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"The Quarterdeck of the Navy"

Welcome to Navy Region Naval District Washington. "The Quarterdeck of the Navy."  With the nation's capital at its heart, Naval District Washington encompasses more than 4,000 square miles, including the District of Columbia; the Maryland counties of Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George's, and St. Mary's, and northern Virginia counties of Loudoun, Fauquier, Fairfax, Prince William, Stafford King George, Westmoreland, Arlington and the cities within their outer boundaries.

Mission Statement

  • Delivers effective and efficient shore readiness through our assigned installations to enable tenant mission execution.
  • Supports foreign diplomatic visits and ceremonies within the Greater National Capital Region (NCR).
  • Serves as a proactive and anticipatory component to Joint Task Force NCR and partners with all local, state and federal agencies within the Region.


In 2027, Naval District Washington leads the shore enterprise as a region of excellence, continually improving the infrastructure and services we deliver to the Fleet, Fighter and Family.

Commandant's Priorities

a. Security

b. Mission Assurance

c. Energy/Climate Resiliency

d. Culture of Excellence

2023 Mission, Vision, and Commandant's Priorities PDF


Go to your installation for more information, including support services, base services, etc: (select on map)


News From Around Naval District Washington

NDW Showcase

Naval District Washington police officers review a resume at the law enforcement and public safety job fair held at the Harborside Hotel in Oxon Hill, MD.
Brian Lindsey, a member of Naval District Washington’s (NDW) N1 team, packs canned goods into boxes while volunteering at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington.
Seaman Travis Nelson of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard fires a single round during a 21 gun salute ceremony held onboard the Washington Navy Yard.
Rear Adm. Nancy Lacore, commandant, Naval District Washington, delivers remarks to guests during a Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony at the United States Navy Memorial, November 11, 2022.
Members of the Naval District Washington Fire and Emergency Services extinguish a simulated aircraft fire onboard Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.
Chief Yeoman Julio Castro, attached to Naval District Washington, passes through side boys after being pinned to the rank of chief petty officer during a pinning ceremony aboard the U.S. Navy Memorial.

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