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United States Navy
101 Vernon Avenue
Panama City, FL 32407-7018
The cost of living index is based on a US average of 100. The Panama City metro area cost of living is 92 which is 8 % lower than US average.
Panama City is a tourist beach area so housing prices reflect that.
Telephone Access for NSA Panama City is Commerical 850 area code DSN 436 Prefix.
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.
NSA Panama City exists to enable warfighter readiness. The installation's largest tenant command is Naval Surface Ware Center Panama City (NSWC) Division which is one of the major research, development, test and evaluation laboratories in the Navy. NSWC boasts expertise in engineering and scientific disciplines in the areas of mine warfare, expeditionary warfare, special warfare and diving and life support. NSWC and three other tenant commands: Navy Experimental Diving Unit, Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center and Center for Navy Ordnance Disposal and Diving, together make the installation a consolidated site for all Navy diving and salvage research, development, testing and training.
Currently, NSA PC hosts many other tenant commands, including Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment, U.S. Coast Guard Station Panama City, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Naval Branch Health Clinic Panama City,Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, Navy Exchange, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Naval Special Warfare Training Group 3 Detachment, Navy Federal Credit Union.
In October 2003, the base was renamed Naval Support Activity, Panama City, reporting to the Commander, Navy Region Southeast. The primary mission of NSA Panama City is to provide, operate and maintain facilities; provide defense and physical security of critical infrastructure; provide operational support to the Fleet, Fighter and Family and supported tenant commands. For more information please visit NSA Panama City's homepage.
The installation and tenant commands employ more than 4,000 military, DOD civilian and contractor personnel to provide a total economic impact of nearly $600 million. We're also the only base dedicated to joint diving training, annually graduating nearly 1,300 students from all services, partner nations and other federal agencies.
Bay County, Florida population is 174,705.
Panama City serves active duty Navy and Coast Guard permanent party personnel and families. In addition, the largest numbers of the Base population are comprised of hundreds of EOD/Diver students.
Naval Support Activity Panama City (NSA PC) is located on beautiful St. Andrew Bay in Panama City Beach, Florida. It has direct, deep-water access to the Gulf of Mexico. Panama City Beach provides a perfect location and environment for conducting year-round training, testing and research. The activity totals 657 acres and houses 221 buildings. The base information phone number is 850-234-4100.
From the Airport
The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is located at 6300 West Bay Parkway, Panama City, FL 32409 and is approximately 22 miles from the base. If your sponsor is unable to meet you, transportation can be arrange through a commercial taxi, shuttle service or ridesharing service such as Uber or Lyft.
The Military Welcome Center at the airport is available for active duty, retired military personnel and Department of Defense employees. While waiting for a flight or a ride home, personnel can have access to Wi-Fi, dining services and a children's play area. Additionally, visitors can find a wealth of area information provided in free maps, books, and other pamphlets.
Directions to NSA Panama City by Automobile
If arriving by personal vehicle, highway access is via U.S. Highways 231 and 98. Highway 231, as well as State Routes 20, 22, 77 and 79. Highway 98 runs East and West and passes by the Naval Support Activity Panama City. Interstate 10 (crossing North Florida and the Panhandle East and West), is approximately 50 miles north of Panama City. If traveling I-10, look for HWY 231 South. At the intersection of HWY 231 and HWY 98 (in Panama City), turn right and travel along HWY 98 West. Cross over the Hathaway Bridge and prepare to turn left at the 2nd traffic light (Thomas Drive). Travel south on Thomas Drive and go approximately 1/4 mile and turn left on to the station via the Main Gate.
The Visitor Reception Center is on the right, just before approaching the main gate. Please have a current copy of your vehicle registration and proof of insurance, along with a valid driver's license.
Directions by Bus/Train
The Greyhound Bus Line's Panama City office is located at 7808 Panama City Beach Pkwy.
Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.
The Base information number is 850-234-4011.