Fort Myer (Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall)

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Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

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Geographical Address

Public Address
266-276 McNair Rd Fort Myer, VA 22211

Contact Info

703-696-2177/ (DSN) 312-426-2177 | +1 703-696-6906
Operating Hours
Mon-Fri: 0730 - 1700

Location: Located in Arlington, Virginia, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is home to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" and Headquarters U.S. Army Garrison. The command includes Fort Myer (Army) and Henderson Hall (Marine Corps), which are located in Arlington, VA and Fort Lesley J. McNair, which is located in Washington, D.C.  On October 1, 2009, Henderson Hall Marine Corps installation management functions joined Fort Myer which is now known as Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

Cost of Living:  Compared to the rest of the country, Arlington's cost of living is 53.06% higher than the U.S. average.

Base Operator: National Capital Region Information Line: 703-545-6700


  • 9,800 active duty
  • 3,500 family members
  • 1,000 civilians

Area Population:  The population for Arlington is 213,300.  The Greater Washington area population is 5.6 million.

Child Care:  The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH) CDC serves more than 450 children. Full day childcare, before and after kindergarten, hourly care and part day pre-school are offered for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age at the CDC. Hourly care is on a space available/emergency basis. Childcare on the installation is limited and the wait lists are extremely long. It is important to get on the waiting list as early as possible. For more information, contact 703-696-0313/4942.

Schools:  There are no DoD schools on post. There are many school districts in the National Capital Region (NCR). If you live on Fort Myer, your children will attend theArlington County Public Schools, which include Long Branch Elementary School, Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Washington-Lee High School.

Youth Services:  Youth Services is comprised of Middle School & Teen, School Age Services, and Sports & Fitness Programs. Youth Services (YS) serves 1st through 12th grade children of active duty military and Department of Defense civilians within the National Capital Region. It offers a youth technology lab and homework center to assist children and youth with homework and projects; individual and team sports; clubs, games and leisure activities; summer camp; field trips; youth council, workforce preparation, and volunteer community services; Character Counts! and conflict and anger management workshops; instructional classes; family activities/events, special events, and much more.  The JBM-HH YS Program is an affiliate member of the National 4-H Program and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. For more information, visit theDFMWR website or call 703-696-3712.

Army Community Service: ACS 703-696-3510

Housing: Housing on Fort Myer is extremely limited. Government housing is available on other installations in the greater Washington DC area to include: Fort McNair, Fort Belvoir, Joint Base Andrews, and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Soldiers assigned for duty in this area are authorized to apply, under priority two, and be assigned family quarters at the installation of their choice, regardless of duty station or place of work. For information or assistance with obtaining housing in this area, contact the Executive Management Housing Directorate at 703-696-9611/3903.

Employment: The unemployment rates for the area are: 5.9% in Virginia, 6.9% in Maryland and 8.7% in Washington D.C. Median household income for the area is: $ $86,680. Spouse employment information and assistance is available through the ACS Employment Readiness Program, 703-696-3047/3510.

Post Services:

  • MWR Facilities: Recreation at Fort Myer includes bowling, library, auto hobby, recreation center, theater, gym, tennis, swimming, outdoor activities, camping, and fishing.
  • Commissaries: 1 medium size commissary on post, 703-696-3674
  • Exchange System has 1 exchange, a mini mall, and a shoppette 703-522-4575
  • Banking facilities on post: Pentagon Federal Credit Union

Medical Services:  The Military Treatment Facility on Fort Myer is the Andrew Rader Army Health Clinic. The Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH) on Fort Belvoir is a joint service healthcare network. FBCH also has clinics in Fairfax and Dumfries. Appointments for all facilities are made through the Integrated Referral Management and Appointing Center at 1-855-227-6331. Benefits/TRICARE: 703-805-0644 or 703-696-3452.

Special Installation Messages:

Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions

The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.

It is important to note that Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has a very limited number of temporary lodging rooms on the installation.  Incoming personnel are encouraged to obtain a sponsor and/or coordinate with their gaining unit PRIOR to arriving.  Please contact ACS at 703-696-0156/3510 to obtain a list of temporary lodging facilities and hotels in the local area.




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