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naval support activity Washington installation guide Welcome ........................................................... 3 Mission .............................................................. 3 Installations ......................................................... 4 History................................................................ 6 Arrival/Checking In............................................ 10 Employment Opportunities & Public Information ... 18 Facilities & Services ........................................... 18 Attractions ........................................................ 28 U.S. Navy Band................................................ 32 U.S. Ceremonial Guard..................................... 33 Community Service............................................ 34 The Local Area.................................................. 35 Fold-Out ..............................Washington Navy Yard Blue Section...............................Telephone Directory Yellow Section ...............................Shopper’s Guide

Commanding Officer, Naval Support Activity Washington: Capt. Monte L. Ulmer NSAW Public Affairs Officer: Brian C. Sutton Website http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/ndw/installations/nsa_washington.html Social Media https://www.facebook.com/NavalSupportActivityWashington https://twitter.com/nsawashingtonPA @wnyriverwalk 9030 Comprint Court Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-921-2800 www.dcmilitary.com President: Maxine Minar Advertising Executives: Ryan Ebaugh, James Constantine Jennifer Trinch Graphic Designer: John Savia The NSAW Guide is an authorized publication for Naval Support Activity Washington. It is printed by Comprint Military Publications of Gaithersburg, MD, a private firm under contract with NSAW. All editorial content of the guide is prepared and edited by the NSAW Public Affairs Office. CMP is responsible for commercial advertising. Opinion expressed by advertisers are their own, and are not official expressions by the Department of the Navy. The appearance of advertisements in this publication is not an endorsement by the Department of Defense or the Department of the Navy of the products or services advertised.


Welcome to naval support activity Washington

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located in the heart the nation’s capital, naval support activity Washington encompasses the Washington navy yard, the oldest navy installation in the u.s.; naval support facility naval research laboratory; naval support facility suitland; naval support facility naval observatory; naval support facility arlington and naval support facility carderock. naval support activity Washington is host to many navy headquarters commands, including commander, navy installations command, naval sea systems command, and naval facilities engineering command.

mission statement to strengthen the navy’s operational readiness through effective and efficient shore installation management and exceptional customer support for the Washington navy yard, naval support facility united states naval observatory, nsf arlington, nsf carderock, nsf naval research laboratory, and nsf suitland.

as the “Quarterdeck of the navy” and the host of many of our navy’s central efforts in support of warfighters around the world, naval support activity Washington provides safety, security, and the best possible working environment to our supported commanders and customers. We accomplish our mission and support the missions of our tenants with professionalism, courtesy, and respect for all whom we serve.

guiding principles • Take customer service to the next level - Treat everyone you meet with dignity, courtesy and respect • Be brilliant on the basics - know your job and do it “by the book” • Make smart business decisions - be good stewards of taxpayer dollars • Live a culture of continuous improvement - hold yourself accountable and be proud of your work • Represent Navy to the surrounding community - enhance mission accomplishment by demonstrating honor, courage, and commitment in everything you do

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n naval support Facility suitland

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n Washington navy yard

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the Washington navy yard is the oldest shore facility in the u.s. navy. throughout our nation’s history it has played an important part in the defense of our country and, in recognition of that fact, the national park service has designated it as a national historical landmark. currently it is home to a variety of activities, including the regional headquarters, naval district Washington, which functions as the coordinator for most of the navy units in the Washington, northern virginia and maryland areas.

nsf suitland is home to the national maritime intelligence center and the office of naval intelligence and functions as a “one-stop shopping” site for national-level maritime intelligence. located at the suitland federal center in suitland, md., NMIC supports joint operational commanders with a worldwide organization and an integrated workforce of active duty, reserve and civilian personnel. nmic supports the navy’s acquisition activities by providing scientific and technical analysis of naval weapons systems.

tenants on the Washington navy yard include: n office of the naval inspector general n office of the Judge advocate general n naval facilities engineering command n navfac headquarters and component commands n naval history and heritage command

n naval support Facility carderock

n naval sea systems command

nsf carderock is home to naval surface Warfare center carderock division, the navy’s center of excellence for ships and ship systems. for more than 100 years, nsWc carderock has helped preserve and enhance the nation’s presence on and under the seas. nsWc carderock is the full-spectrum research and development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support organization for the navy’s ships, submarine, military watercraft, and unmanned vehicles with insight into new concepts and technologies for the navy fleet of the 21st century.


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n naval support Facility arlington

n nsF naval observatory

n naval research laboratory nrl is the corporate research laboratory for the navy and marine corps and conducts a broad program of scientific research, technology and advanced development. nrl has served the navy and the nation for over 85 years and continues to meet the complex technological challenges of today’s world.

the united states naval observatory lies on a 72-acre tract of land on massachusetts avenue in the scenic northwest area of Washington dc. it is located in the midst of several international embassies that line massachusetts avenue and is adjacent to the British and New Zealand Embassies. tenants on the installations include: n the oceanographer/navigator of the navy, n united states naval observatory n united states secret service n naval surface Warfare center n dahlgren detachment re-entry systems office

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NSF Arlington, located adjacent to Arlington National cemetery, and in close proximity to fort myers/henderson hall and the pentagon reservation, is home to several key commands along with navy housing. those commands include: chief of naval personnel, marine corps headquarters staff, program enterprise office - enterprise Information Systems, and the Board of Naval Correction of records.

the temporary official home of the vice president of the united states is also located on the usno’s grounds.

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Washington navy yard history

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he Washington Navy Yard, authorized by the first Secretary of the Navy, Benjamin Stoddert, in 1799, is the U.S. Navy’s oldest shore establishment. It occupies land set aside by George Washington for use by the Federal Government along the Anacostia River. The original boundaries that were established in 1800, along 9th and M Streets SE, are still marked by a white brick wall, built in 1809, along with a guardhouse. During its early years, the Navy Yard became the Navy’s largest shipbuilding and shipfitting facility. Twenty-two vessels were constructed on the Yard, ranging from small 70-foot gunboats to the Minnesota, a 246-foot steam frigate. In 1812, the USS Constitution came to the Yard to refit and prepare for combat action. The War of 1812 found the Navy Yard a vital strategic link in the defense of the young capital city. On August 14, 1814, the British, under Admiral Sir George Cockburn and Major General Robert Ross, landed at Marlboro on the Patuxent River. Ten days later they brushed aside a hastily gathered American force at Bladensburg and marched into Washington. It became clear the Washington Navy Yard could not be defended and Captain Thomas Tingey, the Yard’s Commandant, with the concurrence of the president and the secretary of the Navy, ordered the Yard burned. All the stores that could not be evacuated, the unfinished Columbia and Argus, and most of the Yard’s buildings were consumed in the flames. Only the Latrobe gate, Tingey’s own quarters, adjoining offices, the barracks, and the small schooner Lynx escaped the fire. After the fire, looting by the local populace took its toll and Commodore Tingey recommended that the height of the eastern wall be increased to ten feet. In May 1815, the Board of Naval Commissioners decided it was a disadvantage to have the Yard as a base and recommended it be limited to ship-

building. Thus began a shift to what was to be the character of the Yard for more than a century: ordnance and technology. The Yard boasted one of the earliest steam engines in the United States, which was used to manufacture anchors, chains and steam engines for vessels of war. By the 1850s, the Yard’s primary function had evolved into ordnance production. The engineering genius of Lieutenant John Dahlgren (who was to serve as the commandant of the Yard twice) nurtured this development. With the start of the Civil War, the Washington Navy Yard would once again become an important player in the defense of the Nation’s capital. Commandant Franklin Buchanan resigned his commission to join the Confederacy, leaving the Yard to Commander John Dahlgren, who assumed command of the Yard on April 22, 1861. Holding Commander Dahlgren in the highest esteem, President Abraham Lincoln became a frequent visitor. The Yard played a small but significant role in the events following the assassination of President Lincoln on April 15, 1865. Following the capture of eight of the conspirators, they were brought to the Yard and held on vessels anchored on the Anacostia River prior to their trails. The body of John Wilkes Booth was examined and identified on the monitor Saugus, moored at the Yard.

Following the Civil War, the Navy Yard continued to be the scene of technological advances. In 1886, the Yard was designated the manufacturing center for all ordnance in the Navy. Continuing ordnance production, the yard manufactured armament for the Great White Fleet and the World War I Navy, including the 14-inch naval railway guns used in France during World War I. World War II found the Navy Yard as the largest naval ordnance plant in the world, with the weapons designed and built here used in every war in which the United States fought until the 1960s. Small components for optical systems and enormous 16-inch battleship guns were manufactured here. The Navy Yard was renamed the U.S. Naval Gun Factory in December 1945, and ordnance work was finally phased out in 1961. Three years later, on July 1, 1964, the activity was redesignated the Washington Navy Yard, and the deserted factory buildings began to be converted to office spaces. The Navy Yard was also the scene of many scientific developments. Robert Fulton conducted research and testing on his clockwork torpedo during the War of 1812. Commodore John Rodgers built the country’s first marine railway for the overhaul of large vessels in 1822. John A. Dahlgren developed his distinctive bottle-shaped cannon that


Washington navy yard history lomatic mission was welcomed to the United States in an impressive pageant at the yard in 1860. WWI’s Unknown Soldier’s body was received at the Yard, and Charles A. Lindbergh came to the Yard after his famous transatlantic flight in 1927.

Today, the Washington Navy Yard continues to be the “Quarterdeck of the Navy” and serves as the Headquarters for Naval District Washington, where it houses numerous support activities for the fleet and aviation communities.

navy history War oF 1812 Why commemorate the War of 1812 bicentennial? From 2012 to 2015 the U.S. Navy and its partners will commemorate the bicentennial of the war of 1812 and the writing of our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. It is remarkable that 200 years ago the first declared war in our nation’s history was fought against the two nations which have become our closest allies. Many things change in 200 years. But what doesn’t change is the importance of sea power in the affairs of maritime nations. Since its birth in 1776, the United States has always been a maritime nation, which means that unobstructed access to and free use of the world’s oceans are essential to our national welfare and prosperity. That’s what the United States went to war in 1812 to defend, and that is what the United

States Navy has been protecting ever since. Why is keeping the seas free so important? Here are a few facts about the world: n 70% of the world is covered by

the oceans

n 80% of the world’s people live

near the oceans

n 90% of all international trade

travels on the oceans

n 95% of all global

communications are transported under the oceans

That’s the world America lives in today. Looking at those numbers, one begins to understand the immense importance of ensuring the freedom of the oceans with capable and effective sea services. Since America’s Navy began with only six frigates, American

sea power has been essential to countering threats, winning wars, and furthering the interests of peace and prosperity worldwide. Today, one of those first six frigates that 200 years ago fought in the War of 1812, the USS Constitution, is still a commissioned ship in the United States Navy. Ultimately, the commemoration of the Bicentennial of The War of 1812 is a salute to all of our sailors and Marines who fought so gallantly against great odds in that conflict, in all of our nation’s conflicts between then and now, and those who are today defending freedom around the world – from the mountains of Afghanistan to the coasts of Africa to the Straits of Hormuz – and standing ready to provide compassionate humanitarian aid from Haiti to Japan to wherever catastrophe strikes. The Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard are what they are because

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became the mainstay of naval ordnance before the Civil War. In 1898, David W. Taylor developed a ship model-testing basin, which was used by the Navy and private shipbuilders to test the effect of water on new hull designs. The first shipboard catapult was tested in the Anacostia River in 1912, and a wind tunnel was completed at the yard in 1916; the gears for the Panama Canal locks were cast at the Yard; and Navy Yard technicians worked on designs for prosthetic hands and molds for artificial eyes and teeth. The Joint Committee on Landmarks has designated the Washington Navy Yard Historic District a Category II Landmark of importance, which contributes significantly to the cultural heritage and visual beauty of the District of Columbia. The Washington Navy Yard has long served as the ceremonial gateway to the nation’s capital. The first Japanese dip-

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navy history of the quality of people who served over the last 200 years. This continues today, with the tens of thousands of sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen now making sacrifices every day. If America remembers the lesson of the naval war of 1812, lessons paid for with the lives of sailors and Marines, then America can be confident that the nation will always answer Francis Scott Key’s question in the affirmative:

“Oh, say does that StarSpangled Banner yet wave, O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?”

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For more information on the Bicentennial: www.ourflagwasstillthere.org.

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vietnam Beginning Memorial Day 2012, the federal government partnered with local governments, private organizations, and communities across America to participate in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The commemoration is a 13-year program to honor and give thanks to a generation of proud Americans who saw our country through one of the most challenging missions we have ever faced. More than 3 million servicemen and women served during the war, and of them, more than 58,000 Americans gave their lives. The U.S. Navy performed a wide array of missions in the Vietnam War. In the air, it was a key partner with the U.S. Air Force during the Rolling Thunder and Linebacker air campaigns against North Vietnam, and in other air operations in Laos and Cambodia. On the coast, it developed a highly effective blockade to prevent the resupply of enemy forces by sea, engaged in naval gunfire support missions against enemy targets in the littoral areas of Vietnam, and provided amphibious transport for Marines operating in I Corps. On the

rivers, it stood up several task forces designed to protect commercial traffic, assist allied ground forces in pacifying these areas, and interdict enemy troops and supplies moving on these inland waterways. The U.S. Navy also supported the war effort with a massive sea and riverine logistics operation, built and managed shore facilities throughout South Vietnam, and provided extensive medical support for the allied military operation. U.S. Navy advisors first arrived in South Vietnam in the fall of 1950, and by 1969 numbered 564. These advisors assisted the Republic of Vietnam in developing the Vietnam Navy that grew from 5,000 sailors and 122 vessels in 1959 to over 42,000 men and 1,500 vessels in 1972, making it the fifth largest navy in the world. Naval advisors worked throughout the war to train this indigenous navy, and experienced many hardships and much danger serving on Vietnamese ships and craft. The U.S. response to the North Vietnamese attack on USS Maddox (DD 731) in the Gulf of Tonkin in August 1964 marked the beginning of the Navy’s air and surface bombardment against North Vietnam. During the course of the war, Seventh Fleet aircraft carriers supported allied air campaigns by bombing fuel and supply facilities, power plants, bridges, and railroads

in Laos and North Vietnam, and after 1970, in Cambodia. Navy surface vessels steamed up and down the coasts of both North and South Vietnam, raining down shells on a variety of targets. Rolling Thunder air and naval gunfire attacks, however, did not prove decisive. The 1965–68 interdiction campaign neither resulted in a peace treaty nor altered significantly the ground situation in the South. Linebacker attacks in 1972, by comparison, were more effective, especially in blunting the Communist Easter Offensive. During Linebacker I, the Navy flew an average of 4,000 sorties a month, which represented 60 percent of the air effort; Navy surface ships fired over 111,000 rounds at targets on the North Vietnamese coast. Navy aircraft also closed North Vietnam’s major ports in a highly successful mining operation, code-named Pocket Money. In December 1972, peace negotiations with North Vietnam stalled, compelling President Nixon to resume the air offensive. Linebacker II was a maximum effort air campaign, focusing heavily on strategic military targets in Hanoi and Haiphong. Air Force B-52s performed the brunt of the bombing missions during the operation, but Navy aircraft played a vital role in air defense suppression missions and also reseeded North Vietnam’s major ports with mines.


In December 1965, the U.S. Navy initiated Operation Game Warden to patrol the major rivers and canals in the Mekong Delta and Rung Sat Special Zone. Consisting of a fleet of 31-foot patrol boats augmented by attack helicopters and SEAL units, this naval inshore force (Task Force 116) imposed a curfew in the region, interdicted enemy troop and supply movements, curbed Communist taxation of peasants, and hindered large-scale Viet Cong operations. The Mobile Riverine Force was a joint Army-Navy river assault force designed to search out and destroy Viet Cong units operating in the Mekong Delta. In 1967, elements of the U.S. Army’s 9th Infantry Division operating from a flotilla of armored Navy riverine craft (Task Force 117) launched a series of daring amphibious assaults in the region, achieving a 15 to 1 kill ratio against the Viet Cong. During the Tet Offensive, the Mobile Riverine Force, assisted by Task Force 116, saved the Mekong Delta by helping South Vietnamese troops defeat Viet Cong attacks on provincial capitals and other major towns in the Delta. Other riverine units based in I Corps (Task Force Clearwater) proved instrumental in keeping the Perfume and Cua Viet rivers open for supply traffic during the Tet Offensive. The merchant ships of the Military Sea Transportation Service delivered 95 percent of the military equipment and supplies consumed by allied forces in Vietnam. Navy Seabee construction units built enormous support bases at Danang and Saigon to supply all Navy and Marine Corps forces in the field as well as some Air Force and Army units. Naval Support Activity sailors administered these logistical hubs and operated a fleet of supply craft and barges that plied the waters of the Mekong Delta and beyond. The Navy also operated two hospitals at Danang and Saigon and two hospital ships, Sanctuary (AH 17) and Repose (AH 16), staffed by Navy doctors, corpsmen, and 425 female members of the Nurse Corps.

Amphibious readiness was a unique capability shared by the Navy and Marine Corps team in Vietnam. The Marine Corps took advantage of the fleet’s amphibious assault ships to launch large and small assaults along the coast of South Vietnam. In Operation Starlight of August 1965, U.S. and South Vietnamese units wiped out the 1st Viet Cong Regiment. Subsequently, Viet Cong units generally shied away from combat with amphibious forces, ceding control of much of the coastline to allied forces. The naval command also used the amphibious forces as a floating reserve that could rapidly

transport reinforcements to any hot spot on the coast. This was especially valuable during several set-piece battles near the Demilitarized Zone of the 1967–68 period. A total of 1.842 million sailors served in Southeast Asia. The Navy provided the allied effort with many unique capabilities, the most significant being the projection of U.S. combat power ashore and control of the seas to support a land war in Asia far from the United States. Overall, the Navy suffered the loss of 1,631 men killed and 4,178 wounded during the course of the war.

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arrival/checKing in commercial transportation The two airports closest to Naval Support Activity Washington are Dulles International, located in Chantilly, Va., and Ronald Reagan Washington National, in Arlington, Va. Shuttle services are available from both. Washington, D.C., is a stop for Amtrak, Virginia Railway Express and Maryland MARC train services. The trains are an excellent means of commuter travel. For more information and schedules call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245, Virginia RailwayExpressat800-RIDE-VREand Maryland MARC at 1-800-325-RAIL.

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There are four Navy lodges in the National Capitol Region, which are located at NSA Bethesda, NAS Patuxent River, the Naval Academy and at

Bellevue Housing (adjacent to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling). You can make reservations 60 days in advance by calling 1-800-NAVY-INN. The Navy Lodge, located in Bellevue housing, features 50 units. Forty-three rooms with two double beds and a private bath, five business queen rooms and two rooms with queen bed and sleeper sofa. Available rooms include handicappedaccessible, interconnecting and nosmoking rooms. In-room amenities include free local telephone calls, fully equipped kitchenettes, direct dial AT&T service, microwave, radio/clock, dining table, irons/ironing boards and premium cable TV is available. For those traveling with children, highchairs and cribs are available. A playground and picnic grounds are located on-site. Snack vending machines and on-site laundry facilities are located within the lodge. Compli-

mentary in-room coffee and newspapers are provided daily. All ranks, active duty (on duty or leave), reservists, retirees, Department of Defense employees on orders and other authorized guests can make reservations. For reservations call (202) 5636950, fax (202) 563-6350. Bethesda Navy Lodge, is located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. There are two room sizes available. One size sleeps two and has a kitchenette; the other sleeps five with a kitchenette. For reservations call (301) 654-1795 Navy Lodge Patuxent River at NAS Patuxent River offers 48 non-smoking rooms with a fully equipped kitchenette and full bath. Its newest addition offers two family suites and is pet friendly. For reservations call (301) 737-2400. Navy Lodge Annapolis at Naval Support Activity Annapolis provides


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reporting procedures All newly reporting personnel should report to their command first. Once you check into your command and they endorse your orders, you will then report to your immediate chain of command. If you arrive in the area after duty hours, contact Furnari Hall, open 24 hours a day, located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, 202-433-2667. directions to the Washington navy yard From capitol hill and mall

Drive east on Independence Avenue. Continue east on Pennsylvania Avenue. Turn right on 8th Street SE. Continue to the end of 8th Street. Turn left onto M Street SE. Turn right onto 11th Street. Stay on the right hand-side. Turn right onto the O Street gate. From downtown Washington d.c.

Take 9th Street NW (one-way going south) and continue through the tunnel under the mall. As you come out of the tunnel, take first left onto Southwest Freeway (I-395). Take 6th Street SE exit. The sign also says Navy Yard. Proceed down ramp and continue straight ahead to 8th Street SE. Turn left onto M Street SE. Turn right onto 11th Street. Stay on the right handside. Turn right onto the O Street gate. From maryland (northwest of Washington)

Take I-495 to the George Washington Parkway. Follow the parkway to the

14th Street bridge. At the end of the bridge, I-395 branches to the right and becomes the Southeast-Southwest Freeway. Take the freeway to the 6th Street SE exit. The sign also says Navy Yard. Proceed down ramp and continue straight ahead to 8th Street SE. Turn left onto M Street SE. Turn right onto 11th Street. Stay on the right hand-side. Turn right onto the O Street gate. From maryland (northeast of Washington: annapolis, baltimore)

Get on MD-295 S/Baltimore-Washington Pkwy. Head northwest on MD-175 E/Annapolis Rd., Merge onto MD-295 S/Baltimore-Washington Pkwy via the ramp to Washington. Continue on MD-295 S/BaltimoreWashington Pkwy to Washington. Exit from District of Columbia Hwy 295 Take the exit toward Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr Ave. SE. Continue onto 11th Street SE. Turn left into the gate at 11th and O streets. From southern maryland:

Take Beltway (I-495) to I-295 towards D.C. Continue a short distance over the 11th Street Bridge and take the Navy Yard exit. At the bottom of the ramp, make an immediate left and make another left onto 11th Street. Turn right onto the O Street gate. From virginia:

Follow I-395 across the 14th Street bridge. At the end of the bridge, I-395 branches off to the right. The road becomes the Southwest-Southeast Freeway (Do not follow signs for I-395 once you cross the bridge). Take the Freeway to the 6th Street SE exit. Proceed down ramp and continue straight ahead to 8th Street SE. Turn left onto M Street SE. Turn right onto 11th Street. Stay on the

right hand-side. Turn right onto the O Street gate. From south alexandria/ mount vernon area:

Take the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Exit at the end of the Bridge to I-295. Take the exit toward Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE. Turn left onto Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE. Turn left onto O Street SE/Water Sreet SE Continue to follow O Street SE to the Washington Navy Yard gate. uniForm policy The prescribed winter uniform of the day for officers/CPO is service dress blue; the alternative is service khaki or NWU. For E-6 and below, the prescribed winter uniform of the day is service dress blue; the alternative is the service uniform or NWU. The prescribed summer uniform of the day for officers/CPO is summer white; the alternative is service khaki or NWU. For E-6 and below, the prescribed summer uniform of the day is service dress white; the alternative is the service uniform or NWU. The prescribed uniform when conducting official business on Capitol Hill is the uniform of the day (summer white or service dress blue). All uniformed naval personnel testifying before Congress or attending Congressional hearings will wear service dress blue throughout the year, regardless of season. Requests for exceptions to the prescribed uniform should be submitted to the commander, Naval Support Activity Washington for approval. unaccompanied housing Unaccompanied housing for permanent party service members located in the NDW area is provided by Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. It maintains four unaccompanied housing units in the metro area. Unaccompanied hous-

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quality lodging. All 50 rooms include fully stocked kitchenettes, queen beds, private bathrooms, Wi-Fi internet, and televisions with DVD players & Showtime. For reservations call (410) 757-7900

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arrival/checKing in ing units are located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and Joint Base Andrews. For more details, please call (202) 433-2667 or email JBABHousing@ navy.mil. Furnari hall

Front Desk: (202) 433-2667 Building Manager: (202) 685-6539 The front desk operates 24 hours a day. Located on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Building 417, Furnari Hall is a 250-room, 125-suite facility, designed to house the Navy’s Ceremonial Guard. It currently also houses personnel from other commands.

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enterprise hall

Building Manager: (202) 433-0960 Located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Building 72, Enterprise Hall is an 86-room facility. There are two lounges with cable TV and a full kitchen that all residents share on the second deck. blanchard barracks

Building Manager: (202) 767-5676 The front desk operates from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Located on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Building 1302 is a Navy and Air Force-owned facility, which provides 188 rooms for sailors and Marines and 188 rooms for airmen. This is a 1+1 facility with shared full kitchens and baths. navy gateway inns & suites

All Navy Gateway Inns & Suites have the following: In-room phone and cable service available at the resident’s expense; free parking; free laundry facilities; limited storage space; common rooms, some with cable and DVD player. • Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (202) 433-3862

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Front Desk operates 24 hours a day. Located on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, this newly renovated 23-room facility offers lodging for active-duty military personnel. All rooms are furnished with a double bed, refrigerator, microwave, cable TV, coffee pot and free Wi-Fi. Daily housekeeping services are provided. Reservations should be made by calling (202) 433-3862 or 1-877-NAVYBED ext. BOL. Other Navy Gateway Inns & Suites in the region include: • NSA Annapolis 1-877-NAVY-BED ext. ANN 2 Truxton Rd. Annapolis, Maryland 21402 • NSA South Potomac 1-877-NAVY-BED ext. DAH 17458 Potomac Inn Rd. Bldg. 960 Dahlgren, Virginia 22448

• NAS Patuxent River 1-877-NAVY-BED ext. PAT 22103 Mandt Rd. Bldg. 406 Patuxent River, Maryland 206705409 Family housing The Family Housing Office offers on-base quarters and off-base referral services. The Housing Office can be reached at (800) 210-0139, DSN 288-0346. In the Washington area call (202) 433-0346. Base housing is available at several locations in the Washington metropolitan area. Advanced applications for housing may be submitted any time after receipt of orders; however, they will be in a suspend file until the end of the month prior to your report month. At that time, you will be entered and placed on the waiting list. Once you report in, you have 30 days to change lists. Your control date for placement

on the waiting list is the date you detach from your last duty station. For those persons who are returning from a remote, unaccompanied tour, your control date will be the date you departed your last duty station to go on the unaccompanied tour. You are required to check in with housing within 30 days of reporting aboard; otherwise your control date will be the date you applied. If you have a family member enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program and are category 4 or 5, you will be placed at the top of the waiting list just below the freeze zone (which is the top 10 percent of those on the waiting list). See the Naval District Washington website for more information. bellevue housing

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off South Capitol Street in Southwest Washington, D.C. Built in 1996 for enlisted personnel only, there are 66 two-bedroom, two-level townhouses, measuring approximately 1,025 square feet; and four two-bedroom single level handicap adaptable units measuring approximately 950 square feet. All two-bedroom units have one and onehalf baths. There are 112 three-bedroom, twolevel townhouses, measuring approximately 1,188 square feet, and six threebedroom single-level handicap adaptable units, measuring approximately 1,205 square feet. All three-bedroom townhouse units have two and one-half baths. The single-level units have two full baths. All units come with a large onecar garage attached. Other amenities include wall-to-wall carpeting, eat-in kitchen with skylight, frost-free refrigerator, gas range, dishwasher, garbage disposal and spacious laundry room with hook-ups for washer and dryer. The community is equipped with one tennis court and one basketball court, a jogging trail, baseball field exclusively for Bellevue residents, lots of playground and picnic areas, and a large community center with a meeting room for parties and town hall meetings. School buses will take children to Washington, D.C., public schools and some private schools. The pet policy allows two pets, no weight limit. The nearest full-service military installation is Joint Base AnacostiaBolling, located adjacent to Bellevue. rental partnership program

The Rental Partnership Program was developed to assist active duty military members with safe and affordable off-base housing. It offers features such as no security deposit, no application fee, no credit check, and no income requirements. The program helps service members find affordable housing that is comparable to their

BAH and honors the PCS military clause. For more information please contact (202) 433-0346 or DSN 2880346. household goods shipments In-Bound Shipments

The Personal Property Shipping Office, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, handles all inbound shipments for the Naval District Washington area. PPSO is normally open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, please call The Personal Property Office at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling at (703) 806-4900, or (800) 762-7186. To check on the status of your shipment, you will need to have the social security number of the service member and, if you are not the service member, a power of attorney to claim the shipment. When your household goods arrive, the carrier will give you a two-sided form, which is DD Form 1840 and 1840R (Notice of Loss and Damage). Before the driver leaves, the Form 1840 should be filled out, noting any losses and damages. Both the claimant and driver should sign the Form 1840. If more losses and damages are noted after the driver has left, note these losses and damages on the Form 1840R. household goods claims

To generate a claim, DD Forms 1840 and 1840R (Notice of Loss and Damages) must be submitted to the local claims office within 70 days from the date of delivery. These forms are given to the claimant at the time of delivery before the driver leaves. Once the forms are submitted to the Claims Office, a claims package will be given to the claimant. Claimants have two years to submit a claim with the following documents: DD Form 1842, DD Form 1844, DD

Forms 1840 and 1840R, PCS Orders, Government Bill Of Lading from the inbound Transportation Office, inventory prepared by movers and repair estimates/replacement support. vehicle registration All personnel assigned to and permanently employed by NSAW commands and tenant commands will be required to register their vehicles and display vehicle placards while operating and parking the vehicle on NSAW installations. Personnel will need to go to the Visitor Control Center at the Washington Navy Yard and ensure they have their vehicle information, proof of insurance, and driver’s license with them. traFFic rules The speed limit on military bases is 20 mph and 5 mph in parking garages, unless otherwise posted. Seat belts are required at all times while driving on base. Parking of motor vehicles is authorized only in those areas/spaces designated for parking. If a vehicle operator, military or civilian, is stopped by Police for a traffic violation or routine identification check, full cooperation with the patrol officer is required, and all requested identification must be produced. Pedestrians in crosswalks have the right of way. Talking on a cell phone while driving on a DoD facility is strictly prohibited. All military personnel who ride a motorcycle at any time, on or off a DOD facility, must successfully complete mandated DoD motorcycle safety training. Courses are offered on an “as needed” basis. For more information contact the Safety Office. Washington navy yard parking All reserved spaces are painted red and labeled reserved with a number assigned to the space. This parking


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personnel and visitor control Identification documents authorized to facilitate physical access to installations include:

• The DoD CAC • DoD Uniformed Services Identification and Privileges Cards • USG-issued, authenticated Federal PIV credentials • TWIC If a person is not in possession of one of the above credentials then DTM 09-12 defines two types of access: • Unescorted individuals. All unescorted persons entering DoD installations must have a valid purpose to enter, have their identity proofed and vetted, and be issued, or in possession of, an authorized and valid access credential. • Escorted individuals. Escorts may be conducted by military or federal employees. Contractors and other personnel are not

authorized to escort personnel. Non-federal government and nonDoD-issued card holders who are provided unescorted access require identity proofing and vetting to determine fitness and eligibility for access. Installation government representatives shall query the following government authoritative data sources to vet the claimed identity and to determine fitness, using biographical information including, but not limited to, the person’s name date of birth, and social security number: • The National Crime Information Center database. • The Terrorist Screening Database. All visitors that require proofing/ vetting are required to complete the SECNAV Form 5512/1 which can be downloaded here: https://navalforms.

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is for Flag Officers, SESs, Washington Navy Yard residents and car/van pools. Washington Navy Yard executive pool spaces are painted green and labeled “Exec Pool.” Washington Navy Yard employee parking spaces are painted white. A Washington Navy Yard parking placard is required to park in the white spaces. To obtain a WNY permit you must have: a completed a military, civilian or contractor ID; proof of WNY employment; valid driver’s license; proof of vehicle insurance; and a valid registration. General visitor’s parking is in the W-166 parking lot, accessed via the O Street gate.

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DOD buses can be used for official purposes only. The following personnel are authorized to use DOD shuttle buses:DODmilitarypersonnelonactive duty either in uniform or on presentationoftheirArmedForcesIdentification Cards; civilian personnel of the DOD on presentation of a valid DOD civilian identification card; and those persons presenting valid DOD bus passes, DOD bus tickets or DOD building passes. Family member, retired and reserve military ID cards will not be honored. Whenonofficialbusiness,authorized passengers on DOD buses may ask the bus to stop adjacent to Metro stops. Buses are allowed to stop at Metro stops during regular business hours as long as they do not have to modify a route in length or routing to accomplish the stop. For information on DOD bus routes call (202) 685-1746. The Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling shuttle bus runs at half-hour intervals, running from Blanchard Barracks located on Joint Base AnacostiaBolling, and making several different stops along the base. Please call (202) 433-9529 for information on the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling shuttle. metrorail and metrobus www.wmata.com The Washington Metro is known as “America’s Subway” and is considered one of the very best in the world. It’s the heart of Washington’s public transportation system. Five Metrorail lines, each marked with its own color, run throughout the District of Columbia and connects to Northern Virginia and Maryland. Travel from one area to the next is convenient and affordable. The Metrobus is designed to com-

plement the Metrorail and offers more than 400 routes and 10,000 bus stops. It is approximately a 10-minute walk from the Washington Navy Yard 6th Street Gate to the nearest Metro stop, Navy Yard station, on the green line. For commuter access to and from the Navy Yard the DC Circulator operates Monday–Friday and runs every 10 minutes. The Circulator pick-up and drop-off location is on M St., between

6th and 7th streets. Changes in bus operations are subject to threat conditions. The green line also stops approximately one mile from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Upon exit from the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Metro station, transfer to the W-9 Metro Bus. The W-9 only operates during peak rush hour periods. Morning Rush: 6:13 to 8:36 a.m. and Evening Rush: 3:26 to 6:43 p.m. During non-


arrival/checKing in again at 2:40 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the afternoon, Monday - Friday, with the exception of national holidays. Commuters can expect shuttles during the peak hours of 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on a less than 10-minute frequency. In case of an OPM delayed arrival, the a.m. “peak” will be extended until 10:30 am. Likewise, in the case of an early dismissal, more frequent afternoon service will begin as soon as possible.

Please be advised that safety considerations may cause delays. Shuttles will not operate if OPM closes federal offices in the National Capitol Region. Visit the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority’s web site at www.wmata.com for information on Metrorail and Metrobus routes to the other NDW installations within their service area. mass transit beneFit program Department of Defense employees working in the National Capital Region may be entitled to a transit subsidy for using alternative means of transportation for their daily commute. The Mass Transportation Benefit Program was established in October 2000 and is offered to eligible employees and military service members, to the extent authorized by law and regulation, to reduce pollution and traffic congestion, preserve the environment, and expand transportation alternatives. Under this program, participating employees in the National Capital Region receive “transit passes” in amounts equal to their personal commuting costs, not to exceed $130 per month (parking costs not included). To receive this benefit, employees must relinquish any federally subsidized parking permit, and may not be listed as part of a DoD carpool for purposes of qualifying for a parking pass. To qualify for this program you must be a military, civilian or installation employee paid and employed by the Department of Defense and permanently stationed and working in the National Capital Region. Employees must give up their parking pass to receive this benefit. For more information on the subsidy and disbursement locations and dates, please visit www.whs.mil/masstransportation-benefit-program.

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peak hours, take the A-8 Metro bus or the A-9 Metro bus (or any “A” Metro bus) from Martin Luther King Avenue to Portland Street. From Martin Luther King Avenue & Portland Street, transfer to the W-4 Bolling Air Force Base Metro bus. The L’Enfant Metro Shuttle service also runs from L’Enfant Plaza Metro station to the Washington Navy Yard. Shuttle Service from 5:40 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the morning commute, and

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES & PUBLIC INFORMATION NoN-APPRoPRIAted JoB oPPoRtuNItIeS A wide variety of non-appropriated job opportunities are available, including in the areas of retail, food and hospitality, recreation, child development, bachelor housing and Navy Gateway Inns and Suites. Current job openings are listed on various sites including Maryland Workforce Exchange (www.mwejobs.com). Anyone interested in applying for employment should submit the required forms OF-612 and OF-306 (forms available for download on www.opm.gov) to: Fleet and Family Readiness Program, ATTN: Human Resource Office, 47402

Buse Road, Bldg. 467 Suite A, Patuxent River, MD 20670. A rĂŠsumĂŠ may be included with the required forms, but not instead of the OF-612 and OF-306. Web site The Naval Support Activity Washington internet site is accessible to anyone, worldwide. The site, located at http://cnic. navy.mil/regions/ndw/installations/nsa_washington.html. includes a wealth of information on Naval District Washington and all installations including upcoming events, welcome aboard information, telephone listings, housing and Morale, Welfare and Recreation links.

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Branch Health Clinic Washington Navy Yard is a state-of-the-art facility that delivers quality medical and dental care to active duty beneficiaries. The BHC is located in Building 175 on the Washington Navy Yard, across from the N Street gate. The clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m. to noon. (pharmacy services until 3:30). The clinic is closed holidays and weekends. The Medical Department of the BHC offers the following services: primary care, health promotions, optometry, occupational health services, preventive medicine, pharmacy, immunizations, radiology preventive heath assessments, and substance abuse rehabilitation program. Occupational health services for civilian employees working in military facilities are located at the Naval Research Laboratory. The following medical services, when not related to pre-deployment or PHA, are provided on a walk-in basis for active-duty personnel: immunizations, health records verification, laboratory, and the preliminary work for physical exams. The completion of the physical exam, including overseas screenings, suitability screenings, predeployment screenings, commission-


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bhc phone numbers: quarterdeck: (202) 433-3493 (Hours 1500-1700) customer service advocate: (202) 433-4050 medical appointments: (202) 433-3132 dental appointments: (202) 433-2480 health promotions: (202) 433-6311 immunizations: (202) 433-3092/0880 optometry: (202) 433-3937 physical exams: (202) 433-7339/6346 medical records: (202) 433-3407/3757/6408/0244 pharmacy: (202) 433-6808

normal turnover time for medication refills through Walter Reed is three to five business days. The BHC Washington Navy Yard must adhere to BUMED, Walter Reed and TRICARE policies in order to maintain the best possible access to care for patients. In order to make an appointment at BHC, patients must be enrolled to this clinic. Non-enrolled active-duty personnel are encouraged to select the Navy Yard as their preferred primary care manager site. The BHC medical records staff can assist active duty personnel with registration. The Washington Navy Yard Dental Department is co-located with the Medical Department in building 175. The clinic provides a full range of dental services for the active duty population of Naval District Washington and tenant commands. These services include general dentistry (fillings), prosthodontics (crowns, dentures), endodontics (root canals), periodontics (gum disease and implants), minor oral surgery (wisdom teeth and other minor extractions), and hygiene. Dental walk-in sick call is available from 7:30 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. The dental clinic can also accommodate patients for walk-in dental exams. Please be aware that depending on the number of walk in patients there may be a short wait. For services other than sick call, appointments are required. Please call the front desk at (202) 433-2480 to schedule an appointment. Patients should report at least 15 minutes prior to appointment time so that staff may perform the necessary check-in procedures. This helps to prevent delays in checking in other patients and allows the providers to see patients in a timely manner. Emergency situations always assume priority status, regardless of enrollment status. In such cases, every effort will be made to notify patients of the situation and allow opportunities for evaluation due to the delayed status or rescheduling of appointments.

For after hours dental emergencies please report to the closest emergency room or the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. The Walter Reed Oral Surgery Clinic can be reached at (301) 2954340. dental clinics available in naval support activity Washington include:

Washington Navy Yard: (202) 433-2480 Dental Clinic building 175 901 M Street SE Open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed weekends and holidays Call for appointments chaplain’s oFFice The Naval Support Activity Washington Chaplain, Naval District Washington and the staff of Religious Programs facilitate religious ministries for all faiths, provide individual pastoral care together with care for all and advise commands on religious, moral and morale issues. Training and ceremonial support are also offered, contributing to the mission of Naval District Washington and area commands, promoting the personal, religious and professional needs of sea service personnel and their family members. The NSAW chaplain’s office is located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Bldg 72 - Enterprise Hall, and can be reached at 202-433-2058/2679. The regional chaplain’s office is located in Building 101 on the Washington Navy Yard and can be contacted at (202) 433-2581. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit the Naval Supprot Activity Washington website for program information or to schedule appointments, training and chaplain participation in ceremonies or to use the chapel. Chaplains are further located at Enterprise Hall, Joint Base Anacos-

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ing physicals, and retirement physicals require an appointment with a provider after completion of initial paperwork, which must be brought to the appointment. Flight and radiation health physicals must be conducted at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. BHC pharmacy fills prescriptions for active-duty beneficiaries, however the formulary is limited. If a particular medication is not available locally, active-duty military and retirees who work at the Navy Yard may request to have their medications filled or refilled through Walter Reed and sent to the BHC pharmacy for pick up. The

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tia-Bolling, and can be contacted at (202) 433-3752; Office of Naval Intelligence, Suitland Md. Federal Complex, and Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility, Md., at (240) 857- 2746; and Arlington National Cemetery at (703) 607-8962. Chaplains provide and facilitate infant and adult baptisms, confirmations, weddings, funerals, memorials and other services. Chaplains provide preparatory instruction or counseling prior to performing these ministries, so it’s best to schedule an appointment with the chaplain as early as possible. This is especially true in the case of weddings, where faith groups may set time or other requirements. The couple must have the name of the officiating chaplain or civilian clergy in order to schedule the chapel for their wedding. Religious/spiritual, pre-marriage, marriage and personal counseling is provided upon individual request and by command referral. Couples should know that marriage laws differ between Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

For more information on marriage laws in these areas, visit http://www. maryland.gov/, http://www.virginia. gov/, or http://dccourts.gov/. Naval Support Activity Washington chaplains work with various agencies to ensure the best professional care is provided. Small group opportunities are available for personal growth, fellowship and Bible study. Chaplains’ “ministry of presence” can be a meaningful morale booster. In addition to regular workspace visitation, chaplains also provide assist visits, as in the case of a sudden or traumatic loss within a command. Naval Support Activity Washington chaplains provide general military training and other training for area commands upon request. Topics include: values and ethics, life skills training, stress management and family readiness. exchanges There is a Navy Exchange and uniform shop located on the Washington

Navy Yard in Building 184, as well as a small NEX Express in Building W-22. Other exchanges in the National Capitol Region include: Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, NSA Bethesda, NSA Annapolis, NSF Arlington, NSF Dahlgren, NAS Patuxent River and NSF Indian Head. Army and Air Force Exchange Service Facilities are located at Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Joint Base MyersHenderson Hall and Fort Belvoir. A Marine Corps Exchange is located at Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall. post oFFices The following U.S. Post Offices are located on NSAW installations: navy yard post office

(202) 433-2216 1222 9th Street, SE Building 203 Washington Navy Yard


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(202) 767-3426 4555 Overlook Avenue, SW Building 72 Naval Research Lab

4251 Suitland Road, Room 2N100 Suitland, Md. (301) 817-4877

credit unions

Teller Service, Monday through Friday 7:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ATM: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily

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navy Federal credit union Building 218 1-888-842-6328 (Toll Free) Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Full Service Credit Union with 24-hour ATM navsea cafeteria remote atm Building 197, 1st Floor, Room 1371 (Sector Three - Cafeteria) Washington Navy Yard

commissaries Commissaries in the metro area include: Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, NSF Dahlgren, Fort Belvoir, Fort Detrick, Fort Meade, Joint Base MyerHenderson Hall, NAS Patuxent River, Quantico MCB and NSA Bethesda. The commissaries accept both the Food Stamp Program and the Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Vouchers. Call the Military and Family Support Center at (202) 433-6151, DSN 288-

6143, to find out the local Food Stamp Office numbers and locations. american red cross The American Red Cross is a private, non-profit organization whose mission admiral gooding center A venue for collaborative meetings, training and workshops located at the Washington Navy Yard in Building 22 202-685-8400 • Available at no cost for official Department of the Navy events • Ability to host controlled access events • On-site event and technical support • Information technology support includes wireless NMCI workstations, video teleconferencing with bridging options, defense collaboration services webbased conferencing tool, an interactive audience voting system and public Wi-Fi • Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. • More information can be found on the NSA Washington homepage

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is to help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. When military members and their families experience emergencies such as death or illness of a loved one or the birth of a child, the American Red Cross is there to provide emergency communications, access to financial assistance and other services 24 hours a day. With the American Red Cross you areneveroutoftouch,evenduringtimes of separation from your loved ones. Their toll free number (877) 272-7337 can be called 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to initiate a message, check on existing message or access financial assistance after hours, weekends and holidays. The local D.C. Chapter of the American Red Cross can be reached at (202) 728-6400.

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NAvy-MARINe CoRPS relieF society The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private, nonprofit emergency relief organization supported solely by donations from Navy and Marine Corps personnel. Located in Building 208 (corner of 10th and N Streets), on the Washington Navy Yard, NMCRS’ purpose is to provide temporary assistance to activeduty and retired sailors and Marines, their eligible family members and survivors. This assistance is in the form of interest-free loans and grants. Assistance can include funds for basic living expenses, car repair, emergency travel, pay problems, medical and dental co-pay, funeral expenses and other needs. NMCRS also does financial counseling and can suggest ways to reduce debt. Other services include: Budget for Baby classes, layettes for newborns of all ranks, education loans and a thrift store. NMCRS relies on dedicated, trained volunteers from the community. Volunteers gain job skills and work in a friendly, rewarding environment. Volunteer mileage and childcare are paid. Services are offered

on an appointment basis, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, to make an appointment or to inquire about volunteering, please call the NMCRS office at (202) 433-3364. Fleet and Family support center The Fleet and Family Support Center is located on the Washington Navy Yard in Building 36, Room 110. The FFSC is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The FFSC supports and helps improve the quality of life of active duty and retired service members and their eligible family members. For additional information on any of the programs and services offered by FFSC please call (202) 685-0229. clinical services FFSC has licensed counselors who provide short-term, individual, couples, family and group counseling to address relationships, crisis intervention, stress management, depression/ grief after loss, occupational and family issues and financial difficulties. crisis response

FFSC stands ready to offer assistance to reduce tension and anxiety, help solve problems and develop plans for additional assistance during natural disasters, mobilization, repatriation, and mass casualties. sexual assault prevention and response

When traumatic situations arise, the FFSC can provide the support and resources necessary for recovery and rebuilding. The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program is a comprehensive, victim-sensitive support program that provides victim advocacy, awareness, preven-

tion, education, and data collection in order to effectively prevent and respond to incidents of sexual assaults Navy-wide. Trained SAPR victim advocates are available to respond 24/7 to provide emotional support, information about reporting options, resources, and referrals to victims of sexual assault throughout the process. SAPR services are available to all active duty service members and their adult family members and reservists, regardless of when the sexual assault took place. For more information, contact the NSAW SARC or the Fleet and Family Support Center. exceptional Family member program

Families with special needs deserve special care. FFSC offers a full range of assistance to service members and family members, including: • Referral to medical, counseling and educational services, support groups and respite care providers. • Assisting families in locating duty stations where needs can be met. Family advocacy program

Through Family Advocacy the FFSC offers prevention, education, treatment, and reporting of spouse and child abuse and neglect. All efforts are geared toward victim safety and protection, offender accountability, and rehabilitation. ombudsman support

Ombudsmen are key resources for family members, particularly during deployments. They can facilitate the flow of information between command and family members. The FFSC: • Train ombudsmen • Support ombudsman assemblies


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information and referral

• Pre-deployment programs • Family support groups, workshops and referral services • Return and reunion training • Singles and homeward bound • Reunion and Iintimacy • Returning to children

Staff at the center can provide information on various services and programs that are available throughout the region. • Maintains a database of base and community educational, life-enhancing and therapeutic resources • Provides brochures and fact sheets on local area resources • Provides skilled crisis intervention and support services • Makes referrals to appropriate military and civilian agencies. personal Financial management

The FFSC provides financial education, training, and counseling that emphasizes long-term financial responsibility through instruction on sound money management, debt management, saving, investing, and retirement planning. new parent support

Babies don’t come with manuals. That’s why the FFSC has programs in place to help service members and spouses adjust to parenthood. Offerings include: parent education, home visits, prenatal and postnatal care, developmental screening, parent support groups and information and referrals to community resources. deployment support

Concerned about how you and your family will adjust during periods of separation? The FFSC plays a key role in the preparation process by assisting commands in getting crew and family members ready for each phase of

relocation assistance program

Whether you’re expecting orders for an overseas tour or changing homeports, the FFSC can help you prepare through a range of services. • Learn how to deal with movers. • Get information about personal property entitlements, travel pay and allowances, and creating a budget for the move. • Plan your overseas move, get your passport in order, obtain information on visa requirements, learn about cultural adjustments, and how to accommodate the financial and emotional needs of relatives left behind. • Learn details about your new homeport, including housing availability, cost of living, childcare, schools and recreational opportunities. • Get one-on-one assistance from experienced relocation counselors. • The Lending Locker offers use of household goods while your belongings are in transit. The FFSC can lend foldout mattresses, dishes, pots, pans and utensils. transition assistance management program

Whether you are retiring or separating, the FFSC can help with your transition from military life to the civilian world. The FFSC’s services include: • A four-day program with classes

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for retirees or those separating to help address social, financial and professional issues related to getting out of the military Employer panels and special briefings Military skills and training verification Access to public job search registries Employment-related workshops Access to computerized job databases and printed lists Information on veterans’ and Social Security benefits.

Family employment readiness program

The FFSC helps family members make career decisions and develop employment search skills through education, information, referral and assistance programs, giving family members the competitive edge to secure employment. Workshops include: • • • • • • • • • •

Employment skills building Career planning Self-assessment Job search skills Resume writing Filling out applications Federal employment information Networking Interviewing Resource library

life skills education

Having problems communicating with your spouse, adjusting to parenthood or managing stress? The FFSC provides solution-oriented programs to develop knowledge and social skills to enhance self-esteem and interpersonal relations. In addition to individual and marital counseling the FFSC provides:

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• Offers support and up-to-date information about the program

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facilities & services • Child development classes • Family life cycles and patterns • Mental health needs assessment and referrals • Suicide prevention briefs morale, WelFare and recreation Visit our Website: www.navymwrwashington.com

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Fitness centers are free to active duty military, reservists, retirees, family members, and DoD civilians assigned to Naval Support Activity Washington and its tenant commands. Contractors are required to pay a monthly or yearly membership fee. The Fitness & Sports Program offers several fitness centers and ongoing

fitness and wellness services to meet the needs of the NSAW community. Fitness and wellness programs are available at each installation. Fitness programs & services:

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Individual personal training Group personal training Group exercise classes Monthly fitness incentive events Annual 10lb challenge Spring into fitness

Fitness Facilities

Washington navy yard Fitness center Building 22 (202) 433-2282 or (202) 433-2829 Hours of Operations:

Mon-Fri 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. sports complex Building 73 (Indoor tennis court and basketball court) Hours of Operation Mon-Fri 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Court Reservations by request -please call (202) 433-2829/2282 captain’s cup sports program

Sports programs are designed to increase physical endurance, promote fitness, and build camaraderie among work units and friends. There are individual and team sports programs available to all eligible participants. The MWR Sports Office is located on the Washington Navy Yard in


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NSAW offers Captain’s Cup events, including:

Washington Navy Yard Building 22 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday & Holidays (202) 433-2484

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Basketball Darts Flag Football Golf Racquetball Softball Tennis Volleyball Dodgeball Bowling Soccer Corn hole Ultimate frisbee Kickball Bowling

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information, tickets & travel

Welcome to Washington! Now that you’ve made it to our Nation’s Capital, it’s time to take advantage! The new Community Recreation Office is your one-stop fun shop for discounted tickets to the movies, museums, the zoo, theme parks, sporting events, water parks, festivals, the theatre, concerts, and a whole lot more! Discounted tickets can be purchased

at the Community Recreation Office, Building 22, or call for more information (202) 433-2484. The Community Recreation Office also employs a full-service travel agent that can help you book your leisure travel. Please call and make an appointment today! year round attractions:

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Colonial Williamsburg International Spy Museum Movie theater tickets Sightseeing tours National Aquarium of Baltimore Medieval Times in Maryland Mount Vernon

Florida attractions:

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the Fitness Center, Building 22. For any questions about upcoming sports programs, call 202-433-2282.

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facilities & services • Universal Studios and Island of Adventure • SeaWorld • Busch Gardens, Tampa

• Disneyland • San Diego SeaWorld

Resort Condominium International Vacation Getaway offers a seven-day vacation package to some of the finest resorts with exceptional accommodations. Visit their website for available accommodations: www.afvclub.com.

seasonal attractions:

Food & beverage

• Hershey Park • Busch Gardens Williamsburg & Water Country USA • Kings Dominion • Six Flags America • Area Ski Resorts • Washington Nationals • Maryland Renaissance Festival • And More!

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The elegant Catering and Conference Center at the Washington Navy Yard offers the finest in catering services and versatile conference facilities. There’s also a cozy lounge to meet friends and co-workers after work. The professional catering staff is avail-

able to serve all of your catering and conference requirements. The facility offers elegant banquet rooms to serve 30 to 500 guests. The catering menu provides a wide range of delectable selections from simple coffee and pastries, cocktail receptions and buffet style dinners, to elaborate fares such as weddings, specialty banquets, or State Dinners. The Catering and Conference Center is located in Building 211 on the Washington Navy Yard. Please call (202) 433-3041 for more information. mordecai booth’s public house Wny building 101

The Washington Navy Yard Guinness themed Irish Pub, Mordecai Booth’s Public House, is a great place to


facilities & services special events year round. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Friday 3:308:30 p.m. Have an event or command function coming up? Contact (202) 433-3041 for more information and reservations. Always Party Responsibly!

Wny concessionaries

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dunkin’ donuts Building 184 Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Navy Recreation Center Solomons, known as the “Best Kept Secret in Southern Maryland,” is a mere 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and yet a world away from our Nation’s Capital. Nestled on a peninsula, bounded by the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay in an area aptly called “the land of the living,” the bay and its views seem to be everywhere. Its influence on the local life-style and leisure pursuits is profound. The reservation process begins in January of each year, with military personnel receiving priority. For the reservation schedule, visit the Naval District Washington website.

subway Building 184 Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. town center Building 22 Town Center Food Court RK Cafe, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sbarro’s, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rice King, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Freshens, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (202) 479-6901 nexexpress Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. (202) 479-6901 starcuts Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (202) 889-6830 William iii Building 36 Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. William iii (Winch house) Building 123 Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Navy Getaways Solomons proudly offers classic and contemporary cottages, log cabins, cozy cottages, bungalows and apartments ranging from one to five bedrooms. All units come equipped with air-conditioning and kitchens. camping

Bring your tent, or rent one of ours, and enjoy one of our 15 group sites or 56 individual primitive campsites. All are within a short walking distance of our full service comfort stations. Campers and RV owners may enjoy one of the six electric only sites, 152 electric and water only sites, or 146 complete hookup sites. If roughing it in a tent doesn’t appeal to you and you don’t have a camper, try one of our yurts. Yurts are 24 ft. in

diameter and will sleep approximately six people. These primitive structures are furnished without electric, water or kitchen facilities. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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unwind after work, crank it up at night, or just hang your hat for some good eats and friendly people. Booth’s includes a wide assortment of beverages, food items, plasma televisions, a cozy fireplace, great music, and

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display ship barry The Display Ship Barry is one of only three remaining Forrest Sherman class destroyers. Commissioned Sept. 7, 1956, it is the third ship to bear the name of the illustrious Revolutionary War naval hero, Commodore John Barry. The USS Barry (DD 933) supported the 1958 Marine and Army airborne unit landing in Beirut, Lebanon, and was a member of the task force in 1962 that quarantined Cuba in response to evidence that Soviet missiles had been installed on the island. Credited with destroying more than 1,000 enemy structures, Barry earned two battle stars for its service during the Vietnam conflict. In the early 1970s, the ship was homeported in Athens, Greece, as part of the Navy’s forward deployment program. Barry was decommissioned in 1982 and began its new career as a permanent public display ship in 1984.

Used for training, shipboard familiarization, and as a ceremonial platform, the DS Barry is one of the most popular visitor destinations on the Washington Navy Yard. In late 2014 the display ship was designated by the Navy to be removed as a display ship and subsequently scrapped. The departure of the ship is still to be determined.� latrobe gate What was once the main entrance to the Washington Navy Yard is now restricted to entry by residents of flag officers quarters and their authorized guests. Latrobe Gate also garners historical distinction as the oldest, continuously manned Marine sentry post in the nation. The Latrobe Gate is one of the few structures on the Navy Yard to escape the fire in 1814 when the British invad-

ed Washington. Prior to the invasion, Tingey was ordered by the Secretary of the Navy to burn the Washington Navy Yard lest it be captured by the enemy. Enemy troops briefly entered the Yard and burned the buildings that had not been set on fire by the Americans. As soon as the British departed, the local populace began plundering not only the untouched stores but also the two residences on the Yard. Soon afterward, Tingey strongly recommended erecting a 10-foot-high brick wall around the Yard to prevent a recurrence of this activity.


The Joint Committee on Landmarks has designated the Latrobe Gate of the Washington Navy Yard a Category II Landmark, which contributes significantly to the cultural heritage and visual beauty of the District of Columbia. navy library Located in Building 44 on the Washington Navy Yard, the Navy Library traces its roots to a March 31, 1800, letter from President John Adams to Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Stoddert directing him to establish a library that would contain “the best writing… on the theory and practice of naval architecture, navigation, gunnery…” From that beginning, the library’s collections have grown to over 200,000 volumes with an emphasis on naval, military and nautical history including holdings on foreign navies. Open to the public, the library serves an international audience. As a branch of the Naval Historical Center, it provides resources vital to the writing and

publishing of naval history, as well as information relating to the needs of today’s Navy. Personnel stationed or employed on the Washington Navy Yard may check out materials for one month. The library participates in interlibrary loan. Rare, special collections and reference books, as well as bound periodicals do not circulate. The library reserves the right to refuse to circulate or permit the reproduction of any items considered unique or fragile. Items over 100 years old are not available for interlibrary loan. The library is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library is closed on weekends and federal holidays. Reference assistance is not available on Wednesdays. For more information, please call (202) 433-4132. national museum oF the united states navy The U.S. Navy Museum is housed in the former Breech Mechanism Shop

of the old Gun Factory (building 76) on the Washington Navy Yard. Built between 1887 and 1899, the 600-footlong building was one of several shops on the Yard that produced ordnance, missile components and electronic equipment until 1962. In 1961 Adm. Arleigh Burke, chief of naval operations, recognizing that the Washington Navy Yard was the Navy’s oldest and one of its most historic sites, persuaded Secretary of the Navy John B. Connally to establish the U.S. Naval Historical Display Center, the forerunner of the Navy Museum. The museum opened in 1963 to collect, preserve and display naval artifacts, models,documentsandfineart.Through its exhibits, the museum chronicles the history of the United States Navy from the Revolution to the present. The exhibits commemorate the Navy’s wartime heroes and battles, as well as its peacetime contributions in such fields as exploration, diplomacy, navigation and humanitarian service. Tools, equipment and personal mate-

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rials offer the visitor a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of naval customs, way of life and contributions to society. The Navy Museum presents more than 225 years of naval and maritime history, tracing wars, battles and crises from the American Revolution through the present. The U.S. Navy Museum exhibits an extraordinary collection of ship models, uniforms, medals, ordnance, photographs and fine art. The museum collection also includes an F4U Corsair, nicknamed “Big Hog;� a twin mount 5-inch .38 caliber anti-aircraft gun; the foremast Fighting Top from frigate Constitution; and the bathyscaphe Trieste that descended nearly seven miles to the deepest location in the Pacific Ocean. One of the most comprehensive

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naval observatory Public tours of the United States Naval Observatory are now offered on alternating Monday evenings from 8:30 until 10:00 p.m. Tours will include a presentation of the mission and history of the observatory, a view of the development of USNO’s timekeeping responsibilities with a member of the observatory’s Time Service Department staff, and (weather permitting) viewing of celestial objects with the 12-inch Alvan Clark refractor with an astronomer. Individual tour passes must be reserved in advance for every Monday night tour. Visit www.usno. navy.mil for more information and to reserve a seat for a tour. Requests for reservations should be

submitted at least 4 - 6 weeks before a scheduled tour. You must provide the names and dates-of-birth of all individuals in your party. As a requestor, you must also provide a daytime telephone number and/or an e-mail address so that you can be contacted with the status of your request. Your request will be processed in the order in which it was received. You will receive an e-mail or telephone confirmation when your order has been processed, no later than the Friday before your first choice

tour date. If you have not received a confirmation notice by this time, you may assume that you are not on the name list(s) for your requested date(s). We will make every effort to try to contact you to schedule a subsequent date. All adult visitors will be required to present a photo ID that matches their name and date-of birth before they are admitted to the grounds. Visitors who do not have a reservation will not be admitted under any circumstances.

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exhibits, “In Harm’s Way,” examines the Navy’s role in World War II from the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 to Japan’s surrender in 1945. Divided into three sections, the exhibit examines the Pacific and Atlantic campaigns and the home front effort. Thematic exhibits, such as “Underwater Exploration,” “Polar Exploration,” and “Individual Augmentee,” feature the Navy’s diplomatic and peacetime contributions. World War II submarine periscopes, gun mounts and other hands-on objects provide visitors with an interactive museum experience. The U.S. Navy Museum sponsors special events throughout the year including lectures, slide presentations, book-signings and family programs. Hands-on educational programs for students and guided tours are available throughout the year. All of the museum’s programs are open to the public and are free of charge. The U.S. Navy Museum is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. For more information on the U.S. Navy Museum, please call (202) 433-4882 or visit online at www.history.navy.mil.

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he Navy’s premier musical organization since 1925. The United States Navy Band is the premier musical organization of the U.S. Navy. Comprised of six primary performing groups as well as a host of smaller ensembles, “The World’s Finest” is capable of playing any style of music in any setting. Since its inception in 1925, the Navy Band has been entertaining audiences and supporting the Navy with some of the best musicians in the country. From national concert tours to presidential inaugurals to memorial services at Arlington National Cemetery, the Navy Band proudly represents the men and women of the largest, most versatile, most capable naval force on the planet today: America’s Navy. One hundred seventy enlisted musicians, recruited from the finest music schools and professional musical organizations, perform over 270 public concerts and 1,300 ceremo-

nies each year. In addition to their demanding performance and rehearsal schedules, band members are responsible for the daily administration of the organization, including operations, public affairs, a large music library, information systems and supply. As the Navy’s musical ambassadors, band members maintain the highest standards of appearance, military bearing and physical fitness. The Navy Band is dedicated to the education of younger musicians. The Music in the Schools program features band members presenting clinics, master classes and recitals at local schools. Every spring, the Concert Band hosts their annual High School Concerto Competition. Finally, the band’s International Saxophone Symposium, entering its 34th consecutive year, proudly boasts one of the largest audiences in the U.S. for an event of its kind. The United States Navy Band, nationally

and internationally, stands for musical and military excellence. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall, the White House or a rural civic auditorium; sharing the stage with Ernest Borgnine, Itzhak Perlman, Branford Marsalis or Vince Gill; or appearing on television programs like the “Today Show,” “Meet the Press,” and “Good Morning America” and in films like “Clear and Present Danger,” the United States Navy Band is constantly reaffirming why they are “The World’s Finest.”


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areas of rifle drill manual and marching as well as the daily labor of maintaining the rigorous physical and uniform standards demanded of Ceremonial Guardsmen. Guardsmen and trainees alike spend hours every day pressing their uniforms and shining their shoes and belt brass. Meticulous inspections are performed prior to every ceremony. Once recruits graduate training and become Ceremo-

nial Guardsmen, they are required to join one of the Guard’s specialized platoons, including the Ceremonial Drill Team, Color Guard, Firing Party, and Casket Bearer Platoons. Guardsmen perform in a myriad of high visibility Navy and joint service ceremonies. Navy elements have marched in presidential inauguration parades, state funeral processions, and numerous annual celebrations. Full honors presidential arrivals at the White House, Navy and joint service wreath laying ceremonies at the Navy Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and chief of naval operations arrivals at the Washington Navy Yard are among the many events that the Ceremonial Guard executes routinely with unparalleled military bearing and accuracy. The Guard’s most somber duty is the delivering of funeral honors at every Navy funeral service conducted in Arlington National Cemetery. This honor is performed by the Guard’s casket bearers, firing party and marching elements on a daily basis and over twenty times every week. The Navy Ceremonial Guard is the face of the Navy and publicly personifies our Navy core values, maintaining the highest standards of personal and professional conduct. These young sailors represent the best and brightest of today as well as the future leaders of the Navy.

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ur Nation’s Capital, home of Naval Support Activity Washington, is teeming with historical landmarks that symbolize our American history, patriotism and naval tradition. Buildings constructed during the time of our founding fathers now stand as focal points in the administration of our government, and, more importantly, some of the most interesting locations to visit in the country, if not the world.

Museums take us back to this illustrious past, giving us an opportunity to view the artifacts and lifestyles of some of our more prominent American leaders, as well as historic milestones that have forever changed our lives. Washington, D.C. is the leader in points of historical interest in our nation. Washington, d.c. 202-789-7000 www.dchomepage.net

The District of Columbia, named for George Washington and Christopher Columbus in 1791, is the seat of the federal government and the nation’s capital. This 63-square-mile city boasts a population of more than a half million residents with hundreds of sights and points of interest that attract visitors from around the world. The city’s climate is described

as humid subtropical with the temperature in winter averaging 34 degrees and 77 degrees during the summer, although these are subject to wide fluctuations. Maj. Pierre L’Enfant designed Washington D.C. in 1791. It was the first city planned for a specific purpose. L’Enfant laid out the city around numerous circles and squares connected by straight boulevards. The layout has often been described as reminiscent of a series of wagon wheels. This design, often described as brilliant, allowed for growth;

however L’Enfant could not have foreseen the advent of automobiles in a nation of more than 230 million people. Four sections make up Washington, northeast, southeast, northwest and southwest. Any address is always followed by an abbreviation of the appropriate section of town - NE, SE, NW and SW. Washington has one of the most comprehensive and attractive public transportation systems on the East Coast, with Metro at the top of it all. The Metro not only connects the numerous sights


the local area in the city with each other, but the subway also branches out to parts of Virginia and Maryland. For more information regarding the Metro or to find the closest stop to a particular sight, call 202-637-7000. national air and space museum 6th st. and independence ave., s.W., Washington, d.c. 20560

JeFFerson memorial 900 ohio drive, sW,

national gallery oF art 6th street and constitution ave., nW, d.c. 202-737-4215 www.nga.gov

Open daily. Closed Christmas and New Years Day. Take a taste of the finer things in life and view the collection of Renaissance paintings, Dutch masterworks, French impressionism, as well as 20th century paintings and sculptures in this national gallery. Nearest Metros are Archives; Federal Center, SW; or Judiciary Square.

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inhabited by George Washington himself, The White House was nevertheless conceived by the father of our nation as a holy fortress from which to guard against the tyranny of “big government” and “social programs.” The president’s house is one of the most popular sights in D.C. Only the public rooms on the ground floor and the state floor may be visited, and the hours are limited. The White House may be closed at various times due to security concerns and special events. Nearest Metros are the Farragut West, McPherson Square or Metro Center.

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A monument to our third president, this 19-foot bronze statue stands beneath a rotunda inscribed with passages from the Declaration of Independence and Jefferson’s other famous writings. Open daily except Christmas. Park rangers are in attendance from 8 a.m. - midnight.

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John F. kennedy center For the perForming arts 2700 F street n.W., Washington, d.c. 20566 800-444-1324 / 202-467-4600 www.kennedy-center.org

lincoln memorial 900 ohio drive, s.W.,

Overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., the nation’s busiest arts facility, presents more than 3,300 performances each year for audiences numbering more than 2 million. The Kennedy Center continues to fulfill a vision of producing and presenting an unmatched variety of theater and musicals, dance and ballet, orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular and folk music, and multi-media performances for all ages. The Kennedy Center contains the Opera House, Concert Hall, Eisenhower Theater, the Terrace Theater, Hall of Nations, and the American Film Institute Theater. The Millennium Stage presents free performances in the Grand Foyer every night at 6 p.m. Open daily for public viewing, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For group tour information, call 202-416-8341. Shuttle available from Foggy BottomGWU Metro.

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The classic Greek temple memorial is located at West Potomac Park. This grand memorial overlooks the Reflecting Pool. Inside, the 19-foot marble statue of the 16th president is flanked by inscriptions of his Gettysburg Address and his second inaugural address. Open daily, 8 a.m. - midnight. From the nearest metro, Foggy Bottom-GWU, walk 8 blocks south along 23rd Street N.W. the White house 1600 pennsylvania ave. n.W., Washington, d.c. 20500 202-456-2121

Construction on this hallowed residence began in 1792 and ended amongst much patriotic fanfare in 1800. Though never

Housing more than 84 million items in 470 languages, the Library of Congress is one of the world’s largest library systems. Congress established the library in 1800 for its use, but has extended its services over the years. The library is now open to the general public. Guided tours are given every hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The library also features rotating exhibits, concerts, poetry readings, and public lectures. The nearest Metro is Capitol South. national Zoological park 3001 connecticut ave. n.W., Washington, d.c. 20008

202-633-4800 or www.natzoo.si.edu Highlights include the Great Flight Cage, Amazonia and the Great Ape House. Visit creatures ranging from giraffes to boa constrictors to big cats to the new panda bears. Open daily, except Christmas. From May 1 - Sept. 15 - animal buildings are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the grounds are open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. From Sept. 16 - April 30, animal buildings are open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and grounds open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Closest Metro is Cleveland Park or Woodley Park-National Zoo.

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Captain John Smith first explored Maryland in 1608. Since that time the state has furnished the nation with some of its most brilliant diplomats and patriots. Famous Marylanders include Benjamin Banneker, Francis Scott Key, Edgar Allen Poe and Upton Sinclair and Babe Ruth. The bravery of Maryland troops in the Revolution won the state its nickname, “The Old Line State.” Named after Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I of England, Maryland is the eighth smallest state in the union with a total area of 10,460 square miles. Two hundred Europeans settled Maryland in 1634 and the state has flourished ever since. Maryland was the seventh of the original 13 states to ratify the Constitution on Apr. 28, 1788. In the War of 1812, a British fleet attempted to seize Fort McHenry in Baltimore. Dur-

ing a 25-hour bombardment on Sept. 13-14, 1814, American troops successfully defended the fort, inspiring Marylander Frances Scott Key to write the StarSpangled Banner, which later became our national anthem. The historic sights of Maryland are a great attraction for tourists and residents alike. Call 1-800-5431036 for Maryland tourist information. annapolis www.annapolis.gov

Founded in the mid 17th century, Annapolis has been the capital of Maryland since 1695. It was the first peacetime capital of the United States. Since 1845, it has been the home of the U.S. Naval Academy. Tours are available at the State House, where Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris in 1784 that officially put an end to the American Revolution, just weeks after receiving George Washington’s resignation. The State House, built in 1772, is located in the center of Annapolis and was the first capitol of the United States. Today, it is the oldest state house still in legislative use in America. For further information regarding tours, call (410) 974-3400. united states naval academy 121 blake road annapolis, md. 21402-5000 (410) 293-8687 www.nadn.navy.mil

Visit the U.S. Naval Academy and walk the grounds of the world-famous higher institution for U.S. Naval officers and home for approximately 4,500 midshipmen and women. Established in 1845, the academy displays parades, concerts and other various events every year during “Commissioning Week,” finishing off with midshipmen graduation in late May. The Naval Academy Museum features 300 years of American Naval history. The center is open daily. Guided walking tours of the grounds are offered through the visitor center. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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Virginia has a total area of 40,767 square miles and enjoys a climate described as mild and equable. The temperature in Norfolk averages 41 degrees in the winter and 76 in the summer. Named by Sir Walter Raleigh in honor of Queen Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen of England, Virginia was the 10th of the original 13 states to ratify the Constitution, on June 25, 1788. The Europeans first established a permanent settlement in Jamestown in 1607. For more travel information about Virginia, call 1-800-VISITVA.


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nsaW telephone directory All phone numbers are area code 202 unless otherwise indicated WNY Pass & ID Visitor’s Center....................................................................433-3017 emergency numbers Fire/Ambulance/Security for NRL.................................................................433-3333 Fire/Ambulance/Security for Naval Observatory ..........................................433-3333 NSAW Duty Officer.....................................................................................433-6114 NDW Regional Operations Center ...............................................................433-5180 Casualty Assistance Coordinator ................................................................. 685-1568 Equal Opportunity Military Hotline...................................................... 1-800-253-0931 Public Works Emergency Service Desk ..........................................................433-3101 NDW Weather Hotline................................................................................433-9999 Frequently called numbers Admiral Gooding Center .............................................................................685-8400 Branch Dental Clinic (WNY) ........................................................................433-2480 Branch Medical Clinic (WNY) Appointments.......................................................................................433-3132 Health Promotions/Wellness..................................................................433-6311 Health Records Office ...........................................................................433-6529 Optometry ...........................................................................................433-3937 Pharmacy ............................................................................................433-6808 Preventive Medicine......................................................... 433-6298/6299/3730 Branch Medical Clinic (NAF, Washington)............................................(240) 857-2850 Catering and Conference Center ..................................................................433-3041 Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) ............................................433-7577 NSA Washington Chaplain Office................................................................433-2058 NSAW Public Affairs ...................................................................................433-2669 The Waterline Editor ....................................................................................433-2607 Navy Museum ........................................................................................... 433-4882 Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) ...................................................433-3858 NCIS After Hours (Regional Operations Center..............................................433-5180 46


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Pet Grooming............................................. 4

Bookstores .................................................. 2

Pet Shops..................................................... 4

Car Pool Services....................................... 2

Pets - Services & Supplies......................... 4

Churches..................................................... 2

Real Estate Sales - Residential.................. 4

Colleges & Universities............................. 2

Restaurants ................................................. 4

Credit Unions............................................. 3

Schools - Acadmic/Private ....................... 4

Dentists - General...................................... 3

Storage......................................................... 4

Hospitals/Clinics ....................................... 3

Transportation Services............................ 4

Hotels/Motels............................................. 3

Truck Rentals ............................................. 4

Kennels ....................................................... 4 The appearance of advertisements in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy, or Comprint Military Publications of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use, or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user, or patron. All housing advertised in this publication is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 and to the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1966. These two laws make it illegal to discriminate or to advertise “any preference, limitation, discrimination, based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” This publisher will not knowingly accept any advertisement for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are informed all dwellings advertised in this publication are available on an equal opportunity basis.


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THE LANSBURGH 425 8th Street, NW.......................................www.TheLansburgh.com WASHINGTON, DC.......................................................202 393-1800 (See our color ad after the editorial section)

CAPITOL HILL BOOKS 657 C Street, SE WASHINGTON, DC ..................................................... 202 544-1621 (See our ad under Bookstores)

CHARLOTTE HALL VETERANS HOME 29449 Charlotte Hall Road.......................................www.charhall.org CHARLOTTE HALL, MD.........1-800-522-VETS (8387) or 301 844-8172

COMMUTER CONNECTIONS Please visit us on the Web at www.commuterconnections.org Carpool & Vanpool Ridematching -- Transit Information Guaranteed Ride Home - Employer Services - A Smarter Way to Work COMMMUTER CONNECTIONS.............................800 745-RIDE (7433)

BRANDYWINE AUTO PARTS One of the Nation’s Largest Stock of Used Parts Lifetime Warranty Available Free Installation Estimates www.brandywineparts.com For the location nearest to you call..........(301) 372-1000

CAPITOL HILL BOOKS Military in Uniform 10% Discount

OMNI RIDE / OMNI LINK 14700 Potomac Mills Road.........................................PRTCtransit.org WOODBRIDGE, VA..............................888 730-6664 / 703 730-6664 (See our color ad after the editorial pages)

CHRIST OUR SHEPHERD CHURCH Stuart McAlpine - Pastor Bo Parker - Pastor Sunday Worship Service 10:00 am Visit us at www.christourshepherd.org 801 North Carolina Ave., SE CAPITOL HILL, WASHINGTON, DC..............................202 544-9599

Owner USN Retired ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH Second & C Streets, SE.................................www.saintpetersdc.org WASHINGTON, DC ..................................................... 202 547-1430 (See our color ad after the editorial pages)

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NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 8333 Little River Turnpike........................................... www.nvcc.edu ANNANDALE, VA................. ...................................... 703 323-3000 (See our color ad after the editorial pages)


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NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Serving the personnel of the Naval District of Washington Visit us at www.nfcu.org Call 24/7.........................................................888 842-NFCU (6328) (See our ad under Credit Unions)

FAMILY AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY Mai T. Phan, D.D.S. 4001 N. 9th Street, Suite 218...............www.ballstondentistry.net ARLINGTON, VA....................................................703 522-0510

NAVY HEALTH CLINIC WASHINGTON NAVY YARD www.med.navy.mil/SITES/NHCQ/CLINICS/WNY/Pages/Welcome.aspx 915 N. Street, S.E., Bldg. 175 WASHINGTON, DC ..................................................... 202 433-3132 (See our color ad on the Back Cover)

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NAVY LODGE - WASHINGTON 12 Bowline Green, Bldg. 4412............................www.navy-lodge.com WASHINGTON, DC......................................................202 563-6950 (See our color ad after the editorial section)


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WAGTIME TOO LLC 900 M Street, SE WASHINGTON, DC...................................................202 629-2765 (See our color ad after the editorial pages)

COMMUTER CONNECTIONS Please visit us on the Web at www.commuterconnections.org Carpool & Vanpool Ridematching -- Transit Information Guaranteed Ride Home - Employer Services - A Smarter Way to Work COMMMUTER CONNECTIONS.............................800 745-RIDE (7433)

NICK’S NIGHT CLUB 642 South Pickett Street..............................www.nicksnightclub.com ALEXANDRIA, VA ....................................................... 703 751-8900 (See our color ad after the editorial pages)

OMNI RIDE / OMNI LINK 14700 Potomac Mills Road.........................................PRTCtransit.org WOODBRIDGE, VA..............................888 730-6664 / 703 730-6664 (See our color ad after the editorial pages)

PARKING CLINTON MINI STORAGE AND PARKING FACILITY Military Discounts, located next to Joint Base Andrews 7908 Bellefonte Place.....................www.clintonministorage.com CLINTON, MD......................................................301 856-0013 (See our color ad under the editorial pages)

WAGTIME TOO LLC 900 M Street, SE WASHINGTON, DC...................................................202 629-2765 (See our color ad after the editorial pages)

WAGTIME TOO LLC 900 M Street, SE WASHINGTON, DC...................................................202 629-2765 (See our color ad after the editorial pages)

WAGTIME TOO LLC 900 M Street, SE WASHINGTON, DC...................................................202 629-2765 (See our color ad after the editorial pages)

HAZEL HOMES 10700 Spotsylvania Avenue..........................www.HazelHomesVA.com FREDERICKSBURG, VA.................................................540 775-8411 (See our color ad on the Back Cover) STANLEY MARTIN HOMES 11111 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 200...............www.StanleyMartin.com RESTON, VA ............................................................. 703 964-5000 (See our color ad on page 1) THE HYLTON GROUP 5593 Mapledale Drive..................................www.thehyltongroup.com WOODBRIDGE, VA.......................................................703 590-1111 (See our color ad on the Inside Front Cover)

GORDON BIERSCH BREWERY RESTAURANT 100 M Street, SE Washington, DC ........................................................ 202 484-2739 (See our color ad after the editorial pages)

ELIZABETH SETON HIGH SCHOOL College Preparatory School for Young Women Owned & Operated by the Daughters of Charity 5715 Emerson Street BLADENSBURG, MD .................................................. 301 864-4532 (See our color ad after the editorial pages)

CLINTON MINI STORAGE AND PARKING FACILITY Military Discounts, located next to Joint Base Andrews 7908 Bellefonte Place.....................www.clintonministorage.com CLINTON, MD......................................................301 856-0013 (See our color ad under the editorial pages)

CLINTON MINI STORAGE AND PARKING FACILITY Military Discounts, located next to Joint Base Andrews 7908 Bellefonte Place.....................www.clintonministorage.com CLINTON, MD......................................................301 856-0013 (See our color ad under the editorial pages)


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