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Installation Overview


Millington, Tennessee is a "military town" and is considered low cost. Although there is no state personal income tax the state sales tax rate in Tennessee is 7.000%. With local taxes, the total sales tax rate is between 8.500% and 9.750%. Food in Tennessee is taxed at 5.000% (plus any local taxes). Millington lies 21 miles north of downtown Memphis. If you require transportation from the airport to NSA-MidSouth please call 901-874-7474 or 901-874-5750 for airport shuttle availability.


Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mid-South was first commissioned as a Naval Reserve Air Base (NRAB) on September 15, 1942, and was used to train pilots and ground crews for World War I. There have been many name changes since that time. In October 1998, the base became the home to NSA Mid-South to more closely identify the base's mission requirements and to reflect the Navy's approach to regionalization. It is host to many tenant activities and covers 1,600 acres. For more information visit the NSA Mid-South homepage.


Our mission is to support the global warfighter presence and our vision is effective support at efficient cost. We believe in integrity, respect, honesty, trust, teamwork, diversity and involvement. We are committed to quality, innovation, communication, responsiveness, timeliness, fiscal responsibility and accountability. We will achieve these values by taking care of each other, taking care of the customer and doing the right thing. One of our major commands is Navy Personnel Command.

Population Served

NSA Mid-South has over 8,000 enlisted and officer personnel, civilians, and full-time contract personnel who provide all essential logistic and operational support services to the commands and activities on board. Considered by resident activities as the landlord of Navy Mid-South, the Naval Support Activity Mid-South performs the many tasks necessary for the proper functioning of a self-contained city.

Base Transportation

Airport Transportation - Please call 901-874-5750 to check on the availability of the airport shuttle.


For change of address for incoming military personnel contact your receiving command (Admin Dept) and inform them that you will be forwarding your mail and will pick it up upon your check-in. Though this is only a temporary measure, you will be responsible for establishing a permanent change of address through the US Post Office as part of your check-in procedures.

To request a sponsor contact your receiving command. Generally, the sponsor will meet you at the airport if previously arranged. All check-in procedures must be conducted in the Uniform of the Day. If you arrive during normal work hours, report to PSD (BLDG. 456 2nd FL.), call 901-874-5868 or 901-874-6285. If you arrive after normal working hours, call the CDO at 901-282-0338, report to Security (BLDG. 237) to obtain reporting endorsements. You may then report to your new command the following workday.

Temporary Quarters

It is imperative to make reservations in advance through the BQ Programs by calling 901-874-5724. If you wish to spend the night at the Navy Lodge, please call 901-872-0121. During certain annual events held in Millington and the surrounding area, many hotels and motels will be booked. The events are Memphis in May, the 10 Nautical Miler in June, Elvis week in August and the Liberty Bowl in December. ALL rooms at the Navy Lodge are pet friendly.

Relocation Assistance

The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Loaner Locker provides items such as cookware, dinnerware, folding mattresses, irons and ironing boards for temporary use by newly arriving personnel who are awaiting household goods shipment. Call 901-874-7343 for further information.

Critical Installation Information

Important documents to hand carry when reporting to NAVSUPPACT Mid-South include original orders flight itinerary and receipts for lodging. Check into your command for further instructions.

Please report to Building S237 Security for registration of all your weapons.  Please bring the serial numbers for all your weapons. Call the dispatcher at 901-874-5533 for further information.

Associated Links

Military OneSource
Provides access to 24/7 counseling, information and referral for service families, and if relocating, search for Culture Grams that can provide useful information about your new duty location.

Defense Travel Management Office /Per Diem
Per Diem official website with information on allowances, travel regulations and lodging websites.

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TRICARE beneficiaries can electronically link to their medical records, pay and human resource systems and other websites.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service
The authoritative source for pay issues.

DoD Schools
Provides complete information on all Department of Defense Schools run by DoDEA.

Military K-12 Partnership
Provides comprehensive information for all students.

DoD Commissaries
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The CIA World Factbook
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OSD Reserve Affairs
Provides benefits and services designed to enhance and maintain the quality of life for noncommissioned and petty officers.

Military ID Card/CAC -- Locator
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Navy MWR
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Fleet and Family Support Center
Provides information on Navy family issues.

Navy Official Home Page
Generally applicable service wide information.

Department of Defense-sponsored website for kids impacted by the deployment of parents and caregivers.

USA4 Military Families
Seeks to engage and educate state policymakers, not-for-profit associations, concerned business interests, and other state leaders about the needs of military members and their families.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Provides access to resources needed in times of emergency.

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