U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems CenterUpdated: August 31, 2023
Located in Natick, Massachusetts, the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC), often referred to as “Natick Labs,” is a Department of Defense (DoD) installation. Its core mission is to bolster America’s military forces by advancing the technology and research of military food, clothing, shelters, airdrop systems, and Soldier support items. Currently, the NSSC team consists of roughly 120 active-duty members, 1,500 federal civil servants, and 200 civilian contractors and serves a community of over 6,000 retirees.
U.S. Army Garrison-Natick 10 General Greene Avenue
Natick, MA 01760
What Kind of Base is U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center?
Unique in its technology and research concentration for soldier support, NSSC is the sole active Army installation east of the Hudson River.
U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center History
Founded in 1952 as the Quartermaster Research Facility, NSSC has evolved through various stages, being renamed as the Quartermaster Research and Development Center, Natick Laboratories, and the U.S. Army Natick Development Center, reflecting its ongoing commitment to military research and development.
U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center Housing
There is no housing information for U.S. Army NSSC.
PCS and TDY Lodging
There are no temporary housing options at NSSC. What is the BAH for U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center?
The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at U.S. Army NSSC varies depending on rank, years of service and dependency status. Visit the Massachusetts state BAH page or see the chart below for more information.
BOSTON, MA BAH Rates
Military Housing Area: MA120
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U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center Surrounding Area
Positioned roughly 18 miles west of Boston, NSSC sits in the historical suburb of Natick, Massachusetts. The Boston metropolitan area, steeped in history like the Revolutionary War battlefields and home to attractions like the Boston Pops Orchestra, surrounds the base. The nearby Natick Collection, New England’s largest mall, provides numerous shopping and dining choices. The Area’s diverse landscapes, ranging from beaches to mountains and rivers, promise a variety of outdoor activities within a day’s reach.