This 153 suite, ADA compliant duplex, provides WII with a two-bedroom suite that includes a kitchenette, washer and dryer, a lounge area, which allows outpatients a place to stay with a non-medical attendant. Featured within Tranquility Hall is an Austin’s Playroom, a drop-in child activity center that provides certified childcare for not only those staying in the barracks, but to personnel in need of temporary child care while they’re on medical appointments. Food service will also be offered at Tranquility Hall in the Warrior Café, daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
A 200-bed facility to be constructed in the future, Santuary Hall will be ADA compliant, located in a secluded area on base, and will offer single and two bedroom suites that will have the built in flexibility to house warriors and their extended families. The facility will include a laundry room, day room and a communal kitchen. In addition, warriors will have access to a new garage containing approximately 460 spaces. Service members are welcome to stay at the lodging facilities until they’re medically cleared to go back to their unit or they receive their physical evaluation board findings or transition into active reserves.
Renovated in 2008 to improve the quality of life for its residents, Mercy Hall provides 98 ADA compliant single bedrooms, a Fleet and Family Support Office, a communal laundry room, a lounge area and an intercom system in the event of a medical emergency. Directly behind Mercy Hall is a tranquil seating area where WII can take in fresh air or chat with their loved ones.
Additional lodging, provided to wounded, ill and injured, (WII) and their family members, are the five Fisher Houses – the most on one base within the DoD system. The Fisher House program at NSA Bethesda provides military families 68 handicapped suites, 20 of which are private, a place to stay at no cost while their loved one is receiving treatment. Patients who are medically cleared may also stay at the Fisher Houses. Each includes a common area, communal dining, family rooms and play rooms for children.
Operating under the Navy Exchange Service Command, the Navy Lodge Bethesda offers 106 guest rooms. Authorized patrons include all branches of military service and their families, Department of Defense civilians, Reservists/National Guard, International Military and Retirees. Advance reservations are accepted for those traveling on Temporary Duty, Medical, Permanent Change of Station or Invitational Travel Orders.
Active Duty Members/Residents
Housing Referral Office
The Naval Support Activity Bethesda’s Family Housing office is located in Building 17, 3rd floor in Suite 3D at WRNMMC. This housing office maintains extensive lists of properties for rent, including single family homes, town homes, condos, and apartments as well as shared rooms and local hotel information. In addition, the Rental Partnership Program (RPP) allows active duty service members to move into participating apartment communities without paying a security deposit and application fee. Rent is provided at a discounted price. Contact the housing office at 301-295-1138 or 301-295-0798 for additional information and a list of participating communities. Housing information can also be obtained at www.housing.navy.mil, www.ahrn.com and www.pcsamaerica.net.
There are several Navy Family Housing on-base locations for military members and their families stationed in the National District Washington (NDW) region. These locations include:
• Bellevue (Lincoln Military Housing): 188, two and three-bedroom town homes for enlisted personnel.
• Joint Base Anacostia Bolling (Hunt-Pinnacle Military Housing), two, three and four-bedroom wnhomes and houses for enlisted
• Glen Haven (Balfour Beatty Military Housing), three and four-bedroom apartments for E6 and below, and three and four-bedroom townhomes for E7 and higher, including officers.
• Summerfield: 414 two, three, and four-bedroom units; apartments and town homes for enlisted personnel, and duplexes for officers.
• Woodbridge (approximately 35 miles from WRNMMC): 600
apartment units for enlisted and commissioned personnel.
Assignments for service members should be made on a DoD Form 1746, and submitted with your PCS orders, dependent information and the detachment endorsement from your last duty station. The service member’s application may be faxed, mailed, or hand carried to the NSA Bethesda’s Family Housing Service Center at WRNMMC or it may be provided directly to the JBAB Family Housing Office at 2691 Mitscher Road, SW, Bldg 414, Suite 100, Anacostia Annex, DC 20373. The JBAB Family Housing Office number is 202-433-0346 and the fax number is 202-433-0587 and the toll free number is 800-210-0139. The JBAB Family Housing Office handles all assignments for the Bellevue and JBAB area on-base housing and Balfour Beatty handles the Glen Haven area and can be reached at 301-649-9700 or fax number 301-649-7725. The Navy Family Housing Anacostia Annex Welcome Center office handles all assignments to Navy quarters (on-base housing) in the NDW region. WRNMMC Unaccompanied Housing (UH) information is supplied by NSA Bethesda upon check-in. For more information, call 301-295-5855.
Comfort and Solace Hall
Built in 1986 and 1993 respectively, Comfort and Solace Halls have since been completely renovated. All first floor rooms are well appointed and are ADA accessible. In addition to the 168 sleeping rooms, there are administrative and recreational space and underground parking for 60 automobiles.