Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is a 905 acre military installation, located in Southeast Washington, D.C., established on Oct. 1, 2010 in accordance with congressional legislation implementing the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission.
The legislation ordered the consolidation of Naval Support Facility Anacostia (NSF) and Bolling Air Force Base (BAFB), which were adjoining, but separate military installations, into a single joint base. Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is one of 12 joint bases formed in the country as a result of the law.
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is responsible for providing installation support to 17,000 military, civilian employees and their families, 48 mission and tenant units, including ceremonial units such as the United States Air Force Honor Guard, United States Air Force Band, United States Air Force Chaplains, the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard, various Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Joint Service commands and other DOD and federal agencies.
As the center of Air Force and Navy ceremonial support, among other missions, its service
to the country, active-duty, reserve, retired and visiting military, as well as personnel deployed around the world, continues.
As a single entity, JBAB employs nearly 14,000 military and civilian personnel, many of whom contribute countless hours performing community service and helping enrich the lives of adults and children in the surrounding neighborhoods, communities and schools.