Navy Region Midwest (NRMW) was established in October 2003 as part of the Navy’s restructuring of shore installations under Commander, Navy Installations Command. It encompasses Navy organizations in a 16-state region.
NRMW provides coordination of base operating support functions, which includes providing expertise in areas such as facilities and land space management, exercise coordination, housing, environment, security, family services, and disaster relief coordination. The NRMW commander is also the regional environmental coordinator, working in concert with EPA regional planning agents.
The 16-state area of responsibility includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Tennessee.
NRMW includes three major Navy Installations; Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., Naval Support Activity (NSA) Crane, Ind., and Naval Support Activity Mid-South, Millington, Tenn. NRMW headquarters, Recruit Training Command and one of the Navy’s largest training support centers are located on Naval Station Great Lakes. NSA Crane is home to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, NSA Mid-South is home to the headquarters for Commander Navy Personnel Command, Commander Navy Recruiting Command and more than two dozen other commands and activities.
NRMW also supports Commander, Strategic Communications Wing One (STRATCOMWINGONE), on Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., which provides operational control and administrative support for Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadrons Three, Four and Seven. The wing’s 16 aircraft provide the communication link between national decision-makers and the country’s arsenal of strategic nuclear weapons.