Coast Guard Headquarters DC
Coast Guard Headquarters D.C. Relocation Information
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Welcome to Coast Guard Headquarters D.C.
Official Site: Coast Guard Headquarters D.C.
The Coast Guard Headquarters is located in the National Capital Region (NCR) and has an ideal Mid-Atlantic location with four distinct seasons. Area residents have access to year-round adventures in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland that include river, bay, and ocean excursions, cultural activities of every kind, and sporting events, not to mention government and historic buildings to tour.
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The Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters building is in southeast Washington, D.C., at St. Elizabeths. St. Elizabeths is a secure campus, with access open only to individuals assigned to U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters or to those who receive a visitor's pass.
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Fun fact: The Coast Guard operates under the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime and can be transferred to the Department of Defense by the President or Congress during times of war.
The National Capital Region is home to a handful of military installations:
Frequently Asked Questions About Coast Guard Headquarters D.C.
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1. Is there public transportation near Coast Guard Headquarters D.C.?
Yes, there is public transportation near Coast Guard Headquarters D.C. The closest Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrorail station to the St. Elizabeths campus is the Anacostia station on the Green Line. WMATA operates weekday Metrobus service between the Anacostia station and the St. Elizabeths campus and limited service to and from the L’Enfant Plaza station. Campus bus stops are just outside Gate 4.
2. What is it like being stationed at Coast Guard Headquarters and living in Washington, D.C.?
Situated near the Nation’s Capital, life in D.C. is, in a word, busy. The hustle and bustle is infectious and keeps you on your toes. The area is full of historical sites and a seemingly endless list of things to do. There are eight other military installations nearby, offering an abundance of military families to connect with.
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3. Can you visit Coast Guard Headquarters D.C.?
If you wish to visit Coast Guard Headquarters D.C., you must have a visitor’s pass. An employee of the base must request access 48 hours before your visit for you to receive a pass from Gate 4.
4. What is the zip code for Coast Guard Headquarters D.C.?
The zip code for Coast Guard Headquarters D.C. is 20593. Other nearby zip codes include 22206, 22308, 22314, 22304, and 22204.
5. What is the BAH for Coast Guard Headquarters D.C.?
The 2023 BAH for Coast Guard Headquarters D.C. ranges from $2,655 for E-1 to $3,408 for E-9 with dependents, and $2,706 for O-1 to $3,963 for O-7 with dependents. See housing section for more info.
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Coast Guard Headquarters D.C. does not offer any arrival lodging on base. However, the nearby Navy Lodge located on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling welcomes incoming military servicemembers and their families.
12 Beyer Road SW - Bldg 4412
Washington, D.C. 20032-5000
Contact: (202) 563-6950
Coast Guard Headquarters D.C. Housing
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There is no on-base housing offered at Coast Guard Headquarters D.C. Instead, military families seeking on-base accommodations can apply for housing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. JBAB housing is managed by Hunt Military Communities and offers seven military housing neighborhoods.
Bolling Family Housing
8660 Angell Street
Washington, D.C. 20032
Contact: (202) 987-6000
Coast Guard Headquarters D.C. Off-Base Housing
Homes for sale and houses for rent near Coast Guard Headquarters D.C. - Coast Guard Headquarters D.C. Homes
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Around Coast Guard Headquarters D.C., choosing an off-base home often comes down to ranking and balancing personal preferences as associated with budget, commute, and school accessibility. Your family’s priorities will determine the best location to search for a home.
In most cases, you can expect to pay premium prices for homes for sale and rent zoned for top schools or which have very convenient commutes. Homes with larger property sizes and smaller price tags have longer commute times.
Commuting routes are challenging near Coast Guard Headquarters D.C., especially due to the rivers that divide access to Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. Although many places of work and home destinations are less than 15 miles in distance, at peak traffic hours, it's not uncommon for drive times to measure beyond one hour and more. Washington, D.C.’s Metro train and bus service is a significant regional transportation source.
Military families searching for homes should be aware that although single-family homes are the most popular, townhouses, condos, and apartment living are all comparable options. Some neighborhoods only cater to those interested in townhomes, and don't have single-family homes available.
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Coast Guard Headquarters D.C. BAH Information
The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S. based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed service members compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.
Coast Guard Headquarters D.C. is in Washington, D.C., with many options to buy or rent. Some sample Coast Guard Headquarters D.C. BAH rates for zip code 20593:
- E-1 with dependents: $2,655
- E-1 without dependents: $2,124
- E-9 with dependents: $3,408
- E-9 without dependents: $2,862
- O-1 with dependents: $2,706
- O-1 without dependents: $2,652
- O-7 with dependents: $3,963
- O-7 without dependents: $3,354
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Support for Military & Families
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Nearby School Districts:
Higher Education for Military Spouses and Families:
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Things to Do Near Coast Guard Headquarters D.C.
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Cherry Blossom Festival: In 1912, Tokyo’s Mayor Yukio Ozaki gifted 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C. The festival celebrates the two country’s friendship and incorporates fun events, including cherry theme food and drinks at various restaurants around the city. A river cruise down the Potomac River offers some of the most beautiful views of the blossoms.
Marine Corps Marathon: Known as “The People’s Marathon,” the Marine Corps Marathon is the largest in the world and weaves in and out of our Capital’s landmarks.
Mount Vernon: Take in views of the vibrant fall foliage as you cruise into Mount Vernon. You’ll find George Washington’s Estate, museums, lush gardens, a distillery, and a gristmill here. It’s no wonder this is a popular spot for school field trips.
National Christmas Tree Lighting: A staple since 1923, the national tree lighting has become an American tradition.
Smithsonian Museums: This is the world's largest museum complex, featuring 18 museums along the National Mall, one just south in Chantilly, VA, and two in New York. With so much to see and learn about, it’s best to plan your visits over weeks, not days. Or, make multiple visits!
US Botanic Garden: Established in 1820, this is the oldest operating botanic garden in the US. The vibrant foliage and aromatic flowers are reason enough to visit this historical site.
Washington also has a variety of sports teams to check out!
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2701 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington DC