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NSF Dahlgren is located in rural King George County, VA, approximately 55 miles south of Washington D.C. Fredericksburg, VA is approximately 26 miles west of Dahlgren.  The greater Fredericksburg regions includes the City of Fredericksburg, King George, Stafford, Spotsylvania and Caroline Counties.  Waldorf, MD is in Charles County and is located 26 miles northeast of Dahlgren.

Click on the links below to learn more about the surrounding area.
The School Liaison Officer (SLO) works to connect commanders, educators and parents. They serve as the subject matter experts for K-12 education issues. The SLO's primary function is to provide transition support to DoD-eligible families with school-age children to ensure smooth transitions between schools and positive educational experiences. The SLO can provide numerous resources to assist families, educators and commands in their efforts to create positive and supportive educational environments for military children. 

CLICK HERE to visit the SLO site and find local area schools.
Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) consist of four basic types of care: Child Development Centers (CDCs), Child Development Homes (CDHs), School-age Care (SAC) and Youth and Teen Programs. CYP staff have received extensive training for childcare and are required to maintain continuing education to ensure the most up to date childcare can be provided.  All child care programs are open to Active Duty Service members, DoD civilians and contractors. Fees are based on total family income and vary for full time care.  CLICK HERE to learn more.
Dahlgren CAC/ID office is located in the Visitor Control Center, at Main Gate.  CLICK HERE to make an appointment.
The Navy and Liberty Military Housing, as a public/private partnership, provide on-base housing for military families. There are 78 units of single-family houses and 125 townhomes that currently serve the needs of the military stationed at NSF Dahlgren.  CLICK HERE to view the Liberty Military Housing website.

Service members and their families live a mobile lifestyle. Moving is stressful, even for the most experienced mover. Let the Relocation Assistance staff help make your move as smooth as possible. Relocation Assistance offers many programs for relocation including:

Smooth Move
Moving with Children
Moving with exceptional family members
Moving Overseas
Sponsor Training
New Spouse Orientation
Loan Locker
CLICK HERE to learn more about services provided at the Fleet & Family Support Center.

Navy Gateway Inns & Suites
The front desk for all facilities is located at Bldg. 960. It operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Reservations:  (877) NAVYBED (628-9233)


Caffee House
Incoming families are eligible to stay at the Caffee House, temporary lodging, up to 30 days with PCS orders. It is located in the center of base close to several services such as the NEX, Commissary, library, pool and movie theater. Pets, with the exception of service dogs, are not authorized in the guest rooms.

Certificate of Non-Availability
If there is lodging available at Navy Lodge or Navy Gateway Inns and Suites, personnel on PCS and TDY orders must obtain a Certificate of Non-Availability (CNA) in order to be reimbursed for off-base lodging. CNAs for PCS orders will be issued by the Navy Lodge and CNAs for TDY orders will be issued by Navy Gateway Inns and Suites. CNAs must be issued before your arrival date.

For primary care appointments call:
540-653-8241 / 540-653-8242 / Toll Free: 1-855-227-6331

For occupational health and physical examinations call:
540-653-4199 / 540-653-4728

**For urgent care, patients may go to a Tricare Network urgent care center only when the clinic is closed.  To find a Tricare approved urgent care facility, call the Tricare Nurse Advice Line at 800-874-2273.

Residents of Lincoln Military Housingmust comply with state and local laws governing pet ownership, including laws regarding licensing and vaccinations.  The limit is a two pet maximum (dogs and/or cats) per household.  Residents may not keep the following dog breeds in or on the premises:  Chows, Dobeman Pinschers, Presa Canarios, Pit Bulls (American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Stafford Bull Terrier), Rottweilers, any wolf hybrid, or any mix of the aforementioned breeds (each a "prohibited dog").

Relocating with pets means finding a new veterinarian.  Click on the links below for more information on local area veterinary clinics and animal hospitals.

Potomac Ridge Animal Hospital - King George
King George Veterinary Clinic - King George
Eagle's Nest Animal Hospital - King George
White Oak Animal Hospital - Fredericksburg
Ferry Farm Animal Clinic - Fredericksburg

This is not a full list, a sponsorsed list, nor are these businesses or their products endorsed by the federal government.

Naval Support Facility(NSF) Dahlgren is one of two installations under Naval Support Activity South Potomac(NSASP).  NSASP is a component of Naval District Washington(NDW).  Click on the links below to learn more about the installations in NDW.


Navy MWR PAX River


Navy MWR Annapolis


Navy MWR Bethesda


Navy MWR Washington


Navy MWR Dahlgren


Navy MWR Indian Head


Navy MWR Anacostia-Bolling



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