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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The NSA Panama City Suggestion Program is designed to provide an easy and efficient way for any member in our community an equal opportunity to share your idea(s) about how we can make the base function better. Please note the NSA Panama City CO Suggestion Program does not deal with big Navy or workforce matters (i.e. workforce reductions or position eliminations) nor is it a vehicle to deal with employee grievances or workplace concerns as those items should be submitted through the normal channels or chain of command.

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