Naval Support Facility Anacostia

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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
Coordinates 38°51′3.6″N 77°0′48.6″W / 38.851000°N 77.013500°W / 38.851000; -77.013500Coordinates: 38°51′3.6″N 77°0′48.6″W / 38.851000°N 77.013500°W / 38.851000; -77.013500
Type Multi-use
Site history
Built Established 1918
In use 1918 - 2010
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 was a United States Naval Base in Washington, D.C., close to where the Anacostia River joins the Potomac River. On 1 October 2010 the base was conjoined with the adjacent Bolling Air Force Base to form the Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling in accordance with congressional legislation implementing the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission.[1] NSF Anacostia fell under the command of Naval Support Activity Washington.


The Navy began testing seaplanes at this facility in 1918, and eventually it 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 along with Bolling's due to traffic pattern conflicts with the nearby Washington National Airport.

Redesignated as a naval support facility, NSF Anacostia served as the headquarters for Commander, Naval Installations, Navy Office of the Chief of Information and continued 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.[2] These activities remained when the base was incorporated into the larger Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling

Tenant commands[edit]


  1. ^ CNIC Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
  2. ^ United States Navy. "NSF Anacostia", Naval District Washington website. Retrieved on November 18, 2007.

External links[edit]

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