NSA New Orleans 

United States Navy installation

1340 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112

ABOUT

NSA New Orleans started its history as the largest military base in New Orleans. The facility was so large that is spread over both sides of the Mississippi River. It dealt with multiple training sessions and support not just for the US Navy, but also for other federal agencies. The base is the only one in the United States of America that was born two times – at the beginning of the 20-th century and in 1939. More similar bases were closed or shut down throughout their histories, but the situation is different for this one. The base was almost entirely abandoned and destroyed before being reborn. Some of the most important facilities included a lodge, a family center, a childcare center, a health care hospital or a commissary. The troops interested in recreational areas had a lot to choose from too, such as a huge library, multiple art and cultural centers or auto centers.

The land was given from one ruler to another in the early history of the United States of America. It was purchased by the US government in 1849. The plan fell before the construction started. Without seeing the necessity of such a base, the authorities decided to lease the area to the local farmers. The station was finally established at the beginning of the 20-th century, in 1901. During the same year, the first units showed up at the base. In 1902, the base went through a first wave of upgrades and improvements with multiple investments worth $4M. The place was expanded again one year later, in 1903. The base was so solid at those times that many of the buildings still stand today. The new base successfully operated until 1911, then it was shut down. The US Navy reactivated it in 1915 and turned it into a repair workshop for the vessels of the US Navy. Without a major role in World War I, NSA New Orleans Louisiana was more attractive during the Great Depression times, when it trained and prepared for the US Navy almost 25000 men that lost their homes. They were taken from the streets and given a role in the US Navy. There were only three such centers in the country. As World War II began, the base was again used at a full potential. Although it had a bright future due to the continuous improvements, NSA New Orleans was recently closed through an emotional ceremony on September, 15-th, 2011.

Some of the most important units hosted at NSA New Orleans include the 4-th Marine Division, the Marine Forces Reserve, the Naval Air Force Reserve and the 4-th Marine Aircraft Wing. None of them is still around since the base was closed. In other words, this is a special military bases that was born two times and killed one time. But who knows what the future has in store for these lands?

It used to host almost 4000 military troops and close to 3000 civilians employed in various fields or among the soldiers’ families.

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ARRIVAL

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TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN

Children in Louisiana at least 6 years old and not yet 18 years old (unless already graduated from high school) must attend school. However, children at least 16 years old can alternatively enroll in an adult education program.

In 2010, Louisiana along with the majority of other states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit www.corestandards.org

New Orleans School District

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.

Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

Louisiana Department of Human Resources 504-599-1431
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.

New Orleans Children Services 504-899-9045
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.

New Orleans Animal Services 504-322-3938
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.

New Orleans Dept of Public Health 504-658-2500

Highway Patrol 504-310-7000

Base Operator 504-658-4249

 

Housing

The New Orleans military housing complex consists of affordable high-quality public-private venture (PPV) homes at two locations: the NAS-JRB in Belle Chasse and The Village at Federal City in Algiers. Both locations have numerous unit designs and amenities.

Ridgecrest Subdivision

4.8 miles from base

A quiet neighborhood with well kept homes. It’s away from busy streets and has a neighborhood entrance landscape.

Lakeview

13.4 miles from base

Lakeview neighborhood is located in East Bank District 5 of New Orleans. There are lots of school choices in East Bank. It has a great community and is pet friendly.

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Community

In New Orleans, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short, cool, and windy; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 47°F to 92°F and is rarely below 35°F or above 97°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit New Orleans for warm-weather activities are from late March to mid May and from late September to mid November.

In New Orleans, LA, the overall cost of living index is 99, which is 8% higher than the Louisiana average and 1% lower than the U.S. average.

As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of New Orleans, LA, the city’s goods and services are 2% higher than the Louisiana average and 2% lower than the U.S. average.

New Orleans is a city that wraps its arms around newcomers in an embrace of classic Louisiana cuisine, rousing night life, jazz, European and Afro-Caribbean influences, centuries-old architecture and a touch of voodoo.The French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, captures the melting-pot atmosphere of a city smoldering in a mélange of French, Spanish, African, Sicilian and Irish influences. Its stunning architecture, decorative wrought- and cast-iron balconies, antique shops, artists and art galleries and the sense of history in every handmade brick add to the overall spell.

New Orleans has a full calendar of music festivals and is a stop on the A-list concert circuit. Festivals such as the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, Jazz Fest and the Essence Music Festival are just a few signature events that draw dozens of top acts to the city for days and nights filled with your favorite performers. Free festivals such as the French Quarter Festival, Satchmo SummerFest that honors legendary jazz trumpeter Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, and a local favorite, Wednesday at the Square, showcase amazing local talent and the national and international acts that can’t resist sitting in.

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