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), and Fleet & Family Support (FFSC).
MWR, where recreation isn't just our job, it's our way of life. The MWR department at NSA Bethesda provides programs in Fitness, Sports and Aquatics, Community Recreation (Liberty, Tickets & Travel) and Food & Beverage (Warrior Café, and two Starbucks “We Proudly Brew” locations).
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.
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.