Installation Info: Zip Code: 70142, Area Code: 504, DSN: 678
Recently combined with New Orleans NAS to become NAS JRB New Orleans.
In 1814, Gen. Andrew Jackson won the Battle of New Orleans without any help from the Navy. But today, the New Orleans Naval Support Activity meets the needs of military men and women, both in and behind the battle. Established in the early 1900s but inactive for long periods, the facility was reborn in 1939. Between 1944 and 1966, the base progressed from a U.S. Naval Station to the Headquarters, Support Activity, New Orleans. In 1966, the Army, which owned the property on the river's east bank, transferred ownership to the Navy, thus establishing the New Orleans Naval Support Activity command.
Recreational activities include arts and crafts, auto hobby center, and a library.
The city's rich history began with the first French settlement in 1718, continued with the 29-day Battle that Gen. Jackson led in 1814 and includes Civil War engagements. Noted for its unique cuisine and the annual Mardi Gras festival, New Orleans also fields professional and college football teams. Shoppers enjoy the antique galleries on Royal Street, the clothing stores and bakeries on Chartres Street, restaurants in the French Quarter and the nightlife of Bourbon Street. In the Garden District are found magnificent mansions and lush gardens that document the past of the Crescent City.