Naval Support Facility Saratoga Springs

Location

Welcome aboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Saratoga Springs, New York. NSA Saratoga Springs is located in Saratoga County, one of the most scenic areas of the country, near the capital of New York State. Located between the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains, this area offers numerous recreational opportunities. Saratoga Springs is a very high cost of living area. Albany, NY (ALB) is the closest servicing airport. The base operator’s phone number is 518-886-0200. No DSN phone access.


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History

Naval Administrative Unit Scotia, NY was moved and renamed Naval Support Unit (NSU), Saratoga Springs in 1999. It was re-designated on October 1st, 2010 as Naval Support Activity (NSA) Saratoga Springs, NY. NSA supports commands within the New York State Capital Region, and is located approximately 35 miles north of the state capital, Albany. All NSA functions are located in Saratoga Springs, including the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), Housing Area, Commissary and Navy Exchange.

Mission

The primary mission of Naval Support Activity, Saratoga Springs is to support the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) Ballston Spa, NY.

Population Served

NSA Saratoga Springs serves an active duty population of approximately 3,000. In addition there is a large NY Air National Guard Base in Scotia, NY, as well as a Naval Operations Support Center (NOSC) and several Recruiting Stations within a 50 mile radius.

Base Transportation

Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.

Sponsorship

To request sponsor assignment, contact the sponsor coordinator at your new command upon receipt of orders. There are no Bachelor’s Quarters, and public transportation is very limited, so a sponsor is imperative. Mail should be held at current location post office, or send to General Delivery, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 until a new address is established. Your mail will be held at the Main Post Office for up to 30 days and can be conveniently picked up at any retail window.

To request an Electronic Welcome Aboard Packet (EWAP) contact the FFSC at 518-886-0200 x146. The disc contains a wealth of information to get you started with your relocation to Saratoga Springs.

Temporary Quarters

There are no temporary quarters on base.

Relocation Assistance

NPTU Student Family Newcomer Orientation/Indoctrination is conducted on the first Tuessday after the NPTU class report date. Sessions are scheduled at the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) at 6:00 pm. NPTU Staff Family Newcomer Orientation/Indoctrination sessions are scheduled monthly at the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) at 6:00 pm with a date announced upon arrival.

Lodging kits with household items are available for check-out from the FFSC loan locker free of charge. Contact the Relocation Specialist at 518-886-0200 ext. 146.

Critical Installation Information

Weapons

New York State law requires all pistols and handguns to be registered in the state without exception. Before you can possess a pistol in New York State, you must be a resident for one year or obtain a waiver prior to your arrival.

Frequently Called Numbers on Base

Base Operator (518) 886-0200

Child Development Home Program (518) 886-0200 x9-161

CNRNE Saratoga Housing Office 518-886-0200 x9-124

Education Office (NPTU) (518) 884-1852

Fleet and Family Support Center 518-886-0200 x 9-146

Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) 518-885-5138

Navy Branch Medical/Dental Clinic/EFM 518-583-5300

Youth Services 518-885-5381, Ext. 229