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United States Air Force
Military and Family Readiness Center
118 Brookley Avenue, Bldg 13
Washington, DC 20032
About 53% above the national average with housing costs accounting for much of the index. The closer to D.C. you live, the more expensive it is to live.
Telephone Access for JBAB
DSN 312-22X-XXXX if commercial number is 703-69X-XXXX
DSN 312-425-XXXX if commercial number is 703-588-XXXX
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 operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
Our Mission: Provide Exceptional Mission Support and Base Services Through Pride, Teamwork, and Excellence.
Our Vision: Our Nation's Premier Joint Base and the Installation of Choice in the National Capitol Region.
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) history began with a 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) recommendation that resulted in congressional legislation ordering the consolidation of Naval Support Facility (NSF) Anacostia and Bolling Air Force Base (BAFB). The joint base is one of 12 formed in the country, consolidating 26 installations.
With NSF and BAFB sharing a common boundary, military and congressional leaders recognized the opportunity to reduce duplication of efforts and facility requirements; better utilization of facilities and infrastructure and consolidation and optimization of existing and future service contract requirements, capable of generating financial savings.
Years of planning, followed by a gradual transition of installation management functions performed by civilian, military and contract personnel have culminated in the smooth transition of base operating support management under a single, Navy-led joint military command.
Since the BRAC legislation was enacted, Air Force and Navy planners, support personnel and leaders steadfastly worked to ensure a smooth transition to JBAB. The transition began with an initial operating capability on Jan. 31, 2010, when certain installation support functions began to transfer to the joint base construct and reached full operational capability on Oct. 1, 2010. For more history visit Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) homepage.
JBAB has active duty, family members, civilian employees, guard reserve and retirees as part of their community.
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) is responsible for providing installation support to 17,000 military, civilian employees and their families, 48 mission and tenant units, including ceremonial units (United States Air Force Honor Guard, USAF Band, USAF Chaplains, the Navy Ceremonial Guard), various Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Joint Service commands and other DOD and federal agencies.
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) is located in the Southeast section of Washington DC, on the east bank of the Potomac River. It is adjacent to I-295, which is accessible from I-95, I-395 or I-495. The base operator's phone number is 703-545-6700.
There are three Airports that service the DC area. Reagan National Airport is the most convenient to the base. There are not any Base shuttles that run from the airports. Reagan National does have a Metro Station within the Airport. The Metro can be taken from there to the Anacostia Station where shuttles do run to the base.
Directions from Ronald Reagan National Airport
Follow directions to Washington, DC traveling North on Route 1 across the 14th Street Bridge (I-395), exit to I-295 south and take exit #2, Bolling AFB. Though it seems longer, JBAB is only about 4 miles away from National Airport.
Directions from Dulles International Airport
Dulles is approximately 35 miles from JBAB (travel time about 45 minutes to an hour). There is construction taking place near Dulles, causing delays in traffic and parking. Please take this into consideration, when making reservations for lodging or vehicle rental. Personnel with late afternoon flights should secure hotel reservations and vehicle rentals with a credit card. From the Airport take the Washington-Dulles Access Toll Road--which begins at Dulles Airport--from this point there are two different options:
Directions from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
This airport is approximately 30 miles (travel time 45 minutes to an hour) from JBAB. Exit the airport and follow the signs to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (I-295), south. Stay on I-295S and take Exit #2, Malcolm X Blvd, Bolling AFB.
Directions Driving to JBAB from the South
Take I-95 north towards Baltimore. Cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge leaving Virginia and take the first exit after the bridge, I-295 North to Washington DC. On I-295 take exit #2, Malcolm X Blvd, Bolling AFB. Loop around to the right, and turn right onto Malcolm X Blvd. JBAB's Main Gate is straight ahead.
Driving to JBAB from the North
Take I-95 south toward Richmond. Before crossing the Woodrow Wilson Bridge take the I-295 exit to Washington, DC. On I-295 take exit #2, Malcolm X Blvd, Bolling AFB. Loop around to the right, and turn right onto Malcolm X Blvd. JBAB's Main Gate is straight ahead.
Driving to JBAB from the West
Take I-395 north, exit to I-295 south, take exit #2, Bolling AFB, Malcolm X Blvd. At the stoplight make a right hand turn onto JBAB.
JBAB has three entrances: The Main Gate (Arnold Gate),the South Gate (which is also known as the Visitor's Gate) and the Firth Sterling Gate. The South Gate is the only location for visitors without military ID cards to access the base.
While there is no shuttle bus service on JBAB, The Department of Defense does provide an hourly shuttle bus service to and from the Pentagon Monday through Friday. This service is not for domicile to duty transportation but for personnel who conduct routine business between JBAB and the Pentagon (South Parking, Stop E) The following schedule shown is a typical schedule:
DoD Bus ServiceBolling AFB - Pentagon
Bldg 603 (Front Side)
Bldg 3623 (Bus Stop)
Bldg 1306 ALS
Bldg 1310 (Bus Stop)
Bldg 5682 (Riverside)
Bldg 20 Brookley Ave
Bldg 361 (Anacostia)
Bldg 94 (Anacostia)
Bldg A-168 (Anacostia)
* Arrives Pentagon
* Departs Pentagon
Pick-up and Drop-off at Pentagon MetroBus Platform, Bay L8.
Any questions or comments, contact Vehicle Management Section, Vehicle Dispatch at at 202-685-1738.