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Naval Support Activity Philadelphia 

Navy Base 
700 Robbins St, Philadelphia, PA 19111

The NSA Philadelphia consists of 134 acres in the Lawncrest section of Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania built in 1942. Most of the base involves warehouse offices for the Naval supply commands and supports services to Navy units that are based at the old Philadelphia Navy Yard.


NSA Philadelphia/PNY mission is to provide an operationally ready, secure shore infrastructure built upon a streamlined shore installation management organization committed to quality of life to our military members and civilian staffs and quality of community developed through extensive interaction and involvement with the community. All of this will be attained within a safe working environment.


The Naval Support Activity Philadelphia was once called the Navy Aviation Supply Depot during the beginning of World War II in 1942. That depot was base to Naval Aviation parts and headquarters to the Defense Industrial Supply Center. With the purpose of supplying the US military, one famous duty was to help the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Over the years, the NSA grew as Base Realignment and Closure Commission actions mission and then were moved to the installation.

Tenant Commands


NSA Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Navy Yard are home to multiple commands supporting the warfighter. The major tenant commands are listed below:


Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
DLA Troop Support
DLA Document Services
Human Resources Service Center Northeast (HRSC NE)
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk (NAVSUP FLC)
Naval Foundry and Propeller Center (NFPC)
Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division-Ship Systems Engineering Station (NSWC CD-SSES)
NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) Formerly NAVICP
Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility (NCTRF)
Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC)
Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia (NRD Philadelphia)
PNY Branch Health Clinic (Naval Health Clinic, Annapolis)
U.S. Air Force Clothing & Textile (AFCTO)
U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion, Mid-Atlantic (USARB, MA)

Base Population

The overall population in Philadelphia is 1.581 million.