Naval Support Activity Panama City

Updated: October 19, 2023
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    Naval Support Activity Panama City (NSA PC), located in Panama City, Florida, is a U.S. Navy installment. It supports warfighter readiness and hosts tenant commands like the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, the Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal & Diving, and the Navy Experimental Diving Unit.

    Base Operator:

    101 Vernon Avenue
    Panama City, FL 32407-7018

    What Kind of Base is NSA Panama City?

    With deep-water access to the Gulf of Mexico, NSA Panama City is one of the major research, development, test, and evaluation laboratories in the Navy, specializing in engineering and scientific disciplines in the areas of mine warfare, expeditionary warfare, special warfare, and diving and life support.

    The base is renowned for its research and development efforts, particularly in littoral warfare, with a focus on optics, acoustics, mine warfare, and robotics. It also boasts significant waterfront port facilities, a hangar, and a heliport, accommodating naval helicopters up to the MH-53E Sea Dragon.

    NSA Panama City Housing

    NSA Panama City offers housing options. Balfour Beatty Communities operate and manage on-base housing options.

    Off-base housing is also available in the surrounding areas, including Panama City Beach, Lynn Haven, Callaway, and Parker, among others. These areas offer a diverse range of housing options, accommodating the needs of the base’s diverse population, from active duty Navy and Coast Guard personnel to EOD/Diver students and retirees.

    How to Apply For Housing

    To apply for housing at a military base, you’ll first need to contact the Naval Support Activity Panama City Installation Address at 850-234-4248. They can provide you with the necessary forms and guide you through the application process. The application will require detailed information about your military service, current living situation, and personal details.

    PCS and TDY Lodging

    At the Naval Support Activity Panama City, temporary lodging is available at the Navy Gateway Inns & Suites. This facility caters to both Temporary Duty (TDY) and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) personnel. For reservations, guests can call 850-588-0753.

    What is the BAH for NSA Panama City?

    The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at Naval Support Activity Panama City  varies depending on rank, years of service and dependency status. Visit the Florida state BAH page or see the chart below for more information.


    Military Housing Area: FL063

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $1,752 $1,629
    E02 $1,752 $1,629
    E03 $1,752 $1,629
    E04 $1,752 $1,629
    E05 $1,764 $1,689
    E06 $2,226 $1,740
    E07 $2,328 $1,767
    E08 $2,436 $1,860
    E09 $2,550 $1,992
    W01 $2,247 $1,764
    W02 $2,376 $1,857
    W03 $2,508 $2,007
    W04 $2,571 $2,247
    W05 $2,643 $2,352
    O01E $2,346 $1,773
    O02E $2,487 $1,965
    O03E $2,577 $2,220
    O01 $1,824 $1,737
    O02 $2,223 $1,770
    O03 $2,505 $2,058
    O04 $2,667 $2,328
    O05 $2,778 $2,391
    O06 $2,802 $2,493
    O07 $2,823 $2,529

    For more information, look at BAH rates by state or calculate your exact BAH rate.

    NSA Panama City Surrounding Area

    The Naval Support Activity Panama City (NSA PC) is situated on the picturesque St. Andrew Bay in Panama City Beach, Florida. It is surrounded by several towns including Panama City, Panama City Beach, Lynn Haven, Callaway, Parker, Springfield, and Mexico Beach. The area is rich in outdoor and recreational attractions, with direct, deep-water access to the Gulf of Mexico.


    On-post medical services are available at the Naval Support Activity Panama City’s Branch Medical Clinic. This facility offers a range of healthcare services, including specialty care, and a pharmacy.

    Note: The facility does not offer emergency care. Emergency services can be found at Gulf Coast Medical Center and Bay Medical Center.


    NSA Panama City offers childcare options through its Child Development Center (CDC). The center offers Full-day care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. There is also school age care programs for students after school.


    NSA Panama City has education options for those stationed on the base. The Bay County School District serves the base. It consists of 18 elementary schools, six middle schools, and five high schools.

    To learn more,  reach out to the School Liaison Officer at 850-238-9830.

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