Naval Support Facility Saratoga Springs
Serves the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command students and staff
19 J F King Dr, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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 primary mission of Naval Support Activity, Saratoga Springs is to support the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) Ballston Spa, NY.
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.
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.
Check into your parent command first. Personnel at your command will instruct you on all reporting procedures. This will include Travel Claim processing, information on BAH, etc
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
Anyone who is between the ages of 5 and 21 on December 31 of the current school year, and who has not received a high school diploma, can attend a public school for free. A child must be 4-years-old to be eligible to attend Pre-Kindergarten. In most cases, a child’s elementary or middle school location is determined by where the child lives. High school placements are made through a citywide high school admissions process.
In 2010, New York 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
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.
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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.
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.
New York Department of Human Resources 518-885-2225
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.
Saratoga County Children Services 518-884-4151
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.
Saratoga County Animal Services 518 -885-4113
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Saratoga County Dept of Public Health 518-584-7460
Highway Patrol 518-399-0947
Base Operator 518-886-0200
ID/CAC Card Processing 518-886-0200
Housing at NSA Saratoga Springs is privatized. Housing consists of 100 two-bedroom apartments, some of which are furnished, 50 two-bedroom townhouses and 50 three-bedroom townhouses. The two-bedroom apartments are located on Quiet Harbor Road where each building contains four apartments. Apartments offer a detached one-car garage and a full-size washer and dryer.The two and three bedroom townhouses offer bi-level living, a fenced yard and a one-car attached garage. Contact the Navy Housing Service Center, at 518-886-0200 Ext 127, Mon-Fri from 8:00am to 4:00pm, for availability.
In Saratoga Springs, the summers are warm and wet, the winters are freezing, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 13°F to 81°F and is rarely below -5°F or above 89°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Saratoga Springs for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
In Saratoga Springs, NY, the overall cost of living index is 121, which is 2% higher than the New York average and 21% higher 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 Saratoga Springs, NY, the city’s goods and services are 4% lower than the New York average and 5% higher than the U.S. average.
Saratoga Springs is a city in New York State. A hub for thoroughbred horse racing, it’s home to the Saratoga Race Course. The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame displays horse paintings and trophies. Saratoga Spa State Park includes mineral baths, a pool complex and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, a landmark concert venue. Nearby, the Saratoga Automobile Museum exhibits vintage models and race cars.
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