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Naval Support Activity Washington


Washington Navy Yard
the oldest Navy shore installation in the U.S.

Naval Support Facility Naval Research Laboratory

Naval Support Facility Suitland

Naval Support Facility U.S. Naval Observatory

Naval Support Facility Arlington

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.


  • 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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