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United States Marine Corps
1555 SOUTHGATE RD
Arlington, VA 22214-5000
The Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland area is a high cost of living area. Your BAH should cover at least 80% of your housing expenses. Look up your BAH rate in JFTR under Arlington VA prior to PCSing so you will know what your BAH rate.
Child Care is not available on Henderson Hall. For child care information, please call Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall CDC at 703-696-0313/4942.
Marines with pets will be somewhat limited in the rental market, since many apartment owners do not allow pets, or only allow cats. Affordable rentals can be found in the outlaying areas, but the commute time to Henderson Hall increases the farther out you go. The amount of rent varies dramatically based on area and commute time from Washington, DC.
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.
The mission of Henderson Hall is to provide support to Marines and government agencies throughout the National Capital Region. Agencies supported are the White House, Senate, Congress, Pentagon, Headquarters Marine Corps, Defense Intelligence Agency, and Military Attachés throughout the world.
With the expansion of the Marine Corps in World War II, and the move of Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps to the Navy Annex Building on November 10, 1941, Henderson Hall supported Headquarters personnel. Subsequent revisions and unit redesignations occurred with the designation of Headquarters Battalion on April 1, 1943. A second Headquarters Battalion of Women Marine Reserves was organized in September 1943, to provide barracks for a portion of the 2,658 women assigned. During August 1946, a substantial number of Women Marines were released from active duty, making Henderson Hall barracks available for the billeting of male Marines. The lands associated with Henderson Hall were acquired through deeds and other actions between 1943 and 1952. The Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia executed a Deed of Cession of Political Jurisdiction to the United States of America on February 15, 1954. For additional information, visit our installation homepage.
1,700 Marines, 1,200 civilians, and 2,800 family members.
Arlington, VA has a population of 189,453. The Washington DC Metro area has population of 4,796,183.
The population of Henderson Hall includes 1,700 Marines, 1,200 civilians, and 2,800 family members.
Henderson Hall is located on Southgate Road in Arlington, Virginia on the southern border of Arlington National Cemetery, north of the Navy Annex, west of the Pentagon and right next door to Fort Myer. Henderson Hall is just minutes from the White House, Capital building, Pentagon, Smithsonian Museums and all of Washington, DC's monuments. The base operator's phone number is 703-614-7171; DSN 312-224-7171.
Directions to Henderson Hall
Driving from the West or North
If you are arriving from the west or north side of the base, take I-66 east; exit onto 110 south (Pentagon/Alexandria), Exit #75; exit onto 395 south (Washington Blvd./Columbia Pike); stay in the right lane; exit Washington Blvd./Navy Annex/Columbia Pike; turn right at the stoplight onto Southgate Road; turn right into Henderson Hall Gate 3. Security at the gate will direct you to the parking area.
Driving from Washington, DC
Take 395 south; exit onto Washington Blvd./Ridge Road (Exit #8); take Hwy. 27/Washington Blvd./Ridge Road; follow Washington Blvd./Columbia Pike; turn right on 244 east/Columbia Pike/Navy Annex; turn right at the stop sign; take an immediate left onto Orme Street; turn right at the stop sign; turn left at the stop sign and proceed straight to Henderson Hall Gate 1. Security at the gate will direct you to the parking area.
Driving from the South
Take 395 north; take the Fort Myer exit (#8A); follow the left lane to 244 Columbia Pike/Washington Blvd. (27); while under the bridges get in the right hand lane; make the first right onto 244 east Columbia Pike/Navy Annex; turn right at the stop sign; make an immediate left onto Orme Street; turn right at the stop sign; turn left at the stop sign; enter Henderson Hall Gate 1. Security at the gate will direct you to the parking area.
Driving from Reagan National Airport
Exit airport towards 395 south. Follow sign toward 395 south/Virginia. Take 395 south; exit onto Washington Blvd./Ridge Road (Exit #8); take Hwy. 27/Washington Blvd./Ridge Road; follow Washington Blvd./Columbia Pike; turn right on 244 east/Columbia Pike/Navy Annex; turn right at the stop sign; take an immediate left onto Orme Street; turn right at the stop sign; turn left at the stop sign and proceed straight to Henderson Hall Gate 1. Security at the gate will direct you to the parking area.
The Henderson Hall Motor Transport Office provides the transportation support for Marines stationed at Henderson Hall. They operate shuttle services to offices not physically located on board the base. Please contact 703-614-1332 for current shuttle schedules and destinations. There is a shuttle bus to the Pentagon.
703-614-7171; DSN 312-224-7171 or Information and Referral Office 703-693-9197; DSN 312-223-9197