Naval Support Activity Washington encompasses the Washington Navy Yard, the oldest Navy installation in the U.S.; Naval Support Facility Naval Research Laboratory; Naval Support Facility Suitland; Naval Support Facility Naval Observatory; Naval Support Facility Arlington; and Naval Support Facility Carderock. 

As the “Quarterdeck of the Navy” and the host of many of our Navy’s central efforts in support of warfighters around the world, Naval Support Activity Washington provides safety, security, and the best possible working environment to our supported commanders and customers. We accomplish our mission and support the missions of our tenants with professionalism, courtesy, and respect for all whom we serve.

Please explore the history of the Washington Navy Yard and browse information concerning the tenant commands of NSA Washington.

For a map of the Washington Navy Yard click here.

  • WASHINGTON, DC (May 10, 2019) – Master-At-Arms 3rd Class Thomas Cox, left, and Master-At-Arms 2nd Class Gatlin Miller, right, recite the oath of enlistment during their reenlistment ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial. (U.S. Navy photo by Elizabeth Kearns/Released)
  • WASHINGTON, DC (May 31, 2019) – Members of Naval Support Activity Washington’s barge crew take Ceremonial Barge Chesapeake underway on the Anacostia River for training. (U.S. Navy photo by Elizabeth Kearns/Released)
  • WEST BETHESDA, Md. (May 7, 2019) – Naval District Washington security forces officers aims imitation firearms during an anti-terrorism training exercise onboard Naval Support Facility Carderock. (U.S. Navy photo by Elizabeth Kearns/Released)
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