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Military Bases Near Washington DC



Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Fort Myer - Arlington, Virginia (next to Arlington National Cemetery)
Fort McNair - Washington DC (South of the SW Waterfront)
Major Units include the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard), 1101st Signal Brigade, HQ, Fort Myer Activities, HHC U.S. Army Garrison, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and 501st M.P. Company.

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
8901 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland
The U.S. Army Medical Department serves more than 150,000 active and retired personnel from all branches of the military.

Fort Meade
Located 25 miles north of Washington, DC, near Columbia, Maryland.
Provides a wide range of support to partner organizations from all four services and to several federal agencies. Major tenant units include the National Security Agency (NSA), the Defense Information School, the Defense Courier Service the U.S. Army Field Band, the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, First U.S. Army (East), the Naval Security Group Activity, the 694th Intelligence Group (U.S. Air Force) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Center.

Fort Belvoir
Located 20 miles south of Washington, DC, near Mount Vernon, Virginia.
Home to Army major command headquarters, units and agencies of nine different Army major commands, 16 different agencies of the Department of the Army, eight elements of the U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard and nine DoD agencies. Also located here are a U.S. Navy construction battalion, a Marine Corps detachment, one U.S. Air Force unit and an agency of the Department of Treasury.

Aberdeen Proving Ground
Aberdeen, Maryland
Located north of Baltimore, about 80 miles from Washington DC
Research, development, testing, and training facility for military weapons and equipment.

Fort Detrick
Frederick, Maryland
Located 50 miles northwest of Washington DC
Army Medicine Installation - home to the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and 36 other tenant organizations.

Fort Lee
Located two and a half hours south of Washington, DC near Richmond, Virginia
Provides support to U.S. Army Joint and Coalition operations around the world. Home of the Combined Arms Support Command, U.S. Army Garrison, Army Logistics College, Quartermaster Center and School, and the headquarters for the Defense Commissary Agency.

Fort Eustis
Newport News, Virginia
Located 165 miles south of Washington DC, near Williamsburg, Virginia
Home of the US Army Transportation Corps, which includes the Transportation Center and School, the Aviation Logistics School, and the Non-commissioned Officer Academy.

Fort A.P. Hill
Port Royal Virginia
Located 80 miles south of Washington, DC, Near Fredericksburg, Virginia.
A training facility and sub-installation of Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

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See Marine & Navy Bases on page 3

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