U.S. ARMY GARRISON
Fort Meade’s structure is provided by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM), which oversees all facets of installation operations—construction, family care, food management, environmental programs, morale and well-being programs, public works, and installation funding. The Military District of Washington (MDW) provides the installations within its region real-time guidance, direction and resources, and responds to installation management requirements.
Fort Meade mirrors the visions of both IMCOM and MDW in order to ensure quality of life for those who live, work and play on the installation. Improving everyday life for the community and customers of Fort Meade is critical to providing a safe and secure environment. The installation is constantly improving its installation infrastructure and facilities, technology, and environment to meet expanding mission requirements.
Installation Management Command
IMCOM, a single organization headquartered in San Antonio with six regional offices worldwide, was implemented to reduce bureaucracy and apply a uniform business structure to manage U.S. Army installations.
IMCOM was launched to meet a number of objectives: implement a standardization process so that Soldiers and families can count on quality, consistent and uniform services at all installations; streamline how installations receive money and ensure installation funds are used for installation services (as opposed to combat training or other missions); relieve warfighters and mission commanders of installation-related tasks so that they can focus on combat training and tactical-related issues; and support mission-readiness and execution. Within the IMCOM business structure for installations, Fort Meade is aligned under the Installation Management Command Atlantic Region. To learn more about IMCOM, visit www.imcom.army.mil/hq/.
Military District of Washington
MDW is a leadership extension of the IMCOM and provides real-time guidance, direction and assistance to Army garrisons located in the region.
The mission of the regional office is to guide, direct, enable and oversee assigned garrisons; assess and convey resource requirements to IMCOM; and respond to installation management requirements. MDW also acts as a command and control headquarters relative to all base operations, functions, contingency operations and crisis management operations. MDW reviews and oversees resource allocations, interfaces with major commands and other services, and implements IMCOM policies and programs. MDW also interact with congressional delegations when necessary.
Headquarters Command Battalion
4551 Llewellyn Avenue
Headquarters Command Battalion and Headquarters Company was established Feb. 9, 1971. Today, multiple military occupational specialties make up the Headquarters Company. However, the mission of this company makes Headquarters Company one of the most multifaceted companies in the Army.
Its personnel, Headquarters Command Battalion and the installation headquarters provide a broad spectrum of administrative and logistical support to the post community. Headquarters Company also provides administrative and logistical support to several partner units. The Soldiers of Headquarters Company are committed to sustaining the highest state of readiness and providing the highest quality of service. The 241st Military Police Detachment is attached to the battalion for administrative and training purposes. Their purpose is to provide law enforcement, military working dog teams and force protection to the garrison of more than 12,000 service members, 35,000 civilians, and 60,000 family members and retirees at Fort Meade.
Army Community Service
830 Chisholm Ave.
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Army Community Service (ACS) offers a wide variety of programs and services to the military community. All military identification cardholders and Department of Defense civilian employees are eligible to receive assistance and enroll in ACS programs and classes.
• Army Emergency Relief
Army Emergency Relief (AER) plays a unique and important role in helping the Army ‘‘Take care of its own.” AER is a private, nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial assistance to active-duty and retired Soldiers and their family members and the spouses and orphans of deceased Soldiers. Approval of AER funds is based on the need created by an emergency beyond the control of the Soldier. Assistance may be in the form of a loan, grant or combination thereof. Educational scholarships are also available.
• Financial Readiness Program
This program supports financial readiness by offering education and counseling. Emphasis is placed on skills such as money management techniques, proper use of credit, financial planning and budgeting. The goal of the Financial Readiness Program is to help families prevent financial difficulties before they begin. Budget counseling may be either self-referred or command directed. This program is designed to help participants pay off debts by working with their creditors. Records are considered to be confidential and protected for those who are self-referred. Program members also advocate for clients who have consumer complaints by attempting to negotiate workable solutions between the consumer and the vendor. Individual counseling sessions may be scheduled for advice on consumer issues.
• Information, Referral and Follow-up
This program provides comprehensive information
regarding military and civilian community resources. Follow-up services are provided for those who have long-term needs.
• Mobilization and Deployment Readiness
Army life often means separation. Whether the first
experience or one of many, separation is never easy. Having some sort of support system is essential, whether it’s a family readiness group, a social group or a friend. Talking to someone and staying busy may help pass the time more quickly. The Soldier Readiness Program assists units and family members to prepare for a deployment.
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Abrams Hall – Main Check-In
Building 2793, Hawkins Drive
410-674-7700 or 301-677-5660
DSN: 622-5660 or 6529
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week;
All facilities are nonsmoking.
Abrams Hall provides 54 rooms with a common-use kitchen, laundry and vending machine room.
4707 Area – Brett Hall, Trott Hall, Morton Hall, Heard Hall and Nicholson Hall
There are 145 single-occupancy rooms. Forty-four of the rooms are suites with a kitchen and contain a bedroom, living room and private bath. Forty-five rooms are single suites with a private bath, and 56 rooms are single rooms with a private bath. Heard Hall and Nicholson Hall have a common kitchen.
U.S. Army Personnel
Building 2234, Huber Road
All Soldiers who are going to be assigned or attached to U.S. Army Garrison Fort Meade, Partner, and tenant U.S. Army units must attend a mandatory five-day In-processing session upon arrival to the installation. Once they have arrived at their units S-1 in eMILPO. During this process, Service Members receive Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Training (Phase I & II), Sponsorship Training, In-process Personnel, Finance, Transportation, Medical, Dental, and Tri-care. Service Members will also attend the Start Right – Joint Service session where they will receive a welcome from the Installation Commander and receive briefings about support services provided by the installation. Garrison In-processing week will start based upon the day the Service Member sign into his unit or the next duty day. Attendance at all 5 days is required to complete in-processing. Upon completion of this In-processing session, all Soldiers will have met the Department of the Army mandatory training requirement in completing 16 hours of Master Resiliency Training, along with completing all other related in-processing requirements prior to reporting to their unit for duty.
Start Right - Joint Service
Building 830, Chisolm Ave.
The Fort Meade Start Right Program is a one-day event held on Wednesdays for newly assigned service members coming to Fort Meade.
• Baggage and Household Goods
The Fort Meade Personal Property Office will assist with questions pertaining to movement of outbound and inbound household goods shipments via the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office, Fort Belvoir, Va., at 800-762-7186 or online at www.belvoir.army.mil/jppsowa.
• Fort Meade Personal Property Office
Personnel on post expecting baggage or household goods shipments, even if their shipment has arrived, should call the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office to complete delivery arrangements. Be prepared to provide a delivery address and daytime and after-hours telephone number. You can also request to arrange delivery by visiting www.belvoir.army.mil/jppsowa. The local office is located at Bldg. 2234, on the intersection of Huber and Pepper roads and is available by calling 301- 677-9639 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
RELOCATION READINESS PROGRAM
The Relocation Readiness Program supports military personnel and their families as they relocate. The program includes education and training opportunities, such as pre- and post-move briefings, orientations and workshops, overseas orientations, predeployment briefings, cross-cultural training, and destination services. ACS also has a lending closet which maintains limited household items for newly assigned families to borrow while household goods are in transit. Other relocation services include support for waiting families, preparation and planning assistance before and during the transfer, and cultural adaptation classes upon request. Sponsor training is offered to train unit representatives to be effective sponsors for incoming personnel. Information about major military installations worldwide, including Fort Meade, is available online at www.militaryonesource.mil. For more information, call 301-677-5590, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A Department of Defense decal on privately owned vehicles is no longer a requirement to access Fort Meade.
All privately owned vehicles driven onto Fort Meade are required to be licensed, registered, inspected and insured according to state and local laws. Vehicles entering the post are subject to a 100 percent identification check and all vehicles are subject to inspection by Fort Meade security personnel.
Department of Defense ID cardholders are only required to show a Common Access Card (CAC), military identification card or other approved access credential issued by the Fort Meade Visitor Center to enter the installation. Visitors who do not have a CAC, military ID or approved access credential must access the installation using the main gate at Reece Road and Maryland state Route 175. Reece Road is the only visitor access gate to Fort Meade. All other gates are designated for DoD identification cardholders or other approved access credentials.
Those who are not DoD affiliated personnel must have a valid purpose for entering the installation. At a minimum, visitors should be prepared to present a valid driver’s license and vehicle registration documents when entering the installation.
There is also no requirement for one-day visitors to enter the Demps Visitor Control Center on Reece Road; visitors should proceed directly to the Vehicle Inspection Station when entering the installation for a special event or meeting. To get to the Vehicle Inspection Station, take the first right after entering at Reece Road, follow the road through the parking lot and to the adjoining perimeter road to the Vehicle Inspection Station. Visitors (non-DoD ID cardholders) that attempt to enter any other gate will be redirected to Reece Road.
Contractors, personal service providers, volunteers and other individuals conducting legitimate business on the installation may receive an extended access credential and Vehicle Pass when properly sponsored by an authorized individual, organization or resident. Individuals requiring access in excess of 30 days, to include contractors or other service providers, must submit appropriate documents to the Demps Visitor Center through their sponsoring organization or activity.
For more information regarding post access, call the Visitor Control Center at 301-677-1064 or 1065, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Temporary Vehicle Passes
301-677-1064 or 1065
Temporary Vehicle Passes will be issued to contractors and guests that do not have a DoD ID Card and require access to the installation for two days or more. Passes will be issued for up to one year. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license, original registration and proof of current insurance.
Maryland Vehicle Registration
For information about registering a vehicle in the state of Maryland, visit the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration website at www.mva.maryland.gov.
A valid driver’s license, identification card, current vehicle registration and proof of insurance that shows dates of coverage, policy number and VIN are required.
DEMPS Visitor Center, 902 Reece Road
301-677-1064 or 1065
Individuals living on Fort Meade must register their privately owned firearms at the DEMPS Visitor Center within 72 hours after establishing residency on Fort Meade.
Proof of ownership is required for registration. Individuals living in family housing, bachelor enlisted quarters or bachelor officer quarters may store firearms and ammunition in their quarters. Firearms and other projectile firing weapons stored in quarters are required to be unloaded and secured in a locked container (such as a gun cabinet, lockable closet or gun case) or have a trigger-locking or action-blocking device on the weapon. Firearms and projectile firing weapons that cannot be stored in this manner should be stored in a designated arms room. Ammunition will be stored separately from the container in which the firearm or weapon is stored. Lost or stolen weapons should be reported to the Directorate of Emergency Services immediately.
Employment Readiness Program
830 Chisholm Ave.
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Employment Readiness Program assists those seeking employment by providing information and referral services in the areas of employment, education, training, transition and volunteer opportunities. The primary purpose of the program is to assist eligible family members who are relocating as a result of a military or civilian sponsor’s permanent change of station. The office provides information and services necessary to meet the challenges of military life. Computers with Internet access, a fax machine and copier are available for jobseekers to use at no cost. Employment Readiness also maintains an up-to-date job bank and offers a variety of job skill classes, including résumé writing, federal employment, interviewing, career exploration and other employment-related topics.
Army Volunteer Corps
830 Chisholm Ave.
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Army Volunteer Corps is designed to promote volunteerism to help meet the needs of the community. The Army Volunteer Corps coordinator assists community agencies to recruit and train volunteers. The Corps coordinator maintains a bank of volunteer positions on and off the installation, reviews interest and abilities, and recommends possible placement.
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
4432 Llewellyn Ave.
Monday through Wednesdays and Fridays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays 8 a.m. to noon
Open by appointment only for NAF office on Fridays. Please call 301-677-6660 to schedule an appointment.
The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center services more than 2,000 Department of Army appropriated and nonappropriated fund employees. The center has program responsibilities for recruitment, position management and classification, labor and management employee relations, personnel systems management, and worker’s compensation.
Department of Army Civilian Employees
Employees use My Biz on the Employee Portal.
DOD and other Federal Agencies Contact Information:
Soldier for Life-Transition
Assistance Program (TAP)
8501 Simonds Street, 1st Floor
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
All separating/retiring Soldiers (includes mobilized Reserve or Guard Soldiers) who have served on active duty for more than 180 consecutive days are required to complete Pre-separation Counseling, associate themselves with a TAP Center, and complete mandatory workshops and seminars before they will be allowed to separate. In accordance with Army Transition Policy Pre-separation Counseling should be completed at least 365 days prior to separation/retirement. Soldiers may go to www.acap.army.mil to register and complete Pre-separation Counseling.
Initial Counseling, Transition Assistance Program Workshop (TAP), Executive Transition Assistance Program Workshop (ETAP), Department of Labor Employment Workshop, Department of Veterans Affairs Briefing I & II, Financial Counseling Seminar, Apply for a Federal Job Seminar, Starting a Business or Business Franchise Seminar, Accessing Higher Education Seminar, Career Technical Training Seminar Dress for Success Seminar, Understanding the 911 G.I. Bill Seminar, How to Work a Job Fair Seminar, Life Coaching Seminar, VA Home Buying Seminar, Employer Day, Employment Assistance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Office
4432 Llewellyn Ave.
The mission of the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Office is to promote a positive work environment for all employees by assisting management in carrying out responsibilities relative to equal employment opportunity, recruitment, career development and retention of a diverse workforce.
The Fort Meade EEO office provides a full range of EEO services for the Fort Meade garrison and tenant organizations. The office provides EEO, prevention of sexual harassment, and manages special emphasis and disability programs. It also provides mediation, counseling, EEO complaint processing and affirmative employment program services.
Affirmative action annual reports are available on the EEO Webpage on the FGGM website.
Hours of operations are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Maryland State Employment Office
State of Maryland Department of
Labor Licensing and Regulations
Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation
Anne Arundel One Stop Career Center-Fort Meade
4432 Llewellyn Ave.
The state of Maryland, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations, Anne Arundel County Workforce Development Corporation and the Anne Arundel One Stop Career Center-Fort Meade provide client-oriented, innovative workforce solutions throughout the state of Maryland for residents and businesses. The One Stop Career Centers are collaborative efforts of the state of Maryland, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations, Anne Arundel County Workforce Development Corporation, the Division of Rehabilitation Services and other partners. The Anne Arundel One Stop Career Center-Fort Meade provides employment services to business organizations, as well as military, veterans, non-veterans, and federal employee and military dependents seeking employment.
Nonappropriated Fund Human Resources Office
4432 Llewellyn Ave.
301-677-6660 or 7273
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Nonappropriated Fund Human Resources (NAF) office offers services for all personnel. NAF activities are concerned with the Morale, Welfare and Recreation aspects of the military community. The NAF Human Resources Office offers jobs for NAF employment and is an integral part of the community. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible for NAF employment opportunities if they meet job qualifications and possess an alien registration card (Form 551). In addition, service members can be employed after military duty hours in flexible or regular part-time positions (evenings and weekends) with an application of approval from their commanding officer.
Defense Military Pay Office
2234 Huber Road, 1st Floor
Customer Service 301-677-7766 or 7059
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; (closed Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.)
The Defense Military Pay Office (DMPO) provides timely and accurate support to Soldiers and tenant units located both on and off the installation. Additionally, DMPO handles death gratuity payments and cash collections for Soldiers whose beneficiaries are located within the local area. Appointments for retirements and in- and out-processing should be made through a unit’s personnel service noncommissioned officer from the service member’s unit.
First-Term Airmen Center
8470 Zimborski Ave.
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The First-Term Airmen Center facilitates Airmen who transition from their initial training to Fort Meade. The center provides a solid foundation of base and ancillary training programs and briefings in order to prepare first-term Airmen.
Fort Meade Army Substance Abuse
Buildings 2464 & 2466
85th Medical Battalion Road
The ASAP provides a wide range of services to the community. Services include: Substance abuse prevention/education, Substance abuse treatment and referral services, Employee Assistance Program, Suicide Prevention and Drug Testing (military/civilian) These services are offered for active-duty service members, family members, retirees, and DoD civilians 18 years of age and older. Walk in services available Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact numbers: Prevention: 301-677-7983; Treatment: 301-677-7121; EAP: 301-677-7981; Suicide Prevention: 301-677-7901 and Drug Testing: 301-6777982
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
2234 Huber Road
Customer service 301-677-9586
Wait time estimate 301-677-3342
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Active-duty service members in uniform without family members: Priority from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Limited walk-ins are welcome.
Closed last Wednesday of each month, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for training and administrative time
Fort Meade ID card Section is operating on appointments only with limited walk-ins. To schedule an appointment go to
Documents needed to receive an ID card
• Active Duty
Expired cards: Service Members will need their previously issued active-duty identification card and extension or re-enlistment documents.
Grade change: Promotion order.
Lost ID card: Military must provide a counseling statement or police report from the Military Police
Retirement order or DD Form 214.
• Department of Defense Civilian Employee
Requires two forms of identification—primary must be a photo ID such as driver’s license, passport or state ID, and an AKO account email address or government email address.
Lost ID card: Civilians must provide an official memorandum from their superior.
Documents needed to add the following family members to DEERS:
Family members must be accompanied by the sponsor in order to receive an identification card. The only exception is if the family member has an original general power of attorney to act on the sponsor’s behalf or if the family member has a verified DD Form 1172-2 less than 90 days old signed by a verifying identification card agent and the sponsor. Identification cards may be renewed 90 days prior to the expiration date. Family members 20 and older must provide two forms of valid ID and unexpired identification, such as a driver’s license, passport, Social Security card, voter’s registration card, birth certificate or citizenship card. The primary identification must be a photo ID.
Original marriage certificate must contain a seal or certified court copy, Social Security card, and government-issued photo identification (driver’s license or passport).
Under age 21: Children must be at least 10 years of age to be issued an identification card with the exception of dual military and single parents. Original, court-certified copy or photocopy of the birth certificate with a file number and Social Security card are required.
Illegitimate Children: Male single service members must provide the court order establishing paternity, acknowledgement of paternity, or an approved dependency determination packet, the child’s birth certificate and the Social Security card.
Incapacitated child 21 years of age or older: DD Form 137-5, which can be obtained from the ID Card sponsor must forward the completed application to their DFAS for approval Section, birth certificate, medical statement verifying whether the dependent’s medical incapacitation is permanent or temporary, retirement order (if applicable), letter from the Social Security office verifying whether the child is receiving Social Security benefits, and if so, the Social Security number the benefits are received under. Two forms of unexpired ID and Social Security card.
Note: Dependency must be renewed every four years or by ETS date.
Child, age 21 to 23: Must provide letter from the registrar’s office on school letterhead indicating that he/she is enrolled in college as a full-time student leading to an associate degree or higher and the expecting graduation date. Students also can visit www.studentclearinghouse.org and print the Current Enrollment Verification Certificate.
Note: If the student presents a DD Form 1172-2, the following statement must be in remark (Student Name) is a full-time student at an accredited institution of higher learning and I am the sponsor providing more than 50 percent monetary support.
• Reserve/National Guardsman
A DD Form 214 can be used if it reflects the reserve obligation date.
Enlistment contract, extension or oath of office is also required.
• 100-percent disabled veteran
A letter from the Veterans Administration stating the applicant is 100-percent disabled and is authorized commissary store and exchange privileges from the armed forces required. The letter must state whether the DAV is scheduled for future exams. A DD 214, driver’s license and Social Security card are required.
• Individual Ready Reserve
DD Form 214
• Parent/Parent-in-Law Dependency
Parent/Parent-in-Law: Dependency Statement - Parent DD Form 137-3, which can be obtained from the ID card section. Sponsor must forward the completed application to their DFAS for approval. Sponsor’s birth certificate is needed if it is the sponsor’s parent. If it is a parent-in law, the spouse’s birth certificate and marriage certificate is required. If the parent has medical problems, a medical statement is required. If the sponsor is retired, retirement orders or DD Form 214 is required in addition to the other documents.
Note: Dependency must be renewed every four years or by ETS date.
All newborns must be added to the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. A copy of the birth certificate or report of birth and a Social Security card is required.
Sponsor must present a court order and cannot have joint custody with the child parents. Birth certificate and Social Security card is required original or court certified court copy.
Note: Cross servicing is not authorized. Reference: AFI36-3026_IP (page 74-75)
• Stepchild Enrollment
Adding a stepchild: Must present parent’s marriage certificate, the child’s birth certificate and Social Security card.
2460 85th Medical Battalion Avenue
Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. through 4 p.m.
The Fort Meade Inspector General office inquires into matters that concern the community at the direction of the installation commander. Soldiers, family members and Department of Defense civilians may also request to meet confidentially with the inspector general.
Installation Safety Office
8501 Simonds Street
The Installation Safety Office supports the Command by identifying safety hazards and problems that affect post readiness and recommends courses of action that assure mission accomplishment. The ISO helps protect the Fort Meade community be integrating consolidated risk management into all aspects of our missions, and everyday activities to ensure Fort Meade is a safe place for people to work, live, and play.
• Motorcycle Safety Training: Military personnel operating a motorcycle on or off duty, regardless of their intent to ride their motorcycle on a military installation, are required to complete a prescribed motorcycle safety training course. Motorcycle safety training is not mandatory for DOD civilians. At this time, training is open to Army active duty, Army Active Reserve, and Active National Guard only. Additionally, all Active Duty Military assigned to Fort Meade may utilize the Program. This course is not offered to civilians unless it is directly required for work related activities.
• The Basic Rider Course (BRC):The BRC is designed for students who are recently licensed or who have been riding with a learners permit and have some riding experience, and would like to obtain additional basic riding skills in a secure environment away from traffic and other distractions. The program consists of classroom and hands-on motorcycle training. The BRC is required to be completed by all military riders prior to operating a motorcycle. The Safety Office will provide bikes if needed, for the BRC. If student uses Fort Meade bike, a learners permit or license is not required.
• The Experienced Rider Course (ERC):Designed for a licensed experienced rider who wants to sharpen his or her skills and operate a motorcycle on post. The ERC is required to be taken within one year of completing the BRC. It must be retaken every five years as refresher training for all military riders.
• The Military Sport Bike Rider Course (MSRC): A next-level training course designed specifically for experienced motorcyclists that ride sport bikes and have completed either the experienced or basic rider courses. The MSRC is mandatory for licensed military sport bike riders. The MSRC must be taken initially within one year of completing the BRC. It is also required to be renewed every five years for sport bike.
Internal Review & Audit Compliance Office
8501 Simonds Street
301-677-2188 or 2189
The Internal Review and Audit Compliance (IRAC) Office provides the installation commander with an independent and objective evaluation of operations and related internal controls. IRAC also provides an audit liaison to external audit agencies, such as the U.S. Army Audit Agency, Department of Defense Inspector General and the U.S. General Accounting Office.
Mission and Installation Contracting Command
4215 Roberts Ave.
1st Floor C-Wing
Office of the Director 301-677-7865
Government Purchase Card Program 301-677-5170
The Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) - Fort Meade supports the Soldier and their families through the acquisition of goods and services vital to the Soldier’s mission and well-being. The MICC-Fort Meade location is responsible for planning, integrating, awarding and administering contracts in support of the FGGM Garrison and Tenant activities to provide the best value for the mission, Soldiers and their families. The contracting professionals work with installation leadership to translate their requirements into contracted services, equipment and minor construction.
MICC is headquartered at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and is made up of 35 contracting field offices throughout the country.
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
4217 Roberts Ave.
301-677-9536 or 9504
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Fort Meade Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA) provides timely legal advice, service and support to the command and staff of Fort Meade and any tenant-partner unit. In addition, the office provides legal services and preliminary legal advice to active-duty service members, their family members and other individuals entitled to receive legal assistance in the Fort Meade community.
The administration section of the OSJA provides direct automation, equipment, supply and human resource support to all of the legal divisions within OSJA. The staff does not assist clients with legal matters, but will direct customers to the appropriate office.
• Legal Assistance Branch
Bldg. 4217, Suite 120
301-677-9504 or 9536
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m.
to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Notary and powers of attorney available for walk-ins. Attorney consultations by appointment only.
The Legal Assistance Branch of the OSJA provides legal assistance to active-duty military personnel, their family members and other individuals entitled to legal assistance services within the Fort Meade community. Attorneys are available to assist in a number of areas, including:
• Custody and Name Changes
• Article 138 and 139 (UCMJ) Complaints
• Divorce and Separation
• Immigration and Naturalization
• Officer and Enlisted Evaluation Report appeals
• Paternity, Child and Spousal Support
• Financial Liability Investigations of Property Loss
& Line-of-Duty Determinations
• Sales Contracts and Leases
• Landlord/Tenant Disputes
• Claims Branch
4217 Roberts Ave., Suite 100
301-677-9960 or 9898
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Other hours by appointment only.
The Claims Branch processes and investigates claims for and against the U.S. Army. The Claims Branch further assists Soldiers with filing claims for damage to household goods or vehicles shipped under a government-sponsored shipment. Soldiers must give notice of their loss within 75 days of receipt of their shipment and file their claim within nine months (through the carrier) or two years (through the U.S. Army). No appointment is necessary. Further information is available on the Claims Branch website atwww.ftmeade.army.mil/pages/sja/sja_claims.html.
• Procurement and Administrative Law Branch
4217 Roberts Ave., Suite 220
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Procurement and Administrative Law of the OSJA handles a wide variety of contract law, labor law, environmental law, real-estate law, ethics and military installation law for both installation directorates and some tenant activities.
• Tax Assistance (Seasonal)
4217 Roberts Ave., Room 140
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Trial Defense Service
4217 Roberts Ave., Suite 300
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The U.S. Army Trial Defense Service provides representation and counseling to active-duty and active Guard and Reserve military service members as authorized by Army regulation or as directed by the chief of U.S. Army Trial Defense Service. Primary duties of the defense counsel include representing Soldiers in courts-martial, administrative separation boards, Article 15, Uniform Code of Military Justice counseling and other proceedings. Clients are seen by appointment only.
Public Affairs Office
4409 Llewellyn Ave.
The Public Affairs Office serves as the primary point of contact for anyone interested in learning more about Fort Meade. This public information mission enables PAO personnel to work closely with local, regional and national media representatives to “tell the Fort Meade story.” The Public Affairs Office also works with local, state and community leaders to build and maintain strong community partnerships. All media inquiries and concerns about public information should be referred to Media Relations at 301-677-5592.
• Command Information 301-677-5602
Command Information is the internal dissemination of news and information to better serve the needs and interests of Fort Meade‘s military and civilian personnel. Soundoff!, Meade TV and Social Media are Fort Meade’s primary information platforms.
The award-winning weekly newspaper, Soundoff!, is the print information source for the community. Published by a local civilian enterprise printer, the Soundoff! is staffed, edited and supervised by the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office. The Soundoff! is published each Thursday. Contributions from the community in the form of articles, photos or artwork are solicited and encouraged.
To submit an announcement email email@example.com The deadline for Soundoff! Community :News and Notes” is every Friday at Noon.
• Media Relations 301-677-5592
Media Relations works with external media organizations to tell Fort Meade’s story through broadcast, print and online media outlets. The media relations team can provide advice and guidance for publicizing events to external media as well as respond to questions about participation in all media related opportunities. Media relations training materials are also available. All media inquiries and concerns about public information at Fort Meade should be referred to the Media Relations at the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office.
• New Media 301-677-1109
New Media oversees the Internet presence of Fort Meade, including the public website, the Fort Meade Growth site, the Facebook page and the Fort Meade Twitter account. Fort Meade’s online social networks provide an interactive way for those who live and work on the installation or those who would just like to find out more about the post and stay informed about the events that affect Fort Meade and its partner units.
• Public Website
• Text Alerts
• Community Relations 301-677-1436
Community Relations is a key function of the Public Affairs Office. Coordinating tours of the installation, arranging tenant participation in local events, and working with schools and other community-based organizations are only a few of the many ways in which the Public Affairs Office serves as a vital link between Fort Meade and the surrounding communities.
• Meade TV 301-677-1362
Meade TV produces a weekly You Tube video newscast called “MeadeWeek” that highlights the events happening on Fort Meade and in the surrounding community. “Meade Week” is posted every Friday on the Fort Meade web blog (ftmeade.armylive.dodlive.mil). The blog enables anyone with an Internet connection to stay informed of Fort Meade news and events.
2234 Huber Rd., Rm. 114
The Fort Meade Retention Office is the center of post retention activities. The staff includes professional, noncommissioned officer career counselors who can assist those interested in an Army career. The Retention Office disseminates the latest information on options and career opportunities available to units.
Retirement Services Office
The Retirement Services Office (RSO), Directorate of Human Resources, is responsible for the Army Retirement Services program encompassing Maryland and Delaware and five counties in Virginia and West Virginia. It handles retirement applications of active-duty personnel whose files are maintained on Fort Meade and offers guidance to military personnel contemplating retirement.
The RSO implements Army policy and procedures for the Survivor Benefits Plan program; publishes the installation retiree newsletter, Still Serving; develops local policy for operation of the installation Retirement Services Program; is responsible for the annual Retiree Appreciation Day; and directs the Installation Retiree Council.
Resource Management Office
4216 Roberts Ave., Rm. 132
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
The Resource Management Office (RMO) is responsible for appropriated funds and manpower allocated by the Installation Management Command to provide base operations support for Fort Meade and its tenant activities. The RMO staff provide advice and guidance in the areas of budget formulation and execution, managerial accounting, manpower and support agreements.
The RMO is the agency program coordinator for the government travel charge card and for the Transportation Incentive Program, which currently pays up to $120 per month for qualifying commuting expenses. Information for both of these programs may be obtained by calling 301-677-5813.
Visual Information Branch
1978 20th St.
Fort Meade’s Visual Information Branch requires customers to now submit all visual information requests (photography, graphics, multimedia, audiovisual and VI equipment loans) electronically through the Visual Information Ordering Site (VIOS).
The DA 3903 Work Request component, submitted by hand in the past, will now be prepared electronically. This system is DA-mandated and will provide a more seamless workflow for VI products and services.
Through VIOS, customers are continually kept advised of the status of their work requests via email notification. For products requiring funding, customers may request cost estimates before deciding whether or not to place a work request or continue with a work request that has already been entered. The customer may cancel a work request before the production cycle has started. Customers can request photo studio appointments through the VIOS.
Through the new online work request (DA 3903) process, customers can obtain access to VIOS in one of two ways:
• Using CAC credentials at www.vios.army.mil (and selecting the East region)
• Visiting www.vios-akoeast.army.mil and utilizing AKO credentials
First-time customers are required to select their installation (a drop-down list will appear upon initial registration). Re-enter the password and click “Log In.”
Once a customer has registered, customer contact information will automatically populate for subsequent requests. This information may be edited at any time from the user’s “My Profile” screen.
Selecting “DA 3903” will begin the work-request process. Once all required information has been submitted, the customer will receive a number, which can be used to monitor the status (approved, disapproved, awaiting approval or completed) of the request by logging back into the system and selecting the “work requests” section.
VIOS will send the customer an email when the product/service has been completed. It will also notify the customer during various stages or when various actions occur, depending on the user’s profile information, which can be edited/updated at any time.
Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) HQ
Fort Meade Police
Fort Meade Fire & Emergency Services
6619 Mapes Road
The Directorate of Emergency Services supports the Fort Meade community by providing police, physical security, access control, and fire and emergency services to maintain a safe and secure environment on the installation.
• EMERGENCY: Fire/Police/EMS (24 hours) 911
• NON-EMERGENCY (24 hours) 301-677-6622 or 6623
Physical Security/DA Security Guards
Bldg. 4217, Room 320
301-677-6801 or 6768
Chief of Guards................7-6030
Directorate of Human Resources
2234 Huber Road
The Directorate of Human Resources provides a wide range of services to Soldiers, retirees and their families through the Military Personnel Division, Military ID Card Section, Retirement Services Office, Army Career and Alumni Program, Army Substance Abuse Program, and Administrative Services.
Directorate of Logistics
77 Rock Ave.
Admin Clerk 301-677-9146
Plans & Ops 7-9192
Supply and Services 7-9413
Food Services 7-9272
Dining Facility 7-3926
Property Book 7-9413
Passenger Travel 7-9685
GSA Vehicles (TMP) 7-2752
The Directorate of Logistics (DOL) directs and coordinates certain garrison logistics functions, including provision of supplies and services, maintenance and management of material and equipment, movement of material and personnel, logistical support planning, and logistical readiness. The DOL also provides logistics guidance to supported activities.
Directorate of Family and Morale,
Welfare and Recreation
Bldg. 4216, Roberts Ave., 2nd Floor
The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) is comprised of 21 programs that range from child care to automotive skills. The Fort Meade DFMWR continually strives to offer quality programs to service members, retirees, and DoD civilians and their families.
Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security
4551 Llewellyn Ave.
The Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security exercises staff supervision over matters pertaining to contingency planning and operations for Fort Meade, including antiterrorism, force protection, ceremonies and special events, military support requests and taskings, service school requirements, photo support, mobilization/demobilization, personnel, information and industrial security, and museum operations.
Directorate of Public Works
4216 Roberts Ave.
The Directorate of Public Works provides effective and efficient facilities management to support mission readiness and execution and enables the well-being of service members, civilians and family members while preserving the environment. Its major divisions include business operations and integration, master planning, engineering, environmental, operations and maintenance, and housing.
NOTE: For Garrison services regarding installation-related health and wellness and religious programs, see the Living Section. For community service family programs provided by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, see the Family Life Section. For recreation activities provided by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, see the Recreation Section.