Military Bases

Fort Belvoir Army installation
Fort Belvoir, VA is an Army installation that absorbed about 30 other federal agencies in 2011 as an outcome of the 2005 BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure Commission).  Still known as Fort Belvoir, the population nearly doubled with a population growth of about 27,000. This installation is located in Fairfax County in the Commonwealth of Virginia approximately 45 miles south of Washington, DC and borders Prince William County.  It is home to 130 federal agencies from all military components as well as all other federal organizations. Today Fort Belvoir continues to serve as a strategic sustaining base as part of the National Capital Region District of the Installation Management Command for numerous operational matters.

As of 2011, base population is 111,000, composed of Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard personnel from all services, other Federal organizations, family members and civilian employees.  To learn more visit:

Marine Corps Base Quantico
Marine Corps Base Quantico is located near Triangle, Virginia and is spread across three different counties. The 64,000 acre (100 square mile) facility falls in southern Prince William County, the southeastern portion of Fauquier County, and northern Stafford County.

The primary mission of Marine Corps Base Quantico is to provide logistical and operational support for Marine Corps units and base tenants stationed on the facility in addition to providing career development and education for enlisted and commissioned Marines. Marine Base Quantico is the first stop for all new officers entering the Marine Corps starting with Officer Candidate School (OCS) and then The Basic School (TBS).

In addition to officer training and career development Marine Base Quantico is home to several active duty combat and axillary Marine Corps units. Units stationed at Marine Base Quantico include:

  • Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment
  • Marine Corps Network Operations Security Command
  • Officer Candidates School
  • The Basic School
  • Marine Corps University
  • Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Staff Training Program
  • Marine Corps Training and Education Command
  • Marine Corps Systems Command
  • Manpower and Reserve Affairs Division, Headquarters Marine Corps
  • Marine Corps Recruiting Command
  • Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
  • Marine Corps Combat Development Command
  • Marine Corps Marathon
  • Marine Corps Embassy Security Group

Marine Base Quantico is also home to offices and training facilities for multiple Federal agencies including;

  • AFOSI Headquarters.
  • Army CID Headquarters,
  • Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Headquarters
  • FBI Laboratory
  • FBI Hostage Rescue Team (HRT)
  • FBI Academy
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) training academy

The base is also home to the Marine Corps Memorial a replica of the United States Marine Corps War Memorial.  To learn more visit:

Fort Myer
Fort Myer, Virginia, has been continuously utilized as an Army facility from its inception during the Civil War to the present day.  Today, Fort Myer provides support services in several capacities to military facilities in the greater Washington, D.C. area, including those in Virginia, Crystal City, The Pentagon and the District of Columbia. It provides support services to members of all branches of the armed forces and their families in the national capital area.

Fort Myer is home to several companies and regiments, including the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and Headquarters U.S. Army Garrison.

The 3rd U.S. Infantry, also called The Old Guard, the Army’s oldest infantry division, is headquartered at Fort Myer and serves as the ceremonial unit for the Washington, D.C. area. The U.S. Army Band and the School of Music are also headquartered at the installation. The band, termed “Pershing’s Own,” was created by General John Pershing in 1922.  Old Post Chapel, part of the National Register District, serves as the ceremonial chapel for Arlington National Cemetery. Almost all U.S. presidents have attended services here since its inception in 1935 under then Major George Patton.  Fort Myer provides national  security support to not only the Army, but the Defense Department, housing the 3rd Military Intelligence, CID/Washington District, the National Defense University and White House Communications Agency in this capacity.  To learn more visit:

National Maritime Center
National Maritime Center is located in Martinsburg, in the northeastern part of Virginia and among the main institutions in the United States Coast Guard. The center provides credentials to all the mariners who are up to pursuing a prolific career in this armed force. It currently supports around 250,000 units spread around almost 200 countries.

Navigation Center
Navigation Center operated by the United States Coast Guard provides the most advanced techniques and technologies when it comes to navigational systems. It supports all the missions conducted by the US Coast Guard and it is the most advanced center of its kind in all the military forces in the United States of America.  Without its operations, the US Coast Guard would not be as prolific as it is today.

Telecom Systems Command
Telecom Systems Command is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia in the northeastern part of Virginia.
It deals with all the informational and computerized systems of this armed force. The command has multiple centers spread throughout the United States of America. The unit makes sure the US Coast Guard benefits from the latest, most advanced and modern telecommunication systems in the world, including voice transfer and computerized transfers. To learn more visit:

The Warrenton Training Center (WTC)
The Warrenton Training Center (WTC) installation is directly outside the city of Warrenton and lies within the fork of State Highways 17 and 211. The WTC has no precisely defined borders that are made public, but is within a heavily wooded area that lies inside a rough square formed by State Highways 17, 211, 522 and Interstate 66.  The WTC was first built in June 1951 with fortified underground bunkers designed to withstand nuclear attack and the ensuing fallout.  Today, the primary and publicly presented mission of the WTC is to provide the ability for government communications to function in any circumstance and serve as a relocation bunker if necessary. The facility has been used as a communication center by the CIA since the 1950’s and is still used as such in addition to several other communication related functions. To learn more visit:

Henderson Hall
Henderson Hall is located in Arlington, Virginia and in close proximity to the Pentagon, the national cemetery and Fort Myer. It spreads over more than 20 acres and hosts multiple facilities, such as the United States Marine Corps barracks and educational facilities.  To learn more visit:

Fort George G. Meade
Fort Meade is conveniently located between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. The installation lies approximately five miles east of Interstate 95 and one­half mile east of the Baltimore­Washington Parkway, between Maryland State routes 175 and 198. Fort Meade is home to approximately 11,000 military personnel along with about 29,000 civilian employees. Nearly 6,000 family members reside on post. To learn more visit:

The Northern Virginia Resident Agency
The Northern Virginia Resident Agency (NVRA) is a state-of-the-art facility located in Innovation Park in Prince William, Virginia. The facility was formally opened in November 2008.   It is close to the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia (24 miles), the Washington Dulles International Airport (22 miles), the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (36 miles), the Washington Field Office (38 miles), and FBI Headquarters (36 miles).  The NVRA is a “green” facility and is the first FBI building to be awarded gold certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The NVRA is home to the new regional training and conference center.