Orlando Naval Support Activity, Florida
Naval Support Activity (NSA) Orlando opened in 1988 as the home of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD). NAWCTSD is the Navy's principal center for modeling, simulation, and training systems technologies. The Center provides training systems development for a wide spectrum of military programs, including aircraft, surface ships, submarines, and other specialized requirements.
NSA Orlando also served as one of the principal foundations of Orlando's new Central Florida Research Park, home to a wide variety of private industry, government, and academic organizations—many of them specializing in high-tech research and development programs.
Today, NSA Orlando provides support to all Department of Defense activities in Central Florida, most of which support military training and simulation missions. It has added the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation, the Army's equivalent to NAWCTSD, as a major tenant unit.
Only 40 acres in size, NSA Orlando is arguably the smallest Navy base in the world, but plays a vital role in supporting the development of critical training systems for our military forces.
NSA Orlando is located on the east side of Orlando's city limits in Orange County, in the Central Florida Research Park adjacent to the University of Central Florida. Orlando is one of the world's fastest-growing cities. It is among Florida's major cities and has one of the nation's lowest unemployment rates. Orlando is a center for digital media and bio medicine. The City has the 9th busiest airport in the U.S. and is warm and sunny all year round. Orlando is the county seat for Orange County, Florida and is considered a relatively high cost of living area. Orlando is also the home of Walt Disney World, EPCOT, Universal Studios, and Sea World which are located just 35 miles Southwest of NSA Orlando.
The combined government end-strength of the base and its tenants currently comprise approximately 120 Active-Duty military and 2,200 civil service serving on or near NSA Orlando. We also serve a community of approximately 350 military family members, 3,200 Joint Services Reserves, and 48,000 military retirees in the Central Florida area.