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United States Army
830 Chisholm Avenue
Fort Meade, MD 20755
Baltimore-Washington Metro Area's cost of living is 21% above the national average. Housing cost is expensive and utility bills are higher also. Fort Meade Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) can be located online. Zip Code is 20755.
All phone numbers on post are in the 301 area code unless otherwise indicated. Fort Meade DSN is 312-622-xxxx. National Security Agency numbers are 301-688-xxxx.
The use of hand-held mobile phones and devices (without a hands-free capability) while operating a motor vehicle is strictly prohibited on DoD installations.
As of 01 Oct 09 it is illegal to text and operate a motor vehicle in Maryland.
Cell Phone usage while driving in Maryland and on Fort Meade
As of May 20, 2010, it is illegal in the state of Maryland to use a cell phone without a hands-free device while operating a motor vehicle. On Fort Meade and neighboring installations, it is against regulations to drive while using a cell phone without a hands-free device.
On Post Transportation
Fort Meade is virtually a city in itself. It consists of 5,400 acres with 65.5 paved miles, 3.3 miles of secondary roads and about 1,300 buildings. There is a very LIMITED bus shuttle on post. Having your own vehicle is highly recommended.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included.
Provide required services, infrastructure, a safe and secure community, and a quality of life that supports mission readiness and the Fort Meade Community.
Fort George G. Meade became an Army installation in 1917. The post was named for Major General George Gordon Meade, whose defensive strategy at the Battle of Gettysburg proved a major factor in turning the tide of the Civil War in favor of the North. Fort Meade was an important training center during World Wars I and II. Its ranges and other facilities were used by more than 3,500,000 men between 1942 and 1946. In August 1990, Fort Meade began processing Army Reserve and National Guard units from several states for the presidential call-up in support of Operation Desert Shield. For more information, go to the Fort George G. Meade web page.
Every day over 100,000 people seek the services Fort Meade has to offer.
Anne Arundel County: 571,592, Baltimore-Washington Metro Area: 9,331,587
Fort Meade is home to over 14,000 military personnel, representing all services, as well as 40,000+ civilian employees. Over 8,000 family members reside on post and 80,000 in the surrounding communities. There is also a robust retiree population that exceeds 150,000 individuals.
Located in Maryland, midway between the cities of Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, DC, Fort George G. Meade lies 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 situated within the communities of Odenton, Laurel, Severn, and Columbia.
There is no longer a vehicle registration requirement on Fort George G. Meade.
Please note: Hands free cell phones are the only authorized use of cell phones while driving on Fort Meade.
BWI Airport is a convenient 20 minutes away from Fort Meade. At BWI Airport, follow signs for I-195 W; take exit 2B for MD 295 S/Balt/Wash Pkwy towards Washington DC; Merge onto MD295 South; Exit onto Annapolis Rd/ MD 175 E/Odenton Rd towards Odenton. Continue to follow Annapolis Rd/MD-175 E for 2.5 miles and turn right at Reece Rd into the Ft Meade Main Gate and Visitor Control Center.
From Washington, D.C.: Take I-95 or I-295 North toward Baltimore to MD. State Route 175 East. Follow 175 until it turns into Annapolis Road. Follow the signs to the Reece Toad main gate. Be prepared to present identification, vehicle registration and proof of insurance at the gate.
From Annapolis: Take U.S. Route 50/301 West to Interstate 97 North toward Baltimore. Take Md. State Route 32 West toward Odenton/Fort Meade. Take Md. State Route 175 West, Annapolis Road. Follow the signs to the Reece Road main gate. Be prepared to present identification, vehicle registration and proof of insurance.
Fort Meade is a great installation at a great location! Fort Meade is conveniently located between Washington D.C. and Baltimore. 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.
The shuttle service provides transportation between the Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Fort George G. Meade has no Base Operators, and do not assist with placing morale calls. For DSN access on FGGM, please dial 94 and the 7 digit number.
Use the following DSN's to call Ft Meade:
For prefix 677, dial 622.
For prefix 833, dial 733.
For prefix 225, dial 375.