The two airports closest to Naval
District 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
Railway Express at 800-RIDE-VRE and Maryland MARC at 1-800-325-RAIL.
There are two Navy Lodges in the area, one at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda and the other 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 handicapped-accessible, interconnecting and no-smoking 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. Complimentary 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) 563-6950, fax (202) 563-2970.
Bethesda Navy Lodge, (301) 654-1795, is located at the National Naval Medical Center. There are two room sizes available. One size sleeps two and has a kitchenette; the other sleeps five with a kitchenette.
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 PSD.
PSD Washington D.C.
Customer Service Hours: 7:30 a.m. to
4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Closed on the weekends.
ID Lab: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last appointment/walk-in taken at 3:40)
Joint Base Andrews Naval Air
Customer Service Hours: 7:30 a.m. to
4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday. Thursday Closure at 2 p.m. for training.
Fort Meade PSD
Customer Service Hours: 7:30 a.m. to
4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and
Friday. Wednesday Closure at 10:00 a.m. for training.
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 PSD from Airports
When reporting to PSD from Reagan National Airport, take George Washington Parkway North to 395 North (Washington). Follow 395 North to the South Capitol Street exit. Take South Capitol Street, crossing the Frederick Douglas Bridge, and proceed to the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling main gate, which will be your first right turn after crossing the bridge. After entering the base, keep right on Defense Boulevard and take the first right to Wick Drive. Building 92 (PSD) will be on your right.
From Dulles International Airport, take John Sully Road South to John S. Mosby/Lee Jackson Memorial highway to Route 66 East (Washington). The Dulles Airport Access Road can be taken, which will connect to Route 66 East (Washington). Once on Route 66, follow Route 66 to Constitution Avenue (East). Follow Constitution Avenue to Ninth Street. After making the right turn onto Ninth Street, get in the far left lane. Take 395 North to South Capital Street exit. Take South Capital Street, crossing the Frederick Douglas Bridge, and proceed to the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling main gate, which will be your first right after crossing the bridge. After entering the base, keep straight on Defense Boulevard and take your first right to Wick Drive. Building 92 (PSD) will be on your right.
The prescribed winter uniform of the day for Officers/CPO is Service Dress Blue; the alternative is Service Khaki. For E-6 and below, the prescribed winter uniform of the day is Service Dress Blue; the alternative is the Service Uniform.
The prescribed summer uniform of the day for Officers/CPO is Summer White; the alternative is Service Khaki. For E-6 and below, the prescribed summer uniform of the day is Service Dress White; the
alternative is the new Service Uniform.
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 Commandant, Naval District Washington for approval.
Washington, D.C., is not considered a critical housing area. Government off-base housing units are available at Bellevue Housing in southwest Washington, D.C. The normal waiting list time is about two to twelve months, depending on the type of housing requested. You can reach the housing office at (800) 210-0139, (202) 433-0346 or DSN 288-0346.
NDW maintains four bachelor housing units in the metro area. Bachelor housing units are located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility. Site managers can be reached at (202) 433-2667.
Front Desk: (202) 433-2667
Building Manager: (202) 685-6539
Central check-in for all permanent-party residents. Front desk operates 24 hours a day. Building 417, located on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Furnari Hall, is a 250-room facility, designed to house the Navy's Ceremonial Guard. The building is utilized to support other personnel from Naval Support Activity Washington and other commands.
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.
Building Manager: (202) 767-4456
Desk operates from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Located on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, this is a Navy/Air Force-owned facility, which provides 188 rooms for Sailors and Marines. This is a Navy 1+1 facility with shared, full kitchens and baths.
Bachelor Officer Quarters:
Front Desk operates 24 hours a day.
Located on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, this newly renovated 23-room facility offers transient lodging for officers and chiefs. All rooms are furnished with
a double bed, refrigerator, microwave, cable TV and coffee pot. Daily housekeeping services are provided. These rooms
are for transient personnel and reservations should be made by calling
All BOQ housing has 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 VCR.
Regional Bachelor Housing
Bachelor Enlisted Housing is located at Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility. These quarters are for use by both officers and enlisted personnel who are traveling on TAD orders and reservists drilling on weekends.
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 is located at the site of the Naval Research Laboratory, 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 one-half baths.
There are 112 three-bedroom, two-level townhouses, measuring approximately 1,188 square feet, and six three-bedroom 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 one-car 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 Anacostia-Bolling, located adjacent to Bellevue.
Rental Partnership Program
The Rental Partnership Program (RPP) 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 288-0346.
Household Goods Shipments
The United States Army Joint Personal Property Shipping Office, Washington Area (JPPSOWA) in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, handles all inbound shipments for the Naval District Washington area. JPPSOWA is normally open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, please call (703) 806-4900.
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 (GBL) from the inbound Transportation Office, inventory prepared by movers and Repair
All service members and civilian employees working aboard Naval District Washington must register their vehicles with the Pass and ID Office. To obtain a DOD decal for your vehicle the following items are required: 1) vehicle registration; 2) A written statement authorizing the operator to use the vehicle, if the operator is not the owner; 3) valid driver's license; 4) proof of insurance; 5) NDW badge or military ID; 6) for motorcycle registration, in addition to items one through five, the
driver's license must contain a motorcycle endorsement and the operator must present proof of completion of an acceptable motorcycle safety course, as discussed under “motorcycles” below. Parking passes will also be issued for motorcycles.
You may operate a vehicle with a valid driver's license either issued by the state
in which your automobile is registered or the state in which you reside. Family
members may operate a vehicle with a valid driver's license issued by the state they are from.
Motor vehicle liability insurance is required in an amount not lower than the minimum limit prescribed by the state in which your vehicle is insured. Any vehicle that does not meet the states requirements will be denied registration.
All military personnel who ride a motorcycle at any time, on or off a DOD facility, must successfully complete a Naval District Washington approved motorcycle safety course that includes a “hands-on” segment. All DOD civilian personnel who wish to ride a motorcycle on a DOD facility must also complete such a course. Information on the course may be obtained by calling (540) 653-2340. Courses are offered on an “as-needed” basis, generally once a month from March through
October. Special arrangements may be made to accommodate riders between November and February, if there is
sufficient demand, on a case by- case basis.
The Navy Traffic Safety Program requires that motorcycle headlights be turned on at all times while the motorcycle is being operated on base, except where prohibited by military mission or Status of Forces agreements. Government or private motorcycles must be equipped with a rear view mirror mounted on
each side of the handlebars or fairing. For more information on motorcycle safety courses visit http://www.military safepmv. com/ or http://www.navymotorcyclerider. com/
The speed limit on military bases is 20 mph, 5 mph in parking garages, unless otherwise posted and is enforced by roving police patrols equipped with radar.
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 Security Police for a traffic violation or routine identification check, full cooperation with the patrol officer or gate guard is required, and all requested identification must be produced. Pedestrians in crosswalks have the right of way; however, they should not step into crosswalks in the path of approaching vehicles when such action would require emergency braking on the part of the vehicle operator.
Pedestrians must consider surface road conditions prior to entering the crosswalk. When driving in the parking garages, always keep your headlights on, and slow down on curves.
Talking on a cell phone while driving in Washington, D.C., and on Navy installations without use of a hands-free device, is illegal.
Personnel and Visitor Control
All Naval District Washington personnel will be issued and must display a valid picture identification badge. Visitors are defined as persons not assigned, employed or attached to Naval District Washington or tenant commands. Visits will normally be for official business only. Visitors to Naval District Washington installations must possess a valid reason for entry and have proper identification in order to gain access.
Visitors must report to the Pass and ID Office upon arrival to the installations.
Buses and vans entering Naval District Washington installations may be stopped at the gates and all occupants checked for valid identification. NSA Washington's Pass & ID office at the Washington Navy Yard is open Monday-Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed weekends and holidays.
For more information contact the Pass and ID office at (202) 433-3017.
Washington Navy Yard Parking
Handicapped parking on the Washington Navy Yard is pooled. This means that anyone with a valid Naval District
Washington handicapped parking permit can park in any Washington Navy Yard handicapped parking space. Short-term visitors to the Navy Yard who have a valid visitors pass and a valid state-issued
handicapped permit may also park in handicapped spaces during their visit to the Yard. Normal procedures are to tow those cars parked in handicapped spaces without a valid handicapped permit. Handicapped spaces have the large handicapped symbol painted in the space.
All reserved spaces are painted red and labeled reserved with a number assigned to the space. This parking 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 permit is required to park in the white spaces. To obtain a WNY permit you must have: a completed NSAW
Parking/Decal application; military, civilian or contractor ID; proof of WNY employment; valid driver's license; proof of vehicle insurance; valid registration.
General visitor's parking is in the W-166 parking lot, accessed via the O St. gate.
If a command is having a meeting or event that requires coned-off or reserved parking, send that request to OYP_NSAW@nmci-isf.com.
For all NDW installations, please call that installation's visitor center or security police prior to arrival at the installation to find out about their parking requirements.
Conducted randomly on each shift at one of the gates, these are visual checks of your vehicle, not searches.
If the vehicle operator does not allow the security police officer to inspect the vehicle, entry to the base may be denied.
DOD Shuttle Buses
DOD buses can be used for official purposes only. The following personnel are authorized to use DOD shuttle buses: DOD military personnel on active duty either in uniform or on presentation of their Armed Forces Identification 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.
When on official business, 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 Anacostia-Bolling, 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
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 complement the Metrorail and offers more than 400 routes and 10,000 bus stops.
It is approximately a five 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 a.m. to 8:36 a.m. and Evening Rush: 3:26 p.m. to 6:43 p.m.
During non-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.
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.
Department of Defense employees working in the National Capital Region may be entitled to a Metrocheck transit subsidy for using alternative means of transportation for their daily commute.
To qualify for this program you must be a military, civilian or NAF 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 Metrocheck and disbursement locations and dates, please visit http://www.whs.mil/DFD/ Info/NCRTransitSubsidy.cfm.