Welcome to Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, an
installation dedicated to providing quality support to service members and their families, Department of Defense civilian employees, and military retirees. Every day, more than 100,000 people seek the services Fort Meade offers. Its
primary mission is to provide the required infrastructure, a safe and secure community, and a quality of life to more than 95 partner organizations from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, as well as to several federal agencies including the National Security Agency, Defense Media Activity, Defense Informations Systems Agency, the Defense Courier Service and the U.S. Cyber Command.
Fort Meade is conveniently located between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The installation lies approximately five miles east of Interstate 95 and one-half mile east of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, between Maryland State Routes 175 and 198. Fort Meade is located near the communities of Odenton, Laurel, Columbia and Jessup, and is home to approximately 11,000 military personnel along with about 29,000 civilian employees. Nearly 6,000 people reside on post. With approximately 56,000 employees, Fort Meade is Maryland’s largest employer and is the third-largest workforce of any Army installation in the U.S. In re-sponse to the military’s Base Realignment and Closure plan, construction of new facilities has now been completed for Defense Adjudication Activities, the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Defense Media Activity.
Temperatures range from a mean daily maximum of 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer to 30 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. In the winter, the average monthly snowfall is four to 10 inches. In the early stages of the season,
springtime is accompanied by high winds and moderate thunderstorms and summers are moderately hot and humid. Autumn is pleasant with temperatures ranging as high as the mid-60s.
In addition to the many recreational activities available on Fort Meade, the region itself is full of interesting places to visit. You can tour the historical sites of Annapolis; the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, or visit the White House in Washington, D.C.; or attend a football, basketball or baseball game at one of the many professional and college teams in the Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia areas.
This guide was prepared to help those new to Fort
Meade, but can also be valuable to long-time residents and employees. Use it often to find information, including
telephone numbers, addresses and websites of the offices and facilities on Fort Meade. We hope your stay here will
be enjoyable and your tour of duty professionally