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Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Relocation Information

Welcome to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

Frequently Asked Questions about Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

Base Location and Information

Arrival Lodging

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Housing

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Off-Base Housing

Area Weather & Climate

Area Schools Near Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall 

Support for Military and Families

Things to Do Near Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall 

More Area Info 

 

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Welcome to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall!

 

Located in the heart of the National Capital Region (NCR), Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is the product of BRAC in 2005. The shift combined Fort Myer (Virginia),  Fort McNair (SW D.C.), and Henderson Hall (Virginia). JBMHH is home to the highly visible and respected 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) and HHC U.S. Army Garrison, HHC U.S. Army, The U.S. Army Band (TUSAB), 3rd Military Intelligence, CID/Washington District, National Defense University, White House Communications Agency, and the National Guard Bureau.

 

JBMHH is commanded by the Army, but has resident tenants of Army, Navy, and the Marines. Fort Myer functions as the headquarters for 150,000 active duty, family members, reserves, and retired military personnel, and civilian workforce.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

 

1) Where do military kids go to school if stationed at JBMHH?

 

Many families choose Arlington Public Schools, but Fairfax County Public Schools and City of Alexandria Public school are close second and third choices. 

 

2) Is there military housing on JBMHH? 

 

There is military housing on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, but housing is very limited and only authorized for key and essential personnel. 

 

3) What gates are accessible to enter JBMHH?

 

  • Fort Myer and Henderson Hall: Hatfield Gate, Wright Gate, Henderson Hall Main Gate, Henry Gate Pedestrian Portal. 
  • Fort McNair: Ceremonial Gate, 2nd Street Gate

4) Is Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Washington, D.C.? 

 

Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall is a Joint Base of the United States military that is located around Arlington, Virginia. Fort Myer is located adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery with the Pentagon and Reagan National Airport a short distance to the southeast. Nearby cities include McLean, Falls Church, Arlington, and Alexandria, VA.

 

Base Location and Information

Official Site: Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall

 

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Nearby military installations:

Military Installations in the D.C. Area

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JBMHH's most visible mission is conducting official ceremonies, locally and worldwide, on behalf of the nation's civilian and military leaders. Serving the National Capital Region in many ways, JBMHH’s legacy is long and steeped in American history. No doubt you’ve heard about, seen, or visited Arlington National Cemetery, the most sacred ground for American veterans. The cemetery is adjacent to Fort Myer and serves as the resting place for notable graves sites such as the Tomb of the Unknowns, Medal of Honor recipients, presidents, and supreme court justices, in addition to many other patriotic Americans. History buffs often tour Fort McNair’s Grant Hall, the location of the 1865 military tribunal of the conspirators who plotted the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

 

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Nearby in the city of Arlington, Virginia, the Pentagon and Reagan National Airport are part of everyday life for the military serving in the area and their families. The NCR is very unique in that all branches of service are working side by side. Families regularly live among their own branch as well as the others, even on military installations, and JBMHH fits this description. Military families stationed at JBMHH often seek homes in Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church. 

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Arrival Lodging

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IHG Army Hotels operates arrival lodging for JBMHH.

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Housing

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On base, housing is limited to 88 historic homes on Fort Myer and Fort McNair and is assigned to key and essential positions. Contact the Family Housing manager for more information, (703) 696-0937, 696-9611.

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Off-Base Housing

View homes for sale and houses for rent near Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall

 

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You’ll be in good company if you choose Arlington, Virginia, as your home. Convenient to JBMHH and a sought-after community, Arlington repeatedly ranks as one of the best places to live in the country for various reasons: walkability, dog-friendly, strong educational systems, highly educated labor force, and exceptionally high quality of life factors. 

 

But, for all of this accessibility, you’ll pay a premium price. Arlington’s cost of living is 53% higher than the national average. Military families also look to nearby Alexandria and parts of Washington, D.C, for proximity to JBMHH. 

 

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Area Weather & Climate

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Get ready to go shopping! Near JBMHH and throughout the NCR, you’ll need all the gear, from shorts and bug spray to shovels and winter boots. Summers are hot and muggy, and the winters are very cold. Temperatures range from 29°F to 88°F and are rarely below 17°F or above 96°F.

 

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Area Schools

 

JBMHH does not operate schools for military children. The nearest public education system is Arlington County Public Schools. ACPS is considered a top school system in Northern Virginia, and many military families choose Arlington for their kids’ education. Fairfax County Public Schools and the City of Alexandria Public Schools are also popular choices. 

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There are many private schools in the Arlington area. Read over the Private School Review for Arlington County for descriptions and ratings. For home school resources, check out Arlington County Homeschool information and research homeschooling laws at the Virginia Department of Education

 

Contact JBMHH’s student liaison officer for more guidance for choosing the best school options. 

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Support for Military and Families

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One of the benefits of a duty station at JBMHH is access to just about any support system you may need. Education, career, and volunteer opportunities are widely available and can be overwhelming to choose from.  

 

Family, Children, and Volunteer Opportunities

 

Children

 

If you are interested in child care, start the registration process as early as possible. 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

There’s no better way to network and meet new friends than to volunteer your time.

 

Employment Resources

 

In the NCR, careers in politics, PR and communication, military, economics, security, tourism, and hospitality have the most availability, but there are plenty of other options, including health and education. To help you narrow choices, check out the Employment Readiness Program on JBMHH to start your search for career resources. 

 

Education

 

The Washington, D.C area has plenty of options to work on educational goals. Start with JBMHH’s Education Center for help finding an education solution. 

 

Things to Do Near Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

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There is so much to do around JBMHH. Create your top 10 must-see list before the time slips away! Of course, if this is your first time to the NCR, you’ll have the entire must-see and do list of classic Washington, D.C., sites, but if you’d like to focus on Arlington or nearby, take a look at some of these options.

 

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It won’t take long to realize you’ll have to pre-plan the events and activities on and around JBMHH you’re most eager to attend. Check with these spouse groups and MWR for inside information on tickets and events.

 

More Area Info

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Base Address:

Biddle Lane
Fort Myer , 22211-1238

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