Welcome Aboard

Welcome to the official Fleet & Family Readiness (FFR) Department at Naval Support Activity Bethesda providing all personnel (including active duty, retired military, reservists, DoD employees and family members and contractors) with a varied program of wholesome and constructive off-duty leisure activities that contribute to their quality of life.

Our programs include Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Fleet & Family Support and Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS.)

MWR, where recreation isn't just our job, it's our way of life. The MWR department at NSA Bethesda provides active duty and retired military, reservists, DoD employees, family members and contractors includes programming in Fitness, Sports and Aquatics, Community Recreation which includes Liberty, Information, Tickets & Travel (ITT), Bowling; Food & Beverage Program which includes the Warrior Café, SPINZ-hand-crafted food, two Starbucks “We Proudly Brew” locations and Below Deck, located on the lower level lobby of the NGIS. 

Our FFSC is a full-service center offering Clinical Counseling, Crisis Response, Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention and Exceptional Family Member support.  Other services provided include New Parent Support, deployment readiness, Ombudsman, personal financial management counseling, relocation assistance, transition assistance, school liaison services and volunteer services.

NGIS offers well-appointed rooms and amenities for the TDY traveler as well as for recreational stays at prices significantly below per diem.

Naval Support Activity Bethesda is home of the world renowned Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the flagship of military medicine, and the Uniformed Services University that is dedicated to training medical professionals for careers in the Department of Defense and the Public Health Service. Conveniently located in Montgomery County, Maryland with easy access to Metro a plethora of museums, memorials, National zoo and many other area attractions await.