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FACTSHEET | Oct. 3, 2016

Naval Air Facility Washington

Naval Air Facility Washington (NAFW) maintains a joint partnership as the supported component of Joint Base Andrews-NAF Washington. Naval Air Facility Washington is one of only three Navy Reserve bases in the U.S. and is subordinate to Commander Naval Air Force Reserve headquartered in San Diego, Ca. Its mission is training and readiness support for 11 Navy and Marine Corps commands aboard NAFW in order to deploy forces globally. These tenants include three operational squadrons: VR-1, VR-53, and VMR Andrews. The squadrons execute missions with C-37B, C-20D, C130T, and the UC-35D aircraft to support VIP transport, Navy Airlift Logistics, and Marine Corps VIP flights.

Other tenant commands on NAFW perform different missions supporting various enterprises throughout the Navy. Navy Operational Support Center Washington ensures personnel support and mobilization readiness for over 3000 Navy Reservists in the DC area. Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) Mid-Atlantic Detachment Washington performs all the intermediate level maintenance functions to support the operational squadrons. Naval Communication-Security Material System (NCMS) manages all COMSEC throughout the Navy and reports to Navy Cyber Command. Additional NAFW tenant commands include: Naval Information Force Reserve Region Washington DC, Navy Branch Health Clinic, and Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk Supply NAFW Site.  More than 700 personnel work on NAFW on a daily basis. In addition to deciding executive facility priorities with the Air Force, the NAFW HQ staff provides the following functions to the tenants: maintenance of the Navy Marine Corps Internet System, Communication Security Material support, VIP hosting, facility coordination, and station weapons.