By Dawn M. Smith Despite the cliché, but true, gripes about living in the Washington, D.C. greater area , the winter and holiday seasons in the region are truly something to take advantage of while living here. The city is filled with festive events from street markets to spectacular ice shows to entertain your family and those guests who are bound to visit during the holidays. Holiday Activities in Alexandria Living in Alexandria, Virginia, is a convenient commute to many of the popular military stations in the National Capital Region, so it’s an ideal location for families to settle while s... read more
Andrews AFB - On and Off Base Information
Andrews AFB Housing Information
Andrew AFB Housing is now Joint Base Andrews Housing
Location: Joint Base Andrews is located in Prince George's County, Maryland, approximately 10 miles outside the Washington, D.C. city limits. The base is physically located in the town of Camp Springs MD, and is bordered by three other towns (Clinton, Morningside, and Forestville). There are literally hundreds of assignments and worksites in the Washington DC capital region (at Andrews AFB/NAF Washington alone we have over 60 tenant units). Installation's homepage.
Cost of Living: Higher than the national average about 108% above national average. The DC metro area is expensive!
Base Operator: 301-981-1110 or DSN 312-858-1110.
Child Care: The wait for infant (to 1year old) childcare at the CDC can be up to one year for Category 1 parents (single parents, dual military career). Infant slots with on-base Family Home Daycare Providers or on the local economy are equally tight. 2-3 year old slots come open at the CDC and at FHDC providers usually within about 30 - 60 days. Slots for older children are easier to come by.
Child Development Centers: Andrews has three child care centers. A large Family Child Care Program offers an alternative to center based care and can usually accommodate families who may be waiting for a space in the center. There is generally a wait for infant care and it is limited. Three to five year olds must be potty trained and fees are based on salary, ranging from $39 - $140 per month. Contact 301-981-9981 or DSN 312-858-9981.
Schools: The school system serving Joint Base Andrews is Prince George's County Public Schools. Joint Base Andrews has one elementary, one middle, and one high school serving as primary feeder schools. Review the Prince George's County Public Schools website for detailed information.
Youth Services: The Joint Base Andrews youth programs encompasses school age programs for before and after school care, holiday camps, summer camps, sports, instructional classes, and membership program. Andrews has a very active teen program and a teen job bank.
Military and Family Support Center: Military and Family Support Center at 301-981-7087.
Housing: Housing is expensive and often hard to find. An extensive wholehouse renovation/demolition project that has taken a large number of units out of inventory for the foreseeable future. Due to this situation, there may be a wait for some categories of on base housing. This situation is expected to continue for an undetermined length of time. Contact the Housing Office at 301-981-5516/5165 DSN 312-858-5516 for the most current status.
Individuals living off-base reside in 5 states, some 60 counties and 300 communities in the Washington metro area (scattered across the states of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia as well as the District of Columbia). Read off base neighborhood reviews for Andrews AFB.
- Force Support Squadron provides many indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and clubs
- Commissaries 1 on base
- Exchange System has 1 main exchange and 17 specialty services
- Andrews Federal Credit Union
1191 Menoher Drive 89
Andrews AFB, MD 20762
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PCSing and finding off base housing in DC and finding information about where to live can be a daunting task. Every military family knows they must do their research to find the good vs. bad areas to live. When searching for military homes, you have to look beyond the nice kitchen and big backyard, instead you need to know if it’s in a safe neighborhood or a good school district. Other military families have successfully moved to the DC area and are sharing their advice. Below are links to articles about the DC area. Step 1:Read advice about off base housing in DC Things to know before moving... read more
No School? Need a fun activity? Spend the day at Mount Vernon This time of year I feel like there is a copious amount of school-free days for our kids. If you are within driving distance of Washington DC, I recommend skipping the overcrowded Smithsonians and enjoying a just as educational, but far more peaceful day trip to Mount Vernon, George Washington's plantation and estate. Before you get in the car, visit Mount Vernon's website to pre-plan and make the most of the day spent there. Review the daily calendar and the upcoming events During the winter months, the crowds in the museum and ed... read more
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