"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

Deliver effective and efficient shore readiness through our assigned installations to enable tenant mission execution around the globe.  Provide coordination of foreign diplomatic representation and world-class Navy ceremonial resources for high-level events and National-level events interests within the National Capital Region (NCR) and beyond.  Serve as a proactive and anticipatory component to Joint Task Force NCR and a willing partner to all local, state, and Federal agencies within the Region.

Commandant's Priorities

a. Security

b. Mission Assurance

c. Business Lines/Efficiency

d. Energy/Climate Resiliency

e. Culture of Excellence


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


News From Around Naval District Washington

NDW Showcase

Rear Adm, Nancy Lacore, right, relieves Rear Adm. Michael Steffen from his duties as Naval District Washington commandant, during a change of command ceremony at Washington Navy Yard’s Leutze Park, June 10, 2022.
Sailors, Marines and Civilians attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Navy Memorial to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Midway
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew R. Weber, speaks to military and staff members at the Admiral Gooding Center onboard the Washington Navy Yard during an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance, May 26, 2022
Rear Adm. Michael Steffen, commandant, Naval District Washington (NDW), signed a proclamation in honor of Gold Star Awareness Month during a town hall at NDW headquarters on board the historic Washington Navy Yard on May 12th, 2022.
U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to commands in the Naval District Washington region, man the rails during the national anthem prior to a baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, May 10, 2022.
Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Band perform preliminary music prior to the Blessing of the Fleet ceremony at Navy Memorial in Washington April 9, 2022. The Blessing of the Fleet is a centuries-old tradition to safeguard crews and ships from the danger of the seas.

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