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Fort Mcnair, DC

Fort Mcnair, DC

Fort Mcnair, DC

Moving to Fort Mcnair?

After moving to Fort McNair, your mission will be:

“To maintain situational awareness, and as directed, employ forces for homeland defense and defense support to civil authorities in the National Capital Region Joint Operations Area to safeguard the Nation's capital.”

Fort McNair is a U.S. Army Post located where the Potomac River and the Anacostia River join in Washington, D.C.  Originally established in 1791, Fort McNair is the third to West Point and Carlisle Barracks in length of service. In recent years, it has been consolidated with other military posts and is now referred to as Joint Base Meyers-Henderson Hall and is a part of the Fort Meyers military community. If moving to Fort McNair, you probably already know that it serves as the headquarters for the Army's Military District of Washington and is home to the National Defense University (which includes the National War College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Fort McNair, and the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA).

Fort McNair – Services on Base

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Once you've completed your move to Fort McNair, you'll quickly discover many services provided right on base for your convenience. Services provided include:

  • Army Career and Alumni Program – available to help transitioning soldiers, family members, and Department of Army employees and covers a wide variety of job service needs
  • Army Community Service – offering multiple programs and services to ease the transition to a new post, including financial planning, budget counseling, etc.
  • Dental Clinic – to assist members with all of their dental needs
  • Education Training and Services – providing adult education opportunities for soldiers, family members, civilian employees, and retirees.
  • Library – collecting over 75 new books each week; other services also available, such as photo copier, electronic database, book reserve, large print books, and more
  • Military Personnel Division – enhancing the well-being of our nation's service members, civilians, and family members in the National Capital Region.
  • Veterinary Treatment Facility – taking excellent care of pets for past and present warriors of the National Capital Region.

Enjoy your time serving in our nation's capital. Along with the many services provided on base, moving to Fort McNair means you'll be surrounded by multiple ways to learn more about our nation's rich history. Be sure to visit the various memorials, historical sites, museums and other area attractions. Washington, D.C. area is a great place to call home!

Important resources for moving to Fort McNair

Military District Website
Relocation Information
Base Website
Guide to the Base

The service center for Fort Mcnair, DC is located in Baltimore, MD.

Information about Fort Mcnair, DC

Est. Population: Unknown
County: Washington
Latitude: 38.8669
Longitude: -77.0142
Zip Codes: 20024