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Naval Support Facility Anacostia

Naval Support Facility Anacostia
Part of Naval Support Activity Washington
Anacostia, Washington, D.C.
Aerial view of NAS Anacostia in the mid-1940s
Type Multi-use
Site history
Built Established 1918
InĀ 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 Anacostia, Washington, D.C.. On 1 October 2010 the base was conjoined with the adjacent Bolling Air Force Base to form 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 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 served as 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


  1. ^ CNIC Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
  2. ^ 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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