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This is a rather comprehensive list of the uniformed services' parent units web sites, and military publications in the Washington/ Baltimore/ Annapolis/ Southern Maryland/ Northern Virginia areas. If there is a site you believe I should have in this list as well, send me an email to email@example.com
and I'll review it and probably add it to the list. Most of these are subject to BRAC; however, there are other uniformed services included in this list as well.
First, what is BRAC?
- "BRAC" is an acronym which stands for base realignment and closure.1
- It is a process the Department of Defense uses to recognize its base structure or military towns so that they can more effectively support our forces. 2
- In 1998, the Pentagon determined that it had 20-25% more installation capacity than it needed, or would need, in the future. They estimated that they could save $7 billion a year by consolidating operations. 2
- By Law - The BRAC provess started in 2005 and must be completed by 2011. 2
Then, why is BRAC important?
- irst and foremost, BRAC will improve the effectiveness and readiness of our Armed Forces. 2
- Secondly, the three major Department of Defense organizations it will bring to Fort Meade will add 5,700 more positions and increase the economic impact on our region by an additional one billion dollars. 2
Relief for Military Homeowners in Stimulus Package
By Kelly Johnson, Military.com
The financial strain affecting so many military families required to move in a bad housing market may soon be alleviated in the newly passed $787 billion stimulus package.
The stimulus ? signed into law by President Obama on Feb. 17 ? features a provision titled the Military Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP). HAP benefits (normally payable only at BRAC locations) will be extended to certain military homeowners who bought homes before July 1, 2006 and who sell the homes before Sept. 30, 2012, according to MOAA.com.
HAP was originally written in response to rising foreclosures and the credit crisis, and seeks to add more than $400 million to help military homeowners who are in the middle of foreclosure, or unable to sell their homes in the event of a permanent change of station order.
What's more, HAP will not only provide help to military homeowners who receive PCS orders and are unable to sell their homes, but will also assist wounded warriors who must relocate due to medical reasons, and surviving spouses of fallen servicemembers who are also forced to move.
The bill "will change this country for the better," said Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., who heads the House Appropriations Committee, in a MarketWatch Report.
The secretary of defense will use these funds to acquire titles to servicemembers' homes or reimburse individuals for losses after a private sales or foreclosures, reports The Washington Post.
"We must stem the spread of foreclosures and falling home values for all Americans and do everything we can to help responsible homeowners stay in their homes," said President Obama in a speech after he signed the bill.
Additionally, the stimulus will help military families who want to buy their first home. A first-time Homebuyer Tax Credit was included in the stimulus to give prospective home buyers a credit of 10 percent of the purchase price, up to a maximum for $8,000. The previous requirement for consumers buying homes after Jan. 1, 2009 to pay the money back would be removed, unless the house is sold within three years of purchase.
"The Congress and the President understand the deep apprehension that the American people feel?about the economic security of their families," said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in a written statement. "Congress responded with swift, bold, and sweeping legislation that will ?transform our nation."
To learn more about the stimulus visit, Recovery.org.
Help for Military Families is Available from the Government!
The federal government will cover 95 percent of a loss to military families forced by deployment or other eligible circumstances to sell their houses at a loss in today's market. The law applies to service members with mortgages entered into before July 1, 2006. Learn more at goo.gl/j7PKU. For more info contact Megan Booth at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 383-1222.
Following are links to the major installations in the region:
Department of Defense
The Pentagon, Washington DC
Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington DC
Joint Force Headquarters, National Capital Region, Washington DC
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Army Military District of Washington, Washington DC
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, MD
Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi MD
Ft. Detrick, MD
Ft. Leslie McNair, Washington DC
Ft. George G. Meade, MD
Ft. Myer, VA
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC
U.S. Air Force
Air Force District of Washington, Andrews AFB MD
Andrews AFB, MD
Bolling AFB, Washington DC
Naval District of Washington, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC
National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda
Naval Air Station Patuxent River
Naval Recreation Center Solomons
OLF Webster Field
Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division
Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Center, St. Inigoes MD
Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Naval Support Activity Annapolis, Annapolis MD
Naval Support Facility, Annapolis MD
Naval Support Facility Chesapeake Beach
Navy Operational Support Center Baltimore
Naval Support Activity Washington, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC
Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC
Naval Support Facility Anacostia, Washington DC
Naval Support Facility Suitland, Suitland MD
Naval Support Activity North Potomac, Washington, DC
Naval Support Facility Naval Observatory, Washington, DC
Naval Support Facility Carderock, Bethesda, MD
Naval Support Facility Potomac Annex
Naval Support Facility Arlington, Arlington VA
Naval Support Activity South Potomac
Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Dahlgren VA
Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Indian Head MD
Naval Support Facility Andrews, Camp Springs MD
Naval Support Facility Fort Belvoir VA
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren VA
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis MD
U.S. Marine Corps
Headquarters, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, Baltimore MD
Headquarters and Service Company, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, Baltimore MD
Engineer Support Company (-), 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, Baltimore MD
Company B, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Ft. Detrick MD
Marine Transport Station, NAF Andrews, MD
National Guard Bureau, Washington DC
Joint Force Headquarters District of Columbia National Guard
DC Army National Guard, Washington DC
DC Air National Guard, Washington DC
Maryland National Guard, Baltimore MD
Maryland Department of the Military (Installations and reservations that are maintained by the Maryland National Guard)
Maryland Air National Guard, Headquarters, Baltimore MD
Virginia National Guard, Richmond VA
Virginia Air National Guard, Sandston VA
Department of Homeland Security, Washington DC
U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, DC
NASA, Greenbelt MD
National Security Agency, Ft. Meade MD
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring MD
U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
HHS Offices and Agencies in Which Commissioned Corps Officers Serve in DC, Maryland or Virginia:
Non-HHS Agencies/Programs in Which Commissioned Corps Officers Serve
Publications that serve these installations:
Belvoir Eagle (Ft. Belvoir VA)
Fort Detrick Standard (Ft. Detrick MD)
Pentagram (Ft. Myer VA)
Stripe (Walter Reed Army Medical Center DC)
The Journal (National Naval Medical Center MD)
Henderson Hall News (Henderson Hall VA)
Quantico Sentry (Marine Corps Base Quantico VA)
South Potomac Pilot (Naval District Washington West Area, Indian Head MD and Dahlgren VA)
Tester (Patuxent Naval Air Station MD)
Trident (U.S. Naval Academy MD)
Air Force Times
The Beam (Bolling AFB)
Capital Flyer (Andrews AFB)
Moving out of the area? Take a look at some national listings...NationalHomeSearch.com.