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Welcome to Naval Support Activity Bethesda, located just north of the Nation's Capital in Bethesda, Maryland.

We are home of the world renowned Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the flagship center of military medicine, and Uniformed Services University, dedicated to training medical professionals for careers in the Department of Defense and the Public Health Service.

NSA Bethesda supports their ability to provide world class medical care, research and education. Here, wounded, ill and injured (WII) warriors recover and heal in an environment where staff members are given the freedom to professionally thrive, and university members and faculty participate in research leading the way to higher learning and better care for all of our nation’s service members. 

We are also responsible for base operational support of our other major tenants, including Naval Medical Leader and Professional Development Command,  Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Armed Forces Blood Program, Naval Dosimetry Center, Soldier Recovery Brigade, Navy Medicine Readiness & Training Command, Fisher House Bethesda, and many more.

In all, we support more than 40 tenant organizations.


As an installation, we create an environment that enables patients to heal, staff to thrive, and guests to feel at home.


NSA Bethesda provides customer-focused installation management and base operating support to our tenant activities in their pursuit of excellence. We partner in healing, wellness, research and education.


NSA Bethesda Information Line - (301) 295-MAIN (6246):
Option 1 - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center information
Option 2 - DEERS/ID Card information
Option 3 - Visitor Control Center (formerly Pass and ID office)
Option 4 - NSA Bethesda Public Affairs
Option 5 - DoD Employment Verification

Welcome to NSA Bethesda!

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