Naval Support Facility Anacostia

Naval Support Facility Anacostia
Naval Support Facility Anacostia
Part of Naval Support Activity Washington
Anacostia, Washington, D.C.
NAS Anacostia NAN11-47.jpg
Aerial view of NAS Anacostia in the mid-1940s
Type Multi-use
Coordinates 38°51′3.6″N 77°0′48.6″W / 38.851°N 77.0135°W / 38.851; -77.0135Coordinates: 38°51′3.6″N 77°0′48.6″W / 38.851°N 77.0135°W / 38.851; -77.0135
Built Established 1918
In use 1918 - Present
T-28 Trojan, BuNo 137796, memorial near the main gate, the last T-28 in the Training Command, retired March 1984.

Naval Support Facility (NSF) Anacostia is a United States Naval Base in Anacostia, Washington, D.C. and is conjoined with Bolling Air Force Base. NSF Anacostia falls under the command of Naval Support Activity Washington.



The Navy began testing sea planes at this facility in 1918 and it eventually became a naval air station supporting conventional aircraft. Located immediately north of Bolling Air Force Base, NAS Anacostia remained in service as an active naval air station until 1962, when its runways were deactivated concurrent with Bolling's due to traffic pattern issues with nearby Washington National Airport.

Redesignated as a naval support facility, NSF Anacostia serves as headquarters for Commander, Naval Installations, Navy Office of the Chief of Information and continues to maintain a large heliport facility, primarily used by Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) in support of "Marine One" presidential transport operations with VH-3D and VH-60N aircraft.[1]

Tenant commands


  1. ^ United States Navy. "NSF Anacostia", Naval District Washington website. Retrieved on November 18, 2007.

External links

  • NSF Anacostia (official webpage from Naval District Washington website)

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