NSA Panama City exists to enable warfighter readiness. NSA’s largest tenant activity is NSWC PC, still one of the major research, development, test and evaluation laboratories of the Navy. NSWC PC boasts a wide base of expertise in engineering and scientific disciplines in the mission areas of mine warfare, expeditionary warfare, special warfare, and diving and life support. NSWC PC and the other three major tenants: the Navy Experimental Diving Unit, the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, and the Center for Navy Ordnance Disposal and Diving make the station the consolidated site for all navy diving and salvage research, development, testing, and training.
Currently, NSA PC hosts several project offices, including the Deployable Joint Command and Control System. The Base also hosts many other diverse tenant activities: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment, U.S. Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Naval Dental Center Branch Dental Clinic, Navy Exchange Branch, Naval Hospital Pensacola Branch Clinic, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Navy Publication and Printing Service Office, Naval Special Warfare Training Detachment, Personnel Support Detachment, Resident Officer in Charge of Construction.
On October 1, 2003, the base was renamed Naval Support Activity, Panama City, reporting to the Commander, Navy Region Southeast. The R&D mission workforce was renamed the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City. The primary mission and work areas of the base remained unchanged. For more information please visit NSA Panama City’s homepage.
We serve active duty Navy and Coast Guard permanent party personnel and families. In addition, the largest numbers of the Base population are comprised of hundreds of EOD/Diver students.
Bay County Florida population is 174,705.
Panama City serves active duty Navy and Coast Guard permanent party personnel and families. In addition, the largest numbers of the Base population are comprised of hundreds of EOD/Diver students.
Naval Support Activity Panama City (NSA PC) is located on beautiful St. Andrew Bay in Panama City Beach, Florida. It has direct, deep-water access to the Gulf of Mexico. Panama City Beach provides a perfect location and environment for conducting year-round training, testing and research. The activity totals 657 acres and houses 221 buildings. The base information phone number is 850-234-4100.
From the Airport
The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is located at 6300 West Bay Parkway, Panama City, FL 32409 and is approximately 22 miles from the base. If your sponsor is unable to meet you, transportation can be arrange through a commercial taxi, shuttle service or Ridesharing service such as Uber or Lyft.
The airport offers a Military Welcome Center for active duty, retired military personnel and Department of Defense employees. While waiting for a flight or a ride home, personnel can have access to wi-fi, snacks, drinks and children’s play area. In addition, a wealth of area information offered in free maps, books, and other pamphlets is available.
Directions to NSA Panama City by Automobile
If arriving by POV, highway access is via U.S. Highways 231 and 98. Highway 231, as well as State Routes 20, 22, 77 and 79. Highway 98 runs East and West and passes by the Naval Support Activity Panama City. Interstate 10 (crossing North Florida and the Panhandle East and West), is approximately 50 miles north of Panama City. If traveling I-10, look for HWY 231 South. At the intersection of HWY 231 and HWY 98 (in Panama City), turn right and travel along HWY 98 West. Cross over the Hathaway Bridge and prepare to turn left at the 2nd traffic light (Thomas Drive). Travel south on Thomas Drive and go approximately 1/4 mile and turn left on to the station via the Main Gate.
The Visitor Reception Center is on the right, just before approaching the gates. Please have a current copy of your vehicle registration and proof of insurance, along with a valid driver’s license.
Directions by Bus/Train
The Greyhound Bus Line’s Panama City office is located at 7808 Panama City Beach Pkwy.
Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.
101 Vernon Avenue
Panama City, FL 32407-7018
DSN Fax: 312-436-4522