The cost of living in the Annapolis area is higher than the U.S. National Average.
Rental Partnership Program (RPP)
The RPP was established with various area rental agencies with an agreement to charge military members a rent commensurate with their BAH. In return, the military member agrees to have rent deducted directly from pay through an allotment. This program is designed to help defray the high cost of housing in the Annapolis area. For more information contact the Annapolis Housing Office at 410-293-9731/9739
Annapolis ID Card Office
NSA Annapolis, 168 Bennion Road, Metzger Hall, Annapolis Maryland, 21402 (2nd deck, Room 218)
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Annapolis ID Card Office is now making appointments to issue all ID Cards.
Appointment hours are Monday - Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
ID Card appointment scheduler website
Walk-in hours are Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. All other walk-in's are on a space availability ONLY.
Call 410-293-5813/14 for more information. (CLOSED ALL FEDERAL HOLIDAYS)
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included.
Quality of Life
You work hard. You want balance. In Maryland, you'll find a quality of life that includes a thriving art and music scene with dozens of museums and theatres. Foodies will enjoy everything from our legendary steamed crabs to haute cuisine, microbreweries and wineries. If the outdoors are your thing, then you'll enjoy kayaking, hiking, sailing, surfing, skiing or exploring the scenic byways. Choose Maryland-we think you'll agree it's a great place to call home.
Maryland residents enjoy a broad range of lifestyles and activities in convenient reach of major metropolitan areas. Each region of the state presents distinctly different styles and histories.
Naval Support Activity (NSA) Annapolis is located across the Severn River from the Naval Academy. Its mission is to provide material, personnel and service support to the Naval Academy by maintaining small craft, equipment and facilities for Midshipmen training, and by providing logistical support to the Naval Academy in its Midshipmen professional development program.
The mission of the US Naval Academy is to develop Midshipmen morally, mentally and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty in order to graduate leaders who are dedicated to a career of naval service and have potential for future development in mind and character, to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.
The United States Naval Academy was founded in 1845 by Secretary of the Navy, George Bancroft, the Academy started as the Naval School on 10 acres of old Fort Severn in Annapolis. Since then, the history of the Naval Academy has reflected the history of the United States. As our country has changed culturally and technologically, so has the Naval Academy. In only a few decades, the Navy has moved from a fleet of sail and steam-powered ships to a high-tech fleet with nuclear-powered submarines and surface ships and supersonic aircraft. The Academy has changed, too, giving midshipmen the up-to-date academic and professional training they need to be effective naval officers in their assignments after graduation.
Every day, as the undergraduate college of the naval service, the United States Naval Academy strives to accomplish its mission to develop midshipmen "morally, mentally, and physically."
Annapolis, MD has a population of about 39,000 and around 6 million for the state of Maryland.
The population served includes the entire student body of midshipmen and the tenant commands. The Academy is a 338-acre complex with a brigade of 4,400 midshipmen, and 580 faculty members (military and civilian).
The U.S. Naval Academy is located in Annapolis, Maryland on the banks of the Severn River and on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Annapolis is located in Anne Arundel County. Annapolis, the capital of Maryland, is considered the "Sailing Capital of the World." Located 33 miles east of Washington, DC and 30 miles south east of Baltimore, Annapolis has much to offer.
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This is a high cost of living area, primarily due to the high cost of housing. The history of this lovely town dates back to the beginnings of our nation and it is a beautiful setting for the Academy. The Annapolis Area Naval Complex is composed of the U.S. Naval Academy, Naval Support Activity Annapolis, and other tenant commands.
The USNA current curriculum consists of four consecutive years at Annapolis with at-sea training during the summer. Eighteen academic majors are offered which lead to a Bachelor of Science degree for all graduates.
The base operator's phone number is 410-293-1000.
From Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)
Exit Airport on 170 South to Annapolis. Continue onto MD-162/Aviation Blvd. Turn left onto Cromwell Park Dr. Follow signs to Annapolis. Take entrance ramp onto Interstate 97 South. Take Interstate 97 South to US 50 East. Cross over the Severn River Bridge and take exit 27 to Naval Academy. Go 1 mile, at first light, turn left onto MD RT 648. Follow the road to next light. Turn right at light onto Kinkaid Rd. Follow the road on to Bennion Road. Fleet and Family Support is located in the First Building on the left (168 Bennion Road). Parking & Entrance is located in the rear of the building.
Take Interstate 97 South and follow directions as from the Airport, or take MD RT 3 South to MD RT 100 to Gibson Island. From MD 100 exit onto MD RT 2 South (Ritchie Highway). Proceed south until you see the exit for US 50 East Naval Academy. Exit Left, and while on the overpass exit right on exit ramp. At light, turn left onto MD RT 450 to Annapolis/Naval Academy. Go 1 mile, at first light turn left onto MD RT 648. Follow the road to next light. Turn right at the light onto Kinkaid Rd. Follow the road to the First Guard Shack. Continue on Kinkaid through housing then bear left on to Bennion Road. FFSC is located in the First Building on the left (168 Bennion Road). Parking & Entrance is located in the rear of the building.
From Washington, DC
Take US 50 East. Cross over the Severn River Bridge and take exit 27 to the Naval Academy. Go 1 mile, at first light, turn left onto MD RT 648. Follow the road to next light. Turn right at light onto Kinkaid Rd. Follow the road to the First Guard Shack. Continue on Kinkaid through housing then bear left on to Bennion Road. FFSC is located in the First Building on the left (168 Bennion Road). Parking & Entrance is located in the rear of the building.
Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.
USNA Operator: 410-293-1000