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Installation Guide

Here you will find information needed to make your move or visit to NSA Philadelphia a smooth one.

NSA Philadelphia Military Reference Guide

(most facility listings are for the NSA base in Northeast Philadelphia; others located where indicated)

Adverse Weather Information (Snow Line for Northeast Phila Base; 700 Robbins Ave)….215-697-1115, DSN 442-1115, Toll-Free 1-888-697-1115

American Red Cross….1-877-272-7337

Child Development Center (CDC)…215-697-6277, DSN 442-6277

Commanding Officer, NSA Mech….717-605-5215, DSN 430-5215

Commissary (McGuire AFB, NJ)…609-754-2153 x3102, DSN 650-2153

Common Access Card (CAC) Services (

Fleet and Family Support Center

                Earle, NJ….732-866-2115, DSN 449-2115

Household Goods/Personal Property

                Norfolk, VA….1-877-619-8596



Information, Tickets, & Tours (ITT)(Bldg. 15)

Office.…215-697-9092/5499, DSN 442-9092/5499 (Bldg. 15, M-F 0900-1630)

24/7 Hotline Info….215-697-5392, DSN 442-5392

Legal Service Office (Earle, NJ)….732-866-2066 x10, DSN 449-2066 x10

Military Housing (PPV at McGuire/Dix)…609-723-4290 (

Military OneSource….1-800-342-9647

Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) Office (Bldg. 15)…215-697-5005, DSN 442-5005

Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)….215-897-6665, DSN 443-6665


Uniform Orders (Navy & Marine Corps)….24/7: 1-800-368-4088


Directions to Naval Support Activity Philadelphia

700 Robbins St., Philadelphia, Pa, 19111

From Philadelphia International Airport and points South:

  • Merge onto I-95N/Delaware Expressway.

  • Take exit 27 toward Bridge St/Harbison Ave.

  • Merge onto Aramingo Ave.

  • Left at Bridge St.

  • Right at Bustleton Ave.

  • Take the second left onto E Cheltenham Ave.

  • Right at Oxford circle, then make a right onto Oxford Ave/Route 232 (This will take you across US 1/Roosevelt Blvd).

  • Make a left to stay on Oxford Ave.

  • Left into Naval Support Activity Philadelphia's main gate.


From Newark Liberty International Airport, and points North:

Note: This route requires use of toll roads and the cost will vary depending on your originating point.

  • Merge onto US-1/US-9 via the ramp to Elizabeth

  • Take exit toward I-95 S/New Jersey Turnpike

  • Merge onto NJ-81 S (If coming from Newark Liberty International Airport)

  • Take the ramp for I-95 S

  • Keep right at fork and continue on to I-95 S/NJ Turnpike (approximately 50 miles)

  • Slight right on the New jersey Turnpike Extension

  • Continue onto I-276 W

  • Take exit 351 for US-1 toward Philadelphia/Trenton

  • Keep right at the fork and continue onto US-1 S

  • Merge onto the outside/right-side segment of lanes

  • Right at Levick St

  • Left at Oxford Ave and continue straight into Naval Support Activity Philadelphia's main gate

Toll free option:

  • Merge onto US-1/US-9 via the ramp to Elizabeth.

  • Stay right at Bayway Circle.

  • Take second right onto US-1 S/Carlton St.

  • Continue to follow US-1 S.

  • Merge onto I-95 S via ramp toward Philadelphia (It's possible to stay on US-1 S here but there is a toll to cross a bridge).

  • Merge onto US-1 S.

  • Merge onto the outside/right-side segment of lanes of US-1 S/Roosevelt blvd.

  • Right at Levick St.

  • Left at Oxford Ave and continue straight into Naval Support Activity Philadelphia's main gate.


From Harrisburg, Pa, and points West:

Note: This route requires use of toll roads and the cost will vary depending on your originating point.

  • Merge onto I-83 N toward Hershey.

  • Take exit 46A and merge onto I-283 S toward I-76/Airport/Lancaster.

  • Take exit toward I-76 E.

  • Take the exit on the LEFT to merge onto I-76E toward Philadelphia.

  • Take exit 326 toward I-76 E toward Philadelphia.

  • Take exit 340B to merge onto US-1 N/Roosevelt Blvd. Travel north on US-1 for just under six miles.

  • Left at Adams Ave.

  • Right at Tabor Ave.

  • Right at Levick St.

  • Right at Martin Mills Rd.

  • Right at Oxford Ave into Naval Support Activity Philadelphia's main gate.


From Ft. Dix, McGuire AFB, and points East:

  • Merge onto NJ-68 N

  • Left at Mt. Pleasent Rd

  • Continue onto Columbus Rd

  • Left to stay on Columbus Rd

  • Left at US-130 S

  • Slight right at Washington Ave

  • Slight left at Kiem Blvd

  • Continue onto Burlington Bristol Bridge

  • Continue onto PA-413 N

  • Left at Newport Rd

  • Left at US-13 S/Bristol Pike

  • Continue to follow US-13 S

  • Right at Cottman Ave/Route 73

  • Left at Oxford Ave

  • Continue straight into Naval Support Activity Philadelphia's main gate


The directions and map provided here are intended as a reference. Please go to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's website for current roadway information.

Visitors to the base must obtain a visitor pass from the Visitor Control Center.  Visitors are defined as persons not assigned, employed or attached to Naval Support Activity Philadelphia or tenant commands.  Visitors to NSA Philadelphia must possess a valid reason for entry and have proper identification in order to gain access.  Visitors must report to the Visitor Control Center, located at the Main Gate on Robbins Ave., upon arrival at the installation.  The office is open Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please call (215) 697-4259 for more information.

To register a vehicle on base please bring the following items to the Visitor Control Center:

  • Valid Vehicle Registration form
  • Valid Insurance
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Valid CAC or DoD identification card

Note: To register a vehicle all forms must be in your name or have a notarized letter of consent from the owner



NSA Philadelphia, under direction from CNIC, is implementing significant changes to its access procedures to increase the security of the installation.  These new procedures will directly impact vendors, contractors, sub-contractors, and service providers who regularly access NSA Philadelphia.

To summarize the impact: due to safety and security requirements, access will be delayed if you are accessing the installation using a NSA Philadelphia Contractor Activity Badge or Day Pass.  Part of the increase in security will require additional individual and vehicle screenings that will occur during each visit.  To gain streamlined access onto the installation, we encourage you to review the benefits of the RAPIDGate program.


NSA Philadelphia is serviced by the Washington D.C. PSD command.  Visit PSD Washington's website for more information.


Do you have orders to NSA Philadelphia?

If you have received orders to:




Please contact us at 215-697-4606 or DSN: 442-4606 for command and sponsor information.

Related Links

For information on Personnel matters, including Pay and Benefits; Retirement; Transition; Pay and Personnel Support, i.e., DEERS, RAPIDS, CAC/ID Cards and Electronic Service Record please visit the Navy Personnel Command’s website at


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