Situated 21 miles north of downtown Memphis in Millington, TN is the NSA Mid South Base. The ultimate mission of this base is to support the global warfighter presence.

Cost Of Living: The overall cost of living in Memphis is approximately 14% lower than the national average.

Automated Telephone Attendant Numbers: DSN 312-882-5111 & 901-874-5111

Base Population: The total military population on base is 7400. This figure includes officer personnel, civilians and others.

City/Area population: The total population of Millington is 10,176 citizens.  

Child Development Centers: There is an available child development care center on base, which provides a variety of services and programs for children. The center is a state of the art facility, which provides services to children ranging from ages 6 weeks to 5 years. The National Association accredits this center for the Education of Young Children. Some of the programs provided in the center include full day care, part day care, hourly care and kindergarten care. For more child services related information please contact: Phone 901 874-5745. There are numerous private schools available for military dependents to attend. Some of these schools include Arlington Community Schools, Shelby County Schools, Tipton County schools and several others.

Youth Programs: There is a youth center on base that provides a variety of interesting activities for the youth. Some of the services provided by the center include the youth sponsorship program, youth employment and several recreational activities. Some of the recreational activities include lock-ins, night outs, field days and other activities. For more youth services related information please contact the Youth Center at: Phone 901-874-5155.

Airman and Family Readiness Center: Fleet and Family Support Center:  DSN 312-882-5075 & 901-874-5075

Employment: Job opportunities in this area are unfortunately extremely limited. There is however unemployment benefits available for military spouses who have just moved to the base. The average household income in the Memphis area is US$ 49,962. The average rate of unemployment in Shelby County is 6.2% and Tipton County is 6.7%. Jobs positions that are available are minimum wage, entry-level positions. For more employment related information please contact the Family Readiness Employment Program at Phone 901-874-5330.

Base Services

There are no base services available on this base. For information in regards to recreational activities and other details please contact the Fleet and Family Support Center: Phone 901-874-5075/5375.

Medical Services: 

There is a Branch Health Clinic that is available on this base that provides a variety of medical services for military personnel and their family members. The Branch Health Clinic provides primary health care. Besides this there is also a Dental Clinic (901-874-5361 ext 188) on base that provides dental services and oral care to patients. TRICARE enrollment is compulsory for all military personnel and their family members in order to avail of medical services. All special care needs are redirected to civilian hospitals or military hospitals. For more medical services related information, please contact: Phone 901-874-6100 / 901-874-6100 Appointments / 901-874-5694.


On the 15th of September 1942 the NSA Mid South Base was initially commissioned as a Naval Reserve Air Base. Since then, the base has been redesigned numerous times. Finally in October 1988, this base was renamed to the NSA Mid South Base to support its main mission.


  • Naval Criminal Investigative Service Resident Agency, Memphis
  • BUPERS-4, Assistant Commander Navy Personnel Command
  • Naval Support Activity Switchboard Operator
  • PERS 53, Command Support Services
  • Tennessee Valley District Veterinary
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Finance Center
  • Naval Support Activity Mid-South
  • 467 Engineer Battalion


This base only provides the option of privatized housing. There are 271 available housing units on the base with a wait period of anywhere between 0-3 months. Military families are not permitted to keep more than 2 pets in their homes. Besides this, there is also unaccompanied on base housing available for single military officers. All military personnel who are ranked below E4 have to compulsorily reside on base. They are provided with an unfurnished single occupancy room. Besides these two housing options, military personnel can even consider renting an apartment in the local community. For more housing related information please contact the Housing Office at: Phone 901 874-5547.

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